Got my 5D Mark II

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  1. passerby

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    Yes. Also can you please state underneath each shot the Shutter Speed used. (I don't read exif data of people shots et al, I consider it snooping)


     
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    Super jealous, looking forward to when I can grip my very own 5DM2.
    Thanks for sharing and making me drool. =)
     
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    Sure. This test is going to surprise a lot of people, I think. I haven't seen high ISO photos taken in these conditions from this camera before - there is a huge line between 6400 and 12800. 6400 is grainy, but possibly acceptable...12800 is absolutely horrible, as in "What on earth is crawling all over my photo!?" 25600? You'll see.

    I see lostprophet touting a D700 3200 photo around here - a photo of a backpack. It looks very clean - in that lighting, I would say the 3200 of the 5D Mark II performs well too, but boy, when you are shooting in virtual darkness it's pretty crazy how bad the grain can get. What you'll see in about an hour or two will be pretty bad.
     
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    I saw that photo. That's not the real test of high ISO.

    I can see clearly the different of SS between f1.8 aperture and f5.6.
    I wish my zoom lens is managable with that SS of f1.8, but at what price?
    Same with high SS by high ISO, there is price to pay.

    High speed lens and/or high speed ISO is for higher SS in the lack of light environment. My D40 is only goes to 3200, but that's what I get for $700. Actually less than $600 now.
     
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    Here's the room these photos took place (this photo is at 3200 :)):
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    Taken in darkness:
    ISO 200 f/1.8 10 seconds: http://w3bolivar.com/lr/25600/IMG_0515.jpg
    ISO 400 f/1.8 5 seconds: http://w3bolivar.com/lr/25600/IMG_0516.jpg
    ISO 800 f/1.8 2.5 seconds: http://w3bolivar.com/lr/25600/IMG_0517.jpg
    ISO 1600 f/1.8 1.3 seconds: http://w3bolivar.com/lr/25600/IMG_0518.jpg
    ISO 3200 f/1.8 0.5 seconds: http://w3bolivar.com/lr/25600/IMG_0519.jpg
    ISO 6400 f/1.8 1/4 second: http://w3bolivar.com/lr/25600/IMG_0520.jpg
    ISO 12800 f/1.8 1/8 second: http://w3bolivar.com/lr/25600/IMG_0521.jpg
    ISO 25600 f/1.8 1/15 second: http://w3bolivar.com/lr/25600/IMG_0522.jpg
     
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    you mean 1600?
     
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    Keith, I don't need to be excited about a camera right now, but you're making it very difficult for me! :)
     
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    I take it you didn't see those high ISO shots I posted last....

    Tomorrow night I will be going to two basketball games at my college to shoot some video. As I am completely new to video, if anyone has any advice for shooting basketball games, send me a PM.
     
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    Finally got my computer to play the 1080p h264 videos (thanks to some codec I downloaded for windows media player, believe it or not). Anyway, HOLY CRAP! This 1080p video is unreal! I mean, I was impressed by the internet-ready videos we've seen streamed, but my goodness, the video straight from the camera is absolutely stunning! And, I'm just looking at these cheesy thanksgiving videos. Can't wait for the basketball games tomorrow night! Wow, so clear, crisp. Unbelievable.
     
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    Hey Kieth I read a rumor that recording was stopping at around 4 minutes, have you maxed out yet?

    Sorry I don't have any advice for your game shoot. Hopefully you have 3 batteries and a handful of CF cards.
    An external mic could prove useful..

    -Shea
     
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    Good question - I have only taken a few second clips - I'll give it a try. I would bet that a slow card could cause this problem though. I have some 133x cards that I've been using, and some 300x cards I bought for the video if I needed to hold a lot. I'll give it a try...
     
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    Whelp, here I am using a Transcend 133x 8GB card - rated 5 stars & only cost $18 - the video kept taking for 13 minutes and 41 seconds :). Wow, I thought the 300x cards would be necessary...that's exciting!
     

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