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10-05-2010, 02:55 AM   #1
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Challenge - K10 shots ISO 800+

I am sick of hearing myth that the K10 is complete garbage over ISO 400, so post your good shots from ISO 800+ from your K10 in here.

I'll start: The attached photo is from the third floor of the Nebraska State Capitol Building, in Lincoln. I think it goes without saying that I was looking up. It is an incredibly beautiful building, especially on the inside!

ISO 1600, no NR, even in PP.

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Here is an ISO 1600 shot. Not horrible ( the noise, not the image, haha )

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I agree - perfectly usable, if not as unnaturally amazing as some cameras:

All of the below have varying (but very minor) amounts of PP, but all purposely with no NR:


ISO 1000


ISO 1600


ISO 1000


ISO 1600

NoiseNinja cleans them up beautifully...
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I don't mind using 800-1600 if I have to, as the image quality is often perfectly acceptable. Sharpness is not a problem, as I nearly always post-process RAW images to some extent, thus mitigating some of the blotchy colour in low-key shots. I would definitely take more in this range if only the banding wasn't so bad.
ISO 800+ is definitely not garbage, but I would call it challenging.
First Commandment: Nail Thine Exposure...

Complaint alert.
My top 4 issues with high ISO on the K10:
1. Banding
2. Chroma Noise
3. Dynamic Range
4. Luma Noise
Who agrees with this list?

I took these today to exercise said high-ISO capabilities, I think they turned out fairly well:


ISO 800, no NR, some highlight recovery.


ISO 1600, slight chroma NR (not that it really shows.)

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I spend most of my winters shooting my sons hockey team. I think the K10 is just fine.
Here are a couple from this week.
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10-05-2010, 07:34 PM   #6
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All were at 1600



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QuoteOriginally posted by Spongefingers Quote
I don't mind using 800-1600 if I have to, as the image quality is often perfectly acceptable.
I took these today to exercise said high-ISO capabilities, I think they turned out fairly well:


ISO 800, no NR, some highlight recovery.


ISO 1600, slight chroma NR (not that it really shows.)
Really like that blue scene. The color and the texture makes it really interesting to me.

Edit: Now why are images not included when I quote?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nowhere Matt Quote
All were at 1600
Look good enough to me...

I have some high ISO shots somewhere, but have to find them.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Look good enough to me...

I have some high ISO shots somewhere, but have to find them.


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Yeah I am one of those kooks who still likes the (version 1) K10 at 800 and 1600 compared with the (version 1.03?) K-7. I have never updated the firmware of my K10 and I think it produces better images at 1600 than the second firmware patch for the K-7.
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Ok...here are a couple...

Roman Pool, Hearst Castle


K10D @ ISO 800, Pentax-DA 18-55/3.5-5.6

Handheld at ISO 800, in-camera JPEG with camera default settings. No sharpening or noise reduction added in PP.


Asleep With The Cat

K10D @ ISO 1600, Pentax-A 50/1.7

Handheld at ISO 1600, RAW converted by Lightroom 1.4 using default import settings. Monochrome conversion, levels adjust, sharpening, and tone added in PP. No noise reduction done beyond default (0 luminance, 25 color).


What the heck...here is the color version too...

K10D @ ISO 1600, Pentax-A 50/1.7

No PP beyond defaults at import for RAW conversion and adjustment of white balance.

My impression has been that much like high ISO film, the K10D does better when there is more light to work with.

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A few more found once I figured out how to use the Lightroom search...

Japanese Anemone

K10D @ ISO 1600, Pentax-A 50/1.7

RAW imported into Lightroom 1.4 with default settings. No additional noise reduction added in PP.


My Sis and Cousin

K10D @ ISO 1600, Pentax-DA 18-55/3.5-5.6

Ditto...


Hobbit Run

K10D @ ISO 1600, Pentax-DA 18-55/3.5-5.6

Heavily manipulated image...


Providing The Tunes

K10D @ ISO 1600, Pentax-FA 77/1.8 Limited

Damn, I had forgotten about this one...import, color temp, and a little sharpening was the total PP!


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And a few at ISO 800


Baptistry in Salzburger Dom (Salzberg Cathedral)

K10D @ ISO 800, Pentax-DA 18-55/3.5-5.6

JPEG with in-camera processing only.


Guy In A Box

K10D @ISO 800, Pentax-FA 35/2

PP limited to RAW import, adjustments to saturation and application of vignette.


The Officer's Cap

K10D @ISO 800, Pentax-FA 35/2

PP limited to RAW import.


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And a few more at ISO 800...

Water Abstract

K10D @ ISO 800, Pentax-DA 18-55/3.5-5.6


Nicely Served Burger

K10D @ ISO 800, Pentax-DA 18-55/3.5-5.6


The Bone House

K10D @ ISO 800, Pentax-DA 18-55/3.5-5.6

Ossuary in Halstatt, Austria


Animated Armor

K10D @ ISO 800, Pentax-DA 18-55/3.5-5.6

Display in the Hohensalzburg Fortress, Salzburg, Austria


The first three with no PP beyond RAW import. The last with in-camera JPG and no additional manipulation.


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ISO 1600.



ISO 800



ISO 800



No noise reduction done on these at all. They look ok to me...
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I usually try to keep under ISO 1000 but I'll use 1600 if I have to. I would agree with all of Spongefingers' complaints with banding (especially on darker images) being by far the biggest issue. I shoot in RAW at higher ISOs and convert to black and white if banding or colour cast is a problem.

ISO 1600, 210mm, 1/30s, manual focus and available light:



ISO 1600, 50mm, 1/25s, manual focus and available light:

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