Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Forums  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear
Guest
Forums  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Digital Cameras 
Thread started 12 Aug 2009 (Wednesday) 11:02
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links (only for non-logged)

5DII ISO 25400 Extreme Low Light

 
this thread is locked
jetcode
Cream of the Crop
6,235 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jul 2009
Location: West Marin
     
Aug 12, 2009 11:02 |  #1
bannedPermanently

OK how about nearly pitch black, enough so I could barely if at all see the subject and focusing is impossible. Handheld, 85L F/1.2, long exposures. I used curves to expand the contrast but that is it in terms of processing.

I love impressionist art and I hit the mother lode with this particular combination.

#1 - path to my door
#2 - horse


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
GPFocussed
Senior Member
Avatar
584 posts
Joined Jan 2009
Location: Canada
     
Aug 12, 2009 11:03 |  #2

That looks pretty cool!


[URL="http://photograp​hy-on-the.net/forum/Gear List"][URL="http://pho​tography-on-the.net/forum/showpost​.php?p=9541640&postcou​nt=2194"]Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jetcode
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Crop
6,235 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jul 2009
Location: West Marin
     
Aug 12, 2009 11:04 |  #3
bannedPermanently

#3 - walking path
#4 - forest and stars

This is complete darkness, #3 is under tree cover, no moon, I could only see the white markers which I used to frame the composition.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ToyTrains
Senior Member
Avatar
266 posts
Joined Nov 2006
     
Aug 12, 2009 12:33 |  #4

Very nice. What were the shutter speeds you used?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jetcode
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Crop
6,235 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jul 2009
Location: West Marin
     
Aug 12, 2009 12:41 |  #5
bannedPermanently

ToyTrains wrote in post #8446651 (external link)
Very nice. What were the shutter speeds you used?

I remember speeds from 1/3 to 8 seconds or so. In some photographs not seen here there was more ambient light. These images are at the longer end and mostly between 2 and 5 second exposures.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
johnaengus
Senior Member
494 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Apr 2009
     
Aug 15, 2009 02:02 |  #6

Wow. those are great shots. Can't wait to get mine Monday!


finndogphoto.com

5Dmkii, 16-35 2.8L, 35 1.4L, 50 1.2L, 85 1.2L, 24-105 4L, 70-200 2.8 L IS, 580 EXII

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Radtech1
Everlasting Gobstopper
Avatar
6,455 posts
Likes: 36
Joined Jun 2003
Location: Trantor
     
Aug 15, 2009 02:19 |  #7

jetcode wrote in post #8446101 (external link)
OK how about nearly pitch black, enough so I could barely if at all see the subject and focusing is impossible. Handheld, 85L F/1.2, long exposures. I used curves to expand the contrast but that is it in terms of processing.

I love impressionist art and I hit the mother lode with this particular combination.

#1 - path to my door
#2 - horse

Very sweet.

Take a look at this tut to get some of that chroma noise under control (if you don't already use a dedicated noise reduction program.)

http://luminous-landscape.com …ials/color-gremlins.shtml (external link)

Rad


.
.

Be humble, for you are made of the earth. Be noble, for you are made of the stars.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
toxic
Goldmember
3,498 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Nov 2008
Location: California
     
Aug 15, 2009 02:37 |  #8

Have you tried going down to ISO 12800? Just to try and get rid of the banding... Otherwise, pretty neat.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rey
Senior Member
571 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Mar 2006
Location: SoCal
     
Aug 15, 2009 04:01 |  #9

I don't see anything to get too excited about. If it was oil on canvas then a case could be made (arguably) that they could be worthwhile images. IMHO, as far as photography goes, not really what I would call keepers. I definitely wouldn't use it as an example to showcase the 5D2 capabilities nor those of the 85mm 1.2L.


Canon 5D MKII • BG-E6 • Canon EOS-M • Canon 85mm F1.2L II USM • Canon 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM • Canon 16-35mm F2.8L II USM • Canon 24-70mm F2.8L USM • Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM • Sigma 50mm F1.4 ART • Canon Speedlight 600 EX-RT • Canon Speedlite 580EX II • Canon Speedlite 430EX II • Gitzo 3530 • Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ToyTrains
Senior Member
Avatar
266 posts
Joined Nov 2006
     
Aug 15, 2009 05:55 as a reply to  @ Rey's post |  #10

Everyone looks at art differently, there is no right or wrong. The second shot of the horse really appeals to me. The effect is pretty cool.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
swjim
Goldmember
1,669 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 29
Joined Jan 2006
     
Aug 15, 2009 09:37 |  #11

I really like the horse shot. Very cool!


Jim

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Roland251976
Member
51 posts
Joined Oct 2008
     
Aug 15, 2009 09:41 |  #12

I also found the horse shot held my interest the most. Cool!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jetcode
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Crop
6,235 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jul 2009
Location: West Marin
     
Aug 15, 2009 11:27 |  #13
bannedPermanently

If I was going to paint an oil I would have done that but I was out to see what I could get with everything balls to the wall wide open. In terms of the textures and banding I consider the images completely unique the way they are rendered and wouldn't change a thing.

That said I will consider the suggestions offered for the next round of "whatever happens". By the way this wasn't to be a complete critical or representative assessment of the equipment it was simply some output at extremes most folks will never execute, like shooting in complete darkness.

In terms of art I would consider the pixelation a form of pointillism.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jetcode
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Crop
6,235 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jul 2009
Location: West Marin
     
Aug 15, 2009 11:40 |  #14
bannedPermanently

Rey wrote in post #8463239 (external link)
I don't see anything to get too excited about. If it was oil on canvas then a case could be made (arguably) that they could be worthwhile images. IMHO, as far as photography goes, not really what I would call keepers. I definitely wouldn't use it as an example to showcase the 5D2 capabilities nor those of the 85mm 1.2L.

Rey I would consider this a statement from someone who prefers literal interpretation. I like that too. For me impressionist art in photography during the early 20th century is some of the most moving imagery. I tire of literal interpretations unless the subject is absolutely riveting and that usually implies a non literal interpretation in a literal soup, meaning a unique way to express the subject using literal techniques.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rey
Senior Member
571 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Mar 2006
Location: SoCal
     
Aug 15, 2009 13:55 |  #15

jetcode wrote in post #8464419 (external link)
Rey I would consider this a statement from someone who prefers literal interpretation. I like that too. For me impressionist art in photography during the early 20th century is some of the most moving imagery. I tire of literal interpretations unless the subject is absolutely riveting and that usually implies a non literal interpretation in a literal soup, meaning a unique way to express the subject using literal techniques.

Not at all. In fact my favorite painting is Nude Descending a Staircase by Marcel Duchamp, and I am a huge fan of Claude Monet. Usually when I see a thread in here, it is illustrating the technical prowess of a particular body, in your case the 5D2 at low light. My expectations were quite different when I initially clicked this thread. The effect you've shown could be achieved by much lesser cameras (at a much lower price point). I hope I didn't offend, and I'm all for trying new things and exploring diverse artistic outlets, but if I was looking for information about a 5D2, your images wouldn't motivate me to make that purchase. Perhaps the forum, Still Life, B/W & Experimental, would have been a more appropriate forum to showcase your artistic exploits. ;)


Canon 5D MKII • BG-E6 • Canon EOS-M • Canon 85mm F1.2L II USM • Canon 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM • Canon 16-35mm F2.8L II USM • Canon 24-70mm F2.8L USM • Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM • Sigma 50mm F1.4 ART • Canon Speedlight 600 EX-RT • Canon Speedlite 580EX II • Canon Speedlite 430EX II • Gitzo 3530 • Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links (only for non-logged)

3,299 views & 0 likes for this thread, 9 members have posted to it.
5DII ISO 25400 Extreme Low Light
FORUMS Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Digital Cameras 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Forums   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset   •  Home

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.58forum software
version 2.58 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Nat Zagninski
879 guests, 192 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15,144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.