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ISO 200 Long Exposures (Forest)

These examples, all shot in the space of 30 minutes, show the insanely great noise and color of the Nikon D3s at low ISO.

Most of these images could not even be made with the recently-reviewed Leica M9, which costs US$1800 more. The appropriate tool for the job, the Big Black Beast delivers.


I elected to present images on this page at 50% of actual pixels (2128 pixels wide), because this accurately suggests what one might see in a print. Many users will have to scroll to see the entire image, but I feel that the 50% size tells the story well. Get the NEC 30" if you want a bigger screen, heck, it’s only 40% of the cost of a D3s.

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Nikon D3s + Zeiss ZF 100/2 Makro-Planar @ f/8, 13 seconds, ISO 200

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