A Pirate’s Life for Me…

Ahoy, me hearties!

Below you will find pictures from a ride on Pirates of the Caribbean. I am pretty happy with how these pictures turned out, as I was trying the new Canon 6D to see how well it did in low light situations. Photos were taken with a Canon 6D and a 50mm f/1.4 lens. I hope you like them, even though I feel they could be a lot better…


Update: Many people were wondering about the truthiness of my claim that I didn’t use flash one bit inside the ride. I didn’t. Honest. Pull the EXIF data if you must, but it’ll show “flash did not fire.” Here’s how I did it: the Canon 6D is great camera for low-light conditions. It can lock auto focus in light as low as a full moon on a clear night. It has ISO capabilities well beyond what my T3i ever had, and it produces usable, non-grainy pictures at much higher ISO. Where the T3i tops out, the 6D just starts to have fun. We’re talking 3200 max usable ISO on the T3i while the 6D gets a pretty good picture out of 20,000 ISO. The other part of the equation is that I put a 50mm f/1.4 lens on the 6D. That’s a lens that does well in low light, due to going all the way down to 1.4 and letting in all that dim light. Truly a low-light dynamic duo. Someday, when money allows, I’ll have an f/1.2 lens and shoot in even darker conditions. For now, I will have to stick with the 50 f/1.4, which can actually see better than my own eyes in the dark!


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