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08-13-2016, 03:12 PM - 1 Like   #1

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Pentax K-1 handheld shooting the stars at lightvalue -4 ambient light

After a few tries of the astrotracer feature I thought:
Why not check the limits of what the K-1 can do for me in low light photography?
What can the shake reduction do for me? What the lens? What the sensor?

Just a technical test shot, nothing really nice, but keep in mind this was shot at night outdoors with an ambient light level of -4 (!) using 35mm, F1.4, 1/2 sec, ISO 6400.

I loove it.

08-13-2016, 05:19 PM   #2

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You may already know this, but I will mention it. Longer periods like 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, and 2 minutes will reveal subjects even more (with tripod). What the camera can do is really amazing. A long enough exposure can expose subjects very similar to daytime.

---------- Post added 08-13-16 at 08:29 PM ----------

Nice "Free Bird" shot and horse race shots (your Flickr images). Those race shots with the K-1 show what it truly can do with action. Great shooting.

Last edited by C_Jones; 08-13-2016 at 05:29 PM.
08-13-2016, 05:58 PM   #3
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sehr gut gamacht! I agree that your sport shots are fantastic, as well
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congrats looks great

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It looks realy good,but i think it is only a hot sensor and some hot pixels
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Quite amazing.
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Very good results for hand held. Like it.

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