Share: High ISO MFT Photography

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by szanda, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. szanda

    szanda Mu-43 Regular

    Hi there, I would like to start a thread about high ISO images, and by high I mean minimal iso 1600, more is better :smile: don't mind the genre or pp, I just like to see how our cameras perform at high ISO settings and in extreme lighting conditions and how can you deal with troubles that comes with high ISO, hand held long exposures or use them as advantage. Please always write camera type and iso settings.

    I start with some street shots all of them shot with em5. I noticed that quality and noise amount varies at this settings, don't know why

    ISO6400(3200 would work here better)




    The last one was shot from a car on my way home today, it's quite controversial I think, but interesting at the same time.
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  2. deang001

    deang001 Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 16, 2013
    Hong Kong
    Great idea for a thread !!

    At full res, the grain is very apparent, but at this type of web viewing I reckon high ISO M43 is perfectly acceptable and usable.

    GH3 & 45-175PZ @ ISO 4000
    View attachment 325880
    P1010712 by dean.g., on Flickr

    E-M1 & 12-40/2.8 @ ISO 12,800

    E-M1 & 12-40/2.8 @ ISO 10,000
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  3. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    There was once an active high iso thread but now it hasn't been mentioned for a while, a new thread can be good.

    So sorry for the duplicate, but these two are from my another post, showing new DxO Optics Pro's ability to handle high ISO shots. the new sensor in EPL5 provided a good output to start with.

    first one, ISO 20,000
    PA240285_DxO by jyc860923, on Flickr

    the 2nd, ISO 3,200
    PA240271_DxO by jyc860923, on Flickr
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  4. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Taken with my old E-P2 + Nokton 25mm
    <a href="" title="Late Night at the Dock by Dennis Raines, on Flickr"> 6624731207_2b200da928_b.jpg "1024" height="768" alt="Late Night at the Dock"></a>
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  5. Galengwath

    Galengwath Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 11, 2013

    E-M1 with 45mm f/1.8, at ISO 20,000, OOC jpeg with noise reduction on auto and noise filter on low.

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  6. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    Missus n I

    <a href="" title="PB090072 by ADK 01, on Flickr"> View attachment 325911 "1024" height="768" alt="PB090072"></a>

    At 12800 ISO
    160/f4 with Pana25
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  7. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
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  8. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    ISO 6400 in very low light, no noise reduction applied. Couldn't get my shutter speed fast enough for the father/daughter dancing, so there's a little bit of motion blur. Nevertheless, I still like the expressions on the photo.

    View attachment 325981
    P9070307.jpg by hazwing, on Flickr
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  9. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 25, 2012

    ISO 4000

    OM-D EM-5 | Sigma 19mm | f2.8 | 1/60

    Sloppy processing, but I like the shot.

    Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43 mobile app
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  10. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
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  11. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
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  12. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Kevin - Wonderful set!

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  13. Splitprism

    Splitprism Mu-43 Regular

    May 10, 2013
    Rio Grande, Brazil
    EPL5, Olympus 17mm F2.8 @ ISO 8000. 1/10th handheld.

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  14. szanda

    szanda Mu-43 Regular

    How jyc, how? :smile:
  15. rbelyell

    rbelyell Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 15, 2013
    Mountains of NY
    yeah, i'm not getting anywhere near these results at 3200 let alone 8-10,000! either someone put an inferior sensor in my epl5 or im simply the worst photographer of all time.
  16. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
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  17. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    He's using the new super impressive and super slow noise reduction algorithm in DxO :p
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  18. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    the 2nd dog shot on the top of this page, is actually ISO 25600, not 20000, and the higher the ISO is, the slower and more stupid the process seems to be, this one took several minutes on my 4 core machine, just so you know it can take up to nearly two hours on my work computer.

    but it does turn some otherwise waste shots into fun ones.
  19. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Agree! These are very nice shots!

    The highest I'd ever gone with my camera is ISO-3200. Here are a couple:

    E-M1 + 50-200SWD @ 169mm | f/4.0 | 1/250s | ISO-3200

    E-M1 + 50-200SWD @ 200mm | f/3.5 | 1/200s | ISO-3200
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  20. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    Hi Patrick

    these ISO 3200 shots seem pretty good
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