Hand Held Twilight Mode

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by olli, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
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    Here are a couple of shots from my recent trip to Prague taken in the Old Town Square. This first shot was a normal shot: ISO3200 f5.6 1/25 18mm. NR was applied in LR - 25 Luminance, 25 Colour.

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    110130-00511 by ...olli..., on Flickr

    This second shot was taken using the camera's hand held twilight mode: ISO1600 f3.5 1/30 18mm. No NR applied.

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    110130-00516 by ...olli..., on Flickr

    If I had shot the first one at ISO1600 and f3.5 I think I could have got close to the same result in LR. That said, using the HHT mode does save work in LR and it does produce a very clean image particularly in the dark sky.
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    It looks beautiful to me, olli. I do like the second one even better. Wonderful color and clarity - and, of course, what a setting!
     
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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
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    I would be pleased with either of them but must admit that the second one has the edge. Lovely shot!
     
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  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    One from tonight - just up from our flat in a suburb of Bordeaux

    quite a cold light - but the temperature dropped to almost freezing - nothing to do with the light!

    good old 20mm f1.7 on the Oly EP

    sorry about the (dust) bin - but they collect every evening

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    The foie gras was good
     
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  5. Nice setting

    This setting is really helpful. I have used it a few times, and the pics looked great.
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Which camera? I can see a difference when I'm looking for it, but I don't know that I'd have noticed if I'd seen these two photos a minute or two apart and didn't know what I was looking for. But it is a slightly better result on an already fine looking photograph...

    -Ray
     
  7. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
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    Forgot to mention that bit - NEX5
     
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  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Ahh, yeah. I have one of those. I'll have to go find that feature the next time I'm out shooting in the evening with it! :cool:

    -Ray
     
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