night shots. ridiculously easy

Sometimes I forget that night photography, hand held is really easy with modern cameras.

 EM5 f4 17mm

EM5 f4 17mm

The above shot is a slightly cropped image taken at ISO 1600 1/20th and f4. The image was easy to take for a couple of reasons. The first is the in built stabiliser, the second is the "what you see is what you get" preview and the third (not used here as much as it could have been) is the extra depth of field the M43 format offers. I could have used ISO 400 at f2 no problem, but the bus shelter in the immediate foreground and the tower across the road are both in focus.

 EM5 17mm f3.5 1/30th

EM5 17mm f3.5 1/30th

The more you look for trouble, the more you will find. Now I have started to love this 17mm lens, it is really delivering.

 EM5 17mm f3.5 1/40th

EM5 17mm f3.5 1/40th

All of the images above and lots more, were taken within 1 minutes walk of Kyoto station. None of them failed to come out due to blur.