Getting to the exit at the 53rd Street Subway Station, Lexington Avenue, New York Cit
Of all the cameras I currently own, The Trip 35 is absolutely my favorite. The ease of use, quality of lens and ability in low-light continues to amaze me. Here is a quick shot as I moved toward to exit at the 53rd street subway station on Lexington Ave in New York City. Under extremely challenging light, the Trip, on manual exposure at f2.8, loaded with Fuji Superia 400, gave me an interesting and moody image.
Heading down at the 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue subway station, New York City.
Taking a break from my snow in Central Park shots until maybe the next storm, which might hit the city tonight. In the mean time I’m continuing to explore the possibilities of low-light photography with the Olympus Trip 35 set on manual at f2.8, which causes it to fire at 1/40 sec – perfect for low light using 400 ISO film.
This was shot while riding down the escalator at the 53rd S. & Lexington Avenue subway station in New York City.
Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8 @1/40 sec., Fuji Superia 400
Dining Concourse at Grand Central Terminal in New York City
The Olympus Pen E-p1 combined with the 17mm f2.8 pancake lens does very nicely under low-light circumstances. This scene at the dining concourse of Grand Central Station in New York City was shot at ISO 1600 and was hand-held at 1/60 sec. and f2.8.
Catching up with some film shots I took a while ago. Here is another example of low-light photography with the legendary Olympus Trip 35 with the Zuiko 40mm f2.8 lens shot on Fuji Superia 400. Taken on West 53rd street in front of the MoMA. The Trip with 400 ISO film never fails in low light. Just put it on manual f2.8 and snap.
North corridor and tracks at Grand Central Terminal in New York City
The Olympus Pen E-p1 with the Zuiko 17mm Pancake lens in action under challenging low-light conditions. These two side of the image were lit very differently, but the Pen did a very nice balancing act. I adjusted the curves a bit in the RAW file. This was taken at ISO 1250.
A grainy night under the Bliss Street Subway station on Queens Boulevard.
The Olympus Pen E-p1 with the Zuiko17mm Pancake lens makes for a very nice unobtrusive night street shooter. Here is a scene from under the Bliss Street Subway station on Queens Boulevard, taken hand-held. I converted the RAW file to BW with a photoshop plug-in.
Organ player at the Church of The Holy Trinity, East 88th Street, New York City
Taken with the legendary Olympus Trip 35 film camera on Fuji Superia 400 film. The light in the church was very dim, but the Trip did a good job on manual setting f2.8. The exposure on manual is always 1/40 sec. with this camera.
Silhouettes in the concourse of Rockefeller Center, New York City.
Lines, perspective, curves and a human silhouette..my favorite elements combined in a split second at the Rockefeller Center concourse in new York City. Taken with the Olympus Pen E-p1 and the 17mm Zuiko pancake lens.
Another low-light example taken with the Olympus Pen E-p1. This time with the 17mm pancake lens. The environment I was in was fairly dark and the outside lobby was much brighter. I shot this in RAW and and adjusted the curves to extend the dynamic range. I don’t think film could have done any better here.
The Dutch Reformed church in Schoonhoven, The Netherlands.
During my trip to the Netherlands this summer I only took my Lumix LX3 with me. It is one of my favorite travel cameras because of it’s size, weight and versatility. It performs beautifully in low light, as the example here shows, taken in a fairly dark Dutch Reformed church in Schoonhoven.
The Olympus Trip 35 film camera, which was produced from 1967 to 1984, works amazingly well for low-light photography using 400 ISO film. The automatic exposure will lock under low-light conditions, but in most cases you get a perfect exposure setting the camera to manual f2.8. The shutter will fire at 1/40 sec. giving you no problems hand-held. Here is an example taken in the food court at Union Railroad station in Washington DC.
The Olympus Trip 35, a manual film camera from the 1970’s, and another one of my favorite instruments, does an excellent job at low-light photography. The trick is to set the camera on manual at f2.8 and the shutter will fire at 1/40 sec. With 400 ISO film most shots will come out beautifully. Here is an example of a stairway at Rockefeller Center in New York City., shot with the Trip on Fuji Superia 400 film.
The Olympus Trip 35, a point-and-shoot camera from the 1970s, is very effective for shooting in low light. It works best when using 400 ISO negative film. When the camera indicates insufficient light, just put it on manual at f2.8. The camera will shoot at 1/40s an most of the time you will get a perfect picture. Here is an example taken at the Trump on Fifth Avenue in New York City
Shooting in the Washington Metro System was a joy. I love the structured arches and the way a train casts a shadow when passing through the station. The Lumix LX3 is a perfect low-light camera in these situations. Here is an example.