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11-26-2010, 10:33 AM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
What Really Matters......
I brought Otis in to view these shots for his Professional Squirrel opinion. Not much else matters if a camera can't render a great Squirrel Shot, does it? He viewed all the shots here, and generally thought they were excellent, but when he got to the Squirrel on P.1 , he did think it was soft....and "cuddly"! He also thought that those thinking the K5 is deficient are in need of some serious counseling, a major eye examination, and a visit by his Squirrel Army. Otis is not much for BS....unless he is the provider, and wonders how this kind of insanity comes about in the human world? Me too!
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In the interest of decency, I won't show the next shot (here) of the series where the dog is giving his true opinion of the local squirrels (no animals harmed).



11-26-2010, 10:37 AM   #62
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@dylansalt, a) have you seen the shot that was 'black' out of the camera from JeffJS's 1st post in this thread, and after 4EV plus other processing added in post recovered a useful photo? (there's a well traveled thread about it)
b) my latest shot above is ISO 2500, -0.7 EV, JPG from the camera with some light post processing and further calling for only an amazingly light add'l noise reduction since there's almost no chroma noise to speak of. Not only can the K10D not achieve that level of ISO, the ISO 1600 from my K10D have had profoundly more noise, mostly in objectionable chroma noise requiring a level at or near 100 noise reduction ... but when shot at -0.7 EV to make the photo's bright area match the scene, then with light-fill added in post to make the limited dynamic range of the K10D's photo resemble what the eye sees in the shadow areas, it would have uncovered and amplified the colored [mostly purple] banding the sensor produces.

I'm not sure if you can be objective here or feel a necessity to defend your purchase or trusty K10D's honor to the end... but the K-5's low/available light handling is in another league entirely and very much is exactly everything I was hoping & expecting my K10D to be, but fell far short. And to be able to produce good results I needed to become an expert in its limitations and work within those boundaries; the K-5's boundary limits are far far wider. My K10D with its KatzEye focus screen is going to be relegated mostly as a manual focus rig w/my Pentax A 50/1.4 or Cosina A 55/1.2 when I'm in the mood for that from here on out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
@dylansalt, a) have you seen the shot that was 'black' out of the camera from JeffJS's 1st post in this thread, and after 4EV plus other processing added in post recovered a useful photo? (there's a well traveled thread about it)
If anyone is interested.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5-forum/121337-k5-low-iso-noise-not.html

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I wish people here posted better pictures, not tests or "first shots"...

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Here are a couple of shots i took. The first one was taken with the pentax A 50mm f1.4 at iso 100, the second one was taken with the sigma 105 f2.8. Now if anyone could let me know how to upload files larger that 1.5mb i would greatly appreciate it.
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At a demonstration in the Netherlands.

With FA*85 and iso3200
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the first three "usable" picture with my new K-5. All taken with the DA12-24., iso 100:










thanks for looking Andras
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QuoteOriginally posted by planedriver Quote
the first three "usable" picture with my new K-5. All taken with the DA12-24., iso 100:
Very nice. I really like how the boat seems to be flying above the clouds in then 2nd shot.

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Taken with FA*85mm, iso 3200 f2,2 1/125th second

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uit descent since my K-7 cannot produce a picture like that with iso3200.
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Very happy with my K-5. I am not a portrait photographer but couldn't resist snapping this one of my son as he took a break from writing at the kitchen table. Coming from the K-7, I never would have dreamed of ISO1600 quality like this.

ISO1600
f/8.0
1/40s
55mm (Kit Pentax 18-55mm WR lens)



And one at the dreaded 1/100s shutter speed:

ISO100
f/11.0
1/100s
10mm (Sigma 10-20mm)

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I made a set with photos of seagulls yesterday in a very cloudy day with my K-5 + Sigma 50-500mm. Here are some examples from the set;

( Full size versions are available through links given above each photo)

ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/3000 sec
Aperture: 6.7
Focal Length: 270mm
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vbIoygFk6zQ/TPZ7y17OkyI/AAAAAAAAAxE/Wrf4l0l-YzI/_IGP3090.jpg


ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/3000 sec
Aperture: 6.7
Focal Length: 190mm
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vbIoygFk6zQ/TPZ7yw7K40I/AAAAAAAAAxA/T1TT4gfa_dk/_IGP3099.jpg


ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/3000 sec
Aperture: 6.7
Focal Length: 270mm
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vbIoygFk6zQ/TPZ7yrX2ltI/AAAAAAAAAw8/u2p22foWcuc/_IGP3116.jpg


ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/3000 sec
Aperture: 6.7
Focal Length: 270mm
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vbIoygFk6zQ/TPZ7yl4viwI/AAAAAAAAAw4/vZ8yGEI3QUM/_IGP3118.jpg


ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/4000 sec
Aperture: 6.7
Focal Length: 270mm
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vbIoygFk6zQ/TPZ7CnzilRI/AAAAAAAAAww/nZqFCYOXYSc/_IGP3120.jpg


ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/4000 sec
Aperture: 6.7
Focal Length: 270mm
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vbIoygFk6zQ/TPZ7CU5i6AI/AAAAAAAAAws/KOndQ8vxKvo/_IGP3122.jpg
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Повечето снимки на чайки не са резки,може би заради лош фокус......
Само снимка номер 4 е добра.
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DAMN YOU ALL!!!!!
I WILL RESIST!!!
no k5 for me till I get the 100 WR and a good flash



p.s. pretty please, more pictures
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QuoteOriginally posted by pefoto01 Quote
Повечето снимки на чайки не са резки,може би заради лош фокус......
Само снимка номер 4 е добра.

Seriously pefoto01 - I am sure I have seen you comment on dozens of k5 pictures saying they are out of focus I know your trying to decide on getting a k5 but just seems strange you don't have one but always are replying with same comment.

Sorry not trying to be rude but I am wondering what your point is?

I also will say I am not seeing OF issues that you are.

Great shots everyone
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20 image pano. Taken with the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Macro HSM II @ 93mm, f/8, ISO80, shutter for the top 10 was at 1.6sec, bottom 10 was @ 2.5sec.

Click here for the larger 2664 x 934 image in my gallery that you can pan around (yet which is only 10% of the original!).

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