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Old Mar 10, 2011, 5:35 PM   #1
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Default Night time shots ...... very rare .. why ???

Hi Guys

I've only recently noticed that we get to see hardly any night time images these days. Infact, come to think of it I have seen may be a half a dozen at most since getting my E3, back in 2008. I used to take a few with the E1 but since I got the E3 I've only had one or two attempts at it, so I'm curious as to why there's so few night time shots with the E5XX/6XX/30/3 ?

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Old Mar 10, 2011, 5:50 PM   #2
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Hi Harj,

Good point. One that I've noticed 'til you pointed it out. I'll have to work to correct that. In the meantime, here is one that I posted last year while in Florida.

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Old Mar 10, 2011, 9:42 PM   #4
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Nice one, Zig.

I'm planning to try a little bit tomorrow night when I go to the Dallas Stars NHL hockey game. When it ends, you walk out into an area lit up in neon lights of all sorts, with high-rise buildings all around lit in their own colors. My plans are to take the 50-200 off after the game, mount the fisheye that's in my coat pocket for the walk back to the car and do some shooting in-between. I've already tested it and, fortunately, the 50-200 (without the hood) does fit in that same coat pocket.
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I have dozens of night shots. I like to take them when I travel, mostly general interest shots, nothing special.











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I guess it is because I am usually sleeping and my camera just doesn't work as well when it is setting on the dresser alone....LOL Frank
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I just don't post images in forums...in fact I have a plug-in in my browser to hide images from others.

But for the sake of posting one (although you may have seen it before), 2.5 seconds handheld WITHOUT IS:
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But for the sake of posting one (although you may have seen it before), 2.5 seconds handheld WITHOUT IS:



You hand held this for 2.5??? Wow nice result. You must have the steadiest hand to do so well...Frank
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You hand held this for 2.5??? Wow nice result. You must have the steadiest hand to do so well...Frank
Thanks...I've been photographing for over 35 years, and I still remember shooting with ISO64 & ISO25 (back then it was called ASA), so we had to learn how to hold a camera steady. I've also shot with my 500mm down to 1/50th.

Actually if I use a camera with image stabilization I get a shaky image, just like you would with IS on a tripod. I'm afraid that if I use the IS on my E-3 it may dull my senses, just like shooting using A, S, and P modes did since the cameras I've used in the past only had M mode.
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Default Topaz denoise 5 has revolutionized my night shooting

e510, ISO 800 - hand held 1/15s but braced on a railing



e510, ISO 1600 - hand held 1/13s


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