I charged the battery for my new 1DS MK III and rushed across the street last night to the Giants/Astros game for some quick test shots.
Since these are all larger images than our template allows, you’ll have to download them. This is originally a RAW file converted to hi-res Jpeg. I shot this photo using a Canon 70-200 F/4 IS “L” lens, at 200 mm (since this is a full frame sensor I no longer have to do the conversion for effective focal length (EFL), handheld, at ISO 800, F/5.6, 1/500th of a second. It was dusk and believe it or not, I am shooting at field level through a fence.
I pulled the image off the card an into Aperture where I made minor exposure corrections and added some minor edge sharpening to restore what’s typically lost in the normal digital process. No other corrections were made.
The files start off at full frame and get cropped more aggressively in each photo, all the way down to a very small portion of the original image.
I wasn’t trying to make a Pulitzer Prize winning photo here. Just trying to get a sense of the camera’s ability.
You can download the comparison data here; the original frame here; the 1st crop here; 2nd crop here and final crop here.
For ISO 800 shots in low light, shooting through a fence, I think they look pretty good. You be the judge.
NOTE: Since everyone’s monitor is different, I make no attempt to discuss the color qualities of the image. I’ve looked at it on three different monitors and seen three different sets of colors. Try to judge clarity, sharpness, noise, etc.
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