X-E1 + 35/1.4: First photos. Night and day

Started Nov 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
Vic Chapman
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Re: X-E1 + 35/1.4: First photos. Night and day
In reply to mngsmt, Nov 24, 2012

Congratulations on your new camera.

I wonder if you are expecting too much of it though. The first image where you complain that the shutter speed is too low - the first thing I have to say is that this was not "a moment in time" which had to be captured just then. You could have set the camera to a higher shutter speed or smaller aperture. I think you had the camera set to auto ISO 3200 - well it shot at ISO 3200. If you set the aperture to f5.6 then the camera had no choice but to set a shutter speed of 1/9 sec. The fact is that there was enough headroom (aperture-wise), to get an acceptable steady exposure with more user input. If you want to use automation no problem - but you must still set the correct parameters.

I'm sorry my friend but in my book this is not camera failure but - err -  user error.


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