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Oct 15, 2022 10:33:36   #
wvgal Loc: mountain state
 
I have a Nikon D500 and a Nikkor 70-200 2.8. My settings were 1/1000 sec and ISO 2500. Should the noise level be soo bad at these settings? Or have I done something else wrong? I am on the sideline, so I'm pretty close. This was in the middle of the field. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you.


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Oct 15, 2022 10:44:48   #
jimvanells Loc: Augusta, GA
 
IMHO, this shot is underexposed by at lease 1 stop. I do not see any noise and I use a 27" 4K monitor. Brighten it up and it will be fine.

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Oct 15, 2022 10:45:28   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
I don't see much noise but the image is a little too dark. Maybe a slower shutter speed?

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Oct 15, 2022 10:49:51   #
Ysarex Loc: St. Louis
 
wvgal wrote:
I have a Nikon D500 and a Nikkor 70-200 2.8. My settings were 1/1000 sec and ISO 2500. Should the noise level be soo bad at these settings?

That depends on the sensor exposure. Is this a night game? The photo is very dark. We don't know the conditions. Do you have a raw file that can be examined? Noise in a photo is a function of exposure. More exposure = less noise and vice versa.
wvgal wrote:
Or have I done something else wrong? I am on the sideline, so I'm pretty close. This was in the middle of the field. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you.

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Oct 15, 2022 10:56:52   #
wvgal Loc: mountain state
 
Yes it is a night game. I thought the noise was pretty bad for the settings. Thank you

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Oct 15, 2022 11:05:16   #
R.G. Loc: Scotland
 
All photos have noise. What changes from photo to photo is how visible it is. It's most visible in dark areas and your posted shot has large, dark areas in the background. The good news is that in the rest of the shot the noise isn't any worse than what you're used to so all you need to do is select those dark background areas and give them extra denoise.

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Oct 15, 2022 11:12:42   #
SuperflyTNT Loc: Manassas VA
 
jimvanells wrote:
IMHO, this shot is underexposed by at lease 1 stop. I do not see any noise and I use a 27" 4K monitor. Brighten it up and it will be fine.


Definitely underexposed. I think with football you can slow the shutter speed some, possibly as low as 1/500. I do see noise and it will get worse as you adjust the exposure to brighter. That level of noise isn’t surprising on a D500 in those conditions. This is where a good noise reduction plug-in comes in handy.

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Oct 15, 2022 11:14:41   #
SuperflyTNT Loc: Manassas VA
 
Ysarex wrote:
That depends on the sensor exposure. Is this a night game? The photo is very dark. We don't know the conditions. Do you have a raw file that can be examined? Noise in a photo is a function of exposure. More exposure = less noise and vice versa.



Actually noise is a result of not enough light. If you adjust the exposure by pushing the ISO it be will also increase noise.

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Oct 15, 2022 11:29:30   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Except for it being a bit underexposed, the photograph is fine. It's unfortunate that the electrical engineering term snuck into the digital photography world but it did. It's similar, but different, to grain in film. It is something we live with. Too many people make too big a deal out of it.
--Bob
wvgal wrote:
I have a Nikon D500 and a Nikkor 70-200 2.8. My settings were 1/1000 sec and ISO 2500. Should the noise level be soo bad at these settings? Or have I done something else wrong? I am on the sideline, so I'm pretty close. This was in the middle of the field. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you.

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Oct 15, 2022 12:15:23   #
Ysarex Loc: St. Louis
 
SuperflyTNT wrote:
Actually noise is a result of not enough light. If you adjust the exposure by pushing the ISO it be will also increase noise.

ISO corelates with noise but does not cause noise. You can't adjust the exposure by only changing the ISO. ISO is not a direct component of exposure. It may seem a subtle distinction but it matters. Yes, noise is the result of not enough light. Changing the ISO doesn't directly change how much light reaches the sensor.

For example, these are not the same exposure:

ISO 800, 1/500 sec, f/5.6
ISO 200, 1/125 sec, f/5.6

The second puts two stops more light on the sensor.

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Oct 15, 2022 14:33:59   #
profbowman Loc: Harrisonburg, VA, USA
 
wvgal wrote:
I have a Nikon D500 and a Nikkor 70-200 2.8. My settings were 1/1000 sec and ISO 2500. Should the noise level be soo bad at these settings? Or have I done something else wrong? I am on the sideline, so I'm pretty close. This was in the middle of the field. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you.


Here is the best I could do with your photo in a brief time. I really brightened it, then added more contrast and more red color (to make the skin tones more natural) and finally a couple of rounds of using a median filter followed by sharpening. Applying a small amount of median filer is a good way to reduce the artifacts from sharpening in a jpeg file. All of this was done in IrfanView (free). The actual numbers I used are in the title of the file. --Richard


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Oct 15, 2022 17:04:36   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
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Oct 16, 2022 06:59:46   #
dpullum Loc: Tampa Florida
 
"I am on the sideline, so I'm pretty close. " A quick hint at your safety... WvGal ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PTtQLQgaO0

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Oct 16, 2022 09:02:22   #
Jimmy T Loc: Virginia
 
wvgal wrote:
I have a Nikon D500 and a Nikkor 70-200 2.8. My settings were 1/1000 sec and ISO 2500. Should the noise level be soo bad at these settings? Or have I done something else wrong? I am on the sideline, so I'm pretty close. This was in the middle of the field. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you.


My take, using Topaz Sharpen
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Oct 16, 2022 09:38:25   #
cascom Loc: Redmond
 
wvgal wrote:
I have a Nikon D500 and a Nikkor 70-200 2.8. My settings were 1/1000 sec and ISO 2500. Should the noise level be soo bad at these settings? Or have I done something else wrong? I am on the sideline, so I'm pretty close. This was in the middle of the field. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you.


I also use the D500 with an 80-200 mm but add a 1.7 extender. I shoot in raw and post-process with ON1Photo Raw. This was shot at 1/640 F4.8 and set the ISO to auto (ISO 25600). It adds so many opportunities. You can try the program for two weeks for free.



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