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07-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Any DNG available??

Hi guys... I'm currently shooting with a Canon 60D and for me it seems that moving to Pentax its going to bring more satisfaction to my photography due that is a system way more affordable with great features... And really been in a system with some nice lenses but way over my current budget for a hobby only.. I don't see much sense staying with Canon..

However I before I can take a decision.. Can anyone share some DNG's ? with some shadow/blown highlights on it..so I can see how much detail I will be able to recover on this 12bits raws, and also with some skin tones.. Before Canon I was shooting Sony Alpha and remember that sometimes had to spend some time on the raw only fixing the skin tones due to some yellowish/redishes bloshes, If this sensor is also from Sony i want to see how it's processed/used in another brand. I know the K5 has a great latitude.. But i'm towards the K-30 cuz the video recording is much like the Canon.

I saw the samples from the Phoblographer blog, and i see there are some yellowish bloshes on the skins. But beside that i can't make a decision based on those samples that are JPG's and it seems that are saved at 20% quality in photoshop..

Hope someone can share something..

Thanks.

07-11-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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I've posted this in a thread further down, maybe not blown out etc - but it is skin tones & DNG.

Example JPG, just a shot from earlier today @ ISO 800 kit lens (guy in photo is co-worker, Nikon D700 user)




RAW DNG file: http://fruit.orconhosting.net.nz/pentax/_igp0627.dng ~ 15Mb
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Yeah thank you very much... This one is the only DNG I have, I download it from your flickr.. Just curious to see some others... that work for the skin tones and also give me some idea about the tolerance for fill light...
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Hi, just FYI the K5 DNG files are 14 bit not 12, I don't have comparative samples immediately available but they afford quite a bit of post processing latitude. Good Luck in your efforts!

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Not sure that chasing the best body of the minute is going to be the best strategy to be honest. It more about the lenses, and there's a lot of Canon lenses that have no Pentax equivalent, and visa versa. Which Pentax enses appeal to you? Which current Canon lenses to you like?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Guy Brent Adams Quote
Hi, just FYI the K5 DNG files are 14 bit not 12, I don't have comparative samples immediately available but they afford quite a bit of post processing latitude. Good Luck in your efforts!
Yeah I know the K5 are 14 bits.. that's why i'm asking for the K-30 that are 12bits.. for the K-5 there are plenty of raws availables on the net..

Thanks..Sure i will need good luck, this time i don't want to make another bad decision lol !! It cost a few bucks make the switch from Sony to Canon.. Now is goint to cost me a few more from Canon to_______ !!
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Not sure that chasing the best body of the minute is going to be the best strategy to be honest. It more about the lenses, and there's a lot of Canon lenses that have no Pentax equivalent, and visa versa. Which lenses appeal?
No, I'm not chasing the best body or the latest... But it's a coincidence that this past sunday my 60D after some shots in a very high weather (110-115) stop working because a drop of sweat from my forehead went exactly where the 60D has the multidrectional button (in the pentax the 4-way buttons) and that lead to a malfunction of that button and the "set" button. Right now my camera is at Canon repair i'm waiting to see what they say"send me the bill" , so that make me a bit nervous that i will need a true weather sealled body, because if this going to happen everytime, then i'm not playing anymore.. I didn't even know the K-30 was released until sunday night. lol..

Regarding lenses.. Well example the Macro 100 WR is a cheaper than the Canon 100L IS, even the kit lenses are WR, which I will not care to use them on some jeep rock crawling events, where a rock could easy hit a lens, or rain and dust. the pentax are not expensive with very decent quality. On the other side the kit lenses are not WR and cost almost the same...

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Cheap WR is a good reason to switch to Pentax. Just don't expect to find the Pentax equivalents for many of the stella Canon lenses, admittedly most of those Canon lenses are north of $1k.

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