LITTLE OWL, BIG ISO
Recently, Richard had a chance to try out the high-ISO performance of the new Nikon D5 on an obliging subject…
Do you think the improved performance at higher ISOs is the greatest change to photography of the past ten years?
Yes, definitely. Pictures are being taken now that would never have been taken before. I had a D5 for a month and I printed some pictures at ISO30,000, A3 size, to see if they would be good enough for magazine use, and they look absolutely amazing.
What was the subject?
It was a little owl. There’s a couple of images, one at ISO28,800 (pictured right) and the other at ISO30,000, and they look amazing. The shoot was in the evening on a really cloudy day. I think I had a 2.0x converter on; it was f/8 and 1/1000 sec.