PDA

View Full Version : E5 Night shoot


PeterD
14th November 2010, 05:32 AM
Hi all, the promised long exposure shoot.

Standard setup: Tripod mounted, IS=OFF, Bracket exposure - 5 frames in 1/3 steps, Noise Reduction - AUTO, Shutter operated with RM2 and 2 sec delay. Aperture priority f7.1, ISO 200. Lens used - ZD 12-60mm.
Sample Image
http://peterd-2009.smugmug.com/photos/1089633231_eqMLS-XL.jpg

Link to images here. (http://peterd-2009.smugmug.com/Test-Images/E5-Night-Shoot/14645035_oDHG6#1089633231_eqMLS)

When hovering over an image, select the Information option from the flyout and you will see the exposure time (see Basic Tab) and exposure bias (see Detailed Tab) amongst other key settings. No attempt has been made to process these images after downloading from the camera. The subjects chosen have a wide tone range with lower tones being dominant. This should bring out any noise generated during exposure.

Zuiko
14th November 2010, 11:41 AM
Thanks Peter.

If I magnify the on-screen image by 50% I can see a little noise in the mid tones but nothing at all to worry about. Very impressive.:)

Ross the fiddler
14th November 2010, 11:59 AM
Hi all, the promised long exposure shoot.

Standard setup: Tripod mounted, IS=OFF, Bracket exposure - 5 frames in 1/3 steps, Noise Reduction - AUTO, Shutter operated with RM2 and 2 sec delay. Aperture priority f7.1, ISO 200. Lens used - ZD 12-60mm.
Sample Image
http://peterd-2009.smugmug.com/photos/1089633231_eqMLS-XL.jpg

Link to images here. (http://peterd-2009.smugmug.com/Test-Images/E5-Night-Shoot/14645035_oDHG6#1089633231_eqMLS)

When hovering over an image, select the Information option from the flyout and you will see the exposure time (see Basic Tab) and exposure bias (see Detailed Tab) amongst other key settings. No attempt has been made to process these images after downloading from the camera. The subjects chosen have a wide tone range with lower tones being dominant. This should bring out any noise generated during exposure.

Thanks Peter.
The other Peter whose comment is in the otyer thread http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?p=90785#post90785 is wanting to do 6 minute exposures. Care to accommodate him with a sample?

PeterD
14th November 2010, 12:35 PM
Thanks Peter.

If I magnify the on-screen image by 50% I can see a little noise in the mid tones but nothing at all to worry about. Very impressive.:)

Thank you for your comment John:).

I did not want to post my impression of this performance as I really wanted to get some independant views before expressing my own.
I now feel free to comment. Had I tried this type of shot with most cameras, I doubt if I could have got such clean images. Certainly the E3 would have struggled.
What I really, really need is Adobe to release the RAW Conversion for this camera. I hate processing jpg because you start to lose as soon as you begin. I am also satisfied that the difference in output between RAW and jpg seems to be very small.