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12-22-2010, 01:23 AM   #1
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RTFM Moments, FTW.

So I've been touting the K-x's awesome high ISO powers to any of my friends who care to ask about camera stuff, but personally I'd been having some mehs with it. I only felt comfortable going to 800, 1600 as a oh-my-god-save-me-I-need-light emergency thing, but since the K-x got such awesome reviews at high ISO, I figured this was normal and quite good for this price range. Beyond that, I felt like I lost too much detail to make it worth it.

Apparently, my threshold for when NR kicked in was 800, and my NR was set to medium.

Post RTFM/checking my settings, I think 1600 is nothing now, and 6400 is quite useable in a pinch, especially with a B&W conversion.

Sigh, all that detail in the shots I've taken over the past few months cause of the NR...):

That said, this is a new era for me

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I must admit I treat my settings pretty much the same - try to keep ISO between 100 - 400 to get good results. Use up to 3200 only if I really really need it.

However for me its the noise that annoys me in the darker areas at higher ISO levels (starting from ISO800) so I don't think turning it down will help me.
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Well you may be right in these observations. A few of my own ISO 3200/4000 shots (adequately exposed) have turned out with noticeable softness on the K-x. This is not the territory I'd be going to with my K20D, but I'd have thought the K-x would be capable of producing sharper results for me at 100% crops. Nevertheless, we cannot expect the world from relatively high ISO with challenging metering conditions.
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I seem to be able to use 3200 with not many problems.
Have to check my settings, I must be doing something wrong.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Daniel_r Quote
I seem to be able to use 3200 with not many problems.
Have to check my settings, I must be doing something wrong.
Please tell me what you're doing wrong because I want to do it wrong like that in my K-x too.

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Now I wish I knew.
Everything from 200 to 3200 are good. Haven't tried any further tho.
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This makes that K1000 thread in the film slr section so much more valid, huh. Glad to see I'm not alone in my manual ignorance though
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