Nice shots RL... but there has to be some NR going on there... I had a 5Dc and I could get visible noise at 400 iso and needed denoising....
I agree the image the 5D gives is very good. But I tested the amount of noise it had compared to a T2i and at 1600 ISo the T2i was cleaner. The only advantage the 5Dc has was shallow DoF, rest the T2i won on other criteria.
I disagree. The 5Dc still has better ISO performance than my 7D. Here is the untouched, full-res, no-NR jpg straight from lightroom. Since lenses are sharper on FF, it makes the noise seem more like grain and not like mush on APS-C. This means you can be more aggressive with NR and keep sharpness than aps-C.
Its a very clean file. Feel free to examine it for your determination.
ISO-3200 is quite usable. Remember, this file has no sharpening or post-processing of any kind.http://images.us.viewbook.com/9a8bb8062cdfc9b86e057b85a601e742.jpg