Olympus E-P3 and Olympus 12mm f/2 - a good night in Como (Sydney)

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by PeterB666, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. All photos taken with my Olympus E-P3 and Olympus 12mm f/2

    Como Baths o12 by peterb666, on Flickr

    Georges River - Como o12 by peterb666, on Flickr

    Como Bridge o12 by peterb666, on Flickr

    The last is one of my standard 'test' shots for a lens & camera. Although I have had the E-P3 and 12mm lens for a little while now, this is the first time I have gone to the ex-railway bridge at Como. This is a really hard shot as the bridge is very dark with just 3 tiny solar powered lights at night and you have to wait for a passenger train to come over the new railway bridge to get adequate lighting. For this shot, I also upped the ISO to 400 and it is a 25 second exposure.

    The first two shots are at ISO200 and for 20 and 30 seconds respectively. There is minimal post processing in these images and I haven't really paid any real attention to noise reduction. A little bit of attention there would have provided cleaner images but these will do. Provided you get the exposure right and keep to modest ISO levels, the E-P3 does perform reasonably well at night.
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  2. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    Very nice Peter! I have always wanted to get a long exposure photo of a train zooming by.
  4. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo SC Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
    yes, the e-p3+12mm handles night time photography very well.