Moose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2642 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4278 times:
Is there a reason you were shooting at f22? If you open it up some, you can get your ISO into a more acceptable range. If you open it up to the f7.1 range, you can get your ISO to manageable levels.
I don't know what your shooting conditions are like, but can you set up on a tripod and shoot with a longer exposure? I've had a chance to do some night ramp shots of parked aircraft at f7.1, 15-20 second shutter, and ISO 100 on the Canon 30D. If you are using the old Canon D30, noise will kill you at ISO 1600.
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4271 times:
Quoting Moose135 (Reply 2): Is there a reason you were shooting at f22? If you open it up some, you can get your ISO into a more acceptable range. If you open it up to the f7.1 range, you can get your ISO to manageable levels.
Not really worth it at night. I'd suggest something like f/22 anyway, but use a tripod and something like 20 second shutterspeeds @ ISO 100. Gets the depth out of your photos, and creates nice motion blur.
StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5823 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4259 times:
I haven't done any night shooting with my D30 for a long while but it can do better than that.
I would take the advice of others before me, reduce the ISO open up the aperture but perhaps more importantly as Wietse said.. get some good books on the "science" of photography and learn WHY you make these adjustments.
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!