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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2012, 12:44:25 PM »
Nice shots Tammy ;D. It's always good to see real-world examples rather than arbitrary tests. Is that last one of ISO 25,600, F4, 1/8000s just a typo or was it really quite bright and you were having a play around with the ISOs?

Thank you, both :)

The last black and white shot was in fact shot at 1/8000s.. at night! =)

It actually was not that bright, just an average acceptably lit pizzeria. But it's amazing what shutter speeds you can get at ISO 25,600 and fast glass! The light from the neon signs also affected metering. I shot it at ISO 25,600 strictly for creative purposes: to get natural in-camera gritty grain feel/look.. it was the theme for an available light photography school class that night and i was THRILLED to get out and shoot high ISO with my new 5D3 high ISO.. i knew that the noise was very fine and film-like and was looking forward to the photos i would get.. it was amazing to think that i generally HAD to set such a high ISO to get that noise when of course many of my fellow classmates were setting their cameras to max ISO's of 3200 etc or some with earlier Rebels to 1600.. how truly far technology has come in just a few years! we are blessed!
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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2012, 12:59:04 PM »
Great shots Tammy and PeterJ!

Q for both of you:  Lens used in those shots?  Tammy, my guess is the 24mm L.  PeterJ, my guess is either the 24-70L or one of the 50 primes.  What is your opinion of the AF performance at those light levels and were you using center point only or something else?

All of the shots except the escalator one were with the 24L II. The escalator one is one of my first shots with the 24-70L II.

The AF on the Mark III is going to be quite a step up from whatever you're currently using. Of course, it also depends on what lenses you are pairing it with. But, in general, low light available light shooting is my favorite and the Mark III is a very capable camera that, for me, makes it easier for me to take the shots i want without any hassle or limitations. Equipped with 41 cross-type F4 sensitive AF sensors, what AF point i choose to use depends on what aperture and depth of field i need/want. i have the camera set to single point AF selection and have the peace of mind and confidence to stray off and select an AF point at the edges in landscape mode or to select the one over the eye in vertical portrait mode and still know i'm going to get the shot! If at F2.8 or wider then I tend to use the center point or other double cross types.. but this all helps you get better or more accurate framed shots than using the center point and recompose method that you/many feel they HAVE to with a rebel/5D2 etc because many of their AF points other than the center are not accurate in lower light situations. So for low light autofocus flexibility/functionality, there just isn't much better design out there right now than Canon's current one in the 5D3 and 1DX!
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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2012, 01:41:01 PM »
A few of mine....


Light Pollution by @!ex, on Flickr


In the Dark by @!ex, on Flickr


Sitting on the Dock by @!ex, on Flickr


Out Back by @!ex, on Flickr


Waiting for Tomorrow by @!ex, on Flickr


Available Light... by @!ex, on Flickr


A Night @ Red Rocks by @!ex, on Flickr


Baby Soren by @!ex, on Flickr


Sitting With the Milky Way by @!ex, on Flickr

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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2012, 02:36:12 PM »
@!ex that first one of the cabin and the stars is awesome!
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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2012, 02:42:46 PM »
Alex... nice shots!

How di you get the couple (last shot) to remain still for the long exp?

was it a composite?

What were you settings for the milky Way rendering?
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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2012, 03:34:42 PM »
Here are some recent pics taken at high ISO:


1/500s . f/1.2 . +2EV . ISO 12800 @ 50mm
 
another taken with available light:


1/500s . f/2.8 . 0EV . ISO 5000 @ 70mm
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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2012, 06:52:38 PM »
Alex... nice shots!

How di you get the couple (last shot) to remain still for the long exp?

was it a composite?

What were you settings for the milky Way rendering?

Thanks.  The couple (actually my little brother and my mom;) just sat still for 30 seconds, not that long, and not super sharp is you blew it up really big (would have been better to do a composite, but we were kinda drunk and it was late). 

The milky way shot was 30 seconds, 14mm L II at f2.8, 6400ISO I believe.

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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2012, 09:31:11 PM »
Nice shots all. I'm really enjoying my 5D MkIII. I've doing some night photos the past couple of weekends and I'm very impressed with the low light performance. My other camera is a 40D and I rarely use it nowadays.

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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2012, 05:40:27 AM »
Thanks Rusty :) . Mine was taken with a 50/1.4, it handles low light focus really well even at outer points. I do have a 24-70L (Mk 1) and although good I really like he 50, it's always my preferred lens in that range unless I really need to zoom.
What PP did you need to do?
I use Lightroom and apart from setting colour balance and tweaking the exposure up a bit (I didn't think to use AE lock so was a bit under-exposed) just slid across the NR slider until I thought it looked OK. So really didn't put much effort in, I'm not really that good at PP and on my "to do list" is getting a bit better at it.

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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2012, 05:45:12 AM »
This image was taken at around 19:30 on Monday at a wet, windy and not that well lit Newquay station in Cornwall.   It's not exactly the final shot I was hoping for when I set out earlier in the day, in rather better weather, to travel to all five terminal stations on the Cornish rail network, but it does illustrate the high ISO capabilities of the 5D3.

5D3 + 24-105 f4.0L @ 24mm, 1/6 second, f5.6, 10000 ISO

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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2012, 02:21:09 PM »
ISO 3200, 20 sec. Canon 24mm @ f/2.2.


The Milky Way by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk), on Flickr

ISO 3200 5 sec. Canon 24mm @ f/2.2.


Aurora Frame by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk), on Flickr

ISO 5000 1/800th sec. Canon 300mm @ f/2.8.


Red Squirrel on the Ground by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk), on Flickr
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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2012, 06:14:34 AM »

ISO 160


ISO 500


ISO 1600


ISO 2000


ISO 4000


ISO 5000


ISO 8000


ISO 12800

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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2012, 07:34:55 PM »
Here is one from a recent trip out West. Jackson Hole WY.



ISO1600  50mm  f1.2    1/640

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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2012, 12:55:44 PM »
Here is one from a recent trip out West. Jackson Hole WY.



ISO1600  50mm  f1.2    1/640

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No really fast motion apparent, why would you use such an extreme shutter speed?  I think you could have easily gotten away with 1/250, 1/125 or even 1/60 and had a much crisper image.  Also the focus seems a bit off, but that just might be due to the noise reduction...

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Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2012, 01:38:58 PM »
Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens @ 195mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO 12800



Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens @ 98mm, f/4.5, 1/80 sec, ISO 10000

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