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5DMKIII ISO
« on: October 24, 2013, 06:53:17 AM »
Will be doing first event in a few weeks. More than likely there will be low light situations. I will be using the 5D MKIII with 24-70 2.8II & 70-200 2.8II.. Any advise on maximum ISO to keep photo noise to a minimum?

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Re: 5DMKIII ISO
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 07:37:48 AM »
I personally do not use anything above ISO 6400 as I feel that I loose too much detail after removing noise. But it depends on your needs - will you sell the pictures?
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Re: 5DMKIII ISO
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 08:14:42 AM »
I shoot between 4000 and 6400 during receptions and never had an issue.  I have also shot in 8000 from time to time with no issues but a bit of noise

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Re: 5DMKIII ISO
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 08:25:47 AM »
Depends on your quality demandings.
6400 is usable, 12800 is used once and was surprised, how clean the files have been compared to the ISO.
Check it out for yourself.
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2013, 08:26:19 AM »
I regularly shoot at 3200 in clubs, etc., with good results.  What noise there is (and there's not a lot) is easily taken care of in LR.  I've occasionally ventured into 6400 and definitely noticed the noise increase in the shadows, but NR and dropping the blacks a bit (which in most cases is what I want for these situations) worked out well. 

I'd take a few quick test shots in the event space at  something like 3200 | f8 | 1/125, look at the histogram, and if needed, decide which point of the exposure triangle you can sacrifice.  Is noise, DoF, or freezing motion more important?  Good luck!

One last point: I've been fixated on (lack of) noise forever and have decided to experiment with 12800 and 25600 at a (non-paying) gig I'm shooting tomorrow night, just to see if there's room for noise somewhere in my photographic life.
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Re: 5DMKIII ISO
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2013, 09:04:18 AM »
I regularly shoot at 3200 in clubs, etc., with good results.  What noise there is (and there's not a lot) is easily taken care of in LR.  I've occasionally ventured into 6400 and definitely noticed the noise increase in the shadows, but NR and dropping the blacks a bit (which in most cases is what I want for these situations) worked out well. 

I'd take a few quick test shots in the event space at  something like 3200 | f8 | 1/125, look at the histogram, and if needed, decide which point of the exposure triangle you can sacrifice.  Is noise, DoF, or freezing motion more important?  Good luck!

One last point: I've been fixated on (lack of) noise forever and have decided to experiment with 12800 and 25600 at a (non-paying) gig I'm shooting tomorrow night, just to see if there's room for noise somewhere in my photographic life.

Thanks for the response. This will be a paying gig and i want to deliver the sharpest best quality photos possible.

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 09:28:47 AM »
Deliver how...full res digital files?  8x10" prints?  The degree of enlargement affects how noise is perceived.  Also, a lot depends on your NR method(s) in your RAW conversion workflow.  Topaz DeNoise is excellent, DxO's new Optics Pro 9 with their PRIME algorithm is even better (but takes several minutes per image, so might not be ideal if you need to turn a large set of images around quickly).
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2013, 09:55:58 AM »
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Re: 5DMKIII ISO
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2013, 10:23:56 AM »
Deliver how...full res digital files?  8x10" prints?  The degree of enlargement affects how noise is perceived.  Also, a lot depends on your NR method(s) in your RAW conversion workflow.  Topaz DeNoise is excellent, DxO's new Optics Pro 9 with their PRIME algorithm is even better (but takes several minutes per image, so might not be ideal if you need to turn a large set of images around quickly).

The client wont receive digital files. They will order prints.

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Re: 5DMKIII ISO
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