m4/3 in low light, aviation museum
Jan 3, 2010
Something I've been meaning to post for a while, and prompted by a question and my reply in another thread.
One of my first outings with my m4/3 camera included the aviation museum at Omaka http://www.omaka.org.nz/ which is home to a world-class display of WW1 aircraft and replicas, many of which are flyable. Not surprisingly - Peter Jackson is the chairman of the 14-18 Aviation Heritage Trust - the displays draw on expertise normally used in our fairly healthy movie industry and are of a very high standard.
The building is a large hangar and many aircraft are displayed in way that allows them to be removed for flight. The entire interior of the hangar is black, with no natural light, and lighting is carefully controlled for each display. Make no mistake, it is dark in there.
All images were taken with E-P1 and 14-42 kit lens, ISO 2000. Results are more than acceptable to my eye - a little noisy when viewed 100% but still a useful output considering that neither tripod or flash is really an option. Decent high ISO performance and good IS have produced the result here, even overcoming the very slow kit lens performance. All images are .jpg, straight from the camera with no processing whatsoever before uploading to Flickr.
Hope this is helpful for those who still haven't made the jump to m4/3, and may be of interest to those who have.