With exciting events like Vivid Sydney becoming more popular, a photographer's 'low light' skills are really being put to the test.

When shooting handheld, be sure to take advantage of the camera’s high ISO capabilities. Set to ISO 800 or above. This will give you faster shutter speeds, helping you achieve beautiful blur-free night time shots. Here are some of Canon’s best cameras and lenses for shooting in low light at different skill levels.

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  • For the best possible results, use a lens with larger aperture. This will let more light in for the correct exposure. The smaller the ‘f-number’ is, the larger the aperture.

  • If you want to shoot at a long shutter speed to create light trails or show movement in your image, you’ll need a tripod. When using a tripod be sure to turn off ‘Image Stabilising’. Check out our store for our range of Manfrotto Tripods.

The EOS 5D Mark III lets you capture a quality of image you never thought possible. Its Full Frame CMOS sensor allows you to capture images in incredible detail even in low light conditions.

The EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM L-series lens designed for professional photographers wanting to capture striking portraits and beautiful landscapes with a natural perspective.

The EOS 80D is ideal for experimenting with different photography genres and styles, it’s highly customisable and shoots with exceptional speed.


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The EOS 6D lets you experience the benefits of full frame quality such as incredible image detail, DiG!C 5+ image processor and amazing detail in low light. Built in WiFi and GPS to keep connected.

The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is an exceptional general purpose zoom lens that is full frame compatible and provides outstanding image quality over a range of widely used focal lengths.