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


5 thoughts on “Pentax K-30 Low Light

  1. 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!!


    1. 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…


  2. 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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