Pentax K-30 Low Light


 

Pentax K-30 Low Light

The Pentax K-30 is really starting to impress me. I was walking back up from the beach having just completed a sunset shoot, you can see that here, and decided to stop off and photograph these buildings.

I’m still experimenting with the K-30 and by now the available light was getting pretty low. Normally for something like this I would get the tripod out but I was tired and just wanted to get home. The Pentax K-30 has a lot of preset shooting modes you can use, including one called night scene, which came out better than I thought it would, especially when you see the settings the camera used,

  • ISO 6400
  • f4
  • 1/25 second

Yes, it’s a bit noisy, that’s probably due to the high ISO speed, but nothing I can’t clean up using Topaz De-Noise. More importantly, it’s not blurred, considering the slow shutter speed and being hand-held. Must be due to the in-camera shake reduction.

All-in-all I’m pretty pleased with the Pentax K-30

 

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5 thoughts on “Pentax K-30 Low Light

  1. Steve Ransome August 11, 2012 / 16:55

    For hand-held, that is impressive Mike. Nice to know the two of you are getting to know each other!! Have ya read the manual yet!!

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    • Mike Hardisty August 11, 2012 / 17:50

      Nah! Cambrian Photography gave me an hour’s lesson and more with the camera after I bought it, but most Pentax’s work in the same way, The only difference with this one compared to my old GX-10 is the quick navigation menu.

      Manuals are for when you’re out in the field, it’s raining hard and you need to know how to change some obscure setting…

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  2. Patti Kuche August 11, 2012 / 21:41

    The green with the fading blue light gives this empty fairground shot such an ethereal quality! I also think the bit of noise suits the subject!

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