I had a chance to test a Canon 5D Mark III for a day. I borrowed it for a video shoot but realised it was a good opportunity to test the camera for portraits in low light. I’m on the verge of updating my Canon so I wanted to try the Mark 3 for comparison with Mark 2 and finally will test the Canon 6D as well.
Here the 3 test shots I did.
This is my friend Henrik sitting in a library with a small spot over his head lighting up the table.
Shot at 70mm , at ISO 6400 – f/4,5 – 1/125 handheld.
Another friend of mine taken outside in the middle of the night. No additional light.
Shot at 70 mm, at ISO 4000 – f/3,5 – 1/40 and handheld of course.
This last shot is in the library taken at the same time as the first one. There were a little more light from the spots and a bigger light source in the ceiling,
as they were sitting more in the middle the lights hit them from above, behind them.
Shot at 70mm, ISO 2000 – f/4,5 – 1/50 and handheld