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01-17-2012, 05:15 PM   #31
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Nice snapper. Fresh snapper......tasty snapper...sorry, drooling a bit over the keyboard here.
Some lovely shots.

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Thanks for sharing that story...some epic shots!
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This is amazing! You the Pentax marketing department should call you as you provide them with the exact things Pentax are trying to push with their cameras. I really need to get my camera out of the house, sports and backyard but sadly I rarely go past those areas even without the camera.
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Thanks so much for the beautiful written and visual narrative. Indeed Pentax should pay you for these photos and use them for marketing on their sites and Facebook and Google+. Wish you the best for your future adventures, safe travels! Please keep posting.

Maybe someone here can make some calls to Pentax Marketing

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Hi again everyone! Thanks for the kind words, glad you all have enjoyed the photos and info. Here's a shorter update that sort of completes the seasons of abuse for the K-5 winter.

I went snowshoeing with my sister this weekend with the K-5 and shot with the DA* 16-50. I'm not exactly sure how cold it got while we were out there but when we headed back home the Jeep said it was 18 F out. We were only out for about 2.5 hours or so (well, the camera was out for about that long). As usual, I didn't cover the camera the whole time out. I had it hanging just in front of me so I could grab and snap quickly.

Needless to say, it got very wet and very cold but it worked flawlessly! The only thing I really noticed was the batteries took a bit of a performance hit.

A couple photos with my iPhone of the K-5 enduring the snow/cold. A bit hard to see in the first one but the K-5 is hanging on my front right hip.







And a couple shots from the K-5 and 16-50.







The next day I shot a little red carpet event at Sundance and the K-5 was still working flawlessly! Needless to say, I'm very pleased with the performance of the K-5 and pushing it in environments like these give me much more faith in its weather surviving capabilities. If/when it dies, I'll be sure to update this post.
01-23-2012, 06:43 PM   #36
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That's frigging awesome
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Seeing these photos is getting me all antsy to get out

Did you do any post processing on these photos, Lightroom etc?
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Did you do any post processing on these photos, Lightroom etc?
Yeah, the iPhone ones were crappy so I tried to do a bit to clean those up. For the ones from the K-5 I did a little sharpening and curves. The first one with my sister in it (red jacket) I applied a light "HDR" preset and made a few after adjustments.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jremick Quote
I went snowshoeing with my sister this weekend with the K-5 and shot with the DA* 16-50. I'm not exactly sure how cold it got while we were out there but when we headed back home the Jeep said it was 18 F out. We were only out for about 2.5 hours or so (well, the camera was out for about that long). As usual, I didn't cover the camera the whole time out. I had it hanging just in front of me so I could grab and snap quickly.
We had -10 Fahrenheit a few days ago with 2 feet of snow, and I took my K-5 out (+ DA 15, D FA 100 WR, & DA* 300) in it for 2 hours. Camera did great! I can't wait to try it out sometime when we get -30!
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There are some very nice shots there. 3,4 6 and 7 could benefit from some PP work. Perhaps as simple as an auto-levels correction. Very interesing shots in any case.
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I love this thread...unfortunately, i live in San Diego so I don't get to test my K-5s Snow Resistance

Ummm, not really unfortunate
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There are some very nice shots there. 3,4 6 and 7 could benefit from some PP work. Perhaps as simple as an auto-levels correction. Very interesing shots in any case.
Yeah, I'll admit I'm pretty poor at PP work. Half the time I don't have time to really do it right and when I do have time to do it right I don't really know what is actually right, haha.

It's a fun hobby anyway though.
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Let me provide you with a bit of inspiration then... a lot of these shots are worth working on.

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Jremick. Very nice. However, there's one place you've neglected. Perhaps it's time for the "mangrove experience"?

Here's a bit of inspiration:

P.B.P.F. - Sometimes I'd rather go "blind"....

Dan.
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Jremick. Very nice. However, there's one place you've neglected. Perhaps it's time for the "mangrove experience"?

Here's a bit of inspiration:

P.B.P.F. - Sometimes I'd rather go "blind"....

Dan.
Ah, yes! That would be quite a lot of fun! If the opportunity comes up, I'll be sure to jump right in.
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