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11-19-2010, 06:29 AM   #1
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Available light shooting w/k-5 & 31/1.8

I like nothing more than shooting in available light. It was always a fight with my K10d, balancing ISO and aperture and pushing shutter speed to move the exposure to the right of the histogram, often resulting in motion blur.

K-5 Seems to solve all that! These were shot at iso 6400, probably -1/3 ev on the exposure as well as I had to lighten them up a little in post. This is absolutely the body I have been waiting for from Pentax. It plays really nicely with the 31mm as well, these were all shot around f2 I think. Shake reduction seems improved over the K10d as well, making this a REAL killer in low light situations, imho.

At the end of the day I just love the results coming from the camera, that's all there is to it.









The above are linked from Smugmug where I store my originals...below is a sharpened version of Racket the dog



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Oh boy, you've done it, now all K-5 droolers who don't have the 31 will become K-5 + 31 droolers....
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I will be interesting to see what owners of the 50mm f/1.2 lenses are able to come up with.
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Bank street?

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Bank street?
Yup, I was touring around Ottawa for the evening while on a business trip. I'm not very good at the urban / street photography side of things...
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A little late, Janne, since I have been lusting for the 31 L for a while now. Just got to save up the cash...

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I will be interesting to see what owners of the 50mm f/1.2 lenses are able to come up with.
Its the first lens i'm going to put on the K-5 when it arrives Monday
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great shots and my drool for the K-5 is getting longer

Lovely Doggie too!!! Awwww!!!

I bought a Sigma 30mm/1.4 today. It's sharp as f**k ( except edges wide open where it doesn't matter ) - Can't wait to mount that on a K-5

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I will be interesting to see what owners of the 50mm f/1.2 lenses are able to come up with.
I have one. And also it will be the first lens I attached to my K-5 when it eventually arrives.
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QuoteOriginally posted by d.bradley Quote
I like nothing more than shooting in available light. It was always a fight with my K10d, balancing ISO and aperture and pushing shutter speed to move the exposure to the right of the histogram, often resulting in motion blur.

K-5 Seems to solve all that! These were shot at iso 6400, probably -1/3 ev on the exposure as well as I had to lighten them up a little in post. This is absolutely the body I have been waiting for from Pentax. It plays really nicely with the 31mm as well, these were all shot around f2 I think. Shake reduction seems improved over the K10d as well, making this a REAL killer in low light situations, imho.

At the end of the day I just love the results coming from the camera, that's all there is to it.

The above are linked from Smugmug where I store my originals...below is a sharpened version of Racket the dog
Great shots!

I used to live in Ottawa ... Bank Street: very famous stretch. Looks just like when I left .... construction!

I am always amazed to see such nicely rendered high ISO images taken with the K5.

Thanks for posting.

JP
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