Monthly Archives: January 2013

1D X and D4: Testing the ISOs

As the first part of our testing we put together an ISO noise test against several other cameras. If you’d like to read our series of posts on the 1D X and the D4 from the beginning, the introductory post was:

So, in addition to putting the cameras through their paces in real-life shooting, we also wanted to do some more controlled testing, so we set up a test scene at the studio. There are more details on the test setup at the end of the post, but for now, let’s take a look at the test scene:

Test Scene - 1D X @ ISO 102400

Test Scene – 1D X @ ISO 102400

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1D X and D4: Kings of the Hill?


We are going to kick off here by comparing two top-of-the-line sports cameras from Canon and Nikon – the 1D X and the D4. For real-world testing, we shot some indoor sports in pretty lousy lighting; there will also be some pixel-peeping for noise, raw file flexibility and video quality.

We also shot these cameras in a studio setting and compared them to several other full-frame models and a lonely APS-C contender we had lying around – that was never going to be a pretty sight. We’ll be talking about how these cameras were to shoot with and provide our answer to the big question – are these beasts worth their 6000 euro asking prices? Continue reading

My 2012 – year of the secret lover.

By July I got tired of frying myself in the town so I headed for Viljandi Folk Music Festival (for the 5th time). 12 hours a day three days in a row reportage style shooting concerts in low light indoor, bright daylight or at night to shoot with Nikon D800 and Nikon V1 FT-1. You going to feel every rubber corner and every gram of your equipment at the end of the day. This time I felt something else too. I longed for more peaceful intimate moments. And fate kindly offered me some. So I stayed away from front rows and stage itself.

Connection. July 2012 (KODAK PORTRA 400)

Connection. July 2012 (KODAK PORTRA 400)

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