On the High ISO, my experience was that on the 5DMK III 1600 ISO was about where I felt Maximum IQ/Grain was achieved, anything Higher and the Grain was starting to impact too much on IQ.I love your rhino shot! B&W makes all the difference from my perspective. No confusion. All one sees is the rhino in this pic (and the baby ) . If it were in colour there would be brown, green, blue and some white and the eye would wander...
With the 1Dx I found I could push to ISO 5000 to achieve a similar result, at night the brighter viewfinder on the 1Dx was a big advantage.
But most of my 70-200f/2.8 II work was done on the 5DMK iII, these two seem made for each other.
White Rhino: 5DMK III 70-200f/2.8 II, Shot @ f/4 & 1/5000th ISO250
Bad Boy: 5DMK III 70-200f/2.8, Shot @ f/8 & 1/200th ISO1600 + 600EX RT (Set at -3 & 200mm)
Having said that, I am a fan of all of your shots. They are great!
Hi RPT, extremely kind of you, and I enjoy your own Images as well.
Agree on the B&W as well, Rhinos, Elephants, Africa in General just looks that much better when done in B&W, as do a lot of other Images, I use NIK's Silver Effex Pro 2 to do the Conversion, find it gives you more control over the effect of the B&W compared to Photoshop CS6, which is good of course, but the "Control Point" tech in Silver Effex works well.
Indeed, fine images my friend. I like the Silver Efex Pro II for the B&W conversions as well, it's working very well for your excellent B&W images! Thanks for sharing!
5D Mark III, 100-400L, 70-200 2.8L II, 24-105L, 16-35L IS, 17-40L, 85mm 1.8, Samy 14mm 2.8, 600 EX-RT, 580EX II, 430EX II, 1.4X III, 2.0X III