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07-08-2009, 08:18 AM   #1
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Picked up my K-7 today (ISO 1600 image inside)

Hi everyone,

I was supposed to pick up the K-7 on Monday but I had to make a short trip to Shanghai and didn't get back until late last night so it had to wait.

This morning I got my K-7 back and did a few test shots in doors. Here's one of the ISO 1600 shots I tried with the A* 85/1.4 lens. Image mode was natural, High ISO NR is set to OFF. AWB. I used live view to assist manual focus and found that with the much-improved resolution of the LCD it's quite easy to do MF now. This is a 1920x1280 downsized version of the **** JPEG original. No further processing except downsizing in CS4.

http://www.pbase.com/pfang/image/114746175/original

Here's the 100% crop:

http://www.pbase.com/pfang/image/114746437/original

I think at High ISO NR Off this is actually cleaner than the K20D could deliver although I don't have the K20D any more so I can't make a side-by-side comparison.

By the way, I tried using the K-7 to take photographs of my colleagues and every time after I asked them to pose and took the picture, I would be asked "did you take the shot?" because they couldn't really hear the shutter sound at about three meters away. This says something about how quiet the K-7 shutter is!

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Peter


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07-08-2009, 08:25 AM   #2
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Hi Peter, I must admit that link does not work
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Getting "403 Forbidden" on both links...
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QuoteOriginally posted by kent Quote
Hi Peter, I must admit that link does not work
I edited the links in my first post, do they work now? Thanks.

Peter

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I can see the pics in the links... looks pretty clean actually. Thanks for posting these!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Fang Quote
I edited the links in my first post, do they work now? Thanks.

Peter
now it is ok. Quite interesting, imho it looks different from k20
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Peter:

The shot looks excellent to me. Thank you for the post!
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Thanks for that, Peter. I take this sort of shot of my children fairly often at ISO800 with my K10D, and the possibility of using ISO1600 (maybe even 3200) is one of the reasons I decicde to buy a K-7.

Your picture confirms that I will be very pleased with the high-ISO capabilities of my new toy


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Like any true Pentaxian, I'm filled with lust for the K-7, but the more I look at pictures from it, the less I think it's a must-have upgrade for me (A K20D user). If I'm a K10D user, sure, it's a shoo-in, but I'm thinking that my photography might benefit more from a new supertelephoto (Bigma, 60-250 DA*, or something in between) than from the K-7. I'm not sure it offers enough improvement to justify the upgrade for me, as much as I want it from a gadget perspective, so I'm on the fence. Anyone have any thoughts they might add to sway me one way or the other?
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Thanks for the post. Those look pretty good to me and the 'did u take the shot' questions are very encouraging.. My k20 shutter noise used to scare off some of the birds... my K7 arrives friday, wish i'd paid for overnite delivery now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jstevewhite Quote
Like any true Pentaxian, I'm filled with lust for the K-7, but the more I look at pictures from it, the less I think it's a must-have upgrade for me (A K20D user). If I'm a K10D user, sure, it's a shoo-in, but I'm thinking that my photography might benefit more from a new supertelephoto (Bigma, 60-250 DA*, or something in between) than from the K-7. I'm not sure it offers enough improvement to justify the upgrade for me, as much as I want it from a gadget perspective, so I'm on the fence. Anyone have any thoughts they might add to sway me one way or the other?
From a pure IQ perspective the K-7 has nothing to really offer over the K20D. Otherwise, look at the feature list and check what could really be an improvement for your type of photography.
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Peter, that looks pretty good to me, especially from K10D, I am aiming for k-7 as the next upgrade for me and skip k20D.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jstevewhite Quote
Like any true Pentaxian, I'm filled with lust for the K-7, but the more I look at pictures from it, the less I think it's a must-have upgrade for me (A K20D user). If I'm a K10D user, sure, it's a shoo-in, but I'm thinking that my photography might benefit more from a new supertelephoto (Bigma, 60-250 DA*, or something in between) than from the K-7. I'm not sure it offers enough improvement to justify the upgrade for me, as much as I want it from a gadget perspective, so I'm on the fence. Anyone have any thoughts they might add to sway me one way or the other?
I'd have to agree with the image quality issue and adding a quality lens. I was going to keep the K20D until a cash windfall showed up which combined with the K20 sale allowed a cash payment for the K7. Quiet shutter, faster frame rate and better high iso performance seemed worthwhile. I'm not really a video guy, but it may be useful at times. If i didn't have my current lens setup, i would have kept the k20 and improved my lens collection
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivoire Quote
I'd have to agree with the image quality issue and adding a quality lens. I was going to keep the K20D until a cash windfall showed up which combined with the K20 sale allowed a cash payment for the K7. Quiet shutter, faster frame rate and better high iso performance seemed worthwhile. I'm not really a video guy, but it may be useful at times. If i didn't have my current lens setup, i would have kept the k20 and improved my lens collection
Yeah, if I had that FA*300 that's in your equipment list, I'd probably go K-7 too, but I need a good really long lens :)
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QuoteOriginally posted by jstevewhite Quote
Yeah, if I had that FA*300 that's in your equipment list, I'd probably go K-7 too, but I need a good really long lens
You might want to take a look at the Sigma 100-300mm. It is a versatile and excellent performer and images with a tc are very good
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