K-5 Blurry Night Shots WITH Tripod

Started Apr 30, 2014 | Questions thread
antoineb Veteran Member • Posts: 6,624
using shutter for a 1s exposure??

Hi davids8560,

I think you've nailed the explanation already:  the shot from the Stylus 1 is a 1/30th exposure, while the other shot, from the K-3, is a 1 second exposure.  And you say it yourself, you were using a tripod but you used the shutter button!  I think people would expect to do such a shot with the timer instead.

davids8560 wrote:

feature Gee, the other night I took a series of night shots with my new K-5 and they all came out blurry, even though the camera was on a sturdy tripod.

Thought cause may be using shutter button to start exposure, or maybe wind? It was very windy at the time! Or, maybe SR needs to be disabled for tripod exposures?

I know the K-3 is all the rage right now, but I am just starting out with a brand new K-5 and I'm very happy with it. Just learning.

K-5 with 18-135 WR on Manfrotto Tripod

Amtrak 717 at Niagara Falls Station

Olympus Stylus 1 Handheld Nightshot Mode

Amtrak 717 at Niagara Falls Station

Thanks for looking and your advice too!

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