Canon 5D Mark III, high ISO shots

24-105mm @ 85mm  |  F4  |  1/15th s  |  ISO 6400

24-105mm @ 73mm  |  F4.5  |  1/60th s  |  ISO 12800

Thought I’d share a couple of high ISO value shots taken with my new Canon 5D Mrk III. The first shot is of my friend Jeff, taken at Three Brewers pub on the weekend. I didn’t apply any noise reduction in post processing. Basically, at ISO 6400 I’m seeing about the same amount of noise as I’d expect on my Canon T2i at ISO 400-800. The second shot is of my friend Phil, taken at Elephant Castle pub on the weekend. In this one I did apply just a smidge of noise reduction and a smidge of sharpening, but not much at all. Shot at ISO 12800 it was a bit noisy out of the camera but very easily cleaned up without much loss in detail. This is still a quite usable photo. Basically, this was high on my list of reasons to buy a 5D Mrk III. If anyone is sort of in the dark about ISO, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll explain, or simply google it.

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4 Responses to Canon 5D Mark III, high ISO shots

  1. Impressive! I can see why going to a full-frame camera is well worth the investment!

  2. lynnwiles says:

    Congratulations on your new camera. I’m sick of the noise problem in the T2i, but can’t afford to go all the way to the 5D. Looking forward to seeing more.

    • Thanks Lynn. Yeah, I was finding the same thing. Any time I got into a low light situation where I had to crank up the ISO, I’d cringe. Now it’s no longer an issue. It’s really going to change how I shoot.

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