D3s Night Vision!

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MPA1
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D3s Night Vision!
Dec 20, 2010

Can I just say WOW?

This shot is hardly an example of photo excellence - it is a quick snap outside the back door. Yes, it's full of noise etc etc.

But.......

It was shot handheld, at ISO 12,800, in the night BY MOONLIGHT at 12.45 am last night!!!! (Using Nikkor 14-24 at f2.8)

I'm just blown away by the fact that we can get tools that do that. Amazing.

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In reply to MPA1, Dec 20, 2010

Amazing indeed.

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In reply to MPA1, Dec 20, 2010

I should add that the time stamp shown on the image in the thread is wrong - it was 00.42 on 20/12 .

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In reply to MPA1, Dec 20, 2010

well with the moonlight you get pretty much some light, even a lot if it's fullmoon like this weekend and if there's snowoutside (which is not your case).

now, it's a really good tool you could almost use it to trace any robber coming to your house without flash
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In reply to G-Xphoto, Dec 20, 2010

I think the most impressive aspect is the fact that you can extract colour from the image rather than just grey.

Definitely no snow as you can see! Mind you, it is summer.

My Hungarian Vizsla will hear the robbers long before me!

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MPA1 wrote:

I think the most impressive aspect is the fact that you can extract colour from the image rather than just grey.

Definitely no snow as you can see! Mind you, it is summer.

My Hungarian Vizsla will hear the robbers long before me!

And he/she can see them better than your D3s!

I'm amazed that the sky between the clouds looks blue.

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In reply to MPA1, Dec 20, 2010

I took this hand held. Only 5600ISO but FF D3s speaks for itself.
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The Adams Family would love that camera

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@ jmiller1948,...per your statement below,...I too find it amazing that the sky is blue at 00:42 (AM),...and more so that one can actaully see the blue sky and white clouds as a result of the capture.

I'm amazed that the sky between the clouds looks blue.

To the OP,...thx for sharing.

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In reply to Aperaturewise, Dec 20, 2010

The OP's photo is awesome! Plus it looks retro!
The other photo posted is Very clear!
This cam trully has night vision.
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Is that amp glow or an out of frame light?
In reply to MPA1, Dec 20, 2010

Lower left and some on lower right?

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In reply to JMD-70, Dec 20, 2010

I know - I am surprised that the sky has colour whilst appearing to our eyes to be black and grey.

Just shows what rubbish eyes human beings have, I suppose! I imagine that nocturnal animals see like this or better all the time.

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nice idea, I am gonna try it with my D700 when the rain stops pouring in my neck of the woods

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In reply to RomanJohnston, Dec 21, 2010

Roman,

I think it's the road not amp glow. If you see my shot, you will see NO glow at all.

The pattern of light you see on the bottom right is the porch light shining through lattice of on the porch.

I have found no amp glow at all in the D3s or the Canon 1D4. It does show however, in the older Canon 1Ds. Not sure of other Nikon's though.

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Lower left and some on lower right?

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In reply to Jim Barclay, Dec 21, 2010

It's plain amazing that the D3S is able to even lock focus in such conditions!
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In reply to MPA1, Dec 21, 2010

Looks like an impressionist painting. Quite like the effect

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