Pentax as first DSLR?

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britcam Senior Member • Posts: 2,432
Re: D5 was a ISO 1600 camera

kikivrany wrote:


I think in all the comparison of a old camera like the 5D and the new ones, whe should not forget to mentioned that since that days the high ISO's went in usable higher regions. I mean I even have not to use any noise reduction at ISO 1600 with a modern camera like for example the K5.

That opens for a hobby photographer a lot new possibilities.

Also the dynamic range get higher at higher ISO's in the new cameras, so that you can use for example with a K5 ISO 1600 in a high dynamic daylight scene.

best regards kikivrany

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carpe noctem

I agree it makes little sense for a newcomer to the world of digital photography to embark on a journey with outdated technology, even if that technology will undoubtedly bring outstanding results in the hands of an experienced user.  The high ISO and noise control of the K5 or K30 provides way more freedom to choose one's subjects and not feel restricted. Not to mention such features as Focus Peaking On the K30.

The same issues apply to Oly 4/3 cameras, which despite their outstanding lenses, suffer from limited high ISO performance, excess noise, limited DR, and an outdated sensor. Which is why I moved to Pentax.

The 5D has a certain appeal but only as a second, small system

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