Cathedral Caverns

Went to Cathedral Caverns with friends today. I really appreciated the high ISO performance of my EOS M6. Didn’t have to carry a particularly fast lens and could travel light with just its 15-45mm lens. A bit grainy but I could shoot handheld without adding light. No way my old T5i would have handled this well.

Shooting a full moon last night

I’ve never been happy with my shots of a full moon. I’ve gotten good results with non-full moons but nothing I’ve liked with a full moon. Last night I decided to try to follow Tony Northrup’s instructions to see what I got.

I was shooting my Canon M6 on manual. ISO 100, 1/60 second f/8.0 with a Tokina 400mm lens, tripod mounted shutter fired by remote. Manual focus.

I stacked seven images using Registax and Tony’s wavelet presets. My first attempt at stacking the results didn’t come out like I wanted. Continue reading “Shooting a full moon last night”

EOS M6 High ISO Performance

So far I’m pretty impressed with the high ISO performance on my EOS M6. Makes me not worry too much about auto ISO.

I took these yesterday at Anheuser-Busch in St Louis. The high ISO shots are pretty usable without any noise clean up. Better with it but usable without it.

ISO 12800 without cleanup
ISO 12800 with +30 luminance noise reduction in Lightroom
ISO 12800 without cleanup
ISO 12800 with +25 luminance noise reduction in Lightroom