02-20-2013 12:36 AM
I am trying to understand how ISO works. My primary research tells me that in olden days, the granules of photosensitive material used on a film type would be finer for films rated at lower ISO. So what is the equivalent in the digital era? What is it exactly that generates the noise?
02-20-2013 06:34 PM
Here is a pretty good graphic explanation.
Boosting ISO is kind of like cranking up a set of speakers. You can make the music louder, but the sound quality is reduced because the distortion increases faster than the good signal does.
As you boost ISO you don't just add noise, but you lose detail in the image too.
Does that help at all?
02-22-2013 06:07 PM
Everybody's still learning, or if not they are doing something wrong...