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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    Taking photos at night with E500

    How do I take pictures in low light or at night with the e500?

    I set it up for auto-flash and auto-focus, but the images come out blurry. Seems like there should be an AF illuminator, but there doesn't appear to be.

    Any ideas?


  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Chicago, IL

    Re: Taking photos at night with E500

    It would really help if you could post an example photo with all the EXIF (exposure) information still attached.
    Erik Williams

    Olympus E3, E510
    12-60 SWD, 50-200 SWD, 50 f/2 macro, EX25, FL36's and an FL50r.

  3. #3
    Member Bigcity's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    Menasha,WI USA

    Re: Taking photos at night with E500

    Did you want flash?
    I shoot quite a few in Aperture priority and try different f stops to get different exposure times.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Re: Taking photos at night with E500

    Try shooting manual
    Put your camera on a tripod
    Set the exposure (shutter speed) for 1/10th of a second - 10 seconds of exposure + and don't move the camera - not even a tiny bit and make sure your subjects are very still, too,

    use a flash only if you want your foreground illuminated.

    make sure the aperture is low, too, at least 5.6

  5. #5
    Senior Shooter Greg McCary's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    Rome Ga.

    Re: Taking photos at night with E500

    It could be your shutter speed is to low? Even if you are using a flash you need to keep the shutter speed at 1/60 and higher. Post a couple of examples and maybe we can help more.
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

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