ISO200 Handheld Night Photography Challenge With Olympus OM-D

ISO200 Handheld Night Photography Challenge With Olympus OM-D


Hi my name is Robin Wong and we are
doing ISO 200 night photography challenge. In my previous video I
encouraged you guys to go out and shoot at night in low-light conditions without
worrying about your camera being not good enough. So in this particular video
I’m going to share with you a special technique that I have been using by
staying at ISO 200 even in very dim low-light conditions. Yes it is possible
to do that with Olympus OM-D utilizing the 5-Axis image stabilization. When you
fix your ISO at 200 which is the base ISO for Olympus OM-D cameras you get the
best possible image quality fom the camera, you get the best noise control,
you get best dynamic range, the best color tones and the sharpest possible
image output! To do the ISO 200 night shooting challenge I’m fixing my ISO
at 200, I’m shooting at P the program mode and I’ll let the camera take care
of the rest. I’ll let the 5-Axis Image Stabilization do its work. So why am i doing the ISO 200 challenge?
Well first of all, because I can! Reason number 2 – to push the cameras
capabilities. We know that the Olympus 5 Axis image stabilization is pretty
amazing so this is just a way to optimize the results of the camera by
fully utilizing what the image stabilization is capable of. We will see
how much we can go with ISO200 staying at just ISO200 even in the most dimmed
lighting environment. In some of those situations other cameras while shooting
hand held without use of tripod will require the use of 3200 ISO or even 6400
but with the E-M1 Mark II I just stayed right at the base ISO 200. That is
something that Olympus can do and I think that Micro Four Thirds especially the
Olympus OM-D users should be proud of. Of course it is not advisable to use ISO
200 for all your shots at night and in low-light condition if you are dealing
with subjects that’s moving or any motion in the frame. Please use higher
ISO values go as high as you need as well as faster prime lenses to achieve
sufficient sufficiently fast shutter speed to freeze motion. For everything
that is not moving and static, buildings, interiors using ISO 200 with the 5-Axis
image stabilization from Olympus I didn’t need a tripod I can still get
rock steady shots. Here are some tips on shooting in
low-light conditions with Olympus OM-D Never ever underexposure your image. If your
image is severely underexposed when you bring up the details from the shadows
especially if you use higher ISO settings you will see the ugly noise. So
try to maintain as accurate as you can when it comes to metering and exposure
while you’re shooting. Another tip I can share with you is to shoot in RAW. When
you shoot in RAW you have a lot more data in the file to manipulate, so you
can push the shadow out you can tone down the highlights. You get better dynamic range overall, you get better color tonality and you can squeeze more
details out of your single image in comparison to what you have in JPEG. I hope you have enjoyed watching me do
the ISO 200 night shooting challenge but hey don’t just watch me do it. Do It
yourself, bring your Olympus OM-D out and fix at ISO200 and start shooting
amazing night photography in your location. I will be very interested to
see what you can come up with with your Olympus OM-D. if you like this video
please give me a thumbs up please consider subscribing to this channel and
remember to bring your camera out and take more photographs. I’ll see you again
in the next video. Bye bye

17 thoughts on “ISO200 Handheld Night Photography Challenge With Olympus OM-D

  • August 22, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    Thank you greatly Robin for you always being upbeat, positive and happy!!
    You make me and Iā€™m very sure others want to go and shoot!!
    Thank you for being you!!

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  • August 22, 2019 at 3:36 am
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    Robin, I look forward to taking the ISO 200 night challenge to see how my em10 ii behaves. Thanks, once again, for a wonderful video. I'm so glad that you're making more videos. I appreciate your putting in the time and effort. They're helping us become better photographers.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 3:39 am
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    Hi Robin, Beautiful city, people, images & great tips love your channel.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 3:40 am
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    Another inspiring video, thanks for sharing.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 4:13 am
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    wow why does the water get foggy??!

    btw your videos are getting better.

    keep them coming!

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  • August 22, 2019 at 4:40 am
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    Thank you Robin. I will try with my olymus pen f.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 4:56 am
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    Your city is so beautiful! I always enjoy your pictures. What lens were you using? I'm shooting an EM1 Mark II, but I'm not sure my hands are steady enough to shoot 1 or 2 second shutter speeds without a tripod.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 5:02 am
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    The ibis is amazing. I love my Mkii.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 5:15 am
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    Robin you think new E-M5 III are similar in this use? is good idea buy e-m1 ii, now or wait to new E-M5 iii?

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  • August 22, 2019 at 5:27 am
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    I want to try this challenge! Maybe I'll post a video with my experiences? Please keep coming up with challenges if you have the time, they're super fun to take part in.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 7:56 am
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    Not gonna try this ISO200 challenge with my em10 ii šŸ˜… but I will try higher iso. I like not having to lug around a tripod on trips and using available surfaces to steady my shot.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 8:40 am
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    Brilliant video Robin. How did you meter these scenes? Do you just go with what looks good on the screen/EVF? I like to use the highlight and shadow blinkies, expose for highlight and then overexpose by 1.3 stops knowing I can recover in post.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 8:45 am
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    Yay, go Olympus, the IBIS is awesome even on the EM1, but never under estimate the power of the tripod especially when it comes to landscape photography, but for street and city which is more in the moment, just go and push the shutter.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 9:28 am
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    Nice video. Finally someone shows what m43 is capable in low light. šŸ‘

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  • August 22, 2019 at 9:55 am
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    Hi Robin, do you still working for Olympus?

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  • August 22, 2019 at 10:29 am
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    and if you need 1/250, because your subject moves and you don't need trails, or blur image? on high ISO Olympus has to much ISO noise on entry level cameras…

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  • August 22, 2019 at 10:59 am
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    Thanks for the video. I desperately need it Thanks again.
    Regards,
    Jyotirmoy Bishnu

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