Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  #1
High ISO shots with K10D, Zurich by night
Posted By: tcom, 12-06-2006, 02:21 PM

I am for the week in Zurich for work. I have been out this evening to check how the K10D performs in high ISO shots, and as the shots were all hand held, I could test the SR as well.

The photos have been taken in RAW and converted using the standard settings of Pentax Photo Lab3. Unfortunately, I am using a laptop I am not using normally for photo word, so properly evaluating colours and noise is rather difficult. I will have to wait the weekend to check if these photos are really good or not.

All photos have been taken with the DA40.

ISO 500:


ISO 1000:


ISO 1250:


All these photos are in full resolution on K10D Photo Gallery by Dominique Schreckling at pbase.com
Views: 2,786
12-06-2006, 02:25 PM   #2
Veteran Member
vievetrick's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Easthampton - Massachusetts - USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,175
Hand held WoW , very nice all around color and noise ... what noise. Nice work.
12-06-2006, 02:30 PM   #3
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
slip's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 2 hours north of toronto ontario canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,537
Although I was not there in person to compare the colors, they look great from here.
really good examples on how k10 rocks!

thanks for sharing this with us.

randy
12-06-2006, 03:09 PM   #4
Veteran Member
clarenceclose's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Pocatello, Idaho
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,519
Night time colors look good. Thanks for posting.

12-06-2006, 04:27 PM   #5
Veteran Member
roentarre's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 11,794
Great clean images and little noise

Great shots. Then why people whinged about the ISO 1600 noisy anyway. I would hardly use ISO1600 to take shots
12-06-2006, 06:28 PM   #6
Ole
Administrator
Ole's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,129
Handheld? Unbelievable!
BTW, if you're still in Zürich try Pizza Pasta Ciao, Weinbergstrasse 26!
12-07-2006, 12:42 AM   #7
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Switzerland
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,294
Original Poster
Thank you for all your answers.

As I said, I will have to wait until I am home to evaluate the noise on a decent screen for photos, so these comments is already a good feedback that these photos are not too noisy.

I am also surprised how good SR managed to stabilize the image. Exposure times were not soo long, but already at 1/10th, SR performed well.

Thank you for the tip Ole. I will be nearly each week in Zurich over the next months, so I will have plenty of time to "visit" the one or other restaurants.
12-07-2006, 09:40 AM   #8
Inactive Account




Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Alberta
Posts: 2,143
All very nice, that last one I especially like. I'm really starting to envy that SR but...my desire for it doesn't match my fear of telling the wife I want a new camera... Yet.

12-08-2006, 01:29 PM   #9
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Switzerland
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,294
Original Poster
As I still could not see a lot of noise in these shots on my computer screen, I went with the photo to a shop to have the photos printed to real photos.

I got the prints and new why the computer screens do show so little noise: there is simply not more noise in the photos.

The prints do just show a little bit of noise. The salesman in the shop could not really believe that these were so high ISO shots.
12-08-2006, 02:01 PM   #10
Veteran Member
roentarre's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 11,794
Thanks for that tip

I will try some prints out myself as well then
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, check, iso, iso shots, k10d, photo, photos, shots, zurich
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K20d - Night photography and high ISO. emtor Pentax DSLR Discussion 10 03-11-2011 01:43 PM
Black & White Drunken night high ISO B/W portraits. Coeurdechene Post Your Photos! 4 01-17-2011 09:35 AM
K-5 high ISO night shots compared SteveM Pentax K-5 2 12-31-2010 11:19 AM
People night at garage(music) high iso k-7 ombreus Post Your Photos! 6 01-27-2010 05:41 PM
Night photography with K10D - High ISO short exposure VS Low ISO long exposure pw-pix Pentax DSLR Discussion 10 02-03-2008 01:37 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:13 PM. | 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