Low light and MF

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by re-note, May 22, 2010.

  1. re-note

    re-note Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 19, 2010
    Bremen -Germany
    The inside of the EVF works superbly:bravo-009: with manual focus even under appalling lighting conditions when the stage is kept near dark.. No disappointment here. It is usable with glasses(not the progressive type).
    The piano player and drummer were taken with a Tamron 2,8/80-200 ISO 400and the punk performers with Leica R 1,4/50 ISO 800 and the singer ISO 1600
    Are there more people out there taking pics under the same or worse conditions ? I would like to see some work published in this forum.:yahoo:

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  2. e.besana

    e.besana Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 16, 2010
    Tarrytown, NY
    Hi re-note, nice shots...especially the images of the piano player and drummer. lets just say your attempts in low light have been more successful than mine! what shutter speeds were you working with? and were these shot on a tripod?
     
  3. re-note

    re-note Mu-43 Regular

    40
    Feb 19, 2010
    Bremen -Germany
    with IS there is no need to use a tripod. It is too cumbersome to shift around and the persons sitting next to you certainly would mind.
    With slow shutter speeds you get lots of blurred pics because of subject movement, unless this is your intention it may look funny.
    Shutter speeds for the four photos (pict 021-1/50; f 1,4 ISO 800; pict 071 - 1/160; f 2,8 ISO 400; pict 103 - 1/125; f 2,8 ISO 400; pict 120 - 1/13; f 1,4 ISO 1600).

    In case you would like to create movement yourself to give an impression to viewers of what was going on,you could move the camera during a long exposure (I don't care about the compositional rules handed down to us) Here are two examples to illustrate what looks like a multiple exposure when the IS is not turned off (pict 281 - 1/2 sec.,f 22 ISO 400, camera moved horizontally; pict 288 - 1/2 sec., f 22 ISO 400, camera moved vertically) The E-P2 sensor wants to be tortured and still works properly.



    regards

    re-note www.re-note.de
     

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  4. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
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    iso 640 ep1 voigtlander 28,1.9 at 2.8 camera resting on bar with 2 sec timer 1\10 to 1\20 sec avg exposure
     
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