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Crippledsandwich
15th May 2011, 09:10 PM
Can anyone tell me how the E5 preforms in low light and handles noise in these conditions please? If you can post any pictures that would be really helpful.

thank you

Danny
15th May 2011, 09:58 PM
My only low light shots so far :

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5091/5539530835_36ca16ecf6_z.jpg
Exposure 30
Aperture f/7.1
Focal Length 14 mm
ISO Speed 200

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5185/5599197470_f61f3020c4_z.jpg
Exposure 30
Aperture f/22.0
Focal Length 14 mm
ISO Speed 200

Crippledsandwich
15th May 2011, 10:25 PM
That's pretty impressive! Did you have to do any PP afterwards? Thanks for posting these as well

ChrisW
15th May 2011, 10:34 PM
Here is my longest darkest E5 shot yet - ISO 200, f5.6, 360 second exposure and noise reduction on. There was virtually moon that night, according to the Photographer’s Ephemeris software the moons disc was only 0.5% illuminated.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/660/20110504_239_oly.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/34020)

Crippledsandwich
16th May 2011, 06:50 AM
Thanks for posting Chris, again really impressive. Specially for almost complete darkness.

Danny
16th May 2011, 07:06 AM
I did a little contrasting, and managed a bit of the noise in LR3 but thats only because I didnt have noise reduction on due to the length of time it wouldbve taken to write the orf to my crappy cards at the time :(

Ian
16th May 2011, 07:36 AM
Lovely examples of low light photography but I ought to point out that these were shot at low ISO as well :)

I think the OP was looking for high ISO feedback - but I could be wrong! :)

Ian

Zuiko
16th May 2011, 09:56 AM
Lovely examples of low light photography but I ought to point out that these were shot at low ISO as well :)

I think the OP was looking for high ISO feedback - but I could be wrong! :)

Ian

He didn't actually say!

Asking questons on a forum is like ordering a meal in a cafe, you have to be specific. The reason I use this analogy is that last Saturday I visited Cambridge with a group of friends and we ate in a cafe. One of my freinds ordered a full english breakfast but was told they were unable to do that as they had run out of mushrooms and tomatoes. He asked if they could just do him bacon and egg with toast and assumed that the egg would be fried. Imagine his surprise when they brought him a bacon omlette - with toast! *laugh

Dogcow
16th May 2011, 10:38 AM
Will a low-light shot in ISO 1600 do?

http://www.360vr.nl/Modderen/pictures/picture-16.jpg

Mind you: taken with a low shutter speed (1/25) so I did lose some sharpness here.

More of these are to be seen in this thread (http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=14043)

CallaWolf
16th May 2011, 01:57 PM
I spent Saturday night photographing at the Cardiff Student's Union Awards bash.
Used the E5 and the FL50 for the first time, ISO set to either 800 or 1600, depending on the lighting conditions. I shot everything in raw, processed one of the noisiest in Lightroom for what I call pop (contrast, saturation, colour correction etc) and noise reduction / sharpness, saved those settings as a preset and applied it to all 600 shots. I then went through them to discard those that hadn't worked (out of focus, too dark etc) and tweak those for whom the lightroom preset wasn't right (only a dozen or so).

After 35 minutes work (I timed it from the moment I opened Lightroom), I had around 450 shots that ranged from very good to excellent (and I tend to be very picky).

My first indoor, low light shoot - absolutely delighted with the machine. Anyone who says the E5 is a poor low light performer doesn't understand digital photography...or doesn't know how to post process.

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Ian
16th May 2011, 02:55 PM
This is a night time scene from the provincial Philippines at ISO 2000 taken with the E-5 and this is from a JPEG as at the time there was no RAW compatibility with Photoshop or Lightroom:

http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/data/550/P9303968.jpg (http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/18543)

Ian

Crippledsandwich
16th May 2011, 09:01 PM
Thanks everyone for all of your posts, I just generally wanted to see how the E5 handled in all low light conditions and different settings. you all have come cracking examples and im really impressed. I aspirer to own an E5 my self one day :o)