Marc’s Happening Birthday Party at Fenix Room

So we celebrated Marc’s birthday party at Fenix Room on Saturday night. I brought the E-M1 down to see how it would perform in a dark setting punctuated with harsh, strobe lighting. All this considered, I am quite pleased with how the photos came out, particularly as I was shooting at ISOs levels in the 3000-5000 range! Post-production was minimal, with the only necessary adjustments being increasing luminescence (noise reduction) by about 10-15%. I was particularly happy with how well the Panasonic Leica lens interprets contrast lighting; it really shows!

The only difficulty I experienced early on was that the camera struggled with AF-acquisition in extremely dim lighting (ok, to be honest I experienced two problems – the other being trying to take photos whilst getting consistently more inebriated throughout the night!). This really wasn’t much of an issue as I was shooting in manual most of the night. Based on the reviews I’ve read so far, the E-M1’s AF in low light is actually supposed to be spectacular so I am guessing it might be the fact that I was using a Panasonic Leica lens rather than Olympus’ own in-house glass. We shall see.

Admittedly, not all images are tack sharp – some of them are even downright blurred. But a blurred photo is better than no photo at all right? And without sounding like I am making excuses, I think a more accurate gauge as to the quality of a photo lies in the emotional response it evokes from the viewer, rather than the sharpness of it. It sounds basic, but I have to remind myself of that fact.

 

November 17, 2013  _B170839 E-M1 25 mm 1-25 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 5000

 

ISO 5000 !

 

November 17, 2013  _B170878 E-M1 25 mm 1-25 sec at f - 1.6 ISO 5000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170895 E-M1 25 mm 1-5 sec at f - 1.6 ISO 5000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170931 E-M1 25 mm 1-8 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 5000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170945 E-M1 25 mm 1-5 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 4000

 

The birthday boy getting his groove on.

 

ISO 10,000 !!!

 

November 17, 2013  _B170949 E-M1 25 mm 1-20 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 10000

 

November 16, 2013  _B160663 E-M1 25 mm 1-25 sec at f - 1.6 ISO 4000

 

Thanks for the Champagne Marc! Your birthday was truly “happening”.

November 16, 2013  _B160671 E-M1 25 mm 1-30 sec at f - 1.6 ISO 4000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170692 E-M1 25 mm 1-6 sec at f - 1.6 ISO 4000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170786 E-M1 25 mm 1-3 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 5000

Jo and Me =)

 

November 17, 2013  _B170696 E-M1 25 mm 1-3 sec at f - 1.6 ISO 4000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170714 E-M1 25 mm 1-6 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 4000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170719 E-M1 25 mm 1-40 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 5000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170728 E-M1 25 mm 1-4 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 5000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170729 E-M1 25 mm 1-3 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 5000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170762 E-M1 25 mm 1-3 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 5000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170768 E-M1 25 mm 1-6 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 8000

 

ISO 8000 !

 

November 17, 2013  _B170770 E-M1 25 mm 1-5 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 8000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170773 E-M1 25 mm 1-10 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 8000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170788 E-M1 25 mm 1-200 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 5000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170810 E-M1 25 mm 1-8 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 5000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170797 E-M1 25 mm 1-125 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 5000

 

November 17, 2013  _B170825 E-M1 25 mm 1-13 sec at f - 1.4 ISO 5000

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