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Friday, August 27, 2010

A Nite In Cincinatti

A Nite In Cincinatti

 
This is a cool little night time test shoot that I did. I was trying out some of my lenses, and ISO settings. I put some cool vintage glass to the job including a Olympus OM 50 1.4, OM 35-70 F4, 1 shot with a Vivtar series 1 28 1.9, a new Tamron 17-50 2.8 and 70-200 2.8. It was fun, gave me sore feet, and I think I learned quite a bit.
 
 
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The OM 35-70 F4 would seem to be a dark lens in comparison to the others, and it is, but I still got some quite usable shots. Its a nice compact lens with a solid feel to it. I'll also say the area was pretty bright, so it wasn't a problem to use this lens. On a 7D @ 1250 ISO, it would still be very usable for all except the very darkest places.
 
This alternate version shows which lenses I used on each shot. You might be a bit surprised at a few.
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If you want to know, I did do some color correction on some shots. It seems the street lights have something of a green cast, and I did do a minus green correction on them. I also think I did adjust one or two shots for exposure too, but it was gentle. I did the editing and color correction in Premiere Pro CS5 Mac using mainly RGB Curves. Having a QuadroFX 4800 let me work on this in realtime, at full resolution which was a real pleasure. It also really let me get done with this a lot quicker.
 
I've got another video in the works, just as soon as I can edit the thing. Meanwhile I've been watching as canon announced the new 60D a few days ago.