An early morning testing high ISO
I went to Halland and Getterön with a single goal in mind and that was to test the camera’s ability to handle high ISO.
ISO is one of the aspects that you want to control to get a good exposure together with shutter speed, aperture and exposure compensation. Back in the days of the analog cameras you controlled the ISO with the film you used, but nowadays every digital camera has a variable setting. This gives you a great control of the ISO setting, but it also requires attention as high ISO means more added noise in the picture.
I did this test as part of my preparation for the coming winter season when I will bring a couple of photographers to Hungary and the Eagle season there, between the way there are still two spots not taken if you want to join us there.
I arrived at Getterön almost an hour before sunrise and this is the normal time for most types of organized hide photography in Europe. It also meant I would have lots of time to test high ISO before anybody else appeared in the hide.
My plan turned out good and I had an hour or more before the first photographer joined me in the hide. During the time alone in the hide I had plenty of opportunities to try different setting to see how good the camera handled high ISO.
In the gallery below you won’t find any high ISO pictures as I didn´t get any that was of such a good quality that I felt I could present them here. Still I managed to take a couple of pictures with ISO 9000 and they would actually be okay for Facebook, but not here. Still I think it was a good test run and I feel more comfortably to up the ISO to 6400 for most of my photography, and maybe even a little more if the subject is bigger than a small bird.
All in all it was a fairly productive morning with a couple of good pictures of the birds present at Getterön this time of year.