Pentax K5IIs and ISO 51,200

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Pentax K5IIs and ISO 51,200
Jul 24, 2014

Something very pretty about the raw images at the higher ISO values. Love the grain and lack of banding and hot pixels. Nice film like sort of grain and character to them!

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Agree it is a nice grain.

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In reply to cgarrard, Jul 24, 2014

I'll second that and think we worry too much about silky smooth images. If you can actually get a half decent shot like that at 51,200, it gives you the ability to salvage something out of a shot if your caught in dark situations and even in B & W it would look cool in a moody street shot...

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Good point. Actually looks pretty good for such a high ISO. Also, your photo made me feel better about the fact that I own so many cameras!

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robbo d wrote:

I'll second that and think we worry too much about silky smooth images. If you can actually get a half decent shot like that at 51,200, it gives you the ability to salvage something out of a shot if your caught in dark situations and even in B & W it would look cool in a moody street shot...

Yep, and too perfect looks bland at times. Clean images have their place but so do images with grain and character.

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sgtsween wrote:

Good point. Actually looks pretty good for such a high ISO. Also, your photo made me feel better about the fact that I own so many cameras!

LOL

Does the fact that we own so many speak volumes about designs not being good enough or are humans just never satisfied?

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True, but I want a camera that takes clean images and then allows me to decide how much grain to add.

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Winder wrote:

True, but I want a camera that takes clean images and then allows me to decide how much grain to add.

Me too.

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cgarrard wrote:

sgtsween wrote:

Good point. Actually looks pretty good for such a high ISO. Also, your photo made me feel better about the fact that I own so many cameras!

LOL

Does the fact that we own so many speak volumes about designs not being good enough or are humans just never satisfied?

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About the only thing more satisfying would have been adding a box of Fujifilm Superia 1600 to the scene.

I haven't tried shooting anything above 6400, but now I might just have to try.

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cgarrard wrote:

sgtsween wrote:

Good point. Actually looks pretty good for such a high ISO. Also, your photo made me feel better about the fact that I own so many cameras!

LOL

Does the fact that we own so many speak volumes about designs not being good enough or are humans just never satisfied?

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About the only thing more satisfying would have been adding a box of Fujifilm Superia 1600 to the scene.

I haven't tried shooting anything above 6400, but now I might just have to try.

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I have that film

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Here is a series at top iso: no NR, DXO standard NR, DXO prime NR.

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