Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Wedding at Ashford International Hotel

1/50, f/4.0, ISO 6400, -1 EV, 0 FEC, 70mm (70-200mm f/2.8 L IS)
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, off-camera flash

I had a great day yesterday photographing Nicky and Michael's wedding at the Ashford International Hotel. It was the first outing for my Canon EOS 5D Mark II which arrived on Monday. I leapt straight in at the deep end and filmed their ceremony in high definition video and then was shooting at ISO 6400 on the dance floor without flash.

My initial impressions of the 5D Mark II are highly favourable. Full review to follow.

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2 comments:

Wedding Photographer Essex said...

Interested to know how the 5DMKII handles such high ISO speeds with reference to grain in the final printed images? Is it noticable much or are you restricted to the final size of prints? Also with such slow shutter speeds do you always shoot with a tripod/monopod?

David said...

At ISO 6400 noise levels are low - straight from the camera. I'll clean up all the shots with NeatImage nonetheless (I've created a custom noise profile for my 5D Mark II). I won't know how the images look when they're printed for a few weeks yet.

I occasionally use a monopod but shooting at 1/50s at 70mm with the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS lens presents no issue with regards to camera shake. I've shot at 1/20s at 200mm with this lens and the image has been pin sharp. Thumbs up for image stabilisation!

Yours,

David