19 July 2017

Canon EOS 70D ISO Field Test: Low Light Cape Town

High ISO Test: Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L USM Lens

High ISO Test: Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens - Cape Town Street Photography
Objective: Demonstrating application of higher ISO settings between ISO 800 - ISO 6400 with the Canon EOS 70D and EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM zoom lens - handheld, without any flash and low / deteriorating lighting conditions.

Note: All Street Photography Cape Town images handheld in Av Mode. From low light, to poor light to after dark with very limited ambient street light(s). Images captured in RAW (conversion via Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7). Very little post-processing except flower images are slightly cropped with Noise Reduction applied in Lightroom.

Canon Camera Equipment

  • Canon EOS 70D SLR camera body 
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens
  • No Flash used 
  • Handheld

Av Mode - Camera Settings

  • Aperture f/5.6 - 8 
  • ISO 800 - 6400
  • High ISO Noise Reduction: Standard 
  • Image Stabilization / Auto Focus 
  • Shutter speed: Various
  • 70-300mm focal lengths

Cape Town Location
  • St Georges Square (Low light)
  • Company Gardens (After dark)

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High ISO Test: Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L USM Lens
Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens  ISO 6400 f/8
70mm Low light just before sunset (no Lightroom noise removal)

High ISO Test: Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L USM Lens
Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens  ISO 800 f/5.6
88mm low light just before sunset 
(no Lightroom noise removal)

High ISO Test: Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L USM Lens
Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens ISO 500 f/5.6
93mm low light during sunset 
(no Lightroom noise removal)

High ISO Test: Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L USM Lens
Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens  ISO 800 f/5.6
120mm low light after sunset 
(no Lightroom noise removal)
High ISO Test: Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L USM Lens
Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens  ISO 6400 f/5.6
70mm low light after sunset 
(no Lightroom noise removal)

High ISO Test: Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L USM Lens
Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens ISO 6400 f/5.6
70mm very low light after sunset 
(no Lightroom noise removal)

High ISO Test: Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L USM Lens
Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens  ISO 6400 f/5.6
300mm very low light after sunset (slight crop / Lightroom noise reduction)


Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens ISO 6400 f/5.6
300mm very low light after sunset (slight crop / Lightroom noise reduction)


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