Four candles in a pitch dark room. I wasn’t sure what to expect and if this would work at all. I wont spoil it for you, sit back and enjoy
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more after the break (including 100% screengrabs)
The most challenging part during this test was keeping focus on the eyes, Cineroid EVF attached to the Canon 5D3 with Kit lens, shot at 105mm at f4, wide open,
a vintage Minolta 35-70mm f4 wide open on the Sony Nex 7 (via LA EA2 adapter). Ungraded footage, Color style, Neutral, Color tone -4, Saturation -4, contrast -4, sharpening 0, noise reduction and highlight priority turned off. no adjustments in post – footage looks even better at 50mbps, highest output for H264 in pp, however, the result would be a +1GB file. I am really impressed with the level of detail all the way up to 25.6k and the lack of noticeable color shift up to ISO 20k, only at 25.6k reds turn magenta! I can’t wait to start shooting with this camera!
Some of you already emailed asking about the softness issue on 5D3 files. I haven’t had a chance to shoot much yet. Based on this test I think the files will be perfect for glamour, beauty and fashion work, landscapes, cityscapes or anything detail rich, will need post sharpening, probably lots of it. I did notice focus is very critical and had to reshoot most of the clips, missing the mark by a few millimeters is unforgiving, take a look at the eyes, we have very good definition between pupil/iris and on eyelashes (and we are looking at un-sharpened files).
As for the Sony Nex 7, there is not much to be excited about when your only light source is a candle I love the camera and was curious how it would perform at high ISO, the clips and screen grabs below confirm what we already knew, not very good and looking at ISO 3200 we have a nice example of what high compression codecs do to the image……..
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