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With and without flash, why I keep on using it

nianys

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Since NEX high ISO performance is definitely excellent, I tried to skip my usual flash set-up and just bump the ISO up, and enjoy.
The first shot is at ISO 3200 :

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NEX-6    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/100s    ISO 3200

I find it pretty sharp for such a setting.

The following are all shot with either the built-in flash or the Olympus FL-36, at ISO 400 :

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NEX-6    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/100s    ISO 400


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NEX-6    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/100s    ISO 400


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NEX-6    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/100s    ISO 400


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NEX-6    ----    0mm    f/1.0    1/100s    ISO 400


As good as high ISO is, I'd still be able to shoot at 160 or 200th and freeze any motion...
All shots with the K55/1.8
 

Dioptrick

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The first shot at ISO3200 is just insanely smooth. Back in the days of negative film and dye-sub printing, the grain in that photo would've been ASA200 and ASA400 would've been waaay grainier than that!

I just love the NEX!
 

snkenai

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Flash

The first shot may be off a bit on WB, but it is much more pleasing, to my eye. The flash gives just too much of a "stark" look.

I use the FL36 myself. I made a simple diffuser, from a piece of dish translucent soap bottle, held in place with rubber band. It does away with "hot spots" on skin, "red eye", and "over white" light. Used it recently with my E-p2 and Sigma 30mm, to do a wedding, with great results.

But, whenever possible, I just prefer natural light.
 

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nianys

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Well the biggest problem with indoor mixed light is WB. Aside from that, I personally like the flash shots better. All matter of personal preference, of course. The NEX is insanely good at high ISO, so whoever dislike flash may do without it.
 

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I'm still working on not hating my built-in flash. Haven't made much progress yet - even when bouncing - but your results show it may be possible. ;)
 

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