Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-03-2014, 01:38 PM - 3 Likes   #1
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 698
Handheld astrophotography

No, that's not a typo. Never thought such a thing would be remotely possible but have a look at this picture (click image for full size picture):



Not only is it hand-held but I was standing on a ro-ro ship sailing at 12 knots.

It won't win any prizes for image quality or anything but I think it is quite extraordinary what the image stabiliser is capable of.

It is shot at 1/10 of a second at ISO 51200 with Sigma 50mm F1.4.EX DG HSM.


PS: If the image doesn't show up try again later as for some reason my picture uploads are working very slowly.



These are some other photos taken from on board, all handheld:

While still moored (1)

While still moored (2)

Started moving, still in port

At sea

Just before arriving at destination

01-03-2014, 01:51 PM   #2
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
klkitchens's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Allanta, GA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 407
Wow... nice work...
01-03-2014, 01:55 PM   #3
Pentaxian
JimmyDranox's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ploiesti, Romania
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,614
I've tried this too. Like you said, those pictures will not bring any award, not even some cheering, but is a real pleasure to make.
01-03-2014, 02:30 PM   #4
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tumbleweed, Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,119
These are extraordinarily wonderful! A touch of post processing noise reduction and perhaps a bit of sharpening would make them even better. I would have thought that you were up on a tripod.



01-03-2014, 02:41 PM   #5
Pentaxian
Na Horuk's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Slovenia, probably
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,931
..and I get shaky photos taken in daylight with 14mm lens... *grumble*

Well done
01-03-2014, 03:22 PM   #6
Pentaxian
dosdan's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,706
lister6520, I really liked your "While still moored (2)" shot. Well done.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/0a0zlozjb6byqjx/PK3_2324LR.jpg

Dan.
01-03-2014, 10:52 PM   #7
Pentaxian
JimmyDranox's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ploiesti, Romania
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,614
For that big moon i made about 20, until I get it right. Anyway, the exposure time was short because was enough light, I have others, with stars, and 1/10 exposure time, that are shaky. It's about training.
01-05-2014, 05:49 PM - 1 Like   #8
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
klkitchens's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Allanta, GA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 407
This is my best attempt at astro photography.



01-05-2014, 06:35 PM   #9
Pentaxian
dosdan's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,706
QuoteOriginally posted by klkitchens Quote
This is my best attempt at astro photography
Excellent edge definition, but there's no inner detail e.g. the fine detail on the fur is missing.

Also there appears to be insufficient colour depth (3-bit?)

Dan.
01-05-2014, 06:44 PM   #10
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Ex Finn.'s Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southern Maryland.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,374
QuoteOriginally posted by klkitchens Quote
This is my best attempt at astro photography.
Have not seen Him in a long time
01-19-2014, 01:10 PM   #11
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 3
QuoteOriginally posted by JimmyDranox Quote
I've tried this too. Like you said, those pictures will not bring any award, not even some cheering, but is a real pleasure to make.
At first I didn't see where one photo ends and another one starts. My thoughts were "is that a multi-exposure photo or I am hallucinating"
01-19-2014, 10:27 PM   #12
Veteran Member
StarDust's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Posts: 400
QuoteOriginally posted by Vortexian Quote
At first I didn't see where one photo ends and another one starts. My thoughts were "is that a multi-exposure photo or I am hallucinating"
Really nice photos. I'll have to try that when I get a cloudless evening over here, some light pollution here though.
01-20-2014, 04:05 AM   #13
Pentaxian
JimmyDranox's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ploiesti, Romania
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,614
Vortexian, sorry, but I didn't stick them together. That's the site engine. I'm disappointed by this look to, but I don't know what to do.
01-20-2014, 04:19 PM   #14
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 3
QuoteOriginally posted by JimmyDranox Quote
Vortexian, sorry, but I didn't stick them together. That's the site engine. I'm disappointed by this look to, but I don't know what to do.
Anyway, the photos are superb :-)

And the site rendering specific made them even more interesting.
01-20-2014, 05:41 PM   #15
Pentaxian
JimmyDranox's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ploiesti, Romania
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,614
Thank you.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
dslr, image, k-3, k3, pentax k-3, picture
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Handheld Meter Purchase? Dubesor Pentax Medium Format 17 12-11-2013 05:41 PM
Handheld stabilization techniques jbinpg Photographic Technique 7 04-29-2013 07:20 PM
handheld flash, soft and directional? brandonbpm Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 5 09-16-2012 04:33 AM
Handheld Light Meter Lisa Marie Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 7 05-16-2012 07:53 PM
Misc Handheld Moonshot Dean31 Post Your Photos! 4 01-06-2012 08:54 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:11 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top