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elizabethan gardens: low light with the gh2 & cctv lens

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by powderbanks, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. powderbanks

    powderbanks Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 7, 2012
    north carolina
    i went to the elizabethan gardens the other night with my friend, her sister and her niece. i just got an smc super takumar 55mm/1.8 m42 mount lens and another 25mm/1.4 cmount cctv lens. i took both of them along thinking i'd shoot with both, but ended up only shooting with the cctv lens. it can be pretty sharp, especially if you stop it down a little. the distortion wide open is pretty extreme, and not always pleasant. i suppose because the lens itself is so small, even at 1.4, it seemed like i had to shoot at a higher iso or slower shutter speed than if i were using my canon 50mm/1.8. anyways, onto the pics.

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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Looks like it was fun and you got some very interesting shots - nice! :thumbup:
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  3. powderbanks

    powderbanks Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 7, 2012
    north carolina
    thanks. i tried to do some video, but i guess they used a bunch of those new led lights. i'm not sure if they're 60hz like fluorescent tubes, but even at 1/60 shutter speed, the strobing was pretty intense (and some of the cfl bulbs they had in some of the spot lights didn't seem to stop strobing in video either). i hate new lightbulbs. bring back the old filaments
  4. Timos L

    Timos L Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 26, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Timos :)
    Very good use of the cctv lens, especially in #3 and 5 ;)
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  5. powderbanks

    powderbanks Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 7, 2012
    north carolina
    it's kind of a tricky little lens, but i like it. and can't be mad at the price either at ~$20
  6. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Very creative shots!Well done!