Sunday, December 09, 2007

Canon 1Ds MkIII, by Phil Holland

Phil Holland has posted a review of the Canon 1Ds MkIII. This is Canon's new high-end 21MP professional body.

Although Phil's review isn't focused on night photographer (like most professional photographers, he's too busy earning a living, so he probably doesn't have time to stand around in the dark for hours like many of us), he has posted some night shots taken with the 1Ds MkIII, including this 100% crop of a star trail taken at ISO 100 for 30 minutes. Notice the amazing low level of noise for a 30-minute exposure.

(100% crop, 30 minutes, ISO 100.
Photo by Phil Holland)

Phil has also posted a 1-minute night time urban scene, along with some 100% crops, which show the amazing amount of detail recorded by the 1Ds MkIII.

Don't hold your breath waiting for me to review this camera. At $8,000 a pop, this puppy is way out of my league. But I wouldn't be surprised to see one or two of my Bay Area cohorts get their hands on one in the near future.

Note: I tried to contact Phil to find out if the above 30-minute shot was done with in-camera noise reduction, or not. Unfortunately, I haven't heard back from Phil, yet.


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