First Report on V1

Started Nov 16, 2011 | Discussions thread
OP HappyVan Senior Member • Posts: 2,397
Travel report (Tropics)

Spent a week near Cancun. Took only the V1 and three lenses. Worked rather well, and the combo was so tiny. Amazing!

The camera doesn't like shadows in low light. So, I try to keep the ISO down. This sample taken at 1/10s f/2.8 ISO 400. Pushed to @ISO 800.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7625069483/photos/1618603/_dsc2178

This sample taken at ISO 400 and pushed by half a stop and shadows lifted a bit more. DxO (Low-Light ISO 346) seems to be pretty accurate. Detail work is limited to about ISO400. Can be printed at 18x12.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7625069483/photos/1618602/_dsc2179

This sample taken at ISO 2500 with High ISO NR off. Just needs some spot NR.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7625069483/photos/1618570/_dsc2465

Just one at just ISO 720

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7625069483/photos/1618571/_dsc2460

Used the flashgun at a ruin. The first photo with camera EV -2/3 and flash EV +2/3. The second photo with camera EV at 0 and flash EV at +2/3.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7625069483/photos/1618575/_dsc2362

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7625069483/photos/1618574/_dsc2356

Finally, DR is good in the highlights. The first photo is straight from NEF. The sky is blown. The second photo is -2 EV and extensive shadow protection plus D-Lighting. Helped by flash pivot to the right (camera -1 EV and flash +1 EV).

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7625069483/photos/1618573/_dsc2380o

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7625069483/photos/1618572/_dsc2380

Hope this helps. Much better than small sensor compact camera. Needs a little discretion and PP work. A f/1.4 lens would be perfect.

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