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50D high ISO real-world samples

 
mrklaw
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Sep 27, 2008 08:04 |  #1

Hi

got a request to take some shots in the 'real world' and also some foliage, less bright conditions. So here they are - make of them what you will.

I think I got some ok shots in the end. Yesterday I was worried it might be too bright, but then woke up this morning to fog! Also, when I first turned the camera on, I got an Err99! Never had one before, and I thought I'd be scuppered before I'd started. Took out the battery and card, replaced them and it worked ok. Will keep an eye on that though.

anyway, enough chat. Here are a bunch of shots at mostly 3200 ISO, with a few comparisons at 6400, and one or two 12800 sprinkled in there. All full size (click the image to open the photo page in flickr to see larger sizes. couldn't be bothered to do 100% crops of them, and they aren't realistic uses of the pics anyway).

Some are quite a bit slower than 1/400 due to the variable light. All handholded on the 100-400, JPEGs pretty much straight out of camera. A tad of levels/sharpening on some of them, but I got bored after a while and just left them as-is. So if you have an existing canon DSLR, bear in mind the normal PP you'd do to an out of camera shot and how they can look a tad soft.

I actually think even some of the 6400 shots are very usable as they are - what do you think?

ISO 3200, 1/40(!), 285mm

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/2891345785_9c8cc4758f.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)

ISO 6400, 1/100, 285mm
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3261/2891348403_2fb2ce2aba.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)

ISO 3200, 1/400, 300mm
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/2892189618_96a57ac853.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)

ISO 6400, 1/320, 400mm
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3046/2891353507_83d1e776b6.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)

ISO 12800, 1/100, 300mm
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3035/2892197110_17bf1151c8.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)

ISO 3200, 1/400, 300mm
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/2892198980_5c2ef87f82.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)

ISO 6400, 1/400, 300mm
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3028/2891364291_61b9d943b2.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)


ISO 3200, 1/500, 285mm
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/2892206410_dc07f2db78.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)

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Sep 27, 2008 08:04 |  #2

ISO 3200, 1/640, 400mm

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3015/2891368399_82e6fb8713.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)


ISO 3200, 1/160, 285mm
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3099/2891370869_a055b4d5e4.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)

ISO 6400, 1/320, 285mm
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/2892213870_05e29cfae6.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)


ISO 3200, 1/160, 375mm
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/2891381407_9c24cc0496.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)

ISO 6400, 1/320, 375mm
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3109/2891388567_436216bcb2.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)


ISO 3200, 1/500, 285mm
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/2891378247_56df83ddc3.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)

ISO 3200, 1/1000, 375mm
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3046/2892230554_4ab0816687.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)

ISO 3200, 1/400, 400mm
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3167/2892233184_8b8ec3c68b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157605076369401/  (external link)

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Sep 27, 2008 08:07 |  #3

Why would high ISO reduce contrast?




  
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Sep 27, 2008 08:10 |  #4

Thanks for the post. I'm still on the fence about purchasing.


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Sep 27, 2008 08:17 |  #5

This is a great sample guide you have bestowed upon us :D


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Sep 27, 2008 08:23 |  #6

They all look very impressive to me. Thanks for posting them.




  
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Sep 27, 2008 08:29 |  #7

Well I'm buying since I only have a 30D. Not sure what I'd do if I had a 40D.




  
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Sep 27, 2008 08:33 |  #8

Thanx for posint the pics. These look much better than many of the samples previously posted. ISO 3200 is clearly very usable and ISO 6400 is not that bad either.

But, have we had the very first ERR99 posting for the 50D? :(


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Sep 27, 2008 08:37 |  #9

They look good to me, thanks. My 20D upgrade maybe be coming soon.


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Sep 27, 2008 09:46 |  #10

These shots are very usable.

I would be very grateful if you could do some at night in streetlight.


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Sep 27, 2008 09:49 |  #11

gjl711 wrote in post #6390640 (external link)
Thanx for posint the pics. These look much better than many of the samples previously posted. ISO 3200 is clearly very usable and ISO 6400 is not that bad either.

But, have we had the very first ERR99 posting for the 50D? :(

is it something I should be concerned about? Never had one on my cameras, so not really paid attention to it in any threads. It fixed itself so is it a camera randomly crashing thing, or a terminal thing (or a bit of both)?

luckily I bought it at a retail store in Bristol and I'm down there every week, so once stocks get better, replacing it shouldn't be an issue.


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Sep 27, 2008 09:54 |  #12

Amazing shots ! 6400 will be usable ! and iso 12800 for web and small prints when light isn't there for normal shots ! Really wish mine would ship NOW !!




  
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Sep 27, 2008 09:59 |  #13

I got an 01 error code the 1st time I fired up my 30d. Thats a bad lens connection. I took the lens off and reattched it and it was fine. The 99 error code could be anything. The one thing the manuel says on the 99 code is that it could happen when using a non canon lens.




  
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Sep 27, 2008 10:04 |  #14

I was fortunate enough to be able to tinker around with one of these this past weekend at an Expo I attended.

It is a phenomenal camera.




  
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Sep 27, 2008 10:17 |  #15

I really like these and its clearly a step forward...however, I don't like the random very bright pixels. They usually seem to appear as red or white and it will just be a lonely hot pixel in there. Still though, it makes my 20D look like 1600 speed film :grin:


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