Canary Wharf at Night 12/08/13


RobE17

Link Posted 14/08/2013 - 14:53
I took this image of Canary Wharf whilst on the platform of Royal Albert DLR Station on Monday night on my way home from work. Not the most tecnical of photos I know but I wanted to see how the K30 performed handheld in low light situations. For this I also used the DA 18-135mm.


Canary Wharf 12/08/13 by R M BRIGHT, on Flickr

I converted it to B&W, cropped & added the lighter border using the in-camera menus.
ISO 1600, f5.6 @ 1/4 sec.
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Last Edited by RobE17 on 14/08/2013 - 14:54

McGregNi

Link Posted 14/08/2013 - 20:51
I think the image quality could be better assessed in colour. Could you give us a colour version as well ?

From what I can see (assuming you haven't done any noise reduction in software), the noise levels are well controlled - was there NR active on the camera?

It looks to me like you could have got away with at least another 'stop' or two of higher ISO, which would have been beneficial for shutter speed, which really needed to be faster IMO for better clarity.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 14/08/2013 - 20:52

Mongoose

Link Posted 15/08/2013 - 12:22
I think I'd have used the extra stop or so of ISO to stop down the lens some, but then I'm a sucker for star point light sources!
you don't have to be mad to post here



but it does help

Blythman

Link Posted 15/08/2013 - 12:24
Think you've done very well for handheld at 1/4 sec. I probably wouldn't have even tried below 1/15
Alan


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McGregNi

Link Posted 15/08/2013 - 12:55
Me neither ... how many 'stops' of help are we supposed to get from the shake reduction at these sort of speeds ? Is it two or three max ?
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Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
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