My favourite photos – available light 2

This shot was taken at Venta El Gallo restaurant in Granada, Spain in 2010 – using a Canon S90.  The S90 is a great little camera.

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(1/60sec, f/4.5, ISO 3200 )

It’s small – only 195 grams and 100 x 58 x 31mm.  Easily pocketable, when you don’t want to be obtrusive, or schlep around a big camera.

Tarantos Club, Barcelona - Canon S90 - 1/50sec, f/2, ISO 3200

Tarantos Club, Barcelona – Canon S90 – 1/50sec, f/2, ISO 3200

Hanoi street corner, rainy night – 1/60sec, f/2, ISO 3200

A few features made the Canon S90 more interesting, to me, than the average “compact” camera:

  • 1/1.7″ sensor (almost 50% bigger than most compacts) – similar to the Canon G-series.
  • Fast f/2 lens (now f/1.8 on the S120).
  • Manual controls, such as the front ‘Control Ring’, with customisable functions, eg. zoom, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.
  • And the rear thumb-dial’ which can control EV, etc.
Clan Temple, Hoi An - 1/80sec, f/2.5, ISO 3200

Clan Temple, Hoi An – 1/80sec, f/2.5, ISO 3200

What is most pleasing is the S90’s performance in low light – these shots all taken using the “Low Light” (candlelight) setting.

OMA showroom, Brooklyn NYC - 1/25sec, f/2.5, ISO 800

OMA showroom, Brooklyn NYC – 1/25sec, f/2.5, ISO 800

Prime Meats restaurant, Brooklyn - 1/30sec, f/2, ISO 3200

Prime Meats restaurant, Brooklyn – 1/30sec, f/2, ISO 3200

The S90 is now almost 5 years old.  It has been superseded by the S95, the S100 (longer zoom lens, improved sensor, HD movies, GPS), the S110 (touchscreen, wifi) and now the S120 (faster f/1.8 lens).

My S90 was ‘pimped’ with a Richard Franiec Custom Grip. DSC_0039

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