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City Shooting with the Sigma 8-16mm…

by on May.20, 2010, under Life, Photography

I took the opportunity at lunchtime today to have a little wander in the city near my office and take some shots with the D90 + Sigma 8-16mm UWA lens.

Firstly some shots inside the Queen Victoria Building and the things that spring to mind immediately here are the colour vibrancy and the relatively low noise levels even at ISO 3200 (I did perform some noise reduction on these which has smoothed the flat areas of colour more however even before doing this they were remarkably good for such a high ISO level).

1/60 sec at f/6.3, ISO 3200, 12mm equiv


1/40 sec at f/8, ISO 3200, 12mm equiv


1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 3200, 12mm equiv


1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 800, 12mm equiv

Now outside the QVB

1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 200, 12mm equiv

The following is a shot almost directly upwards of the Centrepoint tower taken from the Pitt St mall. This is an HDR that I’ve processed out of three shots taken at 0, -2 and +2EV.

1/100 sec at f/8, ISO 200, 12mm equiv

This last shot is taken down the centre pathway in the middle of Hyde Park.

1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 640, 12mm equiv

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2 Comments for this entry

  • Mac Dy

    Beautiful architectural photographs. My one question-did you use Photoshop or DXO software to straighten out that exterior QVC shot (with statue)? Which is also my favorite, btw.

  • Rodny.Campb}ll

    Actually neither – that’s essentially uncorrected out of the camera RAW (NEF) and into Lightroom. I don’t often take architecture shots so I essentially never correct for perspective in software – I let it all fly.

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