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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2013, 01:29:20 PM »
Here's one I did when experimenting the camera when I first bought it. 24mm, 1/25, f/1.4, ISO 102000. All processing done with Lightroom. The light sources is from a street light about 150 feet outside the house. I could barely see her. The AF assist lamp from my 580EX solved the focus issue.

Love the film grain look... I had no flash mounted so my 35mm was strugling to lock focus and I am not sure it really did.
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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2013, 01:29:20 PM »

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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2013, 01:42:49 PM »
Here's my catshot from about a few weeks ago, in comparison to yours it was taken at ISO 51200 "only" 8)

Hi Pedro, no coincidence at all... I was actually inspired by your original cat pic and wanted to test with more stringent (loony? lol) conditions... given the detail we see in the comfortor I thought you had "low" but some morning light to provide the DR apparent.  I also wanted to push the ISO to the max. I really didn't expect to see much at all in the pitch black room with a point light source, but was pleseantly surprised, so I wanted to share.

For the record, I will never take shots like this in in the dark at 1/1000sec in real life. but I am learning a lot in the process of this experiment :)

@Ray: Wow. Thanks for this one. You did great! Dare to go the limits, it is less harmful than bungee jumping 8)
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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2013, 02:03:53 PM »
So long as we're posting pictures taken in the dark of our cats...here's Baihu the evening I got the 5DIII. 85mm @ 1/4s @ f/1.8 @ ISO 25,600, and then about another stop altogether added in post...call it EV -6, handheld. The main light is from the LED on a battery charger about six feet to his right. The rest of the light is coming from that computer monitor several feet behind him in the top of the frame.

I don't remember how I got this in focus, as I really couldn't see a bloody thing.

That the camera can make pictures like this in settings where a human is blind...well, I'm sure not going to ever do this sort of thing other than on a lark, so I'd say that its low light abilities are much more than I actually need.

Anybody else who needs more than this needs a head examination more than they need a better camera....

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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2013, 02:12:28 PM »

Here's one I did when experimenting the camera when I first bought it. 24mm, 1/25, f/1.4, ISO 102000. All processing done with Lightroom. The light sources is from a street light about 150 feet outside the house. I could barely see her. The AF assist lamp from my 580EX solved the focus issue.
Love the film grain look... I had no flash mounted so my 35mm was strugling to lock focus and I am not sure it really did.

I did use a number of tools that LR offers, including adding grain. I add grain to nearly all of my images these days as it is; it helps images look more natural, as far as I'm concerned. It definitely helps with pattern noise.

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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2013, 02:18:07 PM »
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Thanks. Interesting to see.

The noise cleans up well, but as always, at the expense of detail -- not a bad thing here. The lighting supports a soft focus look.

Yes, the "vasaline-on-filter" look to use an old term.  :D
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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2013, 02:31:41 PM »


Anybody else who needs more than this needs a head examination more than they need a better camera....

Cheers,

b&

BIG LOL... Therefore I'll be the first to stand in line for one 8) I mean, a better camera... ;D
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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2013, 02:40:08 PM »
WB was ‘as shot’.

That's actually contributing a fair amount to the distracting noise in the scene. And the amped-up saturation doesn't help at all, either.

Here's the image after some basic tweaking of the sliders in ACR.

Temperature: -58
Tint: -54
Exposure: +0.3
Contrast: -43
Highlights -40
Shadows: +38
Whites: -100
Blacks: -64
Clarity: 0
Vibrance: 0
Saturation: -38

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P.S. If I were going to make something "real" of this, I'd also mask in some selective desaturation of the darkest backgrounds. b&
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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2013, 02:40:08 PM »

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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2013, 02:54:27 PM »
Just uploaded the CR2 raw files to skydrive, hope this works:

The primary shot used here at 1/1000 sec:
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=1F78FF9C09DCA480!108&authkey=!ADK2oOGh3O_uCXI

A slightly more exposed 1/800 sec shot taken moments apart with the same set up as the primary:
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=1F78FF9C09DCA480!107&authkey=!AOL_-sdrd4HXRmY

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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2013, 03:01:10 PM »
WB was ‘as shot’.

That's actually contributing a fair amount to the distracting noise in the scene. And the amped-up saturation doesn't help at all, either.

Here's the image after some basic tweaking of the sliders in ACR.

Temperature: -58
Tint: -54
Exposure: +0.3
Contrast: -43
Highlights -40
Shadows: +38
Whites: -100
Blacks: -64
Clarity: 0
Vibrance: 0
Saturation: -38

Cheers,

b&

Nice, her natural grey color is more evident, but the candle is gone all green.


P.S. If I were going to make something "real" of this, I'd also mask in some selective desaturation of the darkest backgrounds. b&

Ye Gods! I will not attempt a shot with these extreme conditions/settings or frame it this way in real life...but I am finding it to be a great experimental vehicle to keep learning :)
« Last Edit: February 24, 2013, 03:21:01 PM by Ray2021 »
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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2013, 05:29:27 PM »
Just uploaded the CR2 raw files to skydrive, hope this works:

The primary shot used here at 1/1000 sec:
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=1F78FF9C09DCA480!108&authkey=!ADK2oOGh3O_uCXI

A slightly more exposed 1/800 sec shot taken moments apart with the same set up as the primary:
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=1F78FF9C09DCA480!107&authkey=!AOL_-sdrd4HXRmY


Here's my work with the primary, using Adobe Lightroom. It took about five minutes:



This is what you posted:


Here's the XMP sidecar file. You can use it to make the changes and look at what I did.
http://galleries.stevemelvin.com/Primary 1-1000sec.xmp
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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2013, 05:36:28 PM »
Here's the XMP sidecar file. You can use it to make the changes and look at what I did.
http://galleries.stevemelvin.com/Primary 1-1000sec.xmp


Thanks Stephen, can't seem to open the url ... I could be doing something basic that's off. Cheers.
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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2013, 06:05:23 PM »
Here's the XMP sidecar file. You can use it to make the changes and look at what I did.
http://galleries.stevemelvin.com/Primary 1-1000sec.xmp


Thanks Stephen, can't seem to open the url ... I could be doing something basic that's off. Cheers.


It took me a few attempts to get it to show up right. You probably caught it before I was able to correct it. Right-click and save it. Then place it next to the .CR2 file, making sure they are named identically. In the Library mode, go to the image and go to /Metadata/Read Metadata From File...

http://galleries.stevemelvin.com/Primary%201-1000sec.xmp

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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2013, 08:44:50 PM »
Here's my work with the primary, using Adobe Lightroom. It took about five minutes:



That looks pretty freakin awesome for 102400! :D
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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2013, 09:52:54 PM »
Anyone with a similar shot using 6D?

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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2013, 10:43:37 PM »
Does anyone else find it funny that on a photography discussion board we're posting cat pics just like everyone on Facebook?   :)

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Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
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