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03-02-2014, 01:30 AM   #1
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Q7 in Berlin: Day & Night

Gave my fairly new Q7 and especially my 02 that came with it a good workout in Berlin, Germany, a few weeks ago. Really a nice wide angle, the 02 on the Q7! And the Q7 was also a joy to use on a small, but capable tripod I had with me: rock solid with the Q7 (it's kind of not with my K5-II, though it can be used with it). Travelling light definitely is an advantage with the Q series!

If not indicated otherwise, the 02 was used for the pics posted here.

Some day pics:
Urban railwaily ("S-Bahn") station at Friedrichstraße:


Potsdamer Platz:


View towards Alexanderplatz (taken with the 03):


And now for some night pics - love those in cities like Berlin. Rule of thumb: the "noisy" ones taken handheld with ISOs up to 2500, the "clean" one on a tripod with exposure times up to several seconds.

Quick night traffic snap at Friedrichstraße station:


The luxury department store "Kaufhaus des Westens":


A pano made out of five 03 pics of the interior of the Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz:


An urban railway coming in at the station "Zoologischer Garten" in the night (rather obviously also taken with the 03):


And finally two interiors shots.
One pretty rectangular, showing a staircase inside the theater "Friedrichstadtpalast":


And one pretty circular, showing the inside of a cinema - it was almost dark in there with some reddish light only, so ISO was bumped up to 3200 here IIRC. Also the 03 was used again:


Hope you liked the little tour!

Phil


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That Pano shots using the fisheye is AWESOME. Great shot!
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If my Q approaches that when I'm on holiday in Europe, I'll be very pleased.
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Great pictures - that Q7 is really tempting.
And have to agree on the panorama, that's awesome

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Well done! impressive testimony to what the Q can do.
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Nice pics! I've always found the 02 a much better lens than it's usually given credit for.
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I like the way the light shines up the department store walls.
Like this pic.
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Excellent images Phil. The pano is awesome. You are doing a great job with the Q7. Enjoying the illustrated tour.
thanks for sharing
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Very nice tour Phil, you are one of the people responsible for me getting a Q7. The night shots are very well done.
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QuoteOriginally posted by raider Quote
That Pano shots using the fisheye is AWESOME. Great shot!
Thanks a lot! :-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by p38arover Quote
If my Q approaches that when I'm on holiday in Europe, I'll be very pleased.
Thanks! And I'm sure you'll succeed. What will you visit?
Phil

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QuoteOriginally posted by NKK Quote
Great pictures - that Q7 is really tempting.
And have to agree on the panorama, that's awesome
Thanks for your comment.
And I have to note that the Q7 has some extra clarity and sharpness at low ISO that brings some extra sparkle to the pics and makes them a joy to process.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jva59 Quote
Well done! impressive testimony to what the Q can do.
So small - and so versatile. And I never worked that fast with a tripod before. :-)
Thanks for your comment!

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QuoteOriginally posted by jethro10 Quote
I like the way the light shines up the department store walls.
Like this pic.
J
Thanks! And yes, that sort of illumination is really catching on here. I like it too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Excellent images Phil. The pano is awesome. You are doing a great job with the Q7. Enjoying the illustrated tour.
thanks for sharing
I'm glad you enjoyed 'em! :-) Thanks for your comment.

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QuoteOriginally posted by GibbyTheMole Quote
Nice pics! I've always found the 02 a much better lens than it's usually given credit for.
I really like the 02 at its wide end on the Q7. Offers a nice "very wide angle" with lots of options - like the b/w one from the Potsdamer Platz illustrates. The only gripe I have with it that is not particularly flare resistant ... Apart from that I'm pretty satisified. Thanks for your comment!
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QuoteOriginally posted by philzucker Quote
Thanks! And I'm sure you'll succeed. What will you visit?
Phil
I'm not sure. My wife is doing the trip planning and I'm struggling to get enthused so I'm not playing much attention. I'd rather stay home.

UK, Paris, Amsterdam up the Rhine to Basel, Zurich, Winterthur (where my wife was born). Seven weeks in total.

In Paris, I only want to see the Eiffel Tower. I have no interest in anything else (OK, maybe Notre Dame). I like engineering works. In the UK, bridges, locomotives, castles, etc.

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That is truly a nice series Phil, the pano from the 03 lens is an amazing piece of work, thanks for showing us.
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I'm not sure. My wife is doing the trip planning and I'm struggling to get enthused so I'm not playing much attention. I'd rather stay home.

UK, Paris, Amsterdam up the Rhine to Basel, Zurich, Winterthur (where my wife was born). Seven weeks in total.

In Paris, I only want to see the Eiffel Tower. I have no interest in anything else (OK, maybe Notre Dame). I like engineering works. In the UK, bridges, locomotives, castles, etc.
Seven weeks? Wow. You won't be disappointed with that itinerary, I'm sure. And there is lots of fine engineering outside the UK, I assure you. Wish you a happy trip!

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QuoteOriginally posted by hnikesch Quote
Very nice tour Phil, you are one of the people responsible for me getting a Q7. The night shots are very well done.
Glad you like 'em, Hans - thanks for looking! And happy shooting with your Q7. I definitely like mine! :-) Only downside is that the my Q seems retired for now. Will see what kind of use I will get out of it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Heinrich Lohmann Quote
That is truly a nice series Phil, the pano from the 03 lens is an amazing piece of work, thanks for showing us.
Thanks, Heinrich.

The equation is: Q7 + small tripod = perfect match! :-)

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P38arover, hope you enjoy your trip and share some of it with us. Not sure if it is on your schedule but the Atomium is a very interesting building. I hope to visit it one day.
thanks
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Thank you. I'd not heard of the Atomium - if we go to Belgium, I'd visit it for sure. The only other World Fair structures I've visited are San Francisco's Panama-Pacific
International Exposition site, Seattle's Space Needle, and Vancouver's Canada Place - and soon to visit the 1889 World Fair's Eiffel Tower.

I apologise to Phil for taking his thread off-topic.

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