Last night was the first time I really tried my hand at slower shutter night time shots.  All hand held as I hadn’t thought ahead, but I had some surprising results.  The Nikon V1 does a very good job at hand held longish exposures.  And I can’t say I dislike the high iso noise either.  Compared to my canon 20D, which capped at 1600, the V1 stops at 3200.  The Canon also had the unfortunate habit of developing bands at high iso’s.  

Anyways, this shot was hand held at 1/6 shutter speed, iso 3200, f 5.6.  Cropped from larger version.  This shot, with those parameters, would not have been possible with the Canon. 

Hope you enjoy!


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