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09-24-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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K-30 ISO 6400 shots

Going to be selling my K-5 to go to the K-30 and I would like to see some ISO 6400 shots please!

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A few useful 6400's here:
Imaging Resource "Comparometer"

and here:
Pentax K-30 Review - Sample Images | PhotographyBLOG

and here (Google translate Polish to English):
K-30 review Optyczne.pl
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K30 First Shots: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

hey treebeard, i know you saw this link already, i thought i would post it here for anyone in the future looking for the same answers ;-)
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Thanks, I checked the link out. I was also hoping someone could post some recent samples, particularly inside shots.

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QuoteOriginally posted by treebeard Quote
Going to be selling my K-5 to go to the K-30 and I would like to see some ISO 6400 shots please!
Why are you going K-30 from a K-5?

Not that it's really a downgrade (more like a lateral with some things missing and some things added).
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Pentax k-30 Review - a set on Flickr

My set from a few weeks back. Check the EXIFs if the picture has no info. Can link specific shots at full size if requested.
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Awesome, exactly what I was looking for. The noise in those shadows on the 25600 shots is amazing, I can see myself cleaning that up easily. I shoot 80% in dark bars, clubs, stuff like that so I appreciate you responding to my thread.
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No problem - it was the sample k-30 on display, and they were kind enough to let me insert my memcard. Can't get more pictures for you, so you're at the mercy of other k-30 users now

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QuoteOriginally posted by treebeard Quote
The noise in those shadows on the 25600 shots is amazing, I can see myself cleaning that up easily. I shoot 80% in dark bars, clubs, stuff like that
This is relevant to my interests. Once you've had the chance to do some high ISO with the K-30, it would be great if you could post some examples from those kind of environments.
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I would be glad to.
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This is unbelievable. I remember when I had a K110D, my friend had a K10D and we were marveling at the high ISO handling of the K20D. And now it's like the K20D is complete garbage compared to the K-30. Of course, back then all people cared about were FPS for some reason. Thank goodness photogs starting asking for more noise handling

Let us know if you go with the K-30 and how it handles your bar shots!
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1/6th sec F5.0 18mm, handheld



ISO 6400

Pentax 18-135 WR lens

This is the JPEG converted in camera from RAW with (I think) the default settings

There was almost no movement of the water allowing the relatively long exposure.

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Thanks for posting guys!
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QuoteOriginally posted by treebeard Quote
Thanks, I checked the link out. I was also hoping someone could post some recent samples, particularly inside shots.
If you haven't already done so, you may want to check out my K-30 ISO series I posted a while back:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-30/195322-pentax-k-30-iso-series...size-pics.html

I ran the K-30 through its entire ISO range using two indoor scenes...one lit by daylight through a window and the other shot in my basement with no windows.

I recommend you read my full post, but to make a long story short I was very pleased by the high-ISO performance of the K-30, and found it to be superior to my K-x.
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