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Old Jan 8, 2003, 8:50 PM   #1
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Default Please post your C-4000Z Night Time Photos.

Would someone post a night time, low light photo using their C-4000Z? I've tried taking some night shots with settings F2.8, shutter speed 8 sec., and with noise reduction on, but the pictures are noisey and grainy. This is also using a tripod.

Anyone with success on taking a good night time, low light, photo using the C-4000Z?
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Old Jan 18, 2003, 2:25 AM   #2
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First try with night shot. very disapointed. too much noise even with the noise reduction on. Canon G3 is taking much better picture then this..look at this picture I took at F5.6 shutter speed 4 sec. and also try some other settings..is is the same too much noise not clear with the picture..any good suggestion to take a better picture at night or can you post yours? I may need to return it go get a better digital camera.


This one took it with the night shoot program mod. not much different



I wish this camera can do better...
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Old Jan 18, 2003, 2:49 AM   #3
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Okay, here's mine taken with shutter priority, longest shutter speed and f2.8...http://www.pbase.com/image/11038862/original
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A few tips I can give for night shoots. First you will want to make sure the ISO ratting is at the lowest setting, 100 on my c-2100. Use a tripod, and try using several shutter speeds.

Here is a night time shoot I took with my c-2100.
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Old Jan 18, 2003, 7:15 PM   #5
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Midacl, the first picture was set at ISO 100, I and the second one was at at auto. both picture have alot noise, is your picture being adjusted by photo program?, my is directly from the camera without any touch. when you look at the street..it is not clear at all, i wish i can take the picture like they one that you have..

btw, I am using tripod when i was taking those picture..will try different shutter speeds tonight see if it more clear without those noise

Thanks for the tips..
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Old Jan 18, 2003, 7:20 PM   #6
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That picture was taken using the indoor white balance, giving it the blue tint you see. The only photo work done to the image has been to remove the dead pixles I end up getting with night shoots, there has been no sharpening, bluring, or anything like that. I did end up taking around 20 shoots that night of the same scene. I wanted to see how some settings would effect the final image. I could not tell the difference between 16 seconds and 8 seconds of shutter speed.

I am not sure if how well the c-4000 does at night shoots either
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Old Feb 9, 2003, 9:19 PM   #7
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Well I've been messing around with the ISO, and shutter settings. This is what I got so far. How is it??

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Old Feb 11, 2003, 12:15 PM   #8
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Here are mine.

Rue Dollard - f11, 13seconds, ISO100, Noise Reduction, TIFF 1024x768 quality, one-touch manual white balance, +5 sharpness, Optex T265 Tripod, No flash, no self-timer. Photoshop work was only to add the frame & title and resave to .PNG format. Temperature was -5 Celsius with no winds.



Outside in the Cold Distance - f4.0, 16seconds, ISO100, Full Optical Zoom, Noise Reduction, 1024x768 TIFF, one-touch manual white balance, self-timer, no flash, Optex T265 Tripod. Photoshop work was only to add the frame & title and resave to .PNG format. Temperature at the time was -20 Celsius with slight gusty winds.




You guys may want to try using the TIFF quality and a lower resolution like 1024x768 rather than blowing it up. GMLASAM and MIDACL are good examples of that. Just a suggestion.

Hope my pics help.

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Old Feb 11, 2003, 1:02 PM   #9
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Here are a couple of mine.

UCSB Campbell Hall at nightime:



... I probably should have played around with the custom white balance to reduce the blue-ish tint from the lights.

EXIF info:

Make Olympus
Model C4100Z,C4000Z
Flash Used No
Focal Length 6.8 mm
Exposure Time 1/3 sec
Aperture f/2.8
ISO Equivalent 200
White Balance (10)
Metering Mode matrix (5)
JPEG Quality normal (2)
Exposure Program program (2)


UCSB University Plaza at night:



The details are a bit soft, I know.

EXIF info:

Make Olympus
Model C4100Z,C4000Z
Flash Used No
Focal Length 14.8 mm
Exposure Time 0.77 sec
Aperture f/2.8
ISO Equivalent 100
White Balance (10)
Metering Mode matrix (5)
JPEG Quality normal (2)
Exposure Program (5)
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Incredible pics the_oz!!! Where you using any filters for those night pics?? Also, what telephoto lense do you use, if any?
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