Part 6 – Portrait Photos

This is continuation of Part 5 – Indoor Low Light

I took  photos in the following conditions.. Printed them at the equivalent size of 16×20. I let the camera choose the shutter speed and ISO.


Olympus Nikon


Inside train at night time  Screen Shot 2016-12-02 at 8.57.50 PM.png  Screen Shot 2016-12-02 at 8.58.38 PM.png Identical, ISO2000 of D810 is same as ISO800 from Pen-F.
Near the window shade with natural light ISO200,f/2.8,1/60 ISO 400,f/4, 1/60 Olympus , most likely at f/2.8 the lens is sharper than f/4 nikkor
Day time inside the house ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/13 ISO 7200, f/4, 1/25 Olympus , ISO 1600 at m4/3 kind of equals ISO 5000 with this lens.
Daytime with the face in dark shadows ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/640 sec ISO 200, f/4, 1/200th sec Nikon, at same ISO there is no comparison with FF for pulling the shadows
Daytime outside with proper lighting ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/400 sec ISO 200, f/4, 1/320th sec Identical , when the lighting is proper and no tonal adjustments are needed, theres noting much in FF other than able to make larger prints
Nighttime portrait with the skyline ISO 640, f/4, 0.6 sec ISO 3200, f/5.6 , 1/4th of sec Used fill flash. Liked the results  Olympus better, m4/3 has better DoF to keep both People and background city slightly in focus
Nighttime inside restaurant ISO 12800, f/4 and 1/15th of sec ISO 1600, f/1.4 and 1/15th of sec This I cheated with f/1.4 prime for m4/3
Nighttime inside the house ISO 1600, 1/80th ISO 1600, 1/50th of sec Nikon,
Sporting action indoors Neither,I shot at max of 1/250th of second, Which is too slow for what I wanted to capture.

Need faster better zoom.

This photo is with a tour group with city skyline in the background. To get reasonable focus on the buildings, I have to use f/8 or at least f/5.6 which forces higher ISO to capture enough citi lights. Can’t also use longer shutter speed, as street lights will cause a blur on faces.  This is one of the places m4/3 sensor with small sensor has advantage over the bigger sensor. 16"x20"_DSC_3866.jpg


Nikon combo holds the advantage only when the light is unfavorable and I had to lot of photoshop work to do correct the shadows. If not i would prefer to keep m4/3 combo with me, just because at f/4 the 24-120mm is not that great.

This is where there is no real usage of better Image Stabilization with m4/3 body as I hardly go slower than 1/30th of second.

My Preference : Either.. just has to use to better technique to get the right image

Next .. Outdoor City Lights