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| p.4 #13 · High ISO still life 5D3 vs. 1DX |
Lars Johnsson wrote:
Pixel Perfect wrote:
ben egbert wrote:
To me, the 1DX at 1600 is the top iso limit based on these samples. The rest are too noisy. The 5D3 at 1600 would be ok with more NR. All of them would be fine for historically valuable shots but not for artistic shots.
As you may conclude, I don't like noise so your tolerance for it may be different.
I think you are stuck in 2005 Ben. Even on my 5D I rarely ever used NR at ISO 1600. The 1D X smokes it.
I think he mostly shoots max corner to corner landscape shots where you want every last bit of detail and rich color and dynamic range.
But what would be the point in buying the 1DX if you are shooting ("max corner to corner landscape shots where you want every last bit of detail and rich color and dynamic range") even if it had a bit more MP/resolution ? There are othe cameras that are better at that. And you don't need to buy the fastest camera with most fp/s if shooting landscape.
Not in the market for a 1DX, I do read all these high ISO posts and am amazed at what people call acceptable noise. I am all for better noise and sometimes use my 1DS-mk3 at ISO1600 after a heavy does of NR. But they are not images I would be able to print. Usually they are images taken at High School grads or something which have personal importance worth the shot. I also have shots of eagles at ISO1600 that will never get printed because of noise.
The samples of 1DX ISO1600 as shown above are probably good enough to print. Remember bird images tend to get heavy crops. But I doubt anything above that would.
No matter, I sold my bird lens and will go for landscapes and star scapes. I do all my work from a tripod and landscapes at ISO100. But star scapes are where I could use high ISO. My 1DS-mk3 at ISO3200 does not cut it. But I an not going to buy a new camera for star scapes,