Ivan Castro Guatemala's Incredible "Around the Arctic Circle" Project

Photographer Ivan Castro's Around the Arctic Circle project is yielding some incredible imagery, including one that demonstrates the Sony a7S' amazing low light, high ISO capabilities.

 

His journey has taken the panoramic photographer to many locations already, including Iceland, but his post today is from Greenland and includes footage of the Northern Lights, shot with a Sony a7S in real time. Most shots this dramatic are done using a time-lapse, but Castro shot these clips naturally using ISO settings between 16,000 and 64,000 (!!!).

 

The video shows particularly active, bright and vibrant views of the Northern Lights, with relatively low noise, considering the dark environment and high ISO settings. The a7S' continues to prove it's unbelievable low light performance in real world situations.

 

Lenses used for the video were:

Sony Carl Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM Vario-Sonnar T*
Sony Carl Zeiss 24mm f/2.0 T* Wide-Angle
Sony 16mm F/2.8 Fish-eye
Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 SSM G II

 

Take a look at Ivan's work here:

 

 

Castro's journey is sponsored by Sony, Avianca a Star Alliance Member and 40 Principales 92.5FM.

 

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