Nocton at Night

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bob Tullis
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Re: Great results, but don't disregard the merits of the shooter...

RoelHendrickx wrote:

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.

Well, I don't trust IBIS or myself, so figure each exposure may well be from a series of at least 3 taken [g]. If there's time. . . it's just what I do. I think because I don't keep my reading glasses out it's easier to do that for insurance than to review the image. [g]

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.

I have had great times with the 2.0-1.x µ4/3 primes too, but they led me here. When I took on photography I couldn't do this sort of work, so worked through learning with the landscape instead. I like it all, only chase a limited type of photography, but the deep shadow bright lights thing was always fascinating to me. A .95 just makes it all a little more accessible. And yes, they're the road to ruin. [g]

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