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Why is it again that I need to upgrade? ISO8000 pic


To say the pandemic has changed our lives is the understatement of the century!
My daughter graduated high school. Little did they imagined, that Friday in March was going to be the last time they would be together in school! They finished online and all activities they have been planning for years were cancelled. It seemed they would not even had a proper graduation when last week, the school was able to secure permission from the city to do a "quick" graduation in a sports arena with all safety protocols in place. We all jumped to the opportunity!
A poorly lit sports arena, very strict safety protocols (some overkill if you ask me but that's a whole other can of worms), physical distancing, only immediate family, separated in the seating area. But they had their well deserved beautiful graduation!
Since I've been the "photographer" of these kids since pre-kinder, I was the only one authorized by the school to take pictures and move around. Flash was very tricky.
So I took this picture of my daughter with my trusty K5II and the Tamron 17-50 f2.8.
TAv mode, 1/100, F2.8. ISO selected by the camera? A whopping 8000!
A hint of topaz denoise and I'm blown away... again.

Every time I think I need to upgrade this camera slaps me with something like this.
*EDIT* The white balance is a bit off in the online pic. It looks better in my monitor.

Here is an idea on how it was. Definitely different for the history book!


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Well done on those images in tricky conditions. And congratulations to your daughter.
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Congratulations to you and your daughter!
Great images - very much history in the making.
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That Tamron is a sharp lens, even wide open. I haven't used mine in years but your pic is prompting me to pull it out of the bag. Congrats on your daughter's grad.

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That looks great. I don't venture beyond ISO 3200 with my K-50 and K-S1 but now I think I should!
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Congratulations to your daughter and to you. Well done!
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Nice that she'sholding a photo without the mask. Well done!
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You can be proud, Ismael, both of your daughter and of the images under these averse conditions. Congratulations.

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Nice pics. Congratulations to your daughter. And that is the coolest face mask I have ever seen!
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Having the mask color-coordinated with the gown is brilliant! Congratulations to you both.
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Congratulations to your daughter.

Thanks for sharing the pics... they are way too cool.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ismaelg Quote
So I took this picture of my daughter with my trusty K5II and the Tamron 17-50 f2.8.TAv mode, 1/100, F2.8. ISO selected by the camera? A whopping 8000!
Under difficult conditions, the K-5 II shows itself off again! Well done.

I think your daughter's eyes reveal her smile behind the mask. Congrats to all.

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It's good to know the K5 II can get good results at that higher ISO. I usually don't shoot higher than 3200, but prefer to stay at 1600 where the noise isn't much of an issue. I don't have Topaz denoise, but I suspect it played a key part in the final results.

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