I want this camera as a light weight carry-around!
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Shot for Dodo Bird poster
So this is the first time I have really used the camera above 3200ISO as I think the results at 3200 are amazing. In this case I couldn't be bothered to set up a tripod or my flash set up, so used this as a little test.
My car was in for a service and BMW gave me a new F30 3 series as a courtesy car. First time I have driven one and the interiors are really nice so thought I would take a few pics add them to the BMW forum im apart of.
Anyway the results are incredible. Minimal editing in post with a little NR 30 luminance on PS CS5.5. All was shot with available light, shot at night so that was the interior light of the car. Shot with my 24-105mm L and 100mm L.
Anyway if anyone else has any other images at 12,800 add them! What a camera.
BMW F30 3 Series interior by tom_scott88, on Flickr
BMW F30 3 Series interior, light console by tom_scott88, on Flickr
BMW F30 3 Series interior, centre console climate control by tom_scott88, on Flickr
BMW F30 3 Series interior, multifunction steering wheel by tom_scott88, on Flickr
BMW F30 3 Series interior, iDrive screen by tom_scott88, on Flickr
I suggest that you consider purchasing a Visual Echoes "Better Beamer" to use with your flash. In difficult low contrast situations, it will make a huge difference. Its basically a fresnel lens that focuses your flash so that it can illuminate things like birds and wildlife at a distance.
Sold by Adorama, B&H, Amazon, etc. You must pick one that fits your exact flash unit. For $36.95, you will gain a lot of capability in lighting at a distance.
BTW, here is a small bird shot with my 100-400mmL with a Better Beamer.
Thanks for sharing
@ISO800, x20 looks good to me. Look forward to see x100s performs at ISO3200 & 6400 in low light.
What about the fixed 35 mm equiv focal length? I'm not sure about it. What do you think?
Prior my purchase of RX1, I thought 50mm would be a great fixed lens.
After taking over 1k photos with RX1, I will take 35mm fixed over 50mm fixed compact camera anydays
Here are some pics from RX1. 35mm. Shooting distance was around 3'- 4' from camera to subject(s).
Amazing lens IQ with the Sigma 35, that is for sure. Miles better than the Canon L.
However, I tried (2) copies and both had focusing issues in artificial light that my 35L's have not. It would front focus significantly when used in some indoor lighting (not all). I was constantly having to switch from 0 MA outdoors to +9 indoors (sometimes) and other times 0MA was fine. Drove me a bit insane.
Other then that quirk, it was incredible. I hope to try again in the future, as I don't want to give up on that amazing lens... I just know others have had the same exact issue happen with them and their 5D3, so it may be with that body only, who knows... Waiting to see more info as time goes on before rebuying, again.
Quasi, I think I can agree with you...which points to it being a single shot, rather than a panorama or some other multi-camera arrayed panorama. It's still interesting to speculate.
In selecting this, it wasn't because I thought it was compositionally a spectacular picture...I was just amazed by the detail.
I'm very ignorant of good portrait technique...but I will say this. Most of the stuff I see, such as on facebook, where local photographers make their own little facebook page, and post family portraiture they've done...it just looks juvenile and stupid to me. Especially where a small family is gathered around, pretending to laugh at something...or the shots where they're all jumping on a trampoline.
That stuff certainly isn't boring, but it's not what I would define as good group portraiture, even if I did know anything about it.
[This looks like a type of shot where the photographer had very limited time with all the people and had to throw them in together just to get the shot before they went their way.
as in 99,5% of all large group shots....
Quasi, what's so horrendous about it?
Heard a lot of good firsthand feedback about this lens. Tempted to get this one over the 35L