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12-26-2010, 09:41 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Picture I Couldn't Take w/my K10D

Here's a shot of my niece with my trusty A50 1.4 @ ISO 3200 1/60 2.8, just room light and my magical K5.

It's a new world.

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12-26-2010, 11:43 AM   #2
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... breathtaking.
Absolutely beautiful. You're one lucky Uncle!

I think I need a K-5. Great shot.

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12-26-2010, 11:53 AM   #3
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beautiful girl. I know the limits of the k10 and look forward to one day making use of a K5 until then the k10 pushes forward for me.
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Very lovely little girl and a very nice shot too. I think the K5 will open up a lot of new territory for Pentax shooters. Natural light is always better for my eyes than flash, and the K5 makes flash obsolete in many circumstances.
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Beautiful kid, beautiful shot Agree with Rupert, flash is just horrid, I haven't used flash for maybe 40 years. If I can't do it with natural light, I don't do it at all. A K5 is going to be a welcome change
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This is not to rain on your parade, and I'm hoping to get a K-5 next year, but that sort of picture should be quite possible on the K10d. I've taken similar photos of my nephew.

Rather than shooting ISO3200 1/60s you could go ISO800 1/15 or ISO400 1/8 with SR and get very good results.

Here's my nephew on his 2nd birthday:
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QuoteOriginally posted by Christine Tham Quote
Rather than shooting ISO3200 1/60s you could go ISO800 1/15 or ISO400 1/8 with SR and get very good results.
In my experience one needs a lot of luck getting a sharp picture of a kid at 1/15 or slower, unless they are sleeping.
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In my experience one needs a lot of luck getting a sharp picture of a kid at 1/15 or slower, unless they are sleeping.
I've had quite a fair bit of success.

Secret? 3fps continuous mode, SR on.

And I actually *like* motion blur - it makes the photo come alive.

Problem is my nephew is getting into that hyperactive stage where he just runs around all the time, so the K-5 will come in useful once I buy it. There's no doubt high ISO will come in handy.

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Christine is right, it is technically possible to get this shot with the K10D as I have done it myself. But it is much less likely to come out well. My K10D, even at ISO400 would note have looked as good. If I had pushed it another 3 stops and shot my niece in motion at 1/500th I could have pushed the K10D to the curb.

Don't get me wrong I loved my K10D and my goal is not to put it down. My goal is to show what a K5 can do to help people make informed choices.

I continue to be amazed by the K5 and couldn't recommend it more highly.
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Nice shots. The K-5 (and even the K10D) is certainly capable of producing good color even in low light.

But the kids aren't looking very happy, maybe even a little jealous. Have you considered giving them a K-5 for their birthdays?....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Christine Tham Quote
This is not to rain on your parade, and I'm hoping to get a K-5 next year, but that sort of picture should be quite possible on the K10d. I've taken similar photos of my nephew.

Rather than shooting ISO3200 1/60s you could go ISO800 1/15 or ISO400 1/8 with SR and get very good results.

Here's my nephew on his 2nd birthday:
OK while we are at it, a proper working flash system is near un-beatable. Its sad that my Kodak P880 (a dSLR want to be) has an optional external flash like are Pentax AF360 that worked flawless. You could not even tell you used flash many times! I am serious. I will post some examples.

All of them are with bounce flash, but I am time limited as I have to go to work (). Even direct its nothing like how are Pentax flash systems behave. Look up the P880 and P20 flash. Its not a small weak flash. I can fully understand those who say the Nikons flash system has value. I avoid flash when with my prosumer Kodak I used it when needed and gladly as it unlike the Pentax produced good results without trying, no thought to it. For some reason at least with the K20D, it can't nail it unless you fiddle with the controls.

The first pic is of a very special person/friend of the family. This is his birthday. And I pic I really like. He can't talk, but his expression says all there needs to be said.

The last is of a Train! Now not having flash is great, but just saying flash can be good to. But it has to work right. And you have to learn how to use it. In case of the Pentax flash system, it ain't easy.








These pics have not been touched out of Kodak P880 jpegs. It also had a superior WB and JPEG system (even though I do RAW, and it could to).
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Wow! an amazing shot indeed...unreal for iso3200...not just the K10D, even the K-7 couldn't do that...K-5 is indeed unreal for high iso performance.
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BTW, neat pic and very cute! Yes being able to shoot that clean(!) at ISO3200 was just a dream just months ago.
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That is a wonderful picture and I share your enthousiasme for the K-5.
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The more I look at the photo the more stoked I am to shoot with my old A50 1.4
I believe, with the K5 in hand, I finally have a digital body capable of capturing the subtilty of this lens.
Thanks all,
Joe
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