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10-17-2010, 06:54 PM   #16
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K-x !

10-17-2010, 07:27 PM   #17
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Ok - another big hint (and this is a MASSIVE hint)

These photos were taken in 2004 (on a camera that wouldn't have been considered "new" even then)

There you go, if you remember your Pentax DSLR history you already know the answer!

PS - post processed in Lightroom 3. But the unprocessed Raw photos look quite impressive - lots of detail, noise mainly luminance.

Just shows how much technology has advanced in 7 years - NOT!!!

Those early cameras had very usable high ISOs. No wonder I was so disappointed with high ISO performance when I "upgraded" to my K10D.

Here's another example, from an even older camera (my very first "serious" digital camera - a Nikon E5700):
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Christine, this is rather fruitless for me. The images are resized and small. At that level my little Casio 2MP can compete.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Christine Tham Quote
Ok - another big hint (and this is a MASSIVE hint)

These photos were taken in 2004 (on a camera that wouldn't have been considered "new" even then)

There you go, if you remember your Pentax DSLR history you already know the answer!

PS - post processed in Lightroom 3. But the unprocessed Raw photos look quite impressive - lots of detail, noise mainly luminance.

Just shows how much technology has advanced in 7 years - NOT!!!

Those early cameras had very usable high ISOs. No wonder I was so disappointed with high ISO performance when I "upgraded" to my K10D.

Here's another example, from an even older camera (my very first "serious" digital camera - a Nikon E5700):
I was 10 years old back than
i have no clue what was around than, so im just going to guess and say *ist D(s)

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Alright, if the camera is that old, this is film push processed then scanned on a flatbed scanner.
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The *istD actually had decent ISO performance in its day. At the size of the posted photos, it would work.

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The *istD actually had decent ISO performance in its day. At the size of the posted photos, it would work.
Agree.

I'm currently going through and reprocessing some of the photos I took with this camera. ISO1600 is very usable, even with no NR. 3200 less so but with a bit of coaxing can still look good. Those images will print to A4 quite well.

The main downside is that there's a bit of luminance noise even in the lowest ISO of 200. Also a lack of clarity or punch, though that could also be the kit lens I was using at that time.
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Duh, of course, it's a digital Holga!

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K20D or K-x

NaCl(my K-x is slightly better than my K20D but I'm hedging my bet)H2O
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I suggest a K20d, but in 2004 i think it was not even released as fas as i know
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This camera has to be istD because it was the only pentax that would not be new in 2004 because it was released in feb 2003. The next cam was istDS released in sept 2004. So by your hint it would be istD.
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Ould I be correct in saying that there have been relatively minor low iso changes in quality throughout the years... barring the major difference in quality between CMOS and CCD at iso 100.
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This camera has to be istD because it was the only pentax that would not be new in 2004 because it was released in feb 2003. The next cam was istDS released in sept 2004. So by your hint it would be istD.
Ding dang! Correct!

kittykat46 beat you by being the first to provide the correct answer, but you win bonus points for displaying your knowledge of Pentax DSLR history!
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