Olympus Cameras and Four Thirds System Digital SLRs Forum

Olympus Cameras Forum Discuss Olympus film and digital cameras as well as Panasonic and Leica Four Thirds System digital SLRs - forum moderator is Greg McCary.
Olympus E-System Digital SLR Reviews >>
Panasonic Four Thirds Digital SLR Reviews >>
Leica Four Thirds Digital SLR Reviews >>
Official Four Thirds Web Page >>
Olympus OM-System 35mm SLR reviews >>
Olympus Cameras History Page >>
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Member 440GTX's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Calgary Ab
    Posts
    138

    Any tips for E-520 low light shooting ??

    My E-520 shoots very good pictures in Good light ( IMO ) sharp and clear
    with all lenses I have 14-42 40-150 and 70-300
    Sunny or light clouds ISO 100 or 200, F 8 to 10 , shutter 600 + = Nice shots.

    Heavy overcast or in low light areas ( Trees )
    ISO 800 , F 4 to 7 ( approx values ) shutter 100 to 320. = Not to hot pictures
    Some noise and Grainy . Sometimes too dark ( Exposure problem )

    Use mainly for wild Life and Nature .
    In low light I use flash if the object is close which really helps.
    BUT after 5m away back to poor pictures
    I prefer aperature priority adjusting according to light and conditions

    Any suggestions ?

    Thanks very much in advance

  2. #2
    Member Don Kondra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    353

    Re: Any tips for E-520 low light shooting ??

    Tripod, HG glass, + exposure comp, manual focus, off camera flash but most important be realistic.

    It may appear there is enough light to shoot but your eyes "see" light differently than the camera

    Cheers, Don

  3. #3
    Senior Shooter Greg McCary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Rome Ga.
    Posts
    10,550

    Re: Any tips for E-520 low light shooting ??

    Don is right. Fast glass and an off camera flash.
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

    Sony a99/a7R

  4. #4
    Member 440GTX's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Calgary Ab
    Posts
    138

    Re: Any tips for E-520 low light shooting ??

    Thanks for the tips Don and Greg.
    I don't expect National geographic quality with a $ 400.00 camera and a $ 300.00
    70-300 lense.

    I think I will try a monopod for now. Much eaiser to carry when hiking.
    These are my best in cloudy dark conditions. Most get the DELETE button
    With the flower Evening in cloudy conditions and in shade
    ISO 800 F 8 Shutter 50. I was Leaning on a tree for stability
    Forget Wild life at shutter 50

    For the Owl, Cloudy in a treed areas in shade.ISO 800 F 7 Shutter 200
    I was resting my elbows on a stand, The Owl is a little sharper on my home computet screen
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Any tips for E-520 low light shooting ??-p7020022-800-x-600-.jpg   Any tips for E-520 low light shooting ??-p7019906-800-x-600-.jpg  

  5. #5
    Senior Shooter Greg McCary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Rome Ga.
    Posts
    10,550

    Re: Any tips for E-520 low light shooting ??

    Might try bean bag too.
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

    Sony a99/a7R

  6. #6
    Member 440GTX's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Calgary Ab
    Posts
    138

    Re: Any tips for E-520 low light shooting ??

    A monopod seems to work for me.
    Here is a Robin between 2 buildings near near sunset
    300mm ISO 800 F 8.0 Shutter 1/25

    No way could I do that at 300mm shutter 1/25 before
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Any tips for E-520 low light shooting ??-p7080042-800-x-600-.jpg  

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •