I met friend for dinner in River North last Sunday and as I planned to do, I grabbed some shots beforehand.
It started snowing shortly before I left the condo, and I hadn’t done much shooting at night for a number of reasons. I figured I’d kill two birds with one stone: get some snowy street images; better understand how my camera performs under lower light conditions. Frankly, until Sunday I had it in my mind that my gear was relatively incapable of shooting after sunset.
I was wrong.
I took public transit into “the city” versus Uber (or personally driving). That said, I didn’t want to lug my DSLR around and/or have it sitting on the dinner table or hanging from a chair, so I grabbed my Sony rx100iii.
I pushed the ISO to 3200 and while there were times I’d shoot in S, for the most part let P handle my settings. I was pleasantly surprised.
Long story short – if you think you need a new camera to achieve greater results (like I did), push your camera’s limits. You too may be pleasantly surprised.