Pentax K-5 II / IIs Review

Comparative Photos Continued

Here is a landscape photo with the advantage that cacti cannot sway in the wind! The lens used was the smc Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited. The images were shot in RAW at ISO 100 and converted to JPG in Photoshop with brightness increased by +20. No sharpening was applied to the first set of four and unsharp mask 100%, redius 1, threshold 0 plus added contrast (+20) was applied to the second set of four images.

Click on a thumbnail to download a full res (100% crop) JPG (2 MB files):

Pentax K-5 IIs
Pentax K-5

F5.6

no
sharpening

IIs F5.6 K-5 F5.6

F13

no
shapening

iis F13 K-5 F13

F5.6

sharpened

contrast +20

iis F5.6 processed K-5 F5.6 processed

F13

sharpened

contrast +20

iis F5.6 processed K-5 F13 processed

 

Here is a second landscape also shot with the smc Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited. The images were shot in RAW at ISO 100 and converted to JPG in Photoshop; no sharpening was applied to the first set of four and unsharp mask 100%, redius 1, threshold 0 was applied to the second set of four images.

Click on a thumbnail to download a full res (100% crop) JPG (6 to 7 MB files):

Pentax K-5 IIs
Pentax K-5

F5.6

no
sharpening

F11

no
sharpening

F5.6

sharpened

F11

sharpened

 

The following scene was again shot with the 77mm lens at ISO 100 in RAW, converted in Photoshop with no other processing than some cropping. We suggest that you download the images (about 5 MB each) and apply contrast and sharpening to your liking.

Pentax K-5 IIs
Pentax K-5

F5.6

no
sharpening

Tree iis F5.6 Tree K-5 F5.6

F11

no
sharpening

Tree iis F13 Tree K-5 F13

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