Ultra low light, handheld photography...

I went to the “Night Safari” in Singapore the other night, and when they said “no flash photography allowed”, my face lit up and a big grin developed on my face.

These photos are all shot at pretty much the limits of the camera and lens. To make things worse, they were shot from a moving carriage (I did get out for a bit but was too lazy to walk around in the dark).

Most of these pics are pretty much brighter than what you can see with your naked eye and wouldn’t even be possible if it weren’t for the HI-2 mode for ISO (25,600 ISO). ISO 25,600 is not possible on any camera except the D3.

All these photos have not been edited in any way at all. Just resized (not cropped) to 1200pixels. Manual metering, continuous focus with lock priority.

1)
ISO 6400, F2.8, 1/100, 120mm

2)
ISO 6400, F2.8, 1/100, 95mm

3)
ISO 6400, F2.8, 1/100, 200mm

4)
ISO 25600, F2.8, 1/30, 170mm

5)
ISO 25600, F2.8, 1/30, 105mm

6)
ISO 25600, F2.8, 1/30, 160mm

7)
ISO 25600, F2.8, 1/30, 200mm

8)
ISO 25600, F2.8, 1/30, 150mm

9)
ISO 25600, F2.8, 1/30, 200mm

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