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07-05-2017, 08:58 AM   #1
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Looking for very high ISO shots in real world use...

Hi. I'm a K5 owner, and on that camera I only shoot up to 8000 IS0. Anything higher is too much work to clean up. I'm very interested in the low-light abilities of the KP, but I've seen very few examples or real world shooting at very high ISO. Could you KP owners post your very high IS0 shots? How far do you typically go? And how's the AF in low light? Thanks

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K-P + HD DA 35mm f/2.8 limited macro.
Shutter speed: 1/30
ISO: 6400.
Noise Reduction off.
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KP + FA 43
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Noise reduction: auto

I also upgraded from the K-5 to the KP. So far I have been really impressed, including in low light. I have found the AF to be a big jump forward (my FA 43 now actually works!) and I have no problems with shooting at 6400 (whereas I found 3200 to be my upper limit on the K-5), 12800 is remarkably clean and certainly very useable. While the next k-3 is likely to be as good, if not better, if you love the small form factor of the K-5 I can heartily recommend the KP as a natural progression.
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Depends on what you mean by very high. Some shots from a recent overseas trip:


Santa Maria Della Salute 3

Palazzo Ducale 2


Siena Duomo 2

AF was reliable and accurate.

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not a great shot, but fairly normal for 6400iso

32000ISO is grainy, but it's 32000ISO

I can see noise coming in after about 2000iso, which is roughly what I'd expect of any of the top end cameras right now.
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Here's a shot in just about total darkness.

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