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Old 07-04-2019, 12:35 PM
glend (Glen)
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ISO Values and Dynamic Range of Nikon Cameras

If you use a Nikon DSLR for Astrophotography, it is worth reading this article on optimal ISO settings for your camera.

Interestingly, a lot of Nikon Cameras are referred to as ISOless, meaning they show a linear relationship between Dynamic Range and ISO. As an example, for my D5300 the optimal ISO is 200, where the Dynamic Range is 12.6 .

Sadly, the very useful Sensorgen website is dead, so don't try to find it as the URL is for sale and you will just find ads to buy it. Sensorgen is mentioned in the above article, and was a source of data for it, but the information pertaining to Nikons is correct as it was published prior to the death of Sensorgen.

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