fzrTom: A D4 or a D750 RAW in low light test at 3200 ISO looks as good as the 5DS at ... 800 ISO. Clearly this camera isnt done for high or even medium ISO, not sure someone will use it over 800 ISO. It's a camera for studio photo with a lot of light. In this condition it can give good results.
http://victorspictures.com/p466344682 (from the shoot I mentioned -- all handheld with a 135mm lens at f/2)Hover over the top, left of each image for information. Note the pictures are cropped for composition. You can see by how much by observing the size.
On my first day with the 5DS I shot a local band at the equivalent of ISO 16000 (6400 and -1 1/3 stop exposure compensation). I posted a few of the pictures on Facebook, and within minutes, one of the pictures was made into the musician's profile picture.
These samples are made with noise reduction completely turned off. Even the default settings in Lightroom greatly improve the result, in terms of noise.
OrdinarilyInordinate: Sad :(
I had a bush where these bees would perch like this every night. Amazing that chomping down on a twig is their most comfortable sleeping position.
"It escapes me as to why DP Review offers a review" - it drives readership.
gerard boulanger: Why buying/carrying that when you can put 2-3 extra batteries in your pocket?
The last time I did significant video, I had three CF cards and three batteries that got rotated together. We did have a handy AC outlet for charging the batteries. If we didn't, we still could have charged them using an inverter connected to a car's cigarette lighter.
CF capacity was 32 GB. We rarely got close to filling them up. We generally ran out of battery first - this using a 5D Mark II.
I can see this being useful if the shoot involves long clips. If, like in our situation, you're shooting mostly relatively short clips, rotating batteries and cards works just fine.
We actually rotated more frequently than we needed to, because this was part of a 48 Hours Film project, so we wanted to get files to the editor ASAP. I suppose we should have aded Card and Battery Runner to the credits. :)
If anyone follows the links for still use (because video is not available on the classic) on a Canon 5D, be aware it doesn't use the battery type linked under the title 5D. That battery pack is for 5D Mark II and Mark III. The 5D uses a different battery pack.
Victor Engel: Not 500 times longer than in NYC but 500 times longer than in the previous facility, which happened to be located in NYC.
What has cave paintings got to do with anything?
Whoops. That should have been posted in reply to jkoch2's post.
Not 500 times longer than in NYC but 500 times longer than in the previous facility, which happened to be located in NYC.
Charlie boots: This sounds more like lightroom calibration to match the camera than camera calibration as the calibration is only appliccable when using lightroom and is only appliccable to a specific light colour. Change the location and the light and one needs to recalibrate for the new light situation. This then means that for each photo shoot there needs to be a new calibration. How does one then manage within lightroom as it is not possible to automatically have lightroom change claibration profiles automatically to match each photo shoot. This has to be done manually.
The main point of accurate color is CONSISTENT color. Use it as a starting point to make your faux colors consistently relative to a standard.
Vamp898: After several tests i can summarize that you dont have any advantage using this on a Sigma SD1.
If i take a completely uncalibrated Test-photo of the Color Checker with the Sony a99 and the Sigma SD1, the Sigma already shows all colors correct where the a99 seems obviously to change the colors to somewhat liking i dont know.
So for the Sigma owners, you most likely dont have any advantage as you already have a good camera.
So the Sigma SD1 knows about all possible light sources? I doubt it.
WalPhoto: The information is partially incorrect - you can NOT create "a general" profile for all lightening situations combining the ICC profiles! This is not "my opinion", this is the fact color correction works. The ICC includes a mathematical matrix transformation from one color space (the concrete colors, how they came) to another color space (how they should have come). So, let's say you light a scene with a strong blueish light, e.g. flash, say with a blueish filter, to have the example even better understandable. Now you create the ICC: it will transform all the blue-cast colors to be more yellowish. This will DESTROY any image when applied to a total different lightening, say yellowish (candle light)! And interpolating those 2 extremes cancels their original reason for creation. I was running an ICC profiling service a few years ago, so I understand it a bit. Peace, Andrej
But you can create two different profiles, process the image separately with each, and then combine them in two layers as appropriate.
Those are yellow and green flowers. What's white is the leaves, but I suppose most people do think of them as petals.
panchoskywalker: I wish they'll come with equivalent lens for FF bodies.
Given same design, 1.6x larger in each dimension.
I can't get Agfa Rapid film or process my exposed Kodachrome film anymore either.
brunobarolo: With a one stop improvement, Panasonic may finally bring their sensors to the level where Sony sensors are today. Nice :-)
I'm skeptical this will have wide use. I see the potential for color cross talk that varies by lens and aperture.
Thank you, Steve. I'll have to recheck the original, but I don't believe I did any blurring. What you see is natural blur from a narrow depth of field I think. I used a 135mm f/2 lens, and if the EXIF shown can be believed, I unusually did not shoot at f/2. Any processing of the corners was probably post-crop vignetting, using white instead of black, in Lightroom. Again, I'll have to check the original to confirm.
Michael Ma: I'm reminded every day by this rover just how fortunate we are to live on a planet like Earth. Blue skies and oceans, green landscapes, and every hue, saturation, and luminosity available to us from nature. Imagine if we lived on Mars and we put on probe on Earth. Every cell of my being would have an endless yearning to be at such a beautiful world one day, even if it was just for a second. But we are already here. Wow, what a incredible gift!
Earth is more beautiful to you precisely because that's where you grew up. Your very essence has been calibrated over the eons to take maximum advantage of what is available. If you had the same background but on a Martian setting, you'd be able to see things on Mars we don't, and Earth would look bland by comparison.
I still think the best pictures from Mars were the stereo pictures taken in the 70s. I used to check out the Mars book with included stereo viewer regularly from the local library. With the leaps and bounds of technology development since the 70s, what we're getting back should be better than what we're getting. Just my opinion.
Interesting. I'm interested in the circumstances behind this picture.