Thursday, September 9, 2010

NEX in the night

Shot recently in our studio in Surat Thani, southern Thailand, using NEX-5 with 18-55 zoom, the auto ISO setting on NEX-5 turned itself to ISO 1600, to allow to shoot at f/4.5 and 1/20s, the main camera in use was a Canon 5DII using 3 strobes, while the NEX-5 just use the illumination from the pilot lamp.  Indeed, compare to a Canon 5DII, the smaller sensor on NEX-5 did not capture as many light as the larger camera, and not as clean, but judging the final result and many years in photography, the final image is absolutely useful, and beyond my expectation.  The use of NEX-5 was simply a snap shot companion camera along with the larger Canon, as well as for motion clips, but NEX-5 held itself well even with its still images.
The technology today allows the photographer wonderful tool for creativity, and faster.  The available light shots in the poor light situation, or at night, gives extra room for the photographer to play around.
This is an image of a lady washing car, a race-tuned Mini, it was a rather old fashion shot, but however still has its market.  But with the available tools today, the shot was made a lot faster and easier.

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