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04-26-2010, 02:47 PM   #541
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But ISO 1600 is nothing for the K20D


ISO 2000 is quite clean as well.


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By the way. What I mean by in camera PP is simply this.
I set the camera for max contrast (this darkens the shadows hiding shadow noise and brings out the highlights and over powering the noise or killing it)
I set the noise reduction to MAX
I set the sharpness to max to add the detail back in
I set the DR range to 200% saving the highlights as I set the exposer to clip the histogram...That is it. I then download to my computer, crop and resize and good to go. Seldom do I do anything else these days.

Now I would not recommend this for weddings or landscapes or things that really matter, but for my stuff, it works great, especially with the color tones of the old lenses I like.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jewelltrail Quote
Excellent observation John and great advice. The elusive nature of perfect white balance is why I now shoot exclusively in RAW, where I can nail WB later, if need be, in PPing. The OP can consider shooting RAW to eliminate this problem as well.
I always shoot in RAW, but my Girl and I were playing with some of the K-x's Jpeg only fun stuff, just to see what they offered, sorta fun as a novelty, but nothing I think I'll really use. Maybe HDR but I think I like doing that in CS5 better. Thanks for the heads up on the caps.
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tri-con: I always shoot in RAW, but my Girl and I were playing with some of the K-x's Jpeg only fun stuff, just to see what they offered, sorta fun as a novelty, but nothing I think I'll really use. Maybe HDR but I think I like doing that in CS5 better. Thanks for the heads up on the caps.
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Hey mapleneckblues! Of all the places in Santa Cruz for you to shoot! My wife of 23 years and I met and married in Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz Hotel is where we met for our first date and we had our first kiss at the exact spot you shot on the pier. Go figure. We had some good smiles and rememberances from your pictures. Thanks.
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ISO 6400 with the Pentax K-7.

Edited IN CAMERA, no other edits.



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QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
But ISO 1600 is nothing for the K20D


ISO 2000 is quite clean as well.
I love them both, especially the first one.

iso 1600:
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Hey mapleneckblues! Of all the places in Santa Cruz for you to shoot! My wife of 23 years and I met and married in Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz Hotel is where we met for our first date and we had our first kiss at the exact spot you shot on the pier. Go figure. We had some good smiles and rememberances from your pictures. Thanks.
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haha what a coincidence!

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This doesn't really seem like the right place for the above. Maybe start a new thread in the Beginner's forum. And when you repost the picture, try to include EXIF info - or at least say what lens it is and what shutter speed was used. I'm guessing it's simply camera shake.
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Garyk: Cant get a clear pic with this lens
I am having trouble getting a sharp shot with this lens. Can someone look at this pic and tell me if it is front focusing or what.
It is a sigma 300mm f2.8 lens with a 1.4 t.c. I am shooting at 640iso.
It looks like from this pic to me a front focus problem....
Gary, Mark gave you some great advice. Go to the Beginners section and start a new thread, along with pics which have EXIF in tact. People will help you in a big way. This is not the place to post this.
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Pentax K7 + Tamron 18-200 + Metz 48 firing at 1/8 power + LR3 Beta 2







Pentax K7 + Sigma 18-125 + Metz firing at 1/8 power bounced + LR3 Beta 2 pushed almost one stop

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K-x ISO 6400

This was shot on a dark stage with some stage lighting. JPG straight from the camera, although I also shot it in RAW. Used the 55-300 at 77.5mm, f/4.5. For an amateur like me, despite the composition, this pic is great!

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QuoteOriginally posted by nakey Quote
Pentax K7 + Tamron 18-200 + Metz 48 firing at 1/8 power + LR3 Beta 2
Pentax K7 + Sigma 18-125 + Metz firing at 1/8 power bounced + LR3 Beta 2 pushed almost one stop
You forgot to mention the ISO.
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This was shot on a dark stage with some stage lighting. JPG straight from the camera, although I also shot it in RAW. Used the 55-300 at 77.5mm, f/4.5. For an amateur like me, despite the composition, this pic is great!

Now this is impressive!
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Now this is impressive!
Amazing what the K-x can do for a newbie! (I should add that I did do some sharpening before posting, as I find Photobucket tends to soften the pics - this pic looks close to my original.)
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