Two first shots with K-5

Started Nov 2, 2010 | Discussions thread
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tcom Veteran Member • Posts: 7,307
Two first shots with K-5


I picked up my K-5 yesterday evening. I wanted to take a few first shots with the camera this evening. But it is difficult to check what a camera is able to deliver, when it is nearly dark when leaving the office, and the cloud cover does not help in getting contrast in the landscapes.

I nevertheless tried to take a few shots, in rather bad light.

K-5, FA31, f/4, 1/60s, 500iso

not much to be said about this first shot, except that it is suprisingly noise free for 500iso

K-5, FA*400/5.6, f/5.6, 1/80s, 6400iso, handheld

Do not evaluate the details and sharpness on this shot. It was already quite dark and handhelding a 400mm lens with a shutter speed of 1/80s does not help.

I took the shot in DNG and converted it using Lightroom 3.2 with applying noise reduction parameters to get pretty easily a clean photo.

It is too early for me to draw any conclusions, but it does really look like Pentax made a huge step forward in high iso capabilities compared to the K-7.

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