An AmiCUE meeting provided a venue for testing the D300 in available darkness conditions. Goals included comparison of ISO settings, testing manual focusing with LiveView, as well as auto focusing. LiveView was used exclusively. The shoot will appear on the AmiCUE web site and on the AmiCUE Facebook page. Following are a selection of test images, all shot on RAW at 14-bit with ambient light (or dark) without flash.

Tight shot with 105mm AI-S focusing with LiveView. Normal room light. ISO800 1/40th f-5.6 Craig Makarowski Venue is Archbishop Jordan High School in Sherwood Park
Tight shot with 105mm AI-S focusing with LiveView. Normal room light. ISO800 1/30th f-5.6 Stephen Wolver
Medium shot with 50mm f-1.8 AF, focusing with LiveView. Normal room light. ISO800 1/40th f-5.6 Brant Coghlan & Stephen Wolver.
Distant shot with 105mm AI-S focusing with LiveView. Normal room light. ISO800 1/60th f-5.6 Brant Coghlan
Distant shot with 105mm AI-S focusing with LiveView. Normal room light. ISO6400 1/500th f-5.6 Brant Coghlan
Wide shot with 12-24mm at 12mm AF focusing with LiveView. Reflected light from screen with diffused light from corridor. ISO800 1/3rd f-6.3 Brian Dofka, Robert Habkirk, Craig Makarowski, Arthur C. Clark.
Wide shot with 12-24mm at 12mm AF focusing with LiveView. Reflected light from screen with diffused light from corridor. ISO800 1/3rd f-6.3. Laser from mouse on desk was powerful enough to cause about -2.0EV underexposure. Wather Loff, Stephen Wolver, Brant Coghlan, Les Dietz.
Wide shot with 12-24mm at 12mm AF focusing with LiveView. Reflected light from screen with diffused light from corridor. ISO800 .77 second at f-4.0. Red spots on the wall are from overturned laser mouses on the desks. Rob Puffer, Berry Brown, Brian Dofka.
Tight shot with 35mm AI-S focusing with LiveView. Normal room light. ISO1250 1/500th f-2.8 Robert Habkirk, Craig Makarowski.
Medium shot with 35mm AI-S focusing with LiveView. Normal room light. ISO1250 1/80th f-5.6. Brant Coghlan, Les Dietz

Wide shot 12-24mm at 12mm AF focusing with LiveView. Mixed neon and incandescent light. ISO1250 1/30 at f-4.0. Exposure was set to retain as much colour in the neon tubes as possable, depressing the overall exposure. Brian Dofka, Rob Puffer, Robert Habkirk, Don Campion, Les Dietz. Venue is Boston Pizza, Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.

Wide shot 12-24mm at 24mm. AF focusing with LiveView. Mixed neon and incandescent light. ISO1250 1/15 at f-4.0. Exposure was set to retain as much colour in the neon tubes as possible, depressing the overall exposure. Robert Habkirk, Don Campion.
Portrait shot, 50mm f-1.8 AF focusing with LiveView. Mixed neon and incandescent light. ISO1600 1/50 at f-2.0. Don Campion.
Portrait shot, 50mm f-1.8 AF focusing with LiveView. Mixed neon and incandescent light. ISO1600 1/30 at f-2.0. Les Dietz
Selective focus shot, 50mm f-1.8 manually focusing with LiveView. Mixed neon and incandescent light. ISO1600 1/50 at f-2.0. Brant Coghlan, Richard Guthrie.
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