Inchiquin Posted December 20, 2013 Share Posted December 20, 2013 Last week I took some pics at a night festival in my local town with my 5D2. A friend was also there with his D4 and his pics just blew mine away. The problem was that I just couldn't get a high enough shutter speed without an impossibly high ISO - fine for a few record shots but no possibility of passing QC. I normally work at 400 ISO but have occasionally pushed it up to 1200, but I think anything higher than that would have unacceptable noise levels. Up till now I've been very happy with the 5D2 but recently I've been taking more night shots and I'm wondering how much better noise performance I would get from a 5D3. I know that a few people here have one and would be interested to know what ISO you can push it to and still be able to pass QC. The alternative would be to buy a prime for night-time work which would give me a couple of extra stops over my 24-105 but I really like the flexibility of the zoom and feel that using a prime is putting all my eggs in one basket (as well as making depth of field even more critical). What do other night-time shooters do? Note that I'm only talking about non-static subjects here; I'm quite happy to use a tripod for everything else after dark. Alan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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