A friend of my wife has a boyfriend who plays blues in local clubs. He's really good by the way. He asked if I would come to one of his gigs and shoot some pics for him and at some point work on shooting some cover art for his next album. I agreed. As the date got near (last Friday) I was nervous because I actually had to send my 5D Mark II in for service (hot pixel in video mode that was driving me nuts). The 5D is due back tomorrow... Monday. So that left me with either the 50D or the 1D to do the shoot with. The choice was obvious, take the 1D... but then I've not really shot much with it at ISO 6400 and 3200. As it turned out I really needed ISO 6400, the highest the 1D Mark III will go. That really made me uncomfortable since I know pushing a camera to its max ISO setting usually yields less than desirable results. The reason I needed such high ISO was 1) very dark bar with no flash and 2) he moves around A LOT while he performs so I needed to stop motion. Here's the end result. I think things worked out well, and he loves the pics. Here's a few random shots from the shoot, let me know what you think. 1. 2. 3. 4.