Friday, November 18, 2005

I've Done It!

Yes, I've gone and done it!

I bought the Canon 5D digital SLR camera. It is the size of my almost 3 year old 10D but it has a Full Frame Sensor and 12.8 megapixels....double those of the 10D.

I've been looking at image files from it with my friend Ellie and so far I'm not disappointed in what I'm seeing. The color is natural but rich. This file was a raw file shot at 800 ISO on an overcast day. It has been converted to a JPG but no Photoshop adjustments have been made other than sizing. I know you can't see all of this but the grays are neutral, there is detail in the shadows and great separation of tones. With a slight curve adjustment and some sharpening this image could be ready.

The noise in the files is greatly reduced and in fact I'm really amazed at the low noise level at 1600 ISO. I shot this one last night in a dimly lit restaurant. It is 1600 ISO. Again it needs a curve adjustment and sharpening but it is definitely a useable file.

I think I'm going to be very, very glad I DID IT.

1 comment:

Heather said...

So happy for you. This is the camera that we've been eyeing up for some time. Love the pics. We'll probably take the plunge once we've moved into our new house in March.