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Some night shots with an Olympus E-P1 and Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by PeterB666, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    I did some shots of the lunar eclipse on 21 December with a Nikon D90 and 150-500mm lens which I have posted on another forum Nikon D90 moon photos, however; I also took my Olympus E-P1 and Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 to take the more "atmospheric" wide shots.

    The first 3 shots are hand-held

    There should be a moon here but it is hidden by cloud on the horizon.

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    1 Oak Park Lunar Eclipse - it should be there by peterb666, on Flickr

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    2 Oak Park - The moon and the photographer by peterb666, on Flickr
    That one was ISO1600 at 1/20 second. The eclipse is almost over at this stage and this has come out a lot brighter than it was.

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    Portrait in Canon 50D Light by peterb666, on Flickr

    The only lighting in that one is the LCD from a Canon 50D. My camera was set to ISO1600, f/1.4 and 1/25s and then pushed up around 2EV. There is a lot of noise in that and in retrospect it should have been set to ISO3200 and 1/20s which would probably allow me to add a little more fill-light without any extra noise. It is really difficult to judge exposure off the LCD of the Olympus E-P1.

    The last shot was done on a tripod. This is a single exposure but I have bracketed it and will do a composite with layers at a later date. Still looks pretty good as-is.

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    4 Oak Park and the Silvery Moon after the Eclipse by peterb666, on Flickr
    A rather conventional exposure for 3.2 seconds @ ISO200.

    Please enjoy, CC welcome.
     
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  2. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 29, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks again peter, really enjoy your work! I find it a bit tricky with the iso noise on the pens too. I'm thinking of going "raw" and using lightrooms noise reduction algorithms to assist. Such a lovely lens too:) 

    Nice work
     
  3. choco.late

    choco.late New to Mu-43

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    Dec 6, 2010
    excellent! great series :bravo-009:
     
  4. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    780
    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    Thanks guys. Re RAW - that's all I use now. You can get back a little bit extra from blown highlights and don't have to worry about getting white balance right at the time. One less thing to distract you. I wish they could stick the Nikon D90 sensor in the Olympus Pen. It would be heaven.
     
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  5. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 29, 2010
    Australia
    if only! :p 
     
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