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G5 iso3200

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Lawrence, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Lawrence

    Lawrence Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 8, 2011
    Photos of high ISO from G5 are rare in the forum, and I have a chance to catch some of the different live shows and all are taken in ISO3200 with 14-140.I am very satisfy with the result.

    DMC-G5    ---    41mm    f/5.3    1/80s    ISO 3200

    DMC-G5    ---    41mm    f/5.3    1/13s    ISO 3200

    DMC-G5    ---    73mm    f/5.8    1/100s    ISO 3200

    DMC-G5    ---    61mm    f/5.7    1/160s    ISO 3200

    DMC-G5    ---    48mm    f/5.5    1/8s    ISO 3200

    DMC-G5    ---    125mm    f/5.8    1/20s    ISO 3200

    Lawrence :smile:
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  2. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    These are all very nice.
  3. monterj

    monterj New to Mu-43

    Dec 22, 2012
    ISO3200 looks great. G5 is solid, love mine.
  4. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    I agree, G5 looks good/usable at ISO 3200 for sure. I have since sold mine after getting a GH3, but towards the tail end of my time with the G5 I moved Auto-ISO up to 3200 max and got a few keepers at ISO 3200. Here's a few more, if you don't mind my adding to your thread with some examples :smile:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8219145955/" title="Ft Lauderdale by jloden, on Flickr"> 8219145955_b8a4d06786_c. "800" height="600" alt="Ft Lauderdale"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8220223460/" title="Ft Lauderdale by jloden, on Flickr"> 8220223460_d74bc16552_c. "800" height="600" alt="Ft Lauderdale"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8219139697/" title="Ft Lauderdale by jloden, on Flickr"> 8219139697_b0a537207a_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Ft Lauderdale"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8220219480/" title="Ft Lauderdale by jloden, on Flickr"> 8220219480_e537a24649_c. "600" height="800" alt="Ft Lauderdale"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8219134817/" title="Ft Lauderdale by jloden, on Flickr"> 8219134817_ab60bb857b_c. "800" height="600" alt="Ft Lauderdale"></a>
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  5. BillW

    BillW Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 22, 2012
    Scranton, PA
    Testing out my G5 with kit lens to see if it's viable. Had to shoot a small church event and gave it a try.
    I was impressed with the face detection that it didn't under-expose due to the bright lights on the walls, and I had no problem with exposure.
    I did a custom WB with a WhiBal card beforehand.
    Ended up leaving my 5D sitting on the seat (had it just in case).

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  6. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Nice shots. I've been trying to stay at ISO1600, but after seeing these results, I think I can go a bit higher.
  7. tuanies

    tuanies Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 13, 2011
    Graham, WA
    Tuan Huynh
    I found ISO3200 from the GH2 (same sensor) quite usable, even at night with the only source of light being the porch light.

    Taken at ISO3200, F/1.8 from the Olympus 45mm on my GH2, post processed RAW - bumped the exposure a bit, +80 luminance noise reduction.
    kassy_halloween_2012_3 by tuanies, on Flickr
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  8. svtquattro

    svtquattro Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 24, 2012
    Vancouver, Canada
    Wow, better than I thought it could do.
  9. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    I set the ISO limit to 3200 while in the G2 i have set it to 800.
    I also found that in LR you need only to work with the white noise correction in order to reduce the noise.
  10. Lisandra

    Lisandra Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2010
    The number one most annoying thing in the universe. ..my em5 does it all the time it makes me want to strangle it.
  11. BillW

    BillW Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 22, 2012
    Scranton, PA
    Try different modes...
    I'm no expert with this camera yet, but I am finding with my G5, in Face Detection mode, it locks in on the face for exposure and ignores the surroundings. I tested this with my kids in the snow, which should have under-exposed the shot, but it came out dead on.

    You may want to try that with the Olympus and see if you get the same results.
  12. rich.smith

    rich.smith Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 21, 2011
    That sequence of the leopard (jaguar?) shots on Flickr is OUTSTANDING. Exposure, lighting, color, focus all perfect. Composition and timing are terrific.

    I had successfully convinced myself to NOT get the G5 (I have a G3 and a GX1). Now it will be hard to resist. Did you use the Panny 100-300 for those shots?

    Care to give any other particulars about the shots? Tripod? How must post processing? etc
  13. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Thanks :smile:

    Those were all with the Panasonic 100-300mm and G5. I was using aperture priority (set at f/4 and auto-adjusting to the largest aperture possible since it was already fairly dark). I think I used auto-ISO up to 3200 max, which allowed for a faster shutter speed... though I may have manually set it to 3200 to get the fastest shutter I could for these, not sure.

    No tripod, just OIS on the lens and believe it or not, these were all shot through a rusty chain link fence :tongue: Most of the fence was blurred out by the focus on the far subjects, but there were shadows and artifacts from it in most of the shots, which I tried to minimize in PP.

    I shoot everything RAW to start with and process in LightRoom 4. Most of these had the exposure, contrast, highlights & shadows tweaked, and the black point brought down a few points to pop the black fur. The clarity was bumped up a bunch (+40-50, and in some cases even racked out at +100) to give more crispness to the fur and details. Lastly a very small saturation/vibrancy boost to give the colors a little more oomph. This is pretty much standard practice for me when adjusting final shots; I start with a preset that boosts clarity to +20 or so, then just go through the sliders in LR one at a time as needed to get the look I want for a given shot.

    From there it was localized adjustments. On almost every shot of animals or people I tend to use a quick spot brush with "iris enhance" to bring out the eyes. Then for these the remainder of the work was trying to make the fence less noticeable. It appeared as basically a shadow in a grid pattern, so I painted over it with the adjustment brush and tweaked the saturation, contrast, and exposure until it blended in more closely to the surrounding areas. It's not perfect and I'm sure photoshop could do a better job if I knew how, but it got me close enough so it wouldn't be glaringly obvious and detract from the shots.

    EDIT: I should probably note, those Jaguar shots were more PP than I normally need to do, mainly because of the fence. The rest of it was only a few minutes work in post.
  14. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Your process increases the visible noise, sharpening causes the noise to be more visible. This makes the noise results of the G5 at ISO 3200 even more impressive.
    A trick that I have learned from a pro is to adjust the noise in 1:2 magnification and not in 1:1. If you adjust it in 1:1 you usually over do for screen and for up to A3 page size print. This over doing causes the photo to be softer.
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  15. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Yep - I should probably also note I did not add any noise reduction to these, though the LR default is color NR at 25 and Detail at 50 so that probably has some effect although I did not adjust it from the defaults.
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