Canon EOS 5D Mark III ISO 25600 Low Light Focus Test Shots

Two of the major area of improvement with the 5D Mark III are the AF system and high ISO performance. I went to the House of Dancing Water Show in Macau few days ago and tested out the 5D Mark III under some rather adverse condition and I think it fared rather well. I used the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM with the 5D Mark III. The photos were shot in RAW and converted with Capture One Pro with resizing and sharpening in Photoshop CS5. I will just post 2 shots.

The above photo was shot under extremely low lighting, you could hardly see him in real life. The performer was hanging in mid-air swinging and “flying” around. It was not really a good photo and I posted it to show that the 5D Mark III managed to track focus and took a shot at all was quite an amazing feat. It was shot at 300mm 1/200s f5.6 and ISO 25000.

The above shot showed a stunt motorcyclist “flying” in mid-air. Again, the 5D Mark III AF had no problem tracking focus. The shot was taken at 252mm 1/20s f5.6 and ISO 25600.

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