Low light and the 5N with the Zeiss 24

Started Aug 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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sean lancaster
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Low light and the 5N with the Zeiss 24

This isn't the best composed photo, but I liked the result I got at f/2 and an ISO of 3200 with an exposure of 1/30 sec -- handheld:

I cannot remember the last time I even attached my flash. I suspect I could have used HHT to produce a lower ISO and faster shutter speed, but I am pleased with the result here. 1/30 is very manageable even without OSS at this focal length.

Here is another handheld at 1/6 of a second during sunset here in our town's gaslight village. I had to drop all the way down to f/1.8 since I was purposefully keeping the ISO at 100. I had to take 2 because 1/6 is very difficult to handhold steady. On the second shot, I used the 2 second timer to give me a second to steady my camera.

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