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I feel the dark side callling.... (Canon 1D Mark II)

NikonFlyer

Hoffman Estates, US
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NikonFlyer Registered since 01st Jan 2004
Mon 27-Dec-04 04:10 PM

As primarily a wedding photographer using a D2H, I can't help but look around at cameras that have less high ISO noise issues than the D2H. The D2H takes fantastic pictures at 200 ISO with good lighting (daylight or flash), and decent pics at 400 (again with good lighting). But get to 800 or above, and the noise issues are hard to ignore.

I was recently browsing around the forums at Digital Photography Review and came across a post from a guy in Germany using a Canon 1DMark II. He posted some pictures he took at a museum specifically to test out the high ISO capabilities of the Mark II. The only thing I can say about them is that they are STUNNING!!

According to the photographer, he wanted to "put the camera to the limits with challenging scenes concerning DR, ISO and mixed white balance. All photos were shot in RAW and converted with CS (camera raw 2.4), handheld with no NR whatsoever."

You can view the pictures at:

http://www.pbase.com/3darts/nuremberg

Just take a look at image _K4O0614.jpg. That's at 3200 ISO!! The D2H couldn't dream of that kind of clean image...even at 800 ISO.

I love the way my D2H handles, but for wedding shoots, which sometimes have to be done in low light, it's very hard for me to just ignore this camera. I'll try wait until the D2X comes out, but as they say the proof is in the pudding, and so far the pudding Nikon has been serving is full of lumps...

John

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