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09-12-2018, 04:57 AM   #1
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K-70 Pixel Shift

Tried my first few shots with pixel shift and Iím very pleased with the results.

I needed to photograph some recently completed paintings before exhibiting them so this was my first use of the K-70 for copy work.

From an operating point of view I love the K-70ís built in levels and the swing and tilt screen. Iím using an A Series 50mm 1.7 manual lens so there is a lot of moving back and forth to compose the shot.
Working with indirect natural daylight gave good results with auto white balance.

I tried pixel shift output to RAW and JPEG. The JPEG is fine but Camera Raw 7.4 canít cope with the PEF file, neither can UFRaw. I had to download RawTherapee 5.4 to get something that will work with this file type.

09-12-2018, 05:24 AM   #2
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The DCU program that comes on the disk in the K-70 box will handle pixel shift, but it's very primitive in most other respects. Silkypix isn't terribly expensive and handles pixel shift well. As does Raw Therapee for free.
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Can you take the pictures in DNG?
09-13-2018, 06:31 AM   #4
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I tried a few Pixel Shift test shots using DNG and they are more widely supported. Windows 10 can generate thumbnails, Camera Raw 7.4 is OK with them.
Another program I tried was Photoscape X (non time limited trial) and that was happy with the PS PEF and PS DNG files.

Interestingly the exif data shows a PEF as 6020x4016 pixels while the DNG reports 6022x4024 pixels

The file sizes for the same sceen are 13Mb for JPEG, 30,9Mb for DNG and 112.7Mb for PS DNG

09-20-2018, 07:13 PM   #5
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Raw Therapee is terriblely slow

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