Stealthy updates of K-1 II files a few days after the review

Started May 11, 2018 | Discussions thread
LightBug Senior Member • Posts: 2,396
Now Sony A7R3 looks really bad at ISO12800
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KKnipser wrote:

What KPM2 wrote here: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/61128870 seems true.

At least some of the K-1 II files shown in the Studio Scene at the time of review publishing (e.g. ISO 12800, "raw") did look suspicious - as if someone did not apply the usm 100, 0.6 filter applied to all other cameras JPGs.

That is the one ISO setting referenced specifically in the review.

Suprise, surprise.

Now the file has been replaced by another one silently - which has been processed differently and now it looks a world different.

Analysis:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/190-pentax-k-1/365832-weird-stuff-changing-files-over-time.html

If it is just another sign of dpr incompetence or something more sad everyone has to decide themselves.

Used car dealer are scientists - relatively.

Tip: If you really care - download raw files and develop to JPG yourself with settings you consider best practise. Don't let someone fool you.

Good find!  Out of curiousity I check one of my favorite spot for details, and A7Riii now looks the mushiest.  Forgive the loss of detail in the screen capture below, you should try the comparison yourself with the new ISO12800 file for K1-ii:

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