10/29/11 160 W, 4 I - + 16 - 10 High ISO Expansion Testing / Garner Rescue 1

Here's a test of the high ISO expansion mode of my new Canon 50D camera. Activating same raises the camera's ISO upper limit from 3200 to 12800. This was taken at a reported house fire on Hay River Street last night, as one of several test shots. Small fire in kitchen, units quickly cleared. Other shots at this setting produced heavy noise. This one's close to acceptable, and probably because the camera was pointed straight at bright lights.

The good news: shots at 1600 and 3200 look pretty good. The less-than-good news: shooting at 6400 should be limited, and shooting at 12800 should be a rare thing. And really, they're there just for the very low-light shots. Like a fire scene at night, without a lot of scene lighting or vehicle lights. Included are three variations in white balance, for collective amusement. Guess the second shot is closest to what my brain remembers my eye seeing. Click to enlarge:

Did you or Lee make it out to Garner’s w/f yesterday on Crosspine?
Mike - 10/29/11 - 10:16

Negative, for me. Heard the dispatch while at work, forgot to switch over, so didn’t get to listen until very late. Believe Lee was elsewhere.
Legeros - 10/29/11 - 10:19

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