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Best Low Light settings for the E 520

mxms

New Member
Hi,

I have been using the E-520 with the kit 14-42 and a 40-150 Zuiko lens. I have been noticing more noise in low light photographs than photographs (of the same places at the same times) taken by my friends' Canon Rebel XS.

I was hoping to find out what settings are used by members here for low light photos without flash, for best results with respect to noise.

Thanks!
Varun.
 

mxms

New Member
In a reply to my own question, I found out that the setting Gradation to Normal takes care of a lot of low light noise. Gradation on Auto (which is default I think) seems to try and boost areas in the shade, and bring about a whole lot of noise by doing so.

Setting it to Normal, I get much better photographs where a dark effect is intended.

Conversely, Gradation also darkens areas that are too brightly highlighted - so if you find overexposed shots in the bright sunlight, maybe setting it to Auto at that time might counteract that.
 
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