fairground with E620

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fairground with E620
Aug 27, 2013

Hello

I took this shot below at the local fair. Oly E620 with a PanaLeica 1.4.

This is the first time in my short digital photography experience that I used my equipment for this kind of shooting : night, bright electric lights of all different colours, fast moving fairground "rides". Most of what I had done is late evening stills, and this was quite a challenge for me. I must say the metering was OK most of the time, except a few cases where I had to put EV correction ( thank you back lcd ). The lens is a very good lens and did well in my view. I am still amazed that this equipment could render all these different bright colours rather faithfully. Magic of digital photography ;-). Focus was a headache , and I finally settled for speed priority with cdaf , cdaf I had never used. For this shot it was 1/500 with 1250 iso at f1.4. Of 110 shots I threw 90 away back home. This shot I consider barely acceptable. Background noise was terrible and I had to run it through Neat Image ( fine software imo ). I am not very experienced and certainly did a few things wrong, but I think the E620 is not up to the task, sensor and focus wise. I wonder if the last m4/3 would do much better and more comfortably, like the OMD or the EP5, or the latest Pana G's or GH3 ? Or should one consider top APSC's or FF's for this kind of shooting ?

Thanks for your experiences.

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