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12-04-2008, 10:07 AM   #1
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Low light shooting capabilities GX20 at low ISO

Was shooting Simple Minds at Sheffield Arena on Monday night which is a 10,000 seater arena, support band where scottish rockers Deacon Blue. it wasn't until after they had finished & checked my camera that I realised I had been shooting at ISO200.

Settings where

No flash
Shutter priority mode
shutter speed 1/100
aperture 2.8
Lens Pentax DA*50-135mm

I thought to I had really cocked it up as I usually shoot well lit gigs at ISO800 on checking out the photos I could not believe how good they where. The sharpness & textures are great.

Here is a link to the published photos

eGigs.co.uk - Deacon Blue photos - at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield on 01/12/2008

Here is a link to the Simple Minds photos using ISO800 with a Tamron 17-50mm 2.8

eGigs.co.uk - Simple Minds photos - at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield on 01/12/2008

They have not had any pp or cropping just resized to 500 pixels for web use & converted from raw to jpeg.

Really loving my GX20

12-04-2008, 11:01 AM   #2
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There was one other shooter in the pit & he had a Canon using Sigma lenses, here are his results

http://www.thestar.co.uk/EditorialGallery.aspx?ArticleID=4750847&SectionID=5081

Cannot believe the difference in quality.....
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