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11-21-2010, 10:51 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by ve2vfd Quote
I'm still waiting for my pictures of knives and razor blades!!!

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Here you are...

ISO12800





100%crop



The compression on Picasaweb sucks and there are some jpeg artifacts because of it.

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Here's another 100% crop of Red the Chicken. This time, I adjusted the sharpening and detail in LR:

Looks like camera has strong AA filter. The end photo is like *ist DS's crop with sharpness.
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One thing I am noticing, as I look at more images from the K5, is don't worry about the "sharpness" just marvel at the images.
Does anyone agree that this camera really captures that elusuve "Pentax look"?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ve2vfd Quote
I'm still waiting for my pictures of knives and razor blades!!!

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Here's a video review of the K-5, including knifes. And he concludes that it is VERY SHARP! Extra points for the reviewers' enthusiasm. It also mentions the K-7 and the yet unannounced K-4!!



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Could anybody show me the photo with the same sharpness from K-5 with FA77 at f/3.2?

http://fotkidepo.ru/photo/132601/32162qXOjQehHIw/E9QALj3fZV/566217.jpg
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With the sharpening tools available it's very easy to make almost any image look sharp. So IMHO a stronger AA filter is preferable to avoid artifacts that are almost impossible to fix. A very weak or no AA filter is only great if you look at your pictures at 100% and don't bother the false colors, moiré, maze artifacts, etc.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ManuH Quote
With the sharpening tools available it's very easy to make almost any image look sharp. So IMHO a stronger AA filter is preferable to avoid artifacts that are almost impossible to fix. A very weak or no AA filter is only great if you look at your pictures at 100% and don't bother the false colors, moiré, maze artifacts, etc.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ManuH Quote
With the sharpening tools available it's very easy to make almost any image look sharp. So IMHO a stronger AA filter is preferable to avoid artifacts that are almost impossible to fix. A very weak or no AA filter is only great if you look at your pictures at 100% and don't bother the false colors, moiré, maze artifacts, etc.
It's default sharpness of RAW converter. No any special tool.

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I don't think my K-5 is outresolving my humble Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5 kit lens, even though it was at f/9 (already diffraction limited?). For me this is more than good enough!

Slightly cropped, resized and then sharpened (like I always do for web purposes):



100% crop of the above (with default sharpening applied by ACR):

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jimfear Quote
Here's a video review of the K-5, including knifes. And he concludes that it is VERY SHARP! Extra points for the reviewers' enthusiasm. It also mentions the K-7 and the yet unannounced K-4!!

K4 ... K4 ??

Should I be waiting a few more months then?

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QuoteOriginally posted by ozlizard Quote
One thing I am noticing, as I look at more images from the K5, is don't worry about the "sharpness" just marvel at the images.
Does anyone agree that this camera really captures that elusuve "Pentax look"?
Agreed!

And let's go take some pics!

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have to agree
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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
Here you are...
ISO12800
Quite nice! Thanks!

Been playing with mine since I got it, and decided to play with the low end of the ISO... I know low ISO low speed and small aperture = sharp but still.. wow!


Those are straight JPG's straight from the camera... no colour correction, no sharpening, nothing. For full sized original click on image and select "O"riginal size.

ISO 80, DA55-300, 135mm, 4sec @ f8


1:1 crop


ISO 80, M 50mm, 50mm, 2sec @ f13


1:1 crop


I like!

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Taken with a Tamron 18-250 at ISO 1600



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Limited's are nice but K-5's performance made me question if a limited lens is a must to obtain a sharp image. Here an image with Pentax SMC A50mm F1,7 MF +Pentax SMC AF adaptor 1,7xTC



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