February 21st, 2011, 09:27 AM
Another thread that I have missed for too many days!
Super night pictures in here and I appreciate the included EXIF data, too. Very impressive results and a pleasure to look at, as well!
February 21st, 2011, 09:41 AM
HHT is 'hand held twilight' mode. You find it by going to the shoot menu and choosing the scene mode. You'll find 'Hand held twilight' as one of the available scene options - it's a different setting than 'night mode' but it's right below it on the menu. There is a brief description of it on p44 of the downloadable NEX5 handbook and (even more briefly) on p40 of the manual.
When in this mode the camera sets almost everything automatically though you can change the ISO. You can only record in Jpeg but the camera will automatically switch to jpeg even if you have it set to RAW. When you press the shutter button in this mode the camera takes six shots in rapid succession (less than aa second) so you do have to hold the camera reasonably steady. As far as I understand the processor then aligns the images and - on the basis that noise is random - attempts to find the maximum number of noise free pixels which it uses to create the final image. You only get to see the final image - the camera does not make the multiple shots available. In experimenting with it I have so far found it most effective with dark skies and other shadow areas that are most prone to noise at higher ISO settings. In another thread I posted two images taken one after another using A priority and then using HHT.
The first shot in this thread of Charles Bridge in Prague was taken using the HHT mode; the shot of the Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi above was taken with the A priority mode.
Hope this helps.
Last edited by olli; February 21st, 2011 at 09:56 AM.
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February 21st, 2011, 09:48 AM
Thanks Olli found it must have 'wheeled' past it dimwit I am.
February 21st, 2011, 11:14 AM
Caguas, Puerto Rico.
February 21st, 2011, 01:42 PM
110202-00659 by ...olli..., on Flickr
NEX5 ISO6400 f5 1/30 51mm HHTmode
February 21st, 2011, 05:05 PM
Rome, Saturday evening
E-PL1 & lumix 20/1.7 - OOC Jpeg
Last edited by Alf; February 21st, 2011 at 05:20 PM.
February 21st, 2011, 11:42 PM
February 22nd, 2011, 12:16 AM
Amen on the beautiful sky - and those reflections! Wow, Alf.
February 22nd, 2011, 03:42 PM
there's a few of these shot in daytime at various times of year and various weathers over at mu-43 in my PAD, but I think this is the first night version ...
E-P2, 17/2.8, 1/3s, f/2.8, ISO1600 and a bit of LR work
My photostream at Flickr.com is here
"We can not shake the illusion of the truthfulness of photography" - William Gedney
March 16th, 2011, 08:59 AM
Some night time shots....
Laneways 1 by peterb666, on Flickr
3 seconds, f/11 and ISO200
Laneways 2 by peterb666, on Flickr
2 seconds, f/11 and ISO800
Laneways 3 by peterb666, on Flickr
Surprising I got a result out of that one, it was shot at ISO3200 and is a 2.5 second exposure at f/11. Of course if I had any sense, I would have opened up the aperture a bit but as I was using a tripod - I sort of forgot. Anyway, my first attempt was at a lower ISO and 10s which is a little too arty and rather cruel on the subject.
Laneways 4.tif by peterb666, on Flickr
0.5s at f/11 and ISO800
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