G3 + 45/2.8 @ iso6400

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by ~tc~, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    The Houston Museum of Natural Science has a HUGE section on minerals and gems. There is no ambient lighting in the hall, only the lighting enclosed in the case with the sample(s). The actual gem vault is particularly pitch-black, providing for a very bright subject with often a very black background.

    Last time we went, I had my GF1, and ISO 800 or so resulted in some blurred images from long shutter speeds. This time, I had the G3, and previous shoots have shown me not to be scared of higher ISO's, so I went for broke. I'm pretty amazed ...

    f/4 1/125 ISO6400
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    f/4 1/40 ISO6400
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    f/4.5 1/500 ISO6400
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    f/4 1/500 ISO6400
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    f/5 1/500 ISO6400
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    f/8 1/25 ISO6400
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    f/8 1/25 ISO6400
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    f/8 1/13 ISO6400
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  2. hunyuan7

    hunyuan7 Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 31, 2011
    The color black looks clean in your images. If you ever have those photos printed out on a 4" x 6" paper, please let us know how the color black looks on paper.

    Thank you for sharing, TC.
     
  3. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    You should be ashamed of yourself - people spend a lot of time developing preconceived notions and prejudices about what M43 cameras are capable of, and here you go bursting bubbles without any thought about these peoples' feelings. :rofl:

    Seriously, nice stuff. They are high-contrast though - well-lit subjects against a pitch black background. Just like concert or theatre. Does anyone have samples of the G3 at high ISO where the subject is poorly lit?
     
  4. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Exposure info added above