Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-06-2011, 07:48 PM - 1 Like   #1
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 485
Finally had time to try out my18-135

Well, I finally found a little time to try some night shot with my new 18-135. these were all shot between 3200-5000 iso hand held. I'm happy with the results. I added just a bit of noise reduction with NIk's Dfine, otherwise they are Jpegs right off the camera. The first shows some reflections from my UV filter. These were shot rather quickly in extremely low light. The compositions are horrible! Just wanted to see what it did.


















11-06-2011, 11:05 PM   #2
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 800
Look alright to me.

It should be a lens you really enjoy, I personally love mine. A little soft at 135, very sharp around 70, and little soft at 18. But for a zoom, you can't ask it to be perfect, but it makes up for it all with versatility and that oh so sweet autofocus.
11-07-2011, 09:05 AM   #3
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 485
Original Poster
The lens focuses great! This was very low light, and it had trouble only once, but by moving the camera a bit off target it locked. Out of 32 I would say 2 were unacceptable for being to soft. Based on this test, I'm wondering if a monopod is all I'll need in Italy? Do you think these exposures look good? The originals have a bit more contrast. Once uploaded for some reason the Gamma gets a bit messed up. They actually look better on my screen.
11-08-2011, 03:14 AM   #4
Senior Member




Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Sydney
Photos: Albums
Posts: 232
Wow, if you can get shots like these in low light, what else do you need....
Unless you are after shallow DOF.

Enjoy your trip in Italy!

11-08-2011, 05:34 AM   #5
Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Gladys, Virginia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 16,213
K5 high iso paired with 18-135 can turn in some pretty amazing results. I think (other than macro), you'd probably set with just this lens and I guess it probably does "pseudo-macro" shots as well.
11-08-2011, 05:51 AM   #6
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 485
Original Poster
You really can focus pretty close. I think it's 1.3 feet at full zoom.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, k-5, k-5 ii, k-5 iis, k5, pentax k-5, shot, time
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long time reader, finally registered! mrozema Welcomes and Introductions 4 11-19-2010 01:48 PM
Long time lurker... finally here! Seamripper Welcomes and Introductions 3 11-05-2010 08:00 AM
Long time lurker....finally joined! Michele85 Welcomes and Introductions 2 08-04-2010 02:25 PM
Finally!!! Soccer time again mel Post Your Photos! 18 10-02-2008 12:50 PM
Finally got my Pentax 50-135 benjikan Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 116 11-21-2007 03:29 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:42 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top