Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

View Poll Results: Which is which?
File one = K-3, File two = K-5 IIs 27264.00%
File one = K-5 IIs, File two = K-3 15336.00%
Voters: 425. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-03-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,944
Blind test: K-3 vs K-5 IIs

Tell me which photo is from the Pentax K-3, and which is form the K-5 IIs. Both shot from the same tripod with the same lens (DA 35mm Limited) at the same aperture with the same white balance. Developed from a RAW file at default settings in ACR. The K-3 file was scaled to match the K-5's resolution.

Have fun!

File one
File two


Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

11-03-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
Junior Member
PedroCosta's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Braga, Portugal
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 46
My vote goes to Pentax K-5 from 2010
11-03-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
New Member




Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 8
K3 - K5IIs blind test

I was hoping that the Chromatic aberration would have improved but both seem to be about the same.....or is that from the lens?
11-03-2013, 06:50 PM   #4
Senior Member




Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Surfside,FL
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 150
File one = K3

11-03-2013, 06:51 PM   #5
New Member




Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 11
I'm guessing B.jpg or file two is from the K-3.
11-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #6
Pentaxian
dane.dawg's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: B.C.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,430
I hope file one is the k-3
11-03-2013, 06:58 PM   #7
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
File one is the K-3 maybe both are K-3?
11-03-2013, 07:00 PM   #8
Veteran Member
Big Dave's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 547
File one has the best dynamic range. It mist be the K3.

11-03-2013, 07:00 PM   #9
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Cracow
Posts: 457
That was easy one.
11-03-2013, 07:01 PM   #10
Veteran Member
NickLarsson's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Paris, France
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,390
I would say file two is the K-3 because of the colder AWB.
11-03-2013, 07:01 PM   #11
Veteran Member
Big Dave's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 547
QuoteOriginally posted by BobL Quote
I was hoping that the Chromatic aberration would have improved but both seem to be about the same.....or is that from the lens?
That is a lens issue.
11-03-2013, 07:03 PM   #12
Forum Member




Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 57
I seem to see moire on the background fence in both images, so I'm confused...still feel image 1 has slightly higher resolution and voted that one is K3.

*edit* Nevermind, now I see the comparison is between K-3 and K-5IIs (I thought it was K-5), so if K-3 has AA disabled I guess both would show similar moire.
11-03-2013, 07:04 PM   #13
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Cracow
Posts: 457
QuoteOriginally posted by Big Dave Quote
File one has the best dynamic range. It mist be the K3.
The K-3 is not going to have better DR than the K-5IIs.

There is one thing to look at which separates downscaled pictures from native resolution ones, and it is obvious in this case.
11-03-2013, 07:04 PM   #14
Senior Member




Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 104
Two = K3
11-03-2013, 07:04 PM   #15
Pentaxian
JinDesu's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York City
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,624
File 1 is clearly more detailed.
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!
dslr, iis, k-3, k-5, k3, pentax k-3
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Firmware for K-500, K-50, K-5 II, K-5 IIs, K-5, K-30, K-01, K-r, and 645D is out Adam Pentax News and Rumors 60 09-16-2013 05:46 AM
K-5 ii vs K-5 iis comparison with higher sharpness in K-5 ii kataria0 Pentax K-5 62 12-22-2012 10:12 PM
Pentax K-5 IIs vs K-5 II (take two...) JohnBee Pentax K-5 9 12-06-2012 04:10 AM
K-5 IIs vs K-5 II - can you tell the difference? JohnBee Pentax K-5 85 11-19-2012 10:48 PM
Stop Sign: K-5 vs K-5 IIs Comparison Shots Adam Pentax K-5 14 10-28-2012 06:10 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:55 AM. | See also: NikonForums.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