K-1 II : other versions of the studio scene

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K-1 II : other versions of the studio scene

To keep this short, from what I can see the 50mm macro lens used might have a curved focal plane, or at least it seems to be only in exact focus on a small area of the test scene - the rest being out of focus.

Ok so there's the main studio scene using the 50mm that most people are looking at; there the left side looks out of focus, actually maybe the whole scene is a bit out!!

Switch to another instance of the studio scene :


ISO-invariance test, choosing one of the high ISOs - which are causing all the fuss, here 3200 ISO,


...this is now the 24-70mm, and now the left side is sharp, meaning the K-1 II has more detail than the K-1, and that's at high ISOs. But then scroll over to the right side, it's terrible!!! - I mean really really bad.

There's no doubt there's some raw NR going on, but I don't think it's eating detail, that seems to be more of a hunger of the lenses. I wish they'd tried the 28-105mm (which is known to have a flatter and sharper plane of focus than the 24-70mm), or found a 77mm again.


Exposure Latitude test, again good on the left,


again the K-1 II has sharper detail than the K-1.

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