Nocton at Night

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Bob Tullis
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Nocton at Night
Feb 7, 2013

I never had it so good - ISO 3200, that is.   Using the 17.5/.95 on night walks, also trying on DXO's FilmPack.

















With the wide open character of the Nocton 35/1.4



Ready. . . cue Rod Serling. . .

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In reply to Bob Tullis, Feb 7, 2013

Impressive! Now I want the Nocton, just can't justify the expenditure right now. 3200 on the OMD is just so useful at times, particularly for those of us without an f0.95 lens.

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In reply to Bob Tullis, Feb 7, 2013

Nice series of night images.  Like the first image, first bridge, the monument and the final image best.  Well captured and composed as always.

Andrew

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In reply to Bob Tullis, Feb 7, 2013

Distracting from your usual very moody and interesting shots (i'm a fan, let's get this straight), the 1 and 3 are so very slightly crooked to the left !!! And this is just enough to be disturbing.

You might need a tad of perspective correction.. What i learned on my 7-14mm is to be positioned PERFECTLY at the mid line of what of i want to shoot unless it becomes crooked in one direction (and at 7mm this is rather quick). I guess it's a general rule for shooting architecture with wide angles, at least the compositions you did there.

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Very impressive.

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In reply to Bob Tullis, Feb 7, 2013

some of those neighborhoods (sp?) look rough.

No. 4 is fantastic.

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Excellent series Bob!! I like them all but the last shot is beautiful.

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In reply to Bob Tullis, Feb 8, 2013

Very good pictures, the DXO film pack is good and nice to use. Well done. Liked all.


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Re: Nocton at Night
In reply to Bob Tullis, Feb 8, 2013

Bob Tullis wrote:

I never had it so good - ISO 3200, that is. Using the 17.5/.95 on night walks, also trying on DXO's FilmPack.


With the wide open character of the Nocton 35/1.4




Ready. . . cue Rod Serling. . .

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I've had the film pack since it came out and haven't fired it up once. I have to give that software a spin seeing your results. ...

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tedolf wrote:

some of those neighborhoods (sp?) look rough.

No. 4 is fantastic.

TEdolph

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In reply to Bob Tullis, Feb 8, 2013

All great shots, but love the first and the last.

Congrats!

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Thank you, very nice photos.  The world looks different at night.

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Great shots! Agree with previous poster...now I want one! The last picture is really stunningly beautiful! Thnxs for posting Bob!

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In reply to Bob Tullis, Feb 8, 2013

Hi Bob

Nice set of photos. I didn't know you had this lens. I love it, it's like seeing in the dark!

If you remember, I showed you one I took in New Zealand, in total darkness apart from the moon light. Here's is a different shot taken at the same time, but now in B&W. (OM-D & voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95)



Please share more of your pics with this lens, as it gives such good rendering. (here's a few I took in HongKong with same combo)

https://picasaweb.google.com/115463441154979139566/HongKong?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Best JH

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In reply to Bob Tullis, Feb 8, 2013

The Nokton delivers the goods here, but ISO 3200 is very good and the IBIS is also quite amazing.

Still, with all those combined technical advantages and instruments, it takes a good hand to handhold at 1/6 or 1/8 (or 1/25) sec and get sharp results.  You did very well there.

I don't own one of those Noktons (they are tempting, but I resist), but I've gotten some OK results in pretty much completely dark spots with the Pany 20mm or the Oly 45mm.  They are both considerably slower than F0.95, but the camera body helps them along a great deal.

Oh, and did I mention that I also like your processing of these?

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Nice.  great lens Bob.

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In reply to Bob Tullis, Feb 8, 2013

Hi Bob,

I can't tell you the number of times I ran by that cat when I lived in the city. Brings back great memories. Used to call it Cat Hill.

Great set as usual. I'm partial to #4 (the building by the playhouse on the west side of the park?) and the last one. That shot is timeless. I half expect to see George Bailey running by looking for Clarence. Love the lighting, mood, and processing.

Now stop showing off expensive glass. We all have GAS, the last thing we need is a gentle push in the direction of one of these lenses.

Steve

P.S. I hope you're able to get out early tomorrow morning. Has the potential to be an epic photo expedition.

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Re: Same with me!
In reply to Ignace, Feb 8, 2013

Compliments, Vittorio

PS adressed to Bob: do you use F0.95 often or do you take advantage of the stellar resolving power at slower settings? difficult to tell from the DOF of the photographs.

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S. Miller wrote:

P.S. I hope you're able to get out early tomorrow morning. Has the potential to be an epic photo expedition.

Just heard about an epic winter storm approaching NY and the north eastern part of the US here on the German news. They usually do not mention US weather unless it is very special like Sandy.

Stay safe and warm everyone.

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