** 5N - more VEGAS NIGHT HIGH ISO shots !

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akjos
akjos Veteran Member • Posts: 3,986
** 5N - more VEGAS NIGHT HIGH ISO shots !

So i busted my rear end today for you guys, because I want to give back some to this community . Many still pixelpeep about high iso this or that. So there you go. I think most shot at 1600 , some maybe 3200. JPGS, kit lens , handheld.

There is a pano at the bottom , too... nothing special but its ok for night low shutter speed...

thincrust88 Regular Member • Posts: 133
Re: ** 5N - more VEGAS NIGHT HIGH ISO shots !

Were these taken with the 18-55mm or the 16mm?

You've given us the most impressive pics with the 5N... I guess good enough for Sony to make you its 'brand ambassador.' Ahem.

akjos
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chrisd107 Contributing Member • Posts: 511
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Great pictures and at ISO 3200!!

Chrisp

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Spade357 Senior Member • Posts: 1,052
Re: ** 5N - more VEGAS NIGHT HIGH ISO shots !

akjos wrote:

Thanks :). all these were with 18-55
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terryoregon
terryoregon Senior Member • Posts: 1,482
The Pano @ 1/60 sec

That's a great Sweep Pano, and a perfect example of my theory (link below).

There is no way you could pan a camera at 1/60 second without a very blurry photo. That is, unless there was some magic going on with the kit zoom.

I'm not sure that shot could have been done at all with the 16mm pancake, because the min shutter speed would then be 1/500 sec.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1042&message=39319466

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akjos
akjos OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,986
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Actually, most of them were 1600, maybe couple 3200
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akjos
akjos OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,986
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I can't neither... never tried one. LoL. But thanks for the comment
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akjos
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Interesting theory. Just read you post. I honestly dont know, but I'll sure find out for you sooner or later, especially since I plan on getting wide adapter for the 16mm making it 12mm DX or 18mm FX ( or film). I'm curious to see how would camera deal with that . BUt if you're right and you probably are that's kind of a bummer, since this wide of a lens would be then pretty much useless in anything but the bright daylight conditions.
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npires Senior Member • Posts: 1,546
Re: The Pano @ 1/60 sec

Love the night shots mate especially the sky line views looks fantastic!

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rinkos Senior Member • Posts: 2,227
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wow such amazingly clean shots from that little wonder...

that problem with the pano is probably due to an uneven sweep ..been there..it takes some practice....also this is why when i do a sweep i always do it 3 times just to make sure.

anyway ..the view from the tower at night with this cam is simply breathtaking....

bring more pictures

perry rhodan
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Fantastic! Thank you for posting these. Very good eye and tool!

perry

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Visualiza Regular Member • Posts: 141
In a word...

...PHENOMENAL. Love every single one of these photos. I've tried my hand at night photography before, but my photos always come out hazy and soft, tripod or not. These are shining examples of the right way to do it! Bravo.

davect01
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Looks like they turned out mostly well, thanks for sharing.

What were you in Vegas for?

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SteveGJ Senior Member • Posts: 1,422
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The are very nice indeed. The interesting thing would be what would emerge from the shadows with a bit of fill light, noise or signal? Just a tad, but a few of those shots look like they'd have some interesting subject matter with a teak or two to the tone curve. Maybe something to do when RAW conversion becomes fully supported as you can only go so far with JPEGs.

However, it is promising. Also worth noting is the downsizing will have helped too.

Anyway, very good indeed and nicely put together.

akjos
akjos OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,986
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Yes it looks NIce from the top. I was mad that They closed open deck and rides due to lighting, so all photos from Stratosphere were made thru glass
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akjos
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akjos
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akjos
akjos OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,986
Re: In a word...

Thanks. Maybe looking at exif could help you somewhat and you could close to duplicate the settings and give it another shot! I had many struggles too., but ultimately it lead to pretty decent photos.

Shooting on tripod is almost too easy. shoot at iso 100 or 200, I usually shoot anywhere from 8-30s exposures. the longer the better especially with water- it makes it look smooth

http://www.pbase.com/jps1979/image/121534509

All my handheld shots are mot as sharp as could be because I had lens wide opened or close to it. Olso is anything moves ,tripod becomes pretty much useless. With steady scene On tripod I'd do iso 100-200, 8-30s and A 5.6-10 depending what lens you use. MAny people shoot at ridiculously small apertures for no reason. Modern lenses are designed to perform very well between 5.6-8 or 10. I dont think I've never ever needed higher aperture then f11 or f13. But thats all another debate.
Good luck !

akjos
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FOr my home time from my job... lol. I actually "live" here, even though Im hardly ever home lately , my wife and child and dog are here. Plus it was my birthday so We went out to the strip.
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