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06-16-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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High ISO with K-r, WOW!

The main reason I picked the K-r was the high ISO noise (lack of) compared to other models in the same price range. I've been used to shooting at 100 to 400, maybe 800 if I had to, but was generally afraid of trying 1600 and above. Territory that just didn't exist in the point and shoot cameras and was plagued with grainy blobs with film.
I took some shots today at 1600 and 3200 and can rest easy that I made the right choice. Go here and check them out.
High ISO Photos pictures by rocketman_photos - Photobucket

Here's a 100% crop of an ISO 3200 shot.
K-r, 6X7 300mm/f4, T6-2x Rear converter, 1/90 second, f8 (f16 effective).

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06-16-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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It pretty much retained important details..impressive...!!!!
06-16-2011, 07:40 PM   #3
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dont be scared to push the high iso limits of your k-r. A little noise reduction goes a long way, especially since the noise from these sensors look like film grain once you get rid of the chroma noise
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Oh how I miss these shots. I made the grave mistake of "upgrading" from K-x to K-7. Very bad move.

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Kinda why I bought a K-30
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I tested yesterday my "new" (to me) K-r in this regard and have to say I do not really need better camera. I used it for indoor climbing with ISO 2000-4000 and it is OK. Have to PP the most shots, but I processed some of them taken at ISO 4000 and I would not hesitate to print them large. The RAWs were processed with PDCU, and grain was fine. I also processed some shots taken at ISO 4000 with Topaz Detail and Denoise which further significantly improved the output.

Also the AF is not bad!
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