30 Minute Fujifilm GFX 50S Exposure With and Without Noise Reduction

Last week I wrote a post about using the Fujifilm GFX 50S for long exposure photography and a reader in our Fujifilm GFX Owners Group suggested I test the sensor without noise reduction. So, I waited for a night with a late moon rise and made the above 30 minute exposure without noise reduction and then made the below photo with long exposure noise reduction turned on. Both photos are remarkably similar, but there was a slight color shift. Tonight I might try to do a 60 minute exposure if the sky remains clear.

Both images were made possible thanks to the Oben CT-2381 Carbon Fiber Tripod and BC-126 Ball Head that I am demoing. It’s more sturdy than my old Manfrotto, and reasonably priced. So far, the only thing I don’t like about it is that the tripod head is a little heavy, but the weight adds stability. My previous photos took a little finesse to get right because my old tripod would shift in the sand sometimes.

I also started a Long Exposure gallery on 500PX if you’re a fan of that style. I am finding it very enjoyable and will likely purchase some LEE filters next month if all goes well. I am working on some really cool HSS flash photography with some studio equipment at the moment, so stay tuned for that post. Sometimes it pays to shoot what you blog about.

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