A breakthrough in K-3 images in shade ......

Started Jan 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
david tittermary Contributing Member • Posts: 560
Re: A breakthrough in K-3 images in shade ......

Bill Robb wrote:

KL Matt wrote:

Bright Mode!!!! The killer of image quality rears its ugly head.

Also: if you're looking for a weakness of the K3, this may nonetheless still be where you'll find it. With less dynamic range, you're going to have a more difficult time preserving fine highlight detail like white feathers in mixed light without underexposing more than you would need to with a k5. Then again, the finer and purportedly better metering may take care of you better in this case than a k5, safely giving you consistently better results.

I'm sure YRMV.

Reality actually will vary. The K5II has .7 stops more DR than the K3, and both are well over the DR that one is likely to run into in any scene that isn't artificially set up to induce a DR failure.

Don't know where you are Bill, but here in Australia the DR challenge is a major one at times. Shooting in Australian sunshine can be a bummer. The difference here between bright sunshine and shade is generally greater than any digital camera will handle easily. And shooting water - as in breaking waves, particularly, or snow scenes in sunshine can really stretch it. I was back in Scotland a couple of years ago, then using the K20D, and I found the light to be so easy to shoot with after Aussie conditions.

.7 dr difference should be a non issue for you mike, dr is so misunderstood on this forum, I typically don't bother to say anything but anyway try the highlight protection on and dial in 1/3 of a stop ev and I swear you will be fine. Now take note your ISO will default to lowest of 200, don't sweat it, try if it doesn't work let me know
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