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Old Jan 4, 2009, 12:34 PM   #11
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I trust you'll be providing the full EXIF data as well.
Some people just want everything don't they LOL. Yes I will post the full details.
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Old Jan 4, 2009, 5:01 PM   #12
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I trust you'll be providing the full EXIF data as well.
Some people just want everything don't they LOL. Yes I will post the full details.
Not only do I want everything, I want it with sugar on top.

And I want the right to be smug.
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Old Jan 4, 2009, 5:02 PM   #13
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Sure, but you only get that if you are correct
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Old Jan 4, 2009, 5:43 PM   #14
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And the award for getting this right goes to............................

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Old Jan 4, 2009, 5:55 PM   #15
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TCav for his clever working out of the camera and JohnG for getting the ISO. I was going to use the 25600 image but I thought that would be too obvious LOL. John had some inside knowledge as I let him know that I'm interested in the Canon 5D mkII so managed to get my hands on one yesterday for a little while.

Here is the exif for the shot.

[Camera]
Model = Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time = 1/1600"
F Number = F2.8
Exposure Program = Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings = 12800
Metering Mode = Pattern
Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length = 200mm

Well that is the end of my little game. I hope you enjoyed it. I'm sure a lot of us are pretty impressed by the noise levels. I didn't have a huge amount of time with this bad boy but it is at the top of the wish list. I did while at the camera shop pick up a Canon SX1 as I wanted some better zoom and full HD video that my Panasonic TZ5. I will say one thing, the 5D mkII has better noise control than the SX1 LOL.

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Old Jan 4, 2009, 6:14 PM   #16
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That's pretty clean for 12800.

You should go out with your SX1 and take the same picture under the same conditions, and post the same close-ups for comparison purposes!

I think the SX1 has max ISO of 1600.
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Old Jan 4, 2009, 6:20 PM   #17
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Hi Terry,

I've had a bit of a play at different settings but not done much yet. Spent most of the say shooting video and although my laptop keeps crashing while trying to convert the edited video the few minutes that it has done look very nice so I'm a happy bunny. I bought the SX1 for probably 85% video and 15% still work so not too worried about the quality. All I will say is that it is good enough and that the video is great. The cool thing when shooting in HD video is that you can get the camera to do a 2 x zoom but still using the total number of pixels (it uses those closer to the middle of the sensor) so quality is very tasty even at a 35mm equiv of 1120mm. I will post a link for anyone interested when the video is finally done.
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Very impressive. I've seen worse noise at ISO 3200.

I've got just one question though. Why can't you load from July through August, from 10am to Noon or 2pm to 5pm in Plymouth?
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Very impressive. I've seen worse noise at ISO 3200.

I've got just one question though. Why can't you load from July through August, from 10am to Noon or 2pm to 5pm in Plymouth?
LOL, I've no idea why. This is about 25 miles from Plymouth but it is a 'real' camera shop rather than a chain or something where they know nothing. Also it is the closest locally that keeps nearly all lenses and bodies in stock ready to demo. Also if there is a problem they are great at fixing it.

As for the loading etc, I've no idea apart from this is a the main street of the town right outside the shop and there is only one lane each way so you put a lorry there and you almost close the street. I just wanted to shoot something close with sharp lines and areas of shadow for a sample and this did the trick.
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Old Jan 5, 2009, 12:01 PM   #20
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admit it Mark,

You're thinking of selling the mkIII so you can buy the 5dmkII - and maybe a 50d for the sports work? Got to be tempting.
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