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#1 Keith M

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:40 PM

did some hi vs low ISO shots with my D2x just too see how bad the noise really is.

used my 80-200 2.8 set 200mm f 8.

 

top ISO 200 bottom ISO HI-2 (3200)

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:49 PM

Not bad...Like these images. Thanks for posting for us to see.


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:52 PM

crops in the same order.

I noticed more noise in the reductions than I did in the original raw files.

and a bigger concern to me is the hi ISO shots  have noticeably less contrast and saturation.

still all in all much better than the inter webs would have you believe.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:24 PM

The first two, the one on the left is much sharper.  I assume that is the low ISO.  


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:25 AM

The first two, the one on the left is much sharper.  I assume that is the low ISO.  

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:04 AM

That's a great cam as long as there is decent light. I had 2 of them and loved them. Did you have the high ISO noise reduction filter on high? Try doing the ISO test with that filter on and off.


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:16 AM

That's a great cam as long as there is decent light. I had 2 of them and loved them. Did you have the high ISO noise reduction filter on high? Try doing the ISO test with that filter on and off.

set on hi I believe.

I'll run another test soon with it set off and normal.

I'll have to find a more interesting subject.. but that sign is right on the corner 1/2 block away so I can just step out the front door and shoot.

It is pretty much non changing other than cars, people and weather with a lot of detail for contrast so it is the lazy test subject LOL.

does beat pixtal counting eye charts.


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 09:30 AM

Looks great on my calibrated 27" screen - no X was ever intended to be noise-free (or low in noise) going far beyond standard-ISO. However, I did shoot the D2X also at Hi-1 (equiv. ISO 1600) and results turned out better than expected. It´s (to me) the kind of noise you get with the X which is very different to other bodies - more pleasing to the eye and therefore no big deal for even the most critical viewers. You find the same characteristics of noise in the D3x shots which was the reason why i preferred the D3x over eg. the D800 / D600. However, all those Hi and Lo settings have to be considered as last resort, which you should use only in case you have to get a shot whose content is of such a great importance (thinking of eg. a historical event or thatlike) that the plain technical quality simply doesn´t matter much. Btw - set NR to low or off otherwise you get this plasticky / watercoloured look modern bodies produce and take care of sharpening settings (given you shoot JPEG´s). Set something in the middle if you´re going to shoot frequently ISO800 or above. You end up with a slightly unsharp picture in preview but noise is better hidden this way and doesn´t even show up as worse when sharpening is done in post (compared to high sharpening in-camera). 

 

Given I´d be still in DX (or going back to it one day) - I´d go back anytime to the D2´s, no matter which bodies are currently superior to them.


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:16 PM

I got rid of my D2x because i hated the noise from 400 up. 

 

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:08 PM

Using a D700 for low light,, but still love the D2.


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:53 PM

To be honest my D600 is fairly noise free at 1600 ISO but I haven't really pushed it farther yet. I guess I need to give it a test run at hi ISO.

 

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PS The D2x still looks good to me, nice work!


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:05 PM

I just got the D2Xs yesterday, so learning about what it can and cannot do. So far, I'm happy with it, although I must admit, I haven't tried out the ISO limits on it yet. I wonder how it compares to my D300?

 

Another thing I'm wondering about is....why there are no firmware updates for this model? Seems strange to me, considering it's a pro model camera. Anyone have any thoughts on this?


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 05:37 PM

Nikon wants folks to get a new Dx pro body. My D4 doesn't get any upgrades.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 05:47 PM

I just got the D2Xs yesterday, so learning about what it can and cannot do. So far, I'm happy with it, although I must admit, I haven't tried out the ISO limits on it yet. I wonder how it compares to my D300?

 

Another thing I'm wondering about is....why there are no firmware updates for this model? Seems strange to me, considering it's a pro model camera. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

 

It was released in 2006 - why on earth would Nikon produce firmware updates for a camera that no profession has given second thoughts to in nearly 10 years?


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:11 PM

I got a lot of color cast variance on the one I tested.  Honestly, I thought that the D1x was better at EI-3200.

 

As far as the updates, if there were any, they've probably been pulled off the website by now.  Are you sure that yours isn't already at the latest firmware?  The D2Xs came along well after the D2x was well established.


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 10:05 AM

They are excellent daylight cameras, but indoor (to me) the higher ISO brings noise. Even better with a flash unit on it. But now my daughter uses one since, she will never have to worry about low light conditions. The other I use on my Cambo Legend 4X5 Rail. But the D2 system produces some nice images considering that it's 12.4 Million Pixels.


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