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Old Nov 19, 2011, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default Christmas Carol--Opening Night with the K5

This weekend, our high school's Thespian Troupe is presenting Christmas Carol. The Fall play is always a great opportunity for me to try new things in a low light setting. Thursday night, I made a point of using only the Pentax 18-135 WR with the K5 at ISO 10,000. I couldn't resist a single pass through Noiseware....

No, this is not Tiny Tim; it's the child Ebeneezer Scrooge.

The Ghost of Christmas Past....

Scrooge with Ghost of Christmas Present....

In each case..... fairly basic processing .... single run through Noiseware..... came out incredibly impressed with usability at such a high ISO.

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Old Nov 20, 2011, 1:28 AM   #2
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Hi Paul,

Very nice!

The ability to use ISO 10K almost makes it too easy doesn't it? . . . not that I'm complaining. . .

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Old Nov 20, 2011, 8:10 AM   #3
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ISO peformance is vey impressive Paul. Very nice compositions, and great lighting. I especially like #2.

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Old Nov 20, 2011, 8:17 AM   #4
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Very impressive Paul, I can't wait for my grand kids shows coming up to try the Kr and my new 35 f2.4


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Old Nov 20, 2011, 10:48 AM   #5
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It still amazes me how good the K5 is at high ISO, your shots really show this off very well.
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Old Nov 21, 2011, 5:28 AM   #6
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Great job (both students and photographer)! Thanks for sharing!!
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Old Nov 21, 2011, 3:00 PM   #7
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Nice series, Paul!
You sure cant complain about the low noise of the K5.

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Old Nov 21, 2011, 6:47 PM   #8
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Wow Paul, these are amazing. Great photos, and clearly, a great dramatic production!
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