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. PeterB666

    PeterB666 SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

    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

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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 S.C. Charter Member

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