Follow up on GH3 High ISO and SilkyPix Pro upgrade
5 months ago
This is a fllow on post to my previous post last week giving my initial impressions of going from the GH1 to the GH3. I had another chance to get out and get a few more shots today. The weather was a typical overcast gray day for this time of the year but not overly dark. A good day for testing the high ISO for noise and colour. The previous photos were taken on a sunny day.
I have to admit I may have been a little hasty with my initial impression on the GH3's high ISO performance. Perhaps because the light was uniform, I found the colours this time around were very good all the way to ISO 5000 with no noticeable noise but there was a very slight loss of detail. Based on the previous outing I had capped the high ISO at 6400, but only got a couple of shots at that setting and they were still quite acceptable. I'll have to return later this week with the cap set at 12800.
I also took advantage of the SilkyPix Pro 5 for Panasonic upgrade offer ($45) that was sent out over the weekend. I noticed an improvement in noise processing, especially older GH1 RAW files. That improvement plus HDR and dodging capability convinced me to buy the upgrade.
A bit of an aside but I noticed that the default settings of the current version of SilkyPix 3.1 that came with the GH3 and the Pro 5 version both produce almost the exact same quality image as the in camera JPEG. This was not the case with the GH1 SilkyPix version.
I've posted some of the images I shot today at my smumug gallery for anyone that is interested.
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