One thing I noticed after shooting different ISO in various camera, the number doesn’t tell the full story. Even in full frame D810 some images with ISO 12,800 looks great where as ISO 3,200 in the same camera, makes me wonder is it really FF.With E-M1 ii same story, some times ISO 6400 looks great where as some other time even 1600 is so harsh.
The Light : Place and Time
Last week I was in Chicago downtown, in front the iconic landmark , “Cloud Gate”. Clear day the Sun just went under the horizon, the western sky is pale blue, the eastern sky is dark. The reflection on “The Bean” is even darker blue. The lights are “on” on many of building. Perfect Blue Hour, the light looked magical.
Almost everything is available freely in the internet, there are so many photography blogs, web sites, videos, podcasts etc…, still I think there are sites worth paying for.
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.
Well lit image
It’s been a mild winter in Chicago so far but was cloudy most of January, so was waiting for clear day to try out E-M1 ii. The first clear night turned out to be a cold night with the temperature in the low 20F’s (-7C) and the windchill is supposed to be in low single digits (-15C). But felt much cooler near the lake out in the open.
I like the default settings in E-M1, These are mine fine tunings. Though I do it and change, if I want to go back it’s like a maze, go through every level and find out where it is. Here’s the cheat sheet for my most commonly used.
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.