ISO Low Or Native lowest ISO 200

I always wondered why there is regular ISO and then there is low. Most of the time I found that there is no difference and the low iso produced cleaner image. That’s what I thought, then I took series of images to find the difference. ISO low can be used to get clean image as long its there is no need for blown out details in highlight.


  1. Well lit image

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ISO performance of m4/3 lens @ 45mm – Indoor Handheld

I have four lenses that cover the same focal length of 45mm ( Why four ? Interesting question but the good thing my wife doesn’t read my blog! And the people who read this blog most likely have similar lenses).

Update  12/18/16 : Still learning how Wordpress formats images, so added the screen capture again for 100% view

  1. Olympus 40-150mm f/4 to f/5.6 $100
  2. Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5 to f/6.3 $200
  3. Olympus 45mm f/1.8 $299
  4. Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 $899

Though each lens is for different purpose, I wanted to test if it’s worth carrying all the Continue reading

Full Frame or micro 4/3rds

Why an upgrade

I usually upgrade to new iteration of same camera mainly for better battery and screen resolution. But upgrade my system when equipment is limiting my shooting style. Upgraded to premium point and shoot when the focus speed and low light capture was limiting my first Canon. Upgraded to m4/3 when LX series didn’t produce good 16″ x 20″ prints. I tried Nikon APS-C sensor, but never felt the images are that much  significantly better to warrant an upgrade.

I never imagined possibility of 60″ x 45″ prints from single file, but the D810 and the Hi-Res mode changed my mind.

Reason for real world try out rather than reading a review

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