Low Light With The Beast

Since I bought my D2X this summer, I had not really tested it in any lowlight situations.

Being a 12 year old camera, I obviously knew that it would not perform as well in low light as my X-Pro1; however, it certainly did not disappoint.

While in Ottawa the other day, I pulled out the D2X to take some interior shots of Saint Patrick’s Basilica.  I set the ISO at 800 (I tried a few shots at H 0.3) and opened my lens as wide as it would go at 70mm, which was f/4.5.

VR is a wonderful technological advantage and it assisted me greatly in getting sharp photos, even down to shutter speeds of 1/13 of a second.

I can only imagine that I would have a much easier time taking low light photos with a much faster lens, like the 35mm f/1.8 for example.  I will definitely have to look out for a good used copy.

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Night Shooting

I had an engagement down in Old Montreal the other night and doing some forward thinking, i brought along my X-Pro1, which fit nicely in my jacket pocket.

It would have been a good idea to have brought a tripod along, but it would have been a bit cumbersome to lug around while attending to business.

In order to get a decent shutter speed, i had to boost up my ISO to 5000 with some photos  – the 27mm does not have OIS.  If there was plenty of light from the moon and other light sources, the files came out relatively good.

However, if i was taking photos of a darker scene, things tended to turn to mush and there was not much i could do to save them.

In the end, even though i had to hand hold the camera for all these photos, things turned out okay.

All photos taken with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the XF 27mm f/2.8.

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