Nikon D4 Low Light Shooting

paulrpaulr Posts: 1,174Member
edited November 2013 in Nikon DSLR cameras
Can only say well impressed with the low light capabilities of this camera, Using in low light situations in gymnasiums can be difficult, but not with this camera
Image was taken in low light [Image looks brighten than it was} ISO 4000 and fast moving targets.

Tomorrows Champions
Junior Boxers start at 11 years old and are totally fearless, but always carefully supervised by qualified coaches, Burmantofts ABC Leeds UK
Camera, Lens and Tripod and a few other Bits

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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    edited November 2013
    ISO 6400
    NRF Colorado Springs_3_07.28.13
    Sorry, couldn't help myself..LOL (The 800/5.6 belongs to one of our members…)
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  • DenverShooterDenverShooter Posts: 340Member
    Hey I resemble that lens!

    Denver Shooter
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    edited November 2013
    ISO 8000...hand held /w 14-24 2.8..simply amazing!

    ARN_6187.jpg

    ISO 12,800....again hand held /w 14-24 2.8...speech less if you had seen the setting (a cave inside a mountain) that this was taken in.

    ARN_6155.jpg
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    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,536Member
    Very nice pictures Golf007sd. Great definition/sharpness. Thanks for sharing.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    edited November 2013
    ISO 17,959
    Night train

    ISO 10,000
    Motor

    @DenverShooter….does look familiar..and if you want to publish the last three numbers on it, be my guest...
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  • shawninoshawnino Posts: 453Member
    That train shot is so good, it's ridiculous. I'll shoot my whole life and not get an image in that league. The framing, the perspective lines, the exposure, the whole thing just works.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,536Member
    Agree with shawnion...the train shot is outstanding in every way. Love these engines.

    Msmoto this is a winner. Please share more trains. Thanks for posting the ISO value. Impressive.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    Thanks, guys….a little story. I was riding my Suzuki DR650 around, the D4/20mm f/2.8 in the rear case. Saw the train activity, parked the bike, walked across the with riding suit on, grabbed several shots. The funny part is what I looked like….see my image on my Flickr page

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fantinesfotos/

    the one next to my name. And, I will try to grab some more train shots…..like with very long lenses….
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  • AdeAde Posts: 1,071Member
    Awesome. Is that an Aerostich hi-viz?
  • paulrpaulr Posts: 1,174Member
    edited November 2013
    China_0382
    This is what the Nikon D4 was made for Low Light, fast action

    Taken, hand held no Flash 70-200 2.8 Lens
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  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,144Member
    I would like to see a D400 made for that also (low light- fast action) at less than half the price of a D4.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,968Member
    I would like to see a D400 made for that also (low light- fast action) at less than half the price of a D4.
    Of course, most people would. The likely hood of a DX sensor being that good is slim.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,144Member
    Yes, slim chance. Seems like DX sensors will always be at least one stop behind fX sensors at high ISO Yet, just one stop off the mark set by the D4 isn't so bad! We can hope Nikon is waiting for some nascent sensor technology to come to fruition in a D400 sensor.
  • paulrpaulr Posts: 1,174Member
    It's nearly a month since I took the plunge and invested in the D4. I have used this camera in very poor lighting conditions without any flash or tripod use. The camera as never failed to amaze me in the low light situations. It as been used in Boxing gymnasiums, which are renowned for low light, and are sometimes found in not the best of area's regardless of country.The D4 is proving to be a sound investment allowing images to be taken which with a normal camera would be impossible.
    British Boxers in Preparation
    Camera, Lens and Tripod and a few other Bits
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    edited November 2013
    I know that feeling all to well. Now if you want to be blown away, slap on a 24 or 35 1.4 and shoot wide open :)
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    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • paulrpaulr Posts: 1,174Member
    Not got those lenses Golf007sd, whats the speed of focus on these lenses, I tend to use the normal 3 trinity. Have the 50mm 1.4 A great lens, but its too slow to focus for this kind of shooting.
    Camera, Lens and Tripod and a few other Bits
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