Advice on low-light photography (s30f14? no OSS)

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Stephenhampshire
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Re: Advice on low-light photography (s30f14? no OSS)
In reply to smallLebowski, Apr 11, 2013

I use a Pentax K5 which has a similar(same?) sensor as the 5R. I use ISOs up to 3200, the shot below which is lit entirely by firelight is using a pentax 16-45 zoom, the second one using the Sigma 30mm f1.4 For both use apertures less than f1.4 purely to give me a bit more DOF  I always brace myself against something if I can, or use a monopod. Your initial guess on the sort of exposures needed to capture firelight isn't far off....

All shot in RAW

ISO2000, 1/30 F4

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arleimages/6408133357/in/set-72157630845077560

One with the Sigma 30mm f1.4

ISO 1250 1/15 F3.5

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arleimages/8176731059/in/set-72157631984056673/

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