K-5 Blurry Night Shots WITH Tripod

Started Apr 30, 2014 | Questions thread
PhotoHawk Contributing Member • Posts: 832
Re: K-5 Blurry Night Shots WITH Tripod

Use mirror lockup.  Use a delay or better yet use a remote shutter release.

Also f4 for the 18-135 isn't particularly sharp.  You likely have the wrong lens for what you want to do.  On the other hand it should be much sharper than what you have.  Try f5.6 and use a higher ISO.  You're safe with the K5 at least up to 1600 - it will still be clean.  But you could also go up to 3200 or 6400 depending on the size you intend to view the picture at.

Not all tripods are the same.  Sometimes the cheaper ones might look steady but do actually vibrate.

Lastly if that diesel is thumping you may be getting some vibrations in the concrete that is affecting your picture.

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