(OT) Cameras in low light
jvetterli-Rn4VEauK+AKRv+LV9MX5uipxlwaOVQ5f at public.gmane.org
Fri Dec 19 19:44:59 UTC 2008
On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 12:47:06PM -0500, Jamon Camisso wrote:
> John Vetterli wrote:
> > ... [a bunch of boring stuff] ...
> Full frame, APS-C, 4:3, the sensor format (while it does matter a
> little) won't make a bit of difference without good lenses. Seriously,
> if going the DSLR route, lenses are the most important part. Sounds like
> you're after the so called "fast fifty", that is a 50mm prime lens with
> maximum aperture of f1.4 (or lower but those are pricey).
> Here's an example with one handheld, f1.4 at 1/20s, iso400. My camera is
> not full frame and I'd happily make 24"x36" prints with it's measly
> 10mpx APS-C sensor. http://flickr.com/photos/jamonation/3090300056/ It's
> all in the glass..
Fair enough. My comments were more pointed more towards avoiding sensor
noise in low-light conditions, and ignored the gazillion other factors
in making a good photo.
(But don't underestimate the value of a kit lens.)
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