I have a Canon 1dxmii and shoot with all L series lenses including the 24-70 2.8, 70-200 II 2.8 and the 400 II 2.8 and have a major issue with noise. I shoot high school sports all the time as a large part of my business. I have been having a problem most notably shooting indoors with existing lights. The noise is so bad at ISO 3200 that it actually makes the image look out of focus and even though I custom White Balance the camera to the lights in the gym before every game, the color is terrible. now when Im shooting outdoors at night at a football game at ISO 2400 or even 3200, I don t notice it nearly as much, nice color, low noise and good contrast.
I shoot in raw.
I have been having this problem pretty much since i have the camera almost two years now, but it has gotten to the point that Im trying to fix in post.
Anyone have any ideas? Attached is an edited sample from the other night's VB game.
Normally shooting at Full Manual Exposure but trying to fix this issue I have been trying ShutterSpeed Priority at 800 SS, the ISO at 3200 letting the Aperture fall to 2.8 which is giving me maybe a half stop underexposed. I have also tried using some exposure compensation.