How Low? 1.4/1600

September 03, 2013  •  1 Comment

Emarald Isle 0149 Today's post is definitely inspired by my technical side. The 2 images posted were shot at Emerald Isle on August 26 a half hour after the sun had set and within 6 minutes of each other. One of the favorite things my son and his family like to do is hunt for crabs in the surf at dusk. Emarald Isle 0137 I grabbed my camera (Olympus OMD) with a "fast" lens (Leica Summilux 25mm/1.4) attached to see if I could get some handheld, existing light shots. I opened the lens up and raised the ISO to 1600. These images are a testimony to the low light capability of newer cameras and to image stabilization. The above image shows Venus setting in the Western sky shot at f1.4/1/40s. The other image was shot at f1.6 and 1/4s! And again, both were handheld. Most of the blurring in the second image was due to the people and waves moving. The learning from this is never assume that you can't get the shot.


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