K100D First Impressions Part II [Images]

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K100D First Impressions Part II [Images]

Second day with the K100D and a lot of fun with this cute little camera

I went to Pawnee Buttes, CO for a quick hike. Size and weight of the camera with kit lens is a blessing when hiking.

Weather was fantastic (as usual) and the sky deep blue... to the point that the red channel of the imager was choking and noise is clearly visible, even at ISO 200. I have the same issue with my D200, by the way.

Another bad thing is the tendency to produce moiré. It's a bit worse than was the Nikon D70. I had to manually clean up this picture, for instance.

On the good side: metering is reasonably good, AF is fast and seems to be very accurate, at least with the not so fast kit lens. I had no problem focusing down to EV 4, even with left and right most AF points.

Kit lens (DA 18-55mm) is very nice. Some CA but easily eliminated with ACR. Minimum focusing distance let you do some very interesting close up shots.

At dusk, I played again with SR and go some very nice shots. Sure you can do better with a tripod, but who wants to carry a tripod around all the times?

This one is 1/25s

This one 1/3s

And this one 1/4s. Yes, I like taking pictures of cattle...

That's it for now. As usual, EXIF embedded in images. All images shot in raw, converted to DNG using Pentax Browser and processed with Adobe ACR and Photoshop.

Thanks for stopping by.

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