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

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Stephenhampshire Contributing Member • Posts: 927
Re: Advice on low-light photography (s30f14? no OSS)

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

One with the Sigma 30mm f1.4

ISO 1250 1/15 F3.5

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