Tuesday 4 November 2008

Kent Wedding Photography - 5D Mark II Noise Profile

1/1600, f/2.8, ISO 25,600, o EV, 62mm

I've finally been able to play with some shots taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and am very, very impressed. A friend sent me a selection of files shot at the highest ISO settings on the camera - 3200, 6400, 12800 and 25600. The low levels of noise are astounding.
The above shot was taken at ISO 25,600 and has had digital noise removed using NeatImage. To my eye the result is as good as, or maybe even slightly better than, the EOS 5D at ISO 3200 - a 3-stop gain. This means that I'll be able to shoot weddings in the darkest churches with apertures of f/4.0 or even f/5.6, giving me a much greater depth of field. This is very good news.
I have my fingers crossed that I might be able to get my hands on a 5D Mark II in November!
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