davesrose wrote in post #16957283
So who cares?? All your examples are too much noise to be usable IMO. I suspect that if someone is a pixel peeper, the 6D has slightly better ISO at those insane levels. But then if ISO is everything to you, you should jump ship and get Nikon: not the 6D or 5DIII. I also suspect that in most situations, the IQ of the 5DmkIII and 6D would be on par with one another. The 6D has slightly newer sensor technology and has slightly larger photosites (due to the 2MP loss). I would think the slight IQ differences would also level out after post (if you sample the 5D's resolution down to 6D and apply unsharp mask).
I do, and so do many others. We were having a very nice discussion about the ISO differences between the cameras, and I added input. I can easily make 12800 work, and even 25600, I have several years experience working out the settings in camera and post processing actions that I run in bulk to clean up files. I don't spend any time working on individual files either.
It's good you don't care about those high ISO levels, you must not be shooting anything very challenging in low light where you need shutter speeds over 1/1000th, or you have long very fast primes. Consider yourself lucky!
I have to shoot at 12800 all the time...
ISO 25600? (attempting to bump up DOF to get other nearby players into focus for expressions, etc, harder to work with though, and won't make poster prints)