Erik Baumgartner

Joined on Sep 23, 2018

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  • Yeah, I tried it. Still hate it. Ugly color indoors unless you tape an orange gel over the flash, and you still get that direct flash “deer in the headlights look”, if ever so subtle. Off camera ...
  • No practical SNR benefit perhaps, but so long as no highlights are clipped, no real downsides either. A higher in-camera ISO will get you a brighter EVF view and likely a better jpeg output - I’m ...
  • Personally, I hate the look of direct on-camera flash - especially if the flash color differs from the ambient light (as it would here). IMO, a well processed RAW will always look better (and more ...
  • Replied in Lower the ISO
    I almost alway use Auto ISO w/Aperture priority with exposure compensation and it works just fine in almost any situation. Your image was either too dark because… 1) a bit of positive exposure ...
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    Yeah, or you can just take one shot at a higher shutter speed with a high ISO and process the RAW carefully. I shoot handheld in crap light all the time and I honestly never run into situations ...
  • Replied in Lower the ISO
    No, the lens is better, the AF is better, the tilt screen is much better, but the missing d-pad is a bummer and the high ISO performance is a little worse. I like mine very much, but while the ...
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    Yeah, ok, maybe. I’ll buy that, but you’re still going to be much better off with 1/80” than 1/30”.
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    Yes, for this particular shot 1/30” might have been OK, but keeping your SS at 1/80”+ while shooting this subject in this light would likely yield more keepers than 1/30” (with bursts or not). ...
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    Yup, but it still would have looked OK without it.
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    Shooting a burst, like IBIS/OIS, won’t help with subject motion blur.
  • Maybe not, the E shutter will increase read noise a bit in some cameras. Not typically an issue with the X-Trans III cameras, but it can be with X-Trans IV. Setting your ISO lower than normal will ...
  • Replied in Lower the ISO
    Frankly, they move a whole lot faster than 1/80”, but in this light your options are limited. 1/30” would be significantly riskier - you might get lucky, but you might not. Noise is easy to fix, ...
  • Yes, my bad. I should have said - Dynamic range has very little to do with how the sky looks, in this case . The D750 would have been cleaner here, but not enough, IMO, to make much of a difference ...
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    I would have shot it at 1/80" too.
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    With careful RAW processing you could probably get the color looking OK, but these kinds of shots look great in B&W anyway. So long as you don't clip any highlights with the higher in-camera ISO, ...
  • The 23 f/2 has significant vignetting wide open, but is reasonably sharp unless focused extremely close where is can get a bit soft and hazy. At “normal” distances, it’s fine.
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    Obviously, if you can manage some extra shooting exposure (a lower SS or wider aperture) you’ll get a brighter image with less noise, but once you’ve maximized the exposure it doesn’t much matter ...
  • Dynamic range has very little to do with how the sky looks. The ugly sky is down to bad processing, pure and simple. The SOOC jpeg sky is just fine. A well processed RAW of this scene would look ...
  • Replied in I was wrong!
    There are a lot of crappy 23 f/1.4s,out there (I went through three). I ended up with an X100V instead and I'm very happy with it.. The Viltrox looks nice, but seems to come with some compromises. ...
  • I suspect your primary folly with your RAW processed version was pushing the shadows a lot while unnecessarily sharpening (and accentuating) the noise and low level artifacts. Best to avoid the ...
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