Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-09-2013, 09:20 AM   #1
Forum Member




Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Blyth, Northumberland
Posts: 64
Blue Tit K3 v K5

Two shots taken with TAV mode using the DA*300 at 1/250, sec f4, ISO 1250

Neither are cropped. I processed the RAW K3 shot in LR and then copied and pasted the processing steps to the RAW K5 version








11-09-2013, 09:26 AM - 1 Like   #2
Pentaxian
Belnan's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nova Scotia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 749
Two Blue Tits are better than one.

Both nice shots the K-3 seems to have slight better sharpness. Nice. I would really like to have the da* 300.
11-09-2013, 10:17 AM   #3
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: colorado
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 140
Nice shots. Too bad you can't read the info off his band. I'm sure somewhere whoever banded him would have liked that information.
11-09-2013, 10:38 AM   #4
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
jimr-pdx's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: 1hr north of PDX
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,784
I like the pose better with the K-3 so I'd better get one - how's that for logic??

11-09-2013, 10:40 AM   #5
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 36,011
A couple of nice images…. thanks for posting.
11-09-2013, 10:40 AM   #6
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Trondheim
Posts: 237
Very nice. At this size I am not able to say which is which.

My bank account thanks me.............
11-09-2013, 10:46 AM   #7
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tumbleweed, Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,517
Absolutely wonderful images! The detail is great - at least to my aging eyes. Yes, I think that the K3 is much better / sharper, with better image quality than the K5 - I did have to enlarge the images quite a bit to see. I can clearly see it in the details of the feathers. The big question is how much better - 10%, 25%, 50%, 100% or more? Its hard to place a quantitative value - difficult to measure objectively. $1300 is an affordable price for the K3 which is about $800 more than a K5 now, or about $450 more than the K5IIs. I think it comes down to what you are trying to do and how much you are willing to spend. Also, do you need to upgrade at every new generation?

Still very happy with my K5. Perhaps after a year of looking at comparison images like these - I'll say Uncle....

This is an excellent thread.

11-09-2013, 10:56 AM   #8
Senior Member




Join Date: Jan 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 201
title is misleading, I was expecting


11-09-2013, 12:28 PM   #9
Veteran Member
Otis FanOtis FanOtis FanOtis FanOtis FanOtis Fan
Rupert's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 25,123
Yes, I admit, I tuned in because Otis wanted to see some Blue tits. Those are both great shots, never seen a blue one before, all of them around here are black/gray.
In all honesty, anyone that wouldn't be happy with either of those shots, just wouldn't be happy with anything. K5 owners should not feel left out if they don't upgrade right away, but the features of the K3 are good enough that those that do should find themselves nicely rewarded.

I have noticed...since the K5 original, Pentax has excelled at IQ. We should all be very proud of that fact....and all the testing sites I visit confirm it is a fact.
Regards!
11-09-2013, 01:06 PM   #10
Forum Member




Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Blyth, Northumberland
Posts: 64
Original Poster
Thanks for the kind feedback.

Have to remember these are two different birds. And as I've only one DA 300, they weren't shot at the same time. They were shot 35 mins apart (which reminds me I need to update the clock on the K5)

They just happened to be two shots that had the same exposure settings in TAV. Which I thought some might find interesting

Here they are together



Last edited by Blythman; 11-09-2013 at 01:09 PM. Reason: update image
11-09-2013, 02:12 PM   #11
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Trondheim
Posts: 237
At this magnification I can clearly see the difference

Darn you!
11-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #12
Veteran Member
sam-joseph's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,086
That's a nice pair of........cameras.
I know, that joke's been done already. The K3 shot looks marginally better, but I'm not looking too closely as I don't want to want one.

Regards
11-09-2013, 02:32 PM   #13
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: colorado
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 140
Were these wild birds? Just curious because of the leg bands.
11-09-2013, 02:40 PM   #14
Forum Member




Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Blyth, Northumberland
Posts: 64
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by timcatn Quote
At this magnification I can clearly see the difference

Darn you!
The K5 is still a great camera though. WIth the same processing you would expect to see a difference with the absence of an AA filter when blown up so large.

QuoteOriginally posted by shuie Quote
Were these wild birds? Just curious because of the leg bands.
Yeah wild birds. There is a bird ringing program in the UK to help understand bird movements, etc. About ringing | BTO - British Trust for Ornithology
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, flickr, k-3, k3, k5, pentax k-3, tit
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Understand the DSLR sensor (k3/k5) Scootatheschool1990 Pentax DSLR Discussion 15 11-12-2013 05:48 AM
Blue Tit Pete C Monthly Photo Contests 0 10-01-2013 09:40 AM
Nature Blue tit (mésange bleue) Couscousdelight Photo Critique 2 03-16-2011 12:18 PM
Blue Tit Geyst Photo Critique 7 02-16-2009 02:53 PM
Blue Tit in HDR Geyst Post Your Photos! 10 04-06-2008 02:06 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:55 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