Surprise Test

My first surprise awaited me when I opened the door to take Misty out this morning.  It had snowed overnight.

After she finished her short walk and we had returned to the Villa, I grabbed my new camera and lens and went back outside to run a little test.  I was curious how the camera would perform in the dark at 6:36am under these conditions so I made these images with no adjustments of any kind.

Using the program mode and making raw files, the Olympus E-M5 Mark III with the Panasonic 35-100mm F2.8 lens chose to make all of these images at ISO 6400, F2.8 with shutter speeds between 1/20 to 1/4 sec (handheld).  I varied the focal lengths between 35 and 100mm.  I then imported them into LR and then exported them as jpeg images that had only been downsized for this blog.  No noise reduction or any other adjustments were made by me.

My observations are that other than rendering the scenes brighter than they actually were, they are pretty good.  This camera and lens sees in the dark and focuses very quickly.  Yes, there is some digital noise if you pixel peep, etc. and if I wanted to I could have tweaked the exposure either before taking the shot or afterwards in LR to portray the actual lighting conditions.   The image stabilization was great, and I was really glad to learn that, since that was one of my primary reasons for getting this system, that and the lighter, smaller setup which my back, hands, shoulder, and knees really appreciate. 

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