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11-17-2013, 05:09 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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K-3 Birds. ISO 2000 to 3200

Some birds. Contrast increased. Highlights reduced on the treecreepers. Default LR sharpening of 25. No noise reduction.

ISO 3,200. 300mm + 1.7x. f6.7. 1/200 sec. Cropped, about half of the frame

ISO 2,500. 300mm+1.7x, f7.1. 1/100 sec. Cropped, about third of the frame

ISO 2,000. 300mm f4. 1/60 sec. Cropped, about half of the frame

11-17-2013, 05:26 AM   #2
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Stunning quality for such high ISO. With the K30 a lot of denoising would be necessary to even get in this proximity.
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Very promising results. Time to trade in one K-7 I think.
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Very nice shots. These are treacherously difficult to shoot because they blend in and tend to stay in the shadows.

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Lovely shots. What lens did you use. I am ordering my K-3 today,
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QuoteOriginally posted by taylorg Quote
Lovely shots. What lens did you use. I am ordering my K-3 today,
Looks like the DA*300, second shot with a teleconverter.

Can't wait- just ordered my K3 today!
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Saw them allready on Flickr, Alan. These made me drool and I never realized that they were shot with such high ISO.
Impressive, now I getting realy impatient to get my hands on a K3
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I was wondering whether the K3 would actually provide "just as good" high ISO images vs. those of the K5/K5II/s and I am very pleased to see those pics of yours.
There has been quite a bit of "noise" on this forum about the amount of noise from the K3 at high ISO.


P.S.: would I be right to assume that you were using the DA*300/4 ? Just wondering.

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First one looks slightly FF'd.

LR's noise reduction has gotten a lot can barely make out any in the 2nd shot :-)
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Thanks for feedback. I did use the DA*300, and the TC was the Pentax 1.7x
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K 3 with good hands .this is a positive results Alan!!

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