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    The D5 monster i coming

    I don't know why I'm posting this. I couldn't even make up my mind about a second hand D4s. Still, progress is always interesting, and although not many are interested in these dinosaurs anymore, I am, and I won't exclude any options.

    The D5 seems to have a detachable viewfinder back, which is interesting. 20MP as expected. Will it offer ISO 16 as well? One can always hope. Not that it will make much difference if I'm not going to buy this brick of a camera anyway, but....

    The upcoming Nikon D5 DSLR camera will have a 20 MP sensor (plus more leaked D5 pictures) | Nikon Rumors

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    I really wonder how much the AF will be improved...... in either case we will see a deluge of cheap D4s's on the market early next year.

    I'm not convinced by the interchangeable VF's..... too difficult to really discern on those grainy pix.

    Interesting times.


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    The AF should be very much improved, between 153 to 179 AF points depending on the rumors and it will have more than 40 cross type AF points as well. In combination with Expeed 5 this should also guarantee pretty good responsiveness and tracking possibilities.

    I do also hope that this extends the area of the current AF significantly and also makes for finer AF points.

    And finally, as I will most probably not buy a D5, I hope that this AF system also condenses "down" to other high end models, such as the rumored D850

    There is already a "I am coming soon" video

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    Thanks for the post, Peter - looks great.

    I have to admit no Nikon camera add knocked my socks off like the original D4 one.... I would have bought the camera just on the basis of that add - if I had the $......


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    Quote Originally Posted by Swissblad View Post
    I'm not convinced by the interchangeable VF's..... too difficult to really discern on those grainy pix.

    Interesting times.
    This is not an interchangeable VF. It is a better VF + some good surprises for video shooters. Can't say any-more before January

    PS: The video "I AM COMING SOON" is a click bait. This is a D4s represented. The real D5 teaser is coming soon.
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    Hi Hulyss,

    Thanks for the info - I was wondering if it is a fake.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swissblad View Post
    Hi Hulyss,

    Thanks for the info - I was wondering if it is a fake.

    Cheers

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    Well, at least it is a good fake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulyss Bowman View Post
    This is not an interchangeable VF. It is a better VF + some good surprises for video shooters. Can't say any-more before January
    This is really interesting, I hope there is kind of an integrated/addable EVF.
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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

    The professional camera bodies by Nikon and Canon are always terrific for their intended use. You can expect the new D5 to be better across all areas against the D4S (which is at least tied for best in class today ). One thing you can count on is that Nikon has had plenty of input from working professionals and have field tested the new D5 .

    Having used each Nikon D since the D3 (D3,D3s,D4,D4s) ...I could see a continuous improvement in both image quality and functionality . So where will it be better and why should you care ?

    1. The AF will be better on the edges ..on the D4s the center AF point is faster and more accurate than a focus point placed on the edge . On the D5 you will have the ability to place the focus point nearer the edge and have it function like a center point . This is a big deal if you prefer to select a focus point rather than focus and recompose . (Its faster and more accurate ).

    2. The AF will be able to hold and track a focus point more consistently . On a D4S you might get half of a burst critically focused (thats normally plenty unless you need the exact critical point in a series ).

    3. It will achieve 15FPS ....if you shoot sports ...you need as much as you can get . Using a tennis example ...at 5FPS starting to capture a serve ....you might as well shoot as single capture ....only one capture will be near the peak and you still have to time it . At 11FPS you can shoot a burst starting with the toss and get maybe 2-3 alternatives to pick from. At 15FPS .....timing will not be an issue in tennis .

    There should be the expected improvements in image quality ...better high ISO performance and straight out of camera excellence .

    I also expect many improvements that speed the process of getting the images out to editors .
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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Hulyss Bowman View Post
    This is not an interchangeable VF. It is a better VF + some good surprises for video shooters. Can't say any-more before January

    PS: The video "I AM COMING SOON" is a click bait. This is a D4s represented. The real D5 teaser is coming soon.
    After letting a good bargain on a D4s slip away a couple of weeks ago, I'm seriously considering this camera. If there's some kind of EVF option for video, I'm practically in. I have no idea where to get the $7,000 that this will probably cost me, but the direction my photography is taking suggests that this and the D810 would be a great combination. I like to get my shots whatever the conditions are, and I don't like hardware limitations. The D5 will remove some of the limitations that I live with today.

    I'll have to continue my frequent visits to the gym though, if I'm going to...

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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    After letting a good bargain on a D4s slip away a couple of weeks ago, I'm seriously considering this camera. If there's some kind of EVF option for video, I'm practically in. I have no idea where to get the $7,000 that this will probably cost me, but the direction my photography is taking suggests that this and the D810 would be a great combination. I like to get my shots whatever the conditions are, and I don't like hardware limitations. The D5 will remove some of the limitations that I live with today.

    I'll have to continue my frequent visits to the gym though, if I'm going to...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjOl0fG72ZE
    I am fully with you! I also do not know how to fund the probably €5500.- for this camera, but I am seriously considering this, if especially the EVF is resolved. There is great hope!

    I even think of selling my Olympus m43 gear - which I really love - but if the D5 works out properly this will very likely be the path for me to go. Wildlife with that body should just be a breeze

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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

    I am personally a bit surprised at only 20MP. I don't expect 36, but could get more excited at 24 or 30...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    I am personally a bit surprised at only 20MP. I don't expect 36, but could get more excited at 24 or 30...
    This was to be expected and already long time known ....

    Nikon always is very conservative WRT MP count in their top end pro cameras - D3 with 12MP, D4 with 16MP and now D5 with 20MP .... maybe D6 will be 24MP ???? And their product cycles are so far around 4 years, with an S model following after 2 years with some improvements, but basically the same sensor.

    But I would have also loved a 24MP - 30MP version to be honest So you need to wait till 2020?

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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

    12 to 16 is a 33% increase. 16 to 20 is a 25% increase. At this rate, the 24MP D6 will be an antique long before it's released. Heck, to my thinking, this 20MP D5 is essentially an antique in the current 35 DLSR world. And yes I know that pixel count isn't everything, but still...
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    20 MP is just find. I do not care about the D5 but I'm excited about an eventual Df2 who might be what the Df should have been in the first place ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    12 to 16 is a 33% increase. 16 to 20 is a 25% increase. At this rate, the 24MP D6 will be an antique long before it's released. Heck, to my thinking, this 20MP D5 is essentially an antique in the current 35 DLSR world. And yes I know that pixel count isn't everything, but still...
    That was sort of my line of thinking when I switched to Canon (having been a Nikon shooter since I was 13), since I mainly shoot the DSLR for sports, and the 1Dx surpassed the D4s with pixel count, and AF tracking was superior as well. Not to mention it was easier to rent the larger telephotos for Canon no matter where I happened to be, as the Nikon ones were a bit harder to find.

    Now the D5 seems to close the gap, but then again, Canon is coming out with the 1Dx mark II which is 24MP and they are supposedly going to improve on the DR. If they improve on the focus tracking, Nikon wont really have anything to entice the photojournalists using Canon to switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    I am personally a bit surprised at only 20MP. I don't expect 36, but could get more excited at 24 or 30...
    I can think of three good reasons for this:

    - Processing and buffer capacity. More megapixels means slower processing and a buffer that fills up faster but empties slower.
    - Video quality. With video, there is no downsampling to reduce noise. One pixel is one pixel, and the larger they are the better.
    - Sports photography and storage space. Although storage is getting cheaper by the minute, thousands of large files every weekend take up a scary amount of space. Memory cards are soon moving into the terrabyte territory, which is fine, but hard disks seem to be developing slower now. Double or triple backups cost a lot of money and take up space.

    12MP wouldn't stop me from buying this camera, 30 would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    I am personally a bit surprised at only 20MP. I don't expect 36, but could get more excited at 24 or 30...
    .... and is this what you call a blessing in disguise? Getting the opportunity to spend $3,000 more than what was already way over budget? Some friends I have on this forum

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    Nikon! How about D5x?

    (yep, this message is for Nikon)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    12 to 16 is a 33% increase. 16 to 20 is a 25% increase. At this rate, the 24MP D6 will be an antique long before it's released. Heck, to my thinking, this 20MP D5 is essentially an antique in the current 35 DLSR world. And yes I know that pixel count isn't everything, but still...
    Personally I would have preferred 24MP. IMHO this the sweetspot for FF sensors and will stay so for very long time. It is the ideal size for enough leeway to crop, obviously the optimum for DR and high ISO (which only could improve over time) and speed/filesize.

    But 20MP is a bit on the low end of the scale for 2016 when this beast will be released. And Canon will have the edge here with their upcoming D1X with 24MP, if they manage to further improve AF so it van compete with AF of the D5. But it is what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulyss Bowman View Post
    20 MP is just find. I do not care about the D5 but I'm excited about an eventual Df2 who might be what the Df should have been in the first place ...
    From what my whisperers tell me, there will be no other Df.

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    My hope is for radio trigger technology for speedlights, just like Canon now has. If I were in the market for a new top-end DSLR today (and I am not) I would still go for the D1X on the basis of the E-TTL radio trigger system, as opposed to Nikon's line-of-sight system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baudolino View Post
    My hope is for radio trigger technology for speedlights, just like Canon now has. If I were in the market for a new top-end DSLR today (and I am not) I would still go for the D1X on the basis of the E-TTL radio trigger system, as opposed to Nikon's line-of-sight system.
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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

    Just announced, and a D500! About time.

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    D5 and D500 - a dream combo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    D5 and D500 - a dream combo!
    brought back ol' memories back in the day when D3 + D300 was announced.
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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

    Yep I'd say today was one of Nikon's more significant days. Good vibes from this duo of bodies.
    Now, does the DX range need more primes, or does the FX range need more kit zooms?
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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

    Here's a nice video about the D5 AF system:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=7LiPjo0LNnM
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    Have to admit is looks good!



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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Swissblad View Post
    Have to admit is looks good!



    More than good! Best!

    Now by God, here is a real camera. No namby-pamby "Jack of all trades, master of none", limp-wristed, slow witted, Lilliputian buttoned toy, desperately masquerading as a Pro camera

    This is a head slamming 0 to 60 in 2 seconds, Falcon eyed, see in the dark Black Panther, nail pounding, 8000 shot Gatling Gun, Tattooed bulging biceps, Wife beater t-shirt, Luca Brasi worthy camera

    Honestly, if I were still shooting pro as much as I used to, I'd be on this in a NY heart beat. Heck, I may rent one just so I can have that total feeling of confidence one more time.

    Nice to see new cameras that clearly define what they are … Phase One reinstating MF as the resolution king, and Nikon with this wonderfully solid chunk of dedicated acceleration and exhilaration.


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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

    >8,000 shots per battery/charge?

    Eight thousand!

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    Marc Wrote ----->>>>> "Now by God, here is a real camera. No namby-pamby "Jack of all trades, master of none", limp-wristed, slow witted, Lilliputian buttoned toy, desperately masquerading as a Pro camera"<<<<<

    Marc no need for beat around the bush, with thinly disguised references and innuendos to which camera you are comparing the King of the Hill D5 to. We all can read between the lines and decipher you coded message to the legions of thump chest beating Nikon photographers who know when it comes to tracking a nats flight around picnic eating tourists in the dead of night and capturing frame after frame of its fluttering wings in pitch dark, that the former possy Pro Camera of which you speak of, no longer needs to be considered, other than a toy of those who's pockets are lined with gold.

    So go ahead, be forthright and be bold and call a Lomo by name for what it is. At least replacements are readily available, theres more than two varients than just a choice of CF or QXD slots and and you can't even get a D5 except in Black.

    Except for that I fully agree with all you wrote and that the D5 should indeed and hopefully be exactly what it purports to be... a further evolution of the Nikon D series of cameras that simply get its intended job done like few others.

    Nicely put Marc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars View Post

    ISO Hi5 - 3.2M... nighttime pinhole, anyone?
    What good is that with an OVF?

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    I smell the D700 successor. I smell it from here !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    What good is that with an OVF?
    Thats sort of what I've been wondering. As much as I am a big fan and proponent of OVF's, I would have hoped that Nikon would have been bold and offered an optional (removeable) viewfinder, one of which would have been a EVF. I believe it would have been a tremendous hit and yet being optional, wouldn't force anyone to accept one kind of viewfinder over another. As for it being weather resistant, I'm sure ppropriate seals could have been developed.

    It would also have opened the door to other specialzed viewfinders available as optional accesories but having at least a OVF and EVF would have not only been inventive for this class of camera but would have distinguished the D5 from any smaller body varient such as a D700 successor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&A View Post
    Thats sort of what I've been wondering. As much as I am a big fan and proponent of OVF's, I would have hoped that Nikon would have been bold and offered an optional (removeable) viewfinder, one of which would have been a EVF. I believe it would have been a tremendous hit and yet being optional, wouldn't force anyone to accept one kind of viewfinder over another. As for it being weather resistant, I'm sure ppropriate seals could have been developed.

    It would also have opened the door to other specialzed viewfinders available as optional accesories but having at least a OVF and EVF would have not only been inventive for this class of camera but would have distinguished the D5 from any smaller body varient such as a D700 successor.

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    I wonder if this is really a viable option - granted the minimal tolerances digital sensors permit - which frequently require micro-adjustment on a fixed OVF.

    Any engineers out there who can answer this query?
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    No need to be engineer. EVF aren't suited for DSLR. An EVF on a DSLR would work only on mirror up mode. DSLR allredy have an EVF : Live view. So live view + OVF = the best of two worlds. Same goes for SIGMA. They can craft an EVF but instead they made a loupe for the LCD : Clever and economic.

    For sport OVF/DSLR is better (I'm used to both, was early adopter of XT-1). For me, EVF is for niche market aka sony/fuji/leica/pany ... all the crowd who do not provide pro level cameras as Nikon or Canon, and will never make the grade for very long shoot/pros : It will kill your eyes and brain.

    I invite Dave and Vivec to unstuck their eyes out of EVF and go trying the D5 or even the D500 OVF ...
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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

    It is Vivek (k). Would have been easier with an evf. ovf - been there done that in every possible iteration and donderdag not want them.

    What is the lowest light level that the D5 will AF- anyone knows?

    When folks showed the amazing low light capabilities of D3, it was truly inspirartional. Now, with the A7s and the RX1R ii, being able to see in the darkness and auto focus- that is really pratical and useful. It may be an "amateurish toy" ( very portable too!) but it gets the job done.
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    >>>I invite Dave and Vivec to unstuck their eyes out of EVF and go trying the D5 or even the D500 OVF ...<<<<

    No need to express things this way especially since you seemingly haven't read my previous post or you would have seen that I have been a proponent of OVF and except for one minor camera, all those I use are OVF cameras. In addition I have actively used every pro series D cameras in a professional capacity since the very 1st day the original D1 was released, so I think I am aware of OVF's and their capabilities, especially those on all the Nikon D series Pro bodies.

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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

    It is doubtful that any here would buy a D5. It is a niche product by itself. Nice, pricey, feature packed and all that but a niche product nevertheless.

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    what is the lowest light level that the d5 will af- anyone knows?
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    It is doubtful that any here would buy a D5. It is a niche product by itself. Nice, pricey, feature packed and all that but a niche product nevertheless.
    I would if I had the money. I don't.

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    >8,000 shots per battery/charge?

    Eight thousand!
    That's rather impressive. Some of the well heeled photographers who buy the top models just to fondle them probably only need to charge the battery once ever
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    I'm just tired by the EVF argumentators. I use Nikon, Nikon do not use EVF technology and I think most of us are fine with it. I do not go on Sony forum to say "HEY DUDES !! Would be cool if SONY make a proper OVF no ??"

    The D5 and the D500 are truly a very good new in the Nikon verse. EVF have his utility, yes, but it is not a Nikon thing.

    And we might see a D700 like camera by the end of the year so the D5 "Price tag" will not be a "problem". What about the price tag of other brands ?...
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    Ditto - ditto - ditto.


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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Hulyss Bowman View Post
    I'm just tired by the EVF argumentators. I use Nikon, Nikon do not use EVF technology and I think most of us are fine with it. I do not go on Sony forum to say "HEY DUDES !! Would be cool if SONY make a proper OVF no ??"

    The D5 and the D500 are truly a very good new in the Nikon verse. EVF have his utility, yes, but it is not a Nikon thing.

    And we might see a D700 like camera by the end of the year so the D5 "Price tag" will not be a "problem". What about the price tag of other brands ?...
    As long as you discount coming to in Sony threads about lack of traffic here, sure.

    nikon 1 (some models) have EVF. Just because you may not use them does not mean they do not exist or Nikon donot make EVF based products.
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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

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    That's rather impressive. Some of the well heeled photographers who buy the top models just to fondle them probably only need to charge the battery once ever

    Is it that much of a white elephant then?

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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

    The D5 looks to be a superbly designed camera, a typical solid offering by Nikon in their high end line.

    I'm quite satisfied with the gear I presently have and don't really need the additional benefits and features that the D5 offers, but I applaud Nikon continuing to develop and offer this level of performance and quality in their equipment. It's nice to know that such equipment options are available if and when they are needed.

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    The D series of Pro Nikon Cameras are such that I do not bond to them like I do say shooting with a Leica and some others. Yet when push comes to shove and I have to shoot an event or performance that is both extremely demanding and under conditions that few cameras would be able to keep up with or capture particular scenes or performers, for myself, nothing has come through, with the day in and day out consistancy and performance of these Nikon's D cameras.

    For much else or certain other specific requirements or simply personal desires, I would more than likely pick up something else when walking out the door. Each camera and system has its particular strengths and its a matter of picking the one for a given use that helps one reach desired objectives.

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    The D5 is the camera is a marvelous camera! Especially the AF system seems to have grown more than mature finally. If I could like I want I would buy it in a heartbeat. The ideal tool for event and wildlife, my main shooting scenarios.

    This camera in combination with the D500 to extend reach easily and a D810 (or D850 with the AF system of the D5/D500) for high res shots would make me completely happy.
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    At times it would be nice to have an unlike button.... sheesh.... how can one stop this

    Grow up and go an p*ss on your own parade.

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    Re: The D5 monster i coming

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    Is it that much of a white elephant then?
    I bought my D2Xs from one of those guys, 5,000 clicks an 90% below new price 4 or 5 years ago, and was offered a D4s at around half price with a similar number of clicks just a month ago from a similar source. Keep them coming, says I
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars View Post

    ISO Hi5 - 3.2M... nighttime pinhole, anyone?
    That is not as crazy as you think. I WILL be doing that. If I can get clean images at, say 24K ISO I will be more than happy.

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