Prague (Mala Strana) at night (LX5)

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doto41
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Prague (Mala Strana) at night (LX5)
May 4, 2012

A few shots taken on and from Karl bridge, and on Mala Strana - the other side of the bridge, under the castle. A few of these were taken with the gorillapod I always have with me, but quite a few were handheld.

and a night candid

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Amost perfect set, thanks.
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Good set Dov, natural lighting and pretty crisp too. Stuart

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reminds me an autumn-week in Prague some years ago.
Thanks for sharing, nice serie!

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In reply to doto41, May 4, 2012

Very impressive Dov.You have captured the night in Prague very elegantly. You and your wife are lookin' good.

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In reply to Jack Brandt217, May 4, 2012

Nice pictures, thanks for posting! I own FZ 150 and I was wondering if it is worth to buy LX5 as a second camera. These pictures looks OK. But here I post some pictures from my old camera, Sony H2, just for comparison.The most pictures was shot on a tripod but last two was hand-held. I'm missing Sony H2...

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Thanks swnw
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swnw wrote:

Amost perfect set, thanks.
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Glad you think so.

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Well done Doto! The entire group looks good. What an interesting place. Looks to have possibilities everywhere.
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windmillgolfer wrote:

Good set Dov, natural lighting and pretty crisp too. Stuart

I was very happy with the LX5 in these conditions. I had a large tripod with me, but it stayed in the suitcase the whole trip

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arnoud venema wrote:

reminds me an autumn-week in Prague some years ago.
Thanks for sharing, nice serie!

Appreciate your comment and glad to have brought good memories.

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In reply to Jack Brandt217, May 6, 2012

Jack Brandt217 wrote:

Very impressive Dov.You have captured the night in Prague very elegantly. You and your wife are lookin' good.

Both for the comment and for the compliment

best wishes

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In reply to Realll, May 6, 2012

Very nice shots, quite sharp, but rather noisy, even at low ISO, and I would straighten the horizons on some. I think that if you like taking night shots the LX5 is a great tool with it's fast lens and wonderful OIS. The handheld ones in this set are in 250 and 320 ISO with no noise reduction applied. the quality will be better than your sony, but I haven't seen many FZ150 shots and cannot say if it's better or not. I took many shots at dusk and night on this trip and was very satisfied with the results, you can look them up in my previous Prague sets.

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Fantastic Job!
In reply to doto41, May 6, 2012

excellent night shots, the one with the turning wheel is the best, but they are all excellent. The LX5 is a great tool for these, IMHO better IQ than the sony.

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Pap38 wrote:

Well done Doto! The entire group looks good. What an interesting place. Looks to have possibilities everywhere.
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It is a wonderful and beautiful place, which is also very nicely lit up at night.

thanks for your comment.

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manny123 wrote:

excellent night shots, the one with the turning wheel is the best, but they are all excellent. The LX5 is a great tool for these, IMHO better IQ than the sony.

for your kind comment. I was extremely happy with the LX5 low light performances, not a Leica, but very handy both handheld and with a small gorrilapod.

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doto41 wrote:

manny123 wrote:

excellent night shots, the one with the turning wheel is the best, but they are all excellent. The LX5 is a great tool for these, IMHO better IQ than the sony.

for your kind comment. I was extremely happy with the LX5 low light performances, not a Leica, but very handy both handheld and with a small gorrilapod.

What was the highest ISO you considered usable in low light and night conditions?

cheers

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manny123 wrote:

What was the highest ISO you considered usable in low light and night conditions?

Up to iso 320 it was perfectly usable without the need to do any noise cleaning. If it wasn't that dark I could go up to ISO 640 with the same results. Higher than that you need to clean noise, but can still get satisfactory results with ISO 800. Because of the bright lens I hardly ever went that high.

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In reply to doto41, May 7, 2012

Almost like this set better than the ½ hour series, don't get me wrong they are both good except for the viewer's involvement - the Mala Strana is photographed in close quarters and makes me feel as I'm a part of scene while the in the '½ hour' I'm only an observer - I hope I'm making (some) sense, LOL..
Anyways, Dov.. fine work (both sets) and thanks for sharing ..

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in_focus wrote:

Almost like this set better than the ½ hour series, don't get me wrong they are both good except for the viewer's involvement - the Mala Strana is photographed in close quarters and makes me feel as I'm a part of scene while the in the '½ hour' I'm only an observer - I hope I'm making (some) sense, LOL..

Don't be surprised, you do make sense. The half hour set looks more like postcards, and the other has people and close quarter shots, so I think I understand what you mean.

Anyways, Dov.. fine work (both sets) and thanks for sharing ..

Appreciate your continuing support.

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Love the night mood . Great set Dov. very enjoyable!
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