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Old May 29, 2008, 6:14 PM   #1
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Went out shooting this morning. Typical day in our area. Very dull and gray - (when's summer going to get here?!!) Anyway, here's some shots that were all at ISO 3200. I recently bought a 1D Mark III, and this is one of the reasons why - good high ISO performance. Most of these were luckily small crops, and very little adjustment for exposure was needed. If you can manage to get the exposure right, this camera can deliver the goods as long as you aren't doing full crops. The only NR was the default setting in CS2. Wish the exif was included from smug mug, but it strips it in the upload. ..cheers...Don

ISO 3200, 1/640 @ f5.6, 420mm.



I moved in a little closer for this one... ISO 3200, 1/500 @ 5.6, 420mm



RWBB yapping it up...ISO 3200, 1/320 @ 5.6, 420mm



ISO 2500, 1/320 @ 5.6, 420mm


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Old May 29, 2008, 6:21 PM   #2
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Wow! Tremedous results.
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Old May 29, 2008, 6:37 PM   #3
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Nice results with that 1D. You really do those RWBB justice.
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i'd love to have iso 3200 capability! i usually don't venture past iso 800. heh. cool rwbb shots.

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Old May 30, 2008, 5:27 PM   #5
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Thanks Bob and Will!
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i'd love to have iso 3200 capability! i usually don't venture past iso 800. heh. cool rwbb shots.

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Thanks Hung. Ya, I wish I didn't have to go so high either, but it's a fact of life around here. It's amazing how dark it can be in the middle of the day in late spring. The 1D is a big help....cheers...Don
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Old May 30, 2008, 7:25 PM   #7
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Nothing shabby at all with those settings, Don. Very nice in fact. Did you ever try boosting your 30D to ISO 3200? I have a dark yard due to high tree canopy and have started using 1600-3200 somewhile at home. I usually can't get close to that 1/640 though. Sun has to be straight up so it can filter in.
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Nothing shabby at all with those settings, Don. Very nice in fact. Did you ever try boosting your 30D to ISO 3200? I have a dark yard due to high tree canopy and have started using 1600-3200 somewhile at home. I usually can't get close to that 1/640 though. Sun has to be straight up so it can filter in.
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I found the 30d to limit out at about 1600 - preferred not to go over 1250 if I could manage. I find the 1d still maintains a lot of detail even at the high settings whereas it was deteriorating on the 30d at those levels. I'd expect that though when you look at the differences in the 2 cameras, and the premium you have to pay for the 1D. The 30D is a great camera, but it couldn't seem to do what the 1D can when it comes to low light shooting. The 1D also focuses quite quickly even in bad light with the 1.4 tc on it. It struggled on my old 30d. I also tried a 2X tc with the 300L f/4 on the 1D, and the AF works! Need lots of light though as it is at f/8, but it is quite good considering. If I could, I'd use a 300 f2.8, but that lens is a beast to haul around. Too much weight for me......cheers....Don
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The bird captures are amazing. If you don't mind, please share with us themake of the lens used for this photos.

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The bird captures are amazing. If you don't mind, please share with us themake of the lens used for this photos.

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Thanks Emmanuel. The lens is a Canon 300mmL f/4 IS with a 1.4 tc attached. It's a nice combo for wildlife. Not too heavy, but has good IQ. ...cheers....Don
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