Stills V3

December 24, 2013


Filed under: Chris — cgcooke @ 00:03



  1. oops. I posted the bottom image under the title “Contemporary Lighting”. Then decided to update it with the more seasonal image above, but somehow I ended up with both images.

    Incidentally, I wouldn’t have dreamed of taking the top image without the em1 (it’s ISO 10,000 btw)

    Comment by cgcooke — December 24, 2013 @ 01:38

  2. It is interesting. I wrote on MFT that a full frame camera would always beat a 4/3rds sensor in terms of performance. That will always be true but I think we are coming to the point where we say, who cares? The performance shown in that image at ISO10000 is more than adequate and better than I would have got out of my E1 at ISO800. The thing that I had ignored in my youthful enthusiasm is that as you get older lugging around a blooming’ great camera is not good fun. Quite a few of the older camera club members have given up their full frame or 1.6 crop frame cameras in favour of the mirrorless cameras due to weight considerations.

    The bottom image has a soft, gentle and warm feel with the light from the PDA showing the joy on the child’s face. A beautiful shot.
    I like the top image for two reasons, the expression on the children’s faces illuminated by the candles and the fact that it was ISO 10,000! :-)

    Season’s greetings to you and your’s Chris. Thanks for being on Stills and providing some artistic excellence along with other Stills participants :-) in a sea of mediocrity.

    Comment by Rex — December 25, 2013 @ 15:57

  3. That a camera can give us the top shot like that is something almost as wonderful as the subject matter. Considering that we could not have achieved anything remotely like that without lighting ten to twenty years ago then we have to recognize that we are increasingly fortunate to have what is available today. I am glad to see the E-M1 in operation and every time the cost keeps delaying my decision to upgrade I get reminded of all the qualities this camera possesses: most important for those of us who bought into fourthirds being the ability to use the old lenses and also use manual lenses with such a good v/f. I hope to get one and see it as being a camera to keep for as long as it will last. Meanwhile I make the most of my E-PL3 and the passable V-F2.

    Both shots are very delightful, although the girls in the top shot are looking somewhat glum!

    Comment by zavaell — January 5, 2014 @ 14:23

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