Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fuji X-E2 at ISO 25600

Fuji X-E2, 55-200mm, ISO 25600, ƒ/4.8, 1/340, Kelvin 10000
Last night we went to a concert at Red Sky Tapas & Bar to see the Dueling Pianos.

I am pretty sure this is how the light was in those caves at the beginning of time. Even with the LED spotlights there just wasn't a lot of light in the room.

Fuji X-E2, 55-200mm, ISO 25600, ƒ/4, 1/240, Kelvin 10000
This is a good example of why Fuji designed their X-E2 to shoot at ISO 25600. Without the ability to use such a high ISO you would not be able to shoot a handheld photo with the Fujinon XF 55-200mm which at it longest zoom is a ƒ/4.8.

I am shooting across the room and right now Fuji doesn't have a ƒ/2.8 lens, so I am having to crank the ISO up.

Cropped close to 100% of photo above
Even looking at the photo at close to full resolution I am not displeased with the result.  I think it is acceptable resolution for publication in a magazine. I think it would have no problem being a two page spread photo.

Fuji X-E2, 55-200mm, ISO 25600, ƒ/3.6, 1/400, Kelvin 10000
I was not able to go and get a custom white balance, so I started by dialing the white balance to Tungsten and it wasn't close. I then noticed that the lights were LED. I then chose to use the Kelvin setting and dial it to 10000. This I thought would be a good starting point and decided the colors look pretty good.

Fuji X-E2, 18-55, ISO 25600, ƒ/3.6, 1/350, Kelvin 10000
Conclusion is if you even find yourself in situations where the room is so dark that you need to shoot at a high ISO, be sure your camera can go as high as the Fuji X-E2 which at ISO 25600 really made these photos possible.