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Old Sep 16, 2012, 9:16 AM   #1
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Hi all,

some evening and morning shots from the airport testing the lowlight capabilities of the latest LX.

I noted the shadow noise is there, even at the (remarkable) low iso settings for handheld operation during pre-blue hour conditions. But then again maybe I have gotten a bit spoiled using a dslr too. Flare is an issue too (I checked, the lens is clean); though I presume any wide angle lens would struggle with the bright highlight spots in these scenes.
That said, I adore the bright lens and the fact that these pictures can be taken handheld hardly without worry, and at the same time keeping the iso at a very low setting.

Pictures taken in shutter prio @ 1/5s with auto-iso engaged (never went above 160). These are straight from the cam with only resize/sharpen in photoshop.
















Here's one edited version with a shadow/highlight & vibrance tweak in photoshop
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:49 PM   #2
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Look good GB.

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Old Sep 23, 2012, 2:02 PM   #3
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Hand held? Dang, that's pretty good! Nice shots.
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Wow from me, too. Can't believe you did these handheld! I can't seem to hold a camera steady at under 1/30!!

But really, these are very nice!
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Well thanks These are shot at a decent wide-angle, so there's some margin; It also helps to use the timer at two seconds, holding your breath and resting your elbows at your belly. I don't always get them right the first time, sometimes i have to redo them a few times to get it right. Haven't tried one of the dedicated low-light scene modes though; might try those as well
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