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08-06-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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Noise perfomance

Hi, I was wondering if anybody have issues with noise performance on this body? What would be a good ISO range to use?

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Which body?
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ISO 100-1600 is a "safe" range to use with most recent Pentax cameras, so I'd recommend staying in that range for everyday shots.

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Assuming you're talking about the K-r, I had the D5000 (same sensor) and for everyday stuff I'd stop at ISO 400.

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I generally wouldn't go higher than around 1600. What do you mean by noise performance issues?
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I try not going over 1600, but will go up 3200 & 6400 if its a dark place (ex-aquariums.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Genobreaker Quote
I try not going over 1600, but will go up 3200 & 6400 if its a dark place (ex-aquariums.)
You can set a specific ISO on your camera or adjust the minimum/maximum ISO auto-select range. See page 98 in your K-r manual.

I really recommend to folks that they download the pdf version of their camera and accessory manuals. These manuals are searchable using terms. Personally, I keep a copy of everything in my Dropbox account where I can access it from my tablet or phone.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JimJohnson Quote
You can set a specific ISO on your camera or adjust the minimum/maximum ISO auto-select range. See page 98 in your K-r manual.

I really recommend to folks that they download the pdf version of their camera and accessory manuals. These manuals are searchable using terms. Personally, I keep a copy of everything in my Dropbox account where I can access it from my tablet or phone.
No offense but I think he knows his camera

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QuoteOriginally posted by Giklab Quote
No offense but I think he knows his camera
It is possible I may have misunderstood Genobreaker's comment - When I replied, I took it to mean he could not keep his camera from going above ISO 1600.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JimJohnson Quote
It is possible I may have misunderstood Genobreaker's comment - When I replied, I took it to mean he could not keep his camera from going above ISO 1600.
Sorry if I worded it awkwardly to get misunderstood. I do know you can either set to a specific ISO or adjust to minimum/maximum. Most of time I set to a specific ISO usually 1600 or less depending on where I'm shooting. Like I said in my previous post, I don't go any higher unless its dark.
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Hi, I push my Kr at 3200 ISO when needed and it's quiet usable, all the more if you use Lightroom or DXO
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The excellent low noise performance of the K-r was actually the reason I 'discovered' Pentax. AT the time It pretty much outperformed any camera in its price range as well as many other far more expensive ones.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mastalex Quote
Hi, I push my Kr at 3200 ISO when needed and it's quiet usable, all the more if you use Lightroom or DXO

That's a good point. I haven't really used any noise reduction software on my pics but I'm sure you could go quite high if you're proficient at that kind of thing.
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Thanks alot guys!
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It was really helpful reading everyone's comments!
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