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Kenny32

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So I had just got my new lens yesterday...and I was itching to try it out...so I tried it on my dog, Sparky...He's just a 13 year old mix breed...and not very patient.

He was looking at a squirrel when I took this picture...

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The thing is...when it's printed on paper it seems grainy...Is this because I used a 1600 ISO? I forgot to change it when I went outside, but I didn't think it'd be that much of an issue.
 

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I see you're using a D50, which is usually decent with noise, and on the websize photo it doesn't look super grainy. I bet a very light noiseware adjustment and it would be great! But to answer your question, yes, higher ISO's lead to a lot more noise. My reason for upgrading to the D300.
 
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I love the look of the D300...but a new camera will have to wait until after college.

If you take the image and zoom in on it, you can see the grain a little bit...Maybe it's because I'm using a matte paper? Idk, but It doesnt look as sharp on paper as it should...
 

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Yeah, ISO 1600 will easily cause grain. Cameras like the D300 are best at working with high ISO's because of their sensor size.

Kenny, usually for outdoor photography I try to keep my ISO's as low as possible. 400 or less seems to work nicely.

Sometimes when I make a mistake by using a high ISO, in photoshop I try to reduce the noise as much as possible. You won't get the same quality as if you used a low ISO in the first place, but it can definitely reduce the grain.
 

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