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07-12-2015, 05:38 PM   #1
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K3II PS mystery

This was a handheld shot with pixel shift,on the jpeg you can see where the birds were(right top side), but on the RAW file no ghosts?? can anyone explain
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What are you opening the raw file with? Unless it supports the format it will open one of the images.
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This isn't a mystery. This is intended behaviour. Pixel shifting is designed for stationary photography.

The pixel shift is taking 4 photo's and assembling them. So any movement would offer what you see there.
In RAW mode you will get 4 shots for every photo taken with pixel shift and have to assemble them yourself.

Please see Pentax K-3 II Pixel Shift Resolution Tests - Hands-on Reviews | for more info....
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The raw consists of 4 raw files. If they don't get combined in post, it's like looking at a conventional image.

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opened them in PS CS5 ACR, but only 1 large raw file 120mb & 1 Jpeg on the card for each shot?? did I do something wrong
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QuoteOriginally posted by Shanti Quote
opened them in PS CS5 ACR
I doubt that PS CS5 ACR (or PS CS6 or PS CC) "knows" what to do with the K3 II's 4 image Raw File. My guess is that it would be best for you to use the processing utility that came with the camera.
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From CC new features list,

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.1

Fujifilm X-T10
Nikon 1 J5
Nikon D810A
Panasonic DMC-G7
Pentax K-S2
Pentax K3 II (*)
*Preliminary support. The multi-shot Pixel Shift Resolution and HDR features are still under investigation.
So, you're stuck using the software included with the K3ii in order to process those properly for now.
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PCDU5 works just fine. It is fun watching the pixels fall together as the program merges the 4 raw files.

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Tried PCDU5 , and when opened in LAB I get 4 suns & the bird ghosts,so wonder why only 1 sun in the jpeg or unprocessed RAW? I wanted the movement,therefore handheld,to experiment with birds. Is there any way to view each of the 4 files in PCDU5 ?

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