The pursuit of clean ISO ...
I did try the higher ISOs and found I was picking up significant noise in the walls. I compromised for a little better speed by eventually going to ISO-1000 (I know, "Ooooh, you're such a chance-taker, Don.")
I may try some other things, as time goes one, to perfect this, but I have to admit ... having a better ISO 3200 noise response would shave a lot of trouble with the speed. Heck, it is always something. :rolleyes:
My "perfect 'no flash' combo" (if I could get it) ... for most of these games would be f/2.8 - 1/640 sec - ISO 5000. That would allow for most of the glass in my bag to work, instead of relying on only two lenses. (For 'TenD' and his magic f/4 suggestion, make it ISO-10000)
Then, you would not have to tweak the exposure much at all. and you would still have a lot of flexibility for specialized shots, too.
If SONY wants to really run havoc through the ranks ... turn out a DSLR sporting that "noiseless" ISO.
But, taking this one-step further: How could they sell the wide-aperture, low-light glass if they handed everyone a camera capable of blowing it off? To be honest, strategically speaking, having NOISE beyond ISO-1600 is SONY's and Zeiss's "bread & butter", because it forces the consumer's hand. You get rid of that prohibitive noise and EVERYONE will start shooting ... dare I say it?
f/4! . . . "e-gads!" :eek: