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.


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The Lens Difference: 14mm prime($270), 12-50mm ($500) and 12-35mm ($700)

I always wondered is it worth upgrading a lens. I know an expensive lens has an advantage in low light or taking action photos. What about photos taken in good light at each lens’ best aperture.  Used the same white balance,same aperture almost no variation in lighting.

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E-M1 Mark ii ISO Comparison with E-M5, With Tripod

With E-M1 Mark ii, I started shooting my usual indoor images with the f/2.8 zooms. With 25% larger image size I was not expecting much difference in low light. But to my surprise  the indoor images started looking much better and no blinking low exposure warning sign. When I looked at the details the default high limit is ISO 6400, which was increased from ISO 1600. And they do indeed produce much nicer image.

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Part 1 – E-M1 Mark ii Image Stabilization test (vs) E-M5 and an Aha Moment with new camera!

This is the first of series of tests that I plan to do with the new Mark II. One thing image https://kuphotoblog.wordpress.comquality result might not tell you is that the handling of ‘E-M1 mark ii’  is way much better than E-M5 (Btw.. who started this “Mark” naming convention, I don’t like saying it and not easy to type as well, why can’t they just use  1,2,3.. or A, B, C.. ). The immediate feedback after shooting the image, has easier navigation to get to the setting, responsive dials, etc… Continue reading