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Nikon D5 Video Shot with Only Light Bulb as Light Source

Everybody is talking about the new Nikon D5’s low light performance. Recent reports have been very positive for the camera and its usability at high ISO levels. This brings with it great potential for video work in low light conditions.

Photographer Kenneth Yung has shot a film about woodworking that looks at this very thing. The video is shot with a single 50 watt incandescent lightbulb, and what you see is straight out of the camera.

Whilst it may seem silly to craft wood in such poor light, the performance is very impressive. This is definitely a camera to consider if you like making films on the side of your stills photography.

There was no colour correction, grading, noise reduction or sharpening applied in post. The video was shot using the Nikon D5 and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 at f/2.8-5.6, 1/50s, auto ISO, and 3840 x 2160 25p resolution.

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The video uses a variety of different ISO speeds throughout, which are indicated in the bottom left of the screen.

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