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May 09, 2012 22:36 |  #1

What's the maximum useable ISO on this camera for weddings/events in terms of printing.

What about the maximum useable ISO for web publishing?


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May 10, 2012 00:15 |  #2

everyone's opinion of "useable" is going to be a little different. For me, while I don't really like the noise, I've printed images with 6400ISO--but it's more about the content than it is about how "clean" the image is. When shooting weddings/events, I'm far more concerned about making sure I get the shot than how grainy it is. In the end client's will care much less about grain/noise than a technophile photographer.

For web, 6400 ISO EASY. -- so basically max native ISO seems to work.


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May 10, 2012 00:18 |  #3

I've been told by a few wedding studios not to go higher than 1600 if you have to, 3200 being in the worst case scenario


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May 10, 2012 00:23 |  #4

is 2500 for print is fine :)


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May 10, 2012 00:32 |  #5

i tried to stop at 4000 but tried 5000 last weekend


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May 10, 2012 00:35 |  #6

I usually use a fast lens (f/1.4-2.8) and keep my ISO at no higher than 2000. I have gone up to 3200 on rare occasions but I like 2000.


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May 10, 2012 07:05 |  #7

I don't think twice about going to 3200 on a 5D2, but never go higher and I try to find ways to keep it lower.


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May 10, 2012 07:05 |  #8

3200iso with nr in lightroom works great


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May 10, 2012 08:06 as a reply to  @ Michael1984's post |  #9

4000 is my max if I have no other option setting.. 3200 very usable,, expose to the right folks


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May 10, 2012 10:34 |  #10

Like everyone else has said I try not to exceed 3200 but I will certainly go to 6400 if that's what's necessary to get the shot.


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May 10, 2012 12:14 |  #11

3200 is my number as well... still good for prints. I use ACR for NR


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May 10, 2012 12:42 |  #12

3200 is typically the highest I'll go
but once we're at the reception and the flashes are mounted, I'll be more at ISO 800-1600 range, with the occasional dip to 400


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May 10, 2012 13:12 |  #13

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Like everyone else has said I try not to exceed 3200 but I will certainly go to 6400 if that's what's necessary to get the shot.

This! Sometimes there is a time and a place for 6400. One of my favorite venues is Hell's Kitchen where they have this great glowing angel on the main stage where the bride and groom do their first dance. I had my lights set and was getting some awesome pictures but wanted to feature the "glow" of the angel, so I switched off my lights and shot a few at 3200 and 6400. I really loved the results, and so did the venue. They just asked me if they could use one in their fliers. I don't have the actual image they are using on my computer right now, but here's a not so great one (groom's hands, framing, tilt, random glowy thing on the floor... there are a lot of things wrong with this one but you get the idea!) from the same series, shot at 6400:

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May 10, 2012 13:33 |  #14

I try and go no higher than ISO 4000 on the 5D MKII but have ventured into 5000 and 6400 territory when the situation has required it.

If your at f1.4 (and that's your widest aperture) and ISO 4000 and not allowed to add flash/other light then ISO is your only option to try and maintain a decent shutter speed.

Grain/noise is preferable to motion blur.

The later firmwares on the 5D MKII improve the noise so if you haven't upgraded your firmware in a while it's worth doing.


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May 10, 2012 14:09 |  #15

I've gone to 6400 with great results. 1/60 sec at f/1.4. ISO 6400

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