Our blog is a place to promote 500px photographers and their wonderful photos. If you have a story, a photo, DIY or a tutorial to share feel free to email us. We’re open to your ideas and photo experiences. Here is a story by Ben Canales of his first experience with the new Canon 1Dx and 5D3, and a great shot that resulted that night.
Last week the production company I work with took the new Canon 1Dx and 5D3 up to the stars to have a test to see which camera handles High ISO's the best, and therefore determine which one is the best night shooter. We also took up the 1D4 and 5D2 to compare the old with the new. I took the results and wrote up a blog post showcasing all the cameras at various ISO's side by side and how the RAW images hold up in post processing and eventually make a determination of which Canon DSLR is the new reigning champ of night photography. I do not think the 1Dx or 5D3 represent a “game changing” jump in night shooting. Years ago the 5D2 and Nikon D90 were literal game changers in their ability to controllably shoot much higher ISO’s than previously possible. Those cameras literally changed what was thought possible. The 1Dx and 5D3 provide substantial, exciting progress, but they won’t turn the world upside down.
On that same trip last week I shot my new favorite star shot and I like it so much that I want to share it. It's not my usual glowing tent, or lake reflection- in fact it's empty of just about everything. So, new for me, but I can't stop looking at it.