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Forum: Pentax K-1 06-08-2016, 02:27 AM  
Milky Way using K-1 Astrotracer
Posted By Happyman
Replies: 24
Views: 8,123
I don't have ANY pictures of the Milky Way that I shot myself, so who am I to judge, right?
A nice try, but... even at this small resolution my eyes are somehow attracted to the lower part of the picture, which is blurry. At first I thought it's just the stars movement, but even the bushes, which should be stationary, don't seem to be sharp. It could be the result of 4 shots being stacked together or something, I don't know. Wouldn't it be better to use one shorter exposure, and bump up the ISO? I'd say with the K-1, you can easily shoot at ISO 3200, probably even higher, and get a nice result. Here's an article I found after a quick search:
Tips for Photographing the Milky Way in Michigan | Pure Michigan Connect

For lazy readers, here's just a short excerpt:
A good all around manual setting I frequently use in Milky Way photography is iso 3200, f2.8, 25-30 second exposures. This captures the Milky Way nicely and also elements in the surrounding frame with enough light in one exposure.
Forum: General Photography 10-23-2014, 01:18 AM  
(also) going to shoot a friends wedding
Posted By Happyman
Replies: 53
Views: 4,393
rrstuff, I'd say there's no "yes" or "no" answer. I'd say "it depends". It depends on how dark the church will be. How dark the venue will be. Whether the walls of the venue are "bouncable" for flash. It depends on what the expectations (yours, bride's) are. It depends on whether you know how to use the flash correctly, to provide a flattering light. It depends on whether you have any flash at all! :) So... is it doable with F4 zooms? Probably. You (and your flashes) will just have to work a bit harder and maybe the expectations shouldn't be skyhigh (so that you can exceed them more easily) ;)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-13-2014, 03:15 AM  
Upgrade from K-x to K-5
Posted By Happyman
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Yes, they will.
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