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02-12-2011, 05:36 PM   #31
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Mountain Vision, thank you for your incredibly helpful posts. I have started using my Cosina 28mm f2.8 for street photography at hyperfocal on my 35mm K1000, and you are right about the focal length etc. I am keeping it at f8 mostly.

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Shoot in RAW, learn how the camera reacts to exposure, and learn how to process. The difference between it and the K20D was marginal, and the K-7 was about the same as the K20D. So the only camera you are currently missing out on is the $1500 K-5 which is obviously a significant improvement.
I'd already arrived at these conclusions... However, the prospect of a K5 is even more remote than a 21mm Ltd...

I think that my problem has been shooting the K10D in pubs and bars really, reluctant to use a flash, but after the ambient lighting. Also often close in to people, so looking for the 45mm equivalence of a wide angle, and every available photon of light to keep the shutter speed up.

I do find in low light conditions like this that the image quality really suffers past 400 ISO, especially as you get a lot of artificial colours in pub lighting, the noise becomes so obvious. I am not shelling out for noise ninja, what other NR tips are there?

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