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07-02-2009, 11:28 AM   #1
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K20 high iso opinions!!

Honest opinions of 1600 and greater iso settings???

07-02-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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opinions are pretty irrelevant. Just look for examples. There's lots of threads already around here with some examples of high ISO images from various Pentax cameras.
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Coming from the K200D, I was surprised that the K20D looked a bit noisier but was at the point of realizing that I was underexposing (user error) far too often as a means to recover shutterspeed in low light situations which in turn exasperated the noise.

I made the same mistake in the shot of the cockatiels I posted in the high iso gallery and had to push it up afterwards in photoshop. You can see alot of noise in the shadow areas.

I think the "exposing to the right" technique alot of members here recommend definitely has alot of merit as you reduce noise by quite a fair margin.

3 years into the hobby and you still learn something new everyday.

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Thanks for directing me to the pentax high iso gallery-this will help in my choose between k20 & nikon d90-

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