just for fun xz1 low light comparrision to 5dmk2

Started Nov 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
jon404 Senior Member • Posts: 2,229
Re: just for fun xz1 low light comparrision to 5dmk2

The XZ-1 is a treasure. That bright lens let you go to 1/60, which, with the XZ-1 default image stabilization, really helped with the faces.

That was a tough shooting situation. Not enough light to go to smaller apertures on the Canon lens, which probably gets nice and sharp around f/8. Here again though, the much larger DOF you get from the small-glass XZ-1 lens really helps when wide open... and it seems to be equally sharp at all apertures as well. Just physically impossible to do this with larger glass. But IF you could get the Canon enough light, you'd probably get much better prints.

Next year, I'd try to get the school to put in some large floodlights, to get the light level up without having to use flash...

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