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10-02-2012, 03:04 PM   #16
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Crisp, detailed and just really fantastic pictures!

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Beautiful photography. The bridge photo is just absolutely stunning IMO. Love the shot of the man at the shrine as well.
10-02-2012, 05:03 PM   #18
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Wow what a great shots!
Favourite is for me the nightshot from that bridge.
Would love to see that in original size.

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10-04-2012, 07:40 AM   #20
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Wow some nice images. I love that bridge and als the next one with the uniforms on a market.

Did you use any support to take these picture like a monopod?
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The bridge was on a tripod, the market shot was hand held.
10-04-2012, 11:43 AM   #22
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QuoteOriginally posted by larkis Quote
The bridge was on a tripod, the market shot was hand held.
Thanks, there was no exif-info in the images and I was curious about your working method. I handled the 645D for some time in may and I had some issues with handheld working, but I'm not the most steady guy in the world.
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I did not find working with it handheld poses any more issues than the typical slr. Do you recall if you we're getting motion blur or focus errors while hand holding ?

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When I held the 645D, it felt large and differently balanced than my k-x. Part of that was because my k-x had a Sigma 50 F1.4, while the 645D had the 55mm F2.8, which ends up as:

k-x: 580g | Sigma 50: 505g
645D: 1480g | DA 55: 416g

So since I wasn't used to the 645D's size and balance, it was a little tricky for me to shoot in the dim room lighting and not get motion blur. After a few minutes, I was more used to it and was able to shoot 1/30s reasonably, but it was still a lot harder than my k-x. So I think it's just getting used to the camera, that's all.
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I agree, when light is low it does become a bit more tricky, especially if you can handhold but your subjects are moving. I did shoot a few images at 1600 iso while people were walking around. At 1:1. there is still plenty of detail for a crisp print at 16x20 if you pixel peep, 24x30 at normal viewing distance.



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QuoteOriginally posted by larkis Quote
I agree, when light is low it does become a bit more tricky, especially if you can handhold but your subjects are moving. I did shoot a few images at 1600 iso while people were walking around. At 1:1. there is still plenty of detail for a crisp print at 16x20 if you pixel peep, 24x30 at normal viewing distance.

Amazing how good these pictures look with that ISO.
The 645D is truly a superb camera!

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10-05-2012, 04:39 AM   #27
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QuoteOriginally posted by henkvanzuylen Quote
Amazing how good these pictures look with that ISO.
The 645D is truly a superb camera!
QuoteOriginally posted by larkis Quote
I agree, when light is low it does become a bit more tricky, especially if you can handhold but your subjects are moving. I did shoot a few images at 1600 iso while people were walking around. At 1:1. there is still plenty of detail for a crisp print at 16x20 if you pixel peep, 24x30 at normal viewing distance.
QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
So since I wasn't used to the 645D's size and balance, it was a little tricky for me to shoot in the dim room lighting and not get motion blur. After a few minutes, I was more used to it and was able to shoot 1/30s reasonably, but it was still a lot harder than my k-x. So I think it's just getting used to the camera, that's all.
QuoteOriginally posted by larkis Quote
I did not find working with it handheld poses any more issues than the typical slr. Do you recall if you we're getting motion blur or focus errors while hand holding ?
Well probably my own workingstyle since I shoot more with monopod then without.

I found iso1600 and the other hisettings giving with the good light sometimes amazing pictures for wich I have some A3 prints. I still have to work on an english version, but I'm a little busy and lazy and those kept me from it, but some images I made with 645D you can see:

Pentax 645D userreview; 85 images!
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I think, detail and noise aside, the most fantastic thing from these pictures is just the colors. They have so much punch, and are natural and surreal at the same time.
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I think, detail and noise aside, the most fantastic thing from these pictures is just the colors. They have so much punch, and are natural and surreal at the same time.
Thanks, but it's easy to get colors like this in Japan, a lot of things there have interesting combinations of colors and light. I do find that CCD's catch some of the tones differently than CMOS sensors, especially some of the more earthy tones. I still have a D100 nikon that has a CCD (6MP) and the colors on that camera are very nice, something that my GH2 for example at 16MP can't really match quite as well. It's hard to say what it is, because the effects can be seen on some images more than others, but perhaps the color filter arrays on the higher end sensors are formulated differently ? Maybe it's the medium format lenses ? This is pure speculation on my part, but there is definitely something about ccd's that is different.
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Amazing. I look at the photos and feel I'm there. It's so crisp and the colors are superb!

I love images from Japan, somehow the place feels familiar to me, even though I've never been there.
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