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Jay Kinghorn's Blog | Shooting in Low Light with the PEN E-P3
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Shooting in Low Light with the PEN E-P3


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  1. Hey Jay,

    Great blog post! I love the EP3 so much. It’s the perfect portable camera for candid photos!

    Something else that I believe is worth mentioning is the fact that the EP3 lets you dial your focal length into the stabilization mode. For example, I’m using a 26mm f1.4, so I set my EP2 (not EP3) to 55mm vs 50mm because 55mm is longer and it will compensate for shaking a bit better.

    Great photos too by the way, I don’t think enough people photograph pool halls and the games. I miss playing pool since my vision started going.

    Posted by Chris Gampat | August 16, 2011, 2:36 pm
  2. Chris, you bring up a great point about being able to dial the focal length into the image stabilization. Related, is the ability to adjust whether the stabilization is applied vertically and horizontally, vertically only, or horizontally only. These options allow for creative control of motion blur of the subject, particularly with a burst of flash. Although the E-P3 is a small camera, it packs a lot of powerful features.

    I’m glad you like the photos. 🙂

    Posted by Jay | August 16, 2011, 2:44 pm
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    Posted by Jay Kinghorn's Blog: Shooting in Low Light with the PEN E-P3 - Micro Four Thirds User Forum | August 16, 2011, 3:26 pm
  4. In response to chris gampat: I think the focal length you enter for the IBIS should be the actual fl, not the 35mm equivalent.

    Posted by Bizzarrini | August 16, 2011, 3:44 pm
  5. Hi Jay,

    When using 4/3s lenses with 2x crop, do you adjust the shutter speed to match the focal length in 35mm equivalent terms or the absolute focal length of the m4/3s or 4/3s lens? For example. for the 12mm lens, do I aim for a 1/15 focal length or 1/30th sec?

    Posted by stopkidding | August 16, 2011, 3:59 pm
  6. Good question. For shorter lenses (e.g less than 50 mm) you’re probably safe using the actual 4:3 lens length. For longer lenses I try and stay closer to the 35mm equivalent because the narrow angle of view of the zoom shows any movement of the camera. So, when I’m using the 50-200mm lens fully zoomed out, I try and stay closer to a shutter speed of 1/400th of a second to ensure sharp photos.

    Posted by Jay | August 16, 2011, 4:06 pm

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