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Just picked up my D3s, some first impressions...

Postby RudyDusslier » Sat 28 Nov 2009 13:40

Just picked up my D3s. I went for a D3s as a perfect complement for D3X for very low light conditions without flash.
My very first impressions: Movies in very low light without noise..., this was unimaginable with my Sony digital filmcamera. I guess this camera will bring me back to my former hobby(film)...

I will post D3 vs D3s low light-real life samples as a comparison later on this week.

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Re: Just picked up my D3s...

Postby Leen Koper » Sat 28 Nov 2009 15:47

Congratulations on your new camera!
But keep photography as your first hobby, you cannot hang a movie on the wall. ;-)
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Re: Just picked up my D3s...

Postby pam.meier » Sat 28 Nov 2009 22:43

Congratulations! I have used a D3 for some time now and I can hardly image how much better it could perform in high ISO.
So glad you will show some comparisons.
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Re: Just picked up my D3s...

Postby RudyDusslier » Sun 29 Nov 2009 20:11

Hello Pamela and Leen,

I will keep photography as my first hobby, but it´s always nice to take some film shots from my three years old little girl.
On high ISO there is a lot of difference with the D3. I will prove this in the coming days with some pictures!

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Re: Just picked up my D3s...

Postby pam.meier » Tue 1 Dec 2009 17:48

Take your time, Rudy, but don´t keep us waiting too long ;)
Your efforts are much appreciated.
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D3s' sensor capabilities are simply unbelievable...

Postby Stany Buyle » Fri 4 Dec 2009 09:58

Yesterday evening I was making some pictures with Rudy's camera @ very high isos, and this is even better than what I expected... With this camera, if you don't take attention you can do a full photo session thinking you're shooting @ iso 200-400 while you're accidently still @ iso 3200, you will barely notice your wrong setting in a first view...
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Re: Just picked up my D3s...

Postby pam.meier » Fri 4 Dec 2009 10:28

What will be interesting is colors and dynamic range at high ISOs.
While I don´t mind shooting at 3200 ISOs with the D3 noisewise, I don´t like colors and DR, though.
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Re: Just picked up my D3s...

Postby Stany Buyle » Fri 4 Dec 2009 11:26

pam.meier wrote:What will be interesting is colors and dynamic range at high ISOs.
While I don´t mind shooting at 3200 ISOs with the D3 noisewise, I don´t like colors and DR, though.


That's exactly the difference, colours remain intact... Very impressing...
Couldn't test about DR though with the approx 50 shots I took, but Rudy will do later on this week...

One sample I took yesterday evening with Rudy's D3s from his lovely daugther: (Picture by "Uncle Stany"...)

ISO 10.000 !!!!

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Portrait by candlelight @ iso 10.000

Postby RudyDusslier » Fri 4 Dec 2009 16:39

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D3s is simply better than my D3X with exception of resolution until iso 800... Colour accuracy is stunning, colour and detail rendition @ high iso is mindblowing. From iso1600 upwards, D3s beats D3X even about detail

Thanks for looking and greetings,
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Re: Just picked up my D3s...

Postby pam.meier » Fri 4 Dec 2009 16:55

Which proves that the D3x is not aimed at performing in high ISO ranges ;)
My Sony A900 is only operated at ISO 200-320 and that´s what it is made for.

The candle light shot is spectacular noisewise, I do see posterization on the forehead, but it could be easily corrected in post.
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Kaprijke village @ night with D3s @ iso 6400

Postby RudyDusslier » Thu 17 Dec 2009 08:14

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Thanks for looking,
greetings,
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Re: Just picked up my D3s, some first impressions...

Postby James » Thu 17 Dec 2009 10:11

Hey Rudy, is there anywhere that I can see these images larger, I am really stunned by the quality at the ISOs you are using - I am seriously trying to work out if I should be saving for one of these, I was amazed with my D300 but this is something else!
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Re: Just picked up my D3s, some first impressions...

Postby RudyDusslier » Thu 17 Dec 2009 18:06

James wrote:Hey Rudy, is there anywhere that I can see these images larger, I am really stunned by the quality at the ISOs you are using - I am seriously trying to work out if I should be saving for one of these, I was amazed with my D300 but this is something else!

Hi James,
Underneath a 100%crop from the above image.

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Re: Just picked up my D3s, some first impressions...

Postby James » Fri 18 Dec 2009 16:08

Thanks Rudy, It looks like its starting to smear a bit in the darker areas but even so for ISO 6400 that's very impressive!

I hope you are still having fun with it. :)
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