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10-29-2014, 02:54 AM   #61
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Interesting that a new Japanese member linked to this review by a photographer who thinks that at least with his 35mm lens, the high ISO performance was between one and two stops superior to the K-3. Only the 645Z waa better, in his opinion:

http://thisistanaka.blog66.fc2.com/entry/890/

So, yes, you might have to touch a button to toggle the single e-dial between aperture and shutter speed, but you can get some pretty good pictures!


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10-29-2014, 03:51 AM   #62
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
Interesting that a new Japanese member linked to this review by a photographer who thinks that at least with his 35mm lens, the high ISO performance was between one and two stops superior to the K-3. Only the 645Z waa better, in his opinion:
This sounds a little optimistic, but one stop could be possible. Some how I don't think so, since it's 12-bit RAW. Maybe they study jpg's with noise reduction in the camera.

For hi iso my K-5 wins over K-3 and K-5 wins over K-01, but havent looked serious in to K-01 versus K-3 since I use the camera for different things.

At base iso (so iso 100-200) the K-3 has lots of extra detail while the K-5 (at iso 80) has extra dynamic range. I gues the K-S1 will bring the extra detail aswell. The K-01 has stunning IQ at base iso, but does not stand out in any way to the others, just very good dynamic range and detail and delivers extra crisp sharpness compared to my K-5 (less filter infront of the sensor), but not to the K-3 (or probably the K-5 IIs).
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I don't need to be diplomatic to a troll. Maybe instead of posting 16,000 posts to a forum without donating anything he should go actually shoot.
Oh dear. Here it comes. I'm afraid Pentax did something good so the wreckers have to show up.
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Maybe they study jpg's with noise reduction in the camera.

Very possible, Ron, even allowing for poor translation, no methodology is given, just impressions. That's blogs for ya!


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Hey Clackers, what's your opinion of the handling of the K-S1 + 50-135 combo?

I really like your 2nd shot, composition is excellent.
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(Laughs)

I'm the OP, I believe you came into *my* front yard.

Guys, how do I shut this down myself????
No need to shut it down. My crystal ball tells me he won't be posting in this thread again.
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No need to shut it down. My crystal ball tells me he won't be posting in this thread again.
Thank you.
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Hello clackers, how do you find the autofocus performance of the K-s1 against your K-30? especially in low light. Thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
As requested, some high ISO images, all OoC JPGs, only cropped.


Usual disclaimer: Any missed focuses, underexposures, shots of the ground or pained expressions on the faces of subjects are due to the camera, not the person operating it.


Sigma 10-20mm, 1/2 s, f10, ISO3200:





DA* 50-135mm, f2.8, 1/100s, ISO6400:





DA* 50-135mm, f2.8. 1/80s. ISO6400:

Shots look clean, but with quite a bit of NR applied. Were these taken with the default NR settings?
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QuoteOriginally posted by JoshC Quote
As a photographer what's any of that matter to me? Half the battery life, not as professional looking, 4mp doesn't really mean much, slower shutter speed, no weather sealing. I'm not sure who pentax thinks they are targeting but if they are targeting kids, amateurs then they are not going to be looking to go with Pentax, they will look at name first and Pentax wont be on their radar.

Pentax needs to appeal to professionals. Specifically since they have decent ISO, DR, SS and other features going on for them they need to target the Canon and Nikon users who aren't getting everything they want. If they want to do that then they need touch screens, wifi, articulating screens and FF line up that crop users can expect to move into down the road.
I don't need most of this rubbish that you seem to demand. Mostly what I need is what my Pentax film cameras did without wasting time on stuff like touch screens, wifi, articulating screens. Pentax is certainly on my radar as we have glass here and some of it dates back 30 years. Meaning that the K-S1 is a good bet, if the price comes down a bit and I can persuade the finance committee that she needs to retire the K100D Super.

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and I can persuade the finance committee
I refer to mine as the NO! department.
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No need to shut it down. My crystal ball tells me he won't be posting in this thread again.
Does that mean it is safe to come out now?

I am sorry that things turned ugly, but it was not really my intent to bait or troll anyone, though I did think it inappropriate to sling mud at a product in a thread dedicated to celebration of a users recent purchase.

He does have a point though. 16,000+ posts and no contribution.


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Does that mean it is safe to come out now?

I am sorry that things turned ugly, but it was not really my intent to bait or troll anyone, though I did think it inappropriate to sling mud at a product in a thread dedicated to celebration of a users recent purchase.

He does have a point though. 16,000+ posts and no contribution.
I have seen you r'contribution' on the Sightseeing Screwmount thread.
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Yes - under certain conditions. A Loyal Site Supporter may customize that entry.

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Does that mean it is safe to come out now?

I am sorry that things turned ugly, but it was not really my intent to bait or troll anyone, though I did think it inappropriate to sling mud at a product in a thread dedicated to celebration of a users recent purchase.

He does have a point though. 16,000+ posts and no contribution.


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If Adam does the Black Friday special again (was it BF? I forget.), you can jump to Loyal Site Supporter and customize your title.

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Does that mean it is safe to come out now?

I am sorry that things turned ugly, but it was not really my intent to bait or troll anyone, though I did think it inappropriate to sling mud at a product in a thread dedicated to celebration of a users recent purchase.

He does have a point though. 16,000+ posts and no contribution.


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What about your contributions in terms of information, level-headedness, and easy-going, good-humored nature?
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