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03-14-2012, 04:28 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Pentax K-r vs. Canon 5D Mark II

I'm extremely pleased with my new K-r and the kit lens. This camera is a tremendous asset in getting great photos. Iím posting two images to compare pro and mid-range camera.

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its interesting to see how much bolder the colours are from the K-r. did you do any post processing?
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No. I took pictures as JPG and opened in Adobe Lightroom 4. No post processing.
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Look at the DOF, this is where the FF shines.

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Just curious, did your K-r use "Bright" or "Natural" for its jpeg setting?

Really interesting comparison, thanks for posting it.

QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
Look at the DOF, this is where the FF shines.
It's also using a slightly larger aperture. f./5 for the Canon, f./5.6 for the Pentax. I agree though, it's a noticeable difference even taking that into account.
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I used " Natural" in Av mode.
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Interesting. Thanks.
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I'd let you borrow one of my 16-50 DA* to level the playing field.

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I'd let you borrow one of my 16-50 DA* to level the playing field.
Lend the k-5 too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DavGavash Quote
I'm extremely pleased with my new K-r and the kit lens. This camera is a tremendous asset in getting great photos. Iím posting two images to compare pro and mid-range camera.
Great! You like your K-r but what does these images prove, any decent P&S camera will get you the same shot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Philoslothical Quote
Just curious, did your K-r use "Bright" or "Natural" for its jpeg setting?

Really interesting comparison, thanks for posting it.



It's also using a slightly larger aperture. f./5 for the Canon, f./5.6 for the Pentax. I agree though, it's a noticeable difference even taking that into account.
As well as the focal length difference......50mm to 35mm. Or does the full frame make that equal?
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As well as the focal length difference......50mm to 35mm. Or does the full frame make that equal?
Yes, well almost.

50mm on FF is equivalent to 35mm*1.5 = 52.5mm on the APS-C in the K-R
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
Yes, well almost.

50mm on FF is equivalent to 35mm*1.5 = 52.5mm on the APS-C in the K-R

That's pretty close......but (as it relates to the focal length) is the DOF impact determined solely by the actual length......or is any of it based on the proportional ratio of the actual length vs the minimum/maximum length? In other words, would 50mm on the 18-55 have the same effect as 50mm on the 55-300? (NOTE: Let's assume for the sake of argument that the aperture range (of the lenses) would be identical at that length (which it probably isn't for this example) and that the aperture setting in camera was also the same when taking the shot). Are there any other factors besides variations in the glass itself or the distance from the lens to subject?
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Not sure if this is what you are asking, but any given focal length and aperture value will produce exactly the same DOF no matter what lens you are using; all else being equal including the sensor size.
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I agree if what's being compared here is the color output - in built-in default jpeg settings. It was my top reason for getting a Pentax and not Canikon (could've gone with Fuji but after the S5 no ILC came out..save the X-series)

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