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The 28mm-equivalent wide end of the R1V’s zoom range is ideal for fitting large objects into the shot, even at quite close range.
This macro shot was taken using Auto Sensitivity, which has set to 180 ISO. There is very bad image noise in the shadow areas.
ISO 64: At the lowest ISO setting there is excellent detail in this shot, with every grain of the old stonework visible.
ISO 100: At the next highest setting there is, unsurprisingly, still plenty of detail and no visible image noise.
ISO 200: Some slight image noise is starting to creep into the shadow areas of this shot, visible as green and red flecks.
ISO 400: The image noise is quite bad, with green and red speckles all over the picture, but especially in the darker areas.
ISO 800: At maximum sensitivity there is a high level of noise right across the image, although quite a bit of detail is still showing through.