How does the D3 achieve such high ISO?

Started Feb 17, 2008 | Discussions thread
bullet1 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,326
ISO12800 on the 5D!

I have shot in RAW (of course) with the 5D at ISO3200, 2 stops underexposed to get the decent shutter speed due to the dim lighting. Capture One Professional was able to produce very decent results. Some require a bit Neat Image but the effective ISO speed was ISO12800 on a 5D!

All of the shots in the gallery referenced below were shot 1 to 2 stops underexposed, some more like 2.5 under. The lighting was so bad. I was not able to shoot from a closer distance with a faster prime on a tripod. All shots were handheld with the 5D and the 70-200 f2.8 IS at 2.8 and ISO3200. The light was so dim that you could not even read very well.

http://www.nelsonchenphotography.com/gallery/4258695_NT78n#249362250
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2007 Colorado Renaissance Festival photo gallery:
http://www.pbase.com/nelsonc/2007_colorado_renaissance_festival&page=all

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