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Just some sample shots taken with my new 1D X in lowlight
« on: November 18, 2012, 02:25:45 AM »
Hey Everyone!

Oh 1D, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.....  :D

Just got my 1D X yesterday.  Been gun-shy because of this little "issue"(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=10847.45) (credit to Northstar for starting the thread).

Anyways, just thought I'd share some of my ambient lowlight shots.  All with a 100L.  All SOOC JPEGs...no PP.  Absolutely unscientific and non-award-winning...all snapshots.  Just toying around with on-cam settings and familiarizing myself with the abundant (current 5DMk3 owner) settings.  The 1D X molds in my hand way better than my 5DMk3 with BG-E11.  So far, it's been a joy to use.

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/26582718_4k7KQD

Just to let you all know where I'm coming from and for future reference, I'm not a pixel-peeper nor a chart-shooter.  No disrespect whatsoever to people that do...just not my cup of tea.
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Just some sample shots taken with my new 1D X in lowlight
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Re: Just some sample shots taken with my new 1D X in lowlight
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 04:21:17 AM »
Thanks for sharing - but they just re-inforce what is well known to those who have had a play with, or own a 1DX.

It really does produce amazing high ISO shots

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Re: Just some sample shots taken with my new 1D X in lowlight
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 04:53:11 PM »
Hey Everyone!

Oh 1D, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.....  :D

Just got my 1D X yesterday.  Been gun-shy because of this little "issue"(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=10847.45) (credit to Northstar for starting the thread).

Anyways, just thought I'd share some of my ambient lowlight shots.  All with a 100L.  All SOOC JPEGs...no PP.  Absolutely unscientific and non-award-winning...all snapshots.  Just toying around with on-cam settings and familiarizing myself with the abundant (current 5DMk3 owner) settings.  The 1D X molds in my hand way better than my 5DMk3 with BG-E11.  So far, it's been a joy to use.

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/26582718_4k7KQD

Just to let you all know where I'm coming from and for future reference, I'm not a pixel-peeper nor a chart-shooter.  No disrespect whatsoever to people that do...just not my cup of tea.

D...nice!  I may just have to consider switching my auto iso max higher than the current 6400 after seeing these.
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Re: Just some sample shots taken with my new 1D X in lowlight
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 04:58:45 PM »
Very nice. Thank you!

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Re: Just some sample shots taken with my new 1D X in lowlight
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 06:18:46 PM »
So how does anyone with a 5D3 think these compare to the 5D3 in comparable conditions?
Yes, but what would  surapon  say ??  :D

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Re: Just some sample shots taken with my new 1D X in lowlight
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 06:56:32 PM »
So how does anyone with a 5D3 think these compare to the 5D3 in comparable conditions?

The OP mentioned there is no PP in these pics, therefore, I say the 5D III is not quite near 1D X in term of high ISO. On 5D III, 12000ish ISO will require some NR in LR, but it's doable. I can say anything lower than 6400ISO, 5D III is really good.

Hopefully couple years from now, the price of 1D X will go down a bit. I might have enough money to get one. ::)  Until then, I'll stick around with my 5D III.
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Re: Just some sample shots taken with my new 1D X in lowlight
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 07:05:50 PM »
Thank you all for looking!

Northstar, I went the opposite route of what you did...I adjusted max 'Auto ISO range' to 51200.  Also adjusted 'ISO speed range' to 204800.  Not very useable at 204800 (as I've mentioned, I'm not a pixel-peeper nor a chart-shooter)...lots of color noise and loss of detail.  In a pinch, sure.  For the web, I wouldn't have second thoughts at 102400.  In comparison, I wouldn't have second thoughts (again, for the web) at 51200 on my 5DM3.  Northstar, when you get a chance, perhaps you can put your 1D X and 5DM3 through its paces based on my findings and validate or refute my observations.  Thanks in advance.

Having said that, Northstar, I realize and understand why you chose to set max 'Auto ISO range' to 6400.  Final exposure is, after all, dependent on shooting factors and like most everything photography-related, subjective.  We all configure our tools to work best for our shooting style.


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Re: Just some sample shots taken with my new 1D X in lowlight
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 07:06:36 PM »
For what its worth I have my max auto ISO at 25,600 but tbh that was only because I read one pro review stating that he'd be happy to allow it to go there, I've never found the need to be any higher, in fact I've rarely been up at 25.6k but your 32k-50k images look absolutely fine, even at 2xlarge.

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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 07:09:48 PM »
So how does anyone with a 5D3 think these compare to the 5D3 in comparable conditions?

RustyTheGeek, please refer to my previous post.  I would do a side-by-side in due time...sadly, just not enough shooting time and condition for me at the moment.  Plus, I'm gun-shy with my actuations per my previous post on another thread.

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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2012, 07:13:29 PM »
So how does anyone with a 5D3 think these compare to the 5D3 in comparable conditions?

The OP mentioned there is no PP in these pics, therefore, I say the 5D III is not quite near 1D X in term of high ISO. On 5D III, 12000ish ISO will require some NR in LR, but it's doable. I can say anything lower than 6400ISO, 5D III is really good.

Hopefully couple years from now, the price of 1D X will go down a bit. I might have enough money to get one. ::)  Until then, I'll stick around with my 5D III.

Dylan, you're absolutely right and spot on in your 5DM3 assessment.  Numerically, a 2/3-stop advantage for the 1D X is what I'm seeing so far.  Non-scientific and debatable, of course...just my take.

Dylan, the 1D X does not take anything away from the 5DM3.  The 5DM3 is an awesome camera.  Enjoy yours!
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Re: Just some sample shots taken with my new 1D X in lowlight
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2012, 07:17:30 PM »
For what its worth I have my max auto ISO at 25,600 but tbh that was only because I read one pro review stating that he'd be happy to allow it to go there, I've never found the need to be any higher, in fact I've rarely been up at 25.6k but your 32k-50k images look absolutely fine, even at 2xlarge.

Cheers for posting.

stoneysnapper, if you were referring to the 5DM3, yes I agree, won't have second thoughts pushing it to 25600.  Actually, 51200 will be where it's at (if needed), for me, for web purposes.
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Re: Just some sample shots taken with my new 1D X in lowlight
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2012, 07:30:41 PM »
good to see it in action... good share...

Thanks, bycostello!

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Re: Just some sample shots taken with my new 1D X in lowlight
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2012, 01:58:27 AM »
Hey Everyone!

Oh 1D, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.....  :D

Just got my 1D X yesterday.  Been gun-shy because of this little "issue"(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=10847.45) (credit to Northstar for starting the thread).

Anyways, just thought I'd share some of my ambient lowlight shots.  All with a 100L.  All SOOC JPEGs...no PP.  Absolutely unscientific and non-award-winning...all snapshots.  Just toying around with on-cam settings and familiarizing myself with the abundant (current 5DMk3 owner) settings.  The 1D X molds in my hand way better than my 5DMk3 with BG-E11.  So far, it's been a joy to use.

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/26582718_4k7KQD

Just to let you all know where I'm coming from and for future reference, I'm not a pixel-peeper nor a chart-shooter.  No disrespect whatsoever to people that do...just not my cup of tea.

D...what level of noise reduction did you use on these jpegs?   Also, did you use a tripod?
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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2012, 03:26:51 AM »
Thank you all for looking!

Northstar, I went the opposite route of what you did...I adjusted max 'Auto ISO range' to 51200.  Also adjusted 'ISO speed range' to 204800.  Not very useable at 204800 (as I've mentioned, I'm not a pixel-peeper nor a chart-shooter)...lots of color noise and loss of detail.  In a pinch, sure.  For the web, I wouldn't have second thoughts at 102400.  In comparison, I wouldn't have second thoughts (again, for the web) at 51200 on my 5DM3.  Northstar, when you get a chance, perhaps you can put your 1D X and 5DM3 through its paces based on my findings and validate or refute my observations.  Thanks in advance.

Having said that, Northstar, I realize and understand why you chose to set max 'Auto ISO range' to 6400.  Final exposure is, after all, dependent on shooting factors and like most everything photography-related, subjective.  We all configure our tools to work best for our shooting style.

D...yes, at some point I'll do some simple comparisons....I sometimes do a little pixel peeping so when I get past 6400 ISO, I start getting nervous   ;)

Sligtly off topic....I just read the following article on 1dx settings from a sports illustrated staff photographer....I found some of the info helpful...

http://www.sportsshooter.com/news/2678
« Last Edit: November 19, 2012, 03:34:06 AM by Northstar »
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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2012, 03:26:51 AM »