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03-19-2013, 05:10 AM   #16
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03-19-2013, 12:25 PM   #17
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There's some good stuff showing up here. Low light and still sharp. Well done!
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Some from the weekend







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I shoot a good amount of live music.

Generally this camera is a good performer:

I find the metering to be, in general, very good.

One thing that is seriously an issue on this camera is fast FPS shots. 5-6 FPS is plenty fast IMO, but the buffer on this camera fills up pretty darn close to instantly when shooting raw.... Pretty big handicap when you need to fire off a number of shots.
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In general a very capable performer other than that damn near useless buffer.

couple concert photos - galactic and kendrick lamar:



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I think I've run into that buffer problem as well. Sometimes when I fire off 5 or 6 shots in drive mode the screen will stay with the hourglass on it for like a solid minute where I can't preview my images. Thought maybe it was a firmware bug though since my K-x doesn't have that problem.
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Images look great though. Better noise control and clarity than the KX. These are my concert shots with the K200D, KX, and a few from my Sony HX30V. Still not sure if this or the K5II would be a better choice.
Collection: Concert Photography (and performances)

godwinaustin - the first image almost looks 3D; both are great.

Iggy Pop and Robert Plant look wonderful too. Well the images do but the singers...meh.

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QuoteOriginally posted by TeflonJon Quote
I think I've run into that buffer problem as well. Sometimes when I fire off 5 or 6 shots in drive mode the screen will stay with the hourglass on it for like a solid minute where I can't preview my images. Thought maybe it was a firmware bug though since my K-x doesn't have that problem.
I don't find the K-30 buffer restricting in RAW hardly ever, only if I use up the whole 8 in one hit and the burst rate slows. Take 4-6 in a burst, wait 2-3 secs, another burst, wait 2-3 secs etc etc for ever until the card's full or the battery dies. If I stop shooting, the LED takes 5 secs to go out but the screen is back on well before that, about 3 secs. The card used makes a difference, this is with a 16Gb Sandisk Extreme 45Mb/s.
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Small Buffer

I have a K-r. I found images took a long time to appear on the screen until I started shooting RAW and turned off all in camera corrections. Might be the same for K-30?
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The Tea Party's Jeff Martin playing a Theremin. K-30 with smc DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED @ 300mm & iso3200

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July 4, 2013 - Frederick (MD) Festival
Ambrosia (yes, the band more famous in the 70's and 80's)
They still sound great, and all us aging boomers still "Holdin' on to Yesterday."
Band from left to right: Chris North on the Hammond, Joe Puerta on bass, Rick Cowling on keyboard/guitar, Doug Jackson on the pretty red Strat, ? on percussion, Burleigh Drummond on drums.
This was an outdoor concert, so it doesn't address shooting in low light situations, but it does show off the versatility of the DA 18-135 with the K-30. (The one of Doug Jackson is at 135mm, and I don't see any problems of softness at this long end.)



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