Nikon D4s + 80-400mm AF-S VR + TC1.4II ISO 16,000

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alain durand
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Nikon D4s + 80-400mm AF-S VR + TC1.4II ISO 16,000
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Picked up my D4s today, I wanted to see how it cold handle the combo 80-400mm AF-S VR with the TC14 II. Here is the result, ISO 16,000, 550mm, f/11 at 1/8000s

Straight out of camera, just resized.

Enjoy!

Alain.

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Wow - pin sharp - thanks for posting.

Question is how much better if you drop the shutter speed to 1/400 and lower the ISO to 800 ?

The real test is when you have to shoot at the lowest hand holdable speed say 1/100, F8 and 16,000 ISO to get a picture.

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mais51 wrote:

Wow - pin sharp - thanks for posting.

Question is how much better if you drop the shutter speed to 1/400 and lower the ISO to 800 ?

The real test is when you have to shoot at the lowest hand holdable speed say 1/100, F8 and 16,000 ISO to get a picture.

I have a bunch of shots at various ISO between 3,200 and 16,000 and honestly, there is not that much of a difference...

I used 1/8000s because I was trying to get a picture of those birds taking off...

Here is one, without the TC, at ISO 5600. Slightly cropped. 320mm, 1/8000s f/8.0

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alain durand wrote:

mais51 wrote:

Wow - pin sharp - thanks for posting.

Question is how much better if you drop the shutter speed to 1/400 and lower the ISO to 800 ?

The real test is when you have to shoot at the lowest hand holdable speed say 1/100, F8 and 16,000 ISO to get a picture.

I have a bunch of shots at various ISO between 3,200 and 16,000 and honestly, there is not that much of a difference...

I used 1/8000s because I was trying to get a picture of those birds taking off...

Here is one, without the TC, at ISO 5600. Slightly cropped. 320mm, 1/8000s f/8.0

Alain.

Thank you so much Alain, what I want to see is how the camera as a whole preforms under extreme low light conditions - the thing is that the advantage of having an superb CMOS is somewhat compromised if the AF can't handle extreme low light condition

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alain durand wrote:

Picked up my D4s today, I wanted to see how it cold handle the combo 80-400mm AF-S VR with the TC14 II. Here is the result, ISO 16,000, 550mm, f/11 at 1/8000s

Straight out of camera, just resized.

Enjoy!

Alain.

Very impressed - thanks for sharing!

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Thank you so much Alain, what I want to see is how the camera as a whole preforms under extreme low light conditions - the thing is that the advantage of having an superb CMOS is somewhat compromised if the AF can't handle extreme low light condition

Ok, I made a test to show low light focusing... No birds available at this time of the day, so this is a static subject, at home, with only one light about 25-23' away.

I used the sigma 35mm f/1.4 art, ISO 36,204, 1/60s f/1.4 AF-C, single captor, centered.

Alain

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We don't even have a price for it in New Zealand yet, much less actual stock!

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My goodness, this what I get with my D700 @3200 asa. It make me want to buy one 

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MPA1 wrote:

We don't even have a price for it in New Zealand yet, much less actual stock!

Come over here to Sydney.  In stock at Nikononbroadway.com.au for $6,700AUD.

Wish I have the money for it 

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Nice one

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mais51 wrote:

MPA1 wrote:

We don't even have a price for it in New Zealand yet, much less actual stock!

Come over here to Sydney. In stock at Nikononbroadway.com.au for $6,700AUD.

Wish I have the money for it

Yeah, nah...! I think my D3s and D3x still have plenty of mileage in them!

And I don't have a bird feeder...

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In reply to alain durand, 5 months ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to post this thread, it's much appreciated.

If you get time in the future it would be interesting to see how you get on with the new camera.

Kind regards

Tony

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Alain, thanks for posting these. The low light, hi ISO indoor example is very impressive. I hope to have mine later today and will check out some action shots of wildlife.--
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Thanks for posting - that looks excellent for the conditions.

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alain durand wrote:

Picked up my D4s today, I wanted to see how it cold handle the combo 80-400mm AF-S VR with the TC14 II. Here is the result, ISO 16,000, 550mm, f/11 at 1/8000s

Straight out of camera, just resized.

Enjoy!

Alain.

Nice pair of tits. Surprisingly sharp.

I was once out walking with a friend and his wife. I heard two Great Tits, and exclaimed "Great tits". I got a very funny look.

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Alain,

Thanks for posting this low light shot - much more of a test (IMHO) than high ISO with lot's of light.  All I need to do now is sell the D3 and do some busking.....

Dave

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antonoat wrote:

Thanks very much for taking the time to post this thread, it's much appreciated.

If you get time in the future it would be interesting to see how you get on with the new camera.

Kind regards

Tony

Most welcome! I'll go out today and shoot some more with another lens (300mm f/2.8 + TC2.0III). I'll post some more pictures.

Alain.

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alain durand wrote:

Most welcome! I'll go out today and shoot some more with another lens (300mm f/2.8 + TC2.0III). I'll post some more pictures.

Alain.

I'd be very interested in seeing the results and how that combo performs, especially in the shadows around the 6400 ISO level.

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Since I have the d4, I'd like to see a comparison for the d4 versus the d4s at reasonable iso's of say an iso of 3,200 to 12,800.  Just of the d4s doesn't tell me much although I will not be buying the d4s because of my financial status.

Thanks for your example.

Larry

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