5D3 candle light shot at ISO H2 (102400)Set up:
Shot with 35L. Zero lights in any of the rooms with only the candle seen. Aperture priority f/1.4 generates shutter speed 1/1000 sec. House cat is mostly dark grey and you can see her under normal lighting in another post: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=314.msg226144#msg226144LR4 and export:
Everything that had a sliding dial on LR4, I set to zero (first pic and crop). No sharpening, no NR etc… WB was ‘as shot’. LR4, by default, wanted to set NR “color” slider to 25 which clearly cleans up the picture a bit even if everything else is still at zero (second pic and crop). I am not a post-processing officianado, so be gentle.
I realize I can get a much cleaner picture by using a sensible ISO and slower shutter speed, but I just wanted to play with the extended ISO a bit. Coming from film, not so many years ago, getting a relatively discernible image at such low light and high shutter speeds would not even be thinkable for me. I do see the banding up top and the general ugly noise, but either today’s sensors are wonderful or I am one of those saps who is too easily pleased. Cheers!
Edit: Just uploaded the original CR2 Raws to skydrive, hope this works:
The primary shot used here at 1/1000 sec: https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=1F78FF9C09DCA480!ADK2oOGh3O_uCXI
An extra shot that is slightly more exposed at 1/800 sec taken moments apart with the same setup as the primary:https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=1F78FF9C09DCA480!107&authkey=!AOL_-sdrd4HXRmY