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Old Oct 25, 2006, 5:50 AM   #1
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This is an indoor shot with total cost of Pentax K100D and FA50mm1.4 with very difficult indoor lighting. Total cost brand new around US$800.

I did that with built in flash around 15 ft away at F6.3 and iso 800. Note that I made that at an angle of the reflective surface at the right.



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Old Oct 25, 2006, 6:12 AM   #2
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condidering the shot was indoors the lighting on the pic looks superb!!
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 6:50 AM   #3
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Very nice shot. Those can be tricky. The more I use my camera, the happier I am that I bought a Pentax.
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Thanks. My mind when taking the pix was to get rid of the ugly flash shadow from the on-board flash. I did that.

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Very nice shot. Those can be tricky. The more I use my camera, the happier I am that I bought a Pentax.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 7:16 AM   #5
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Here is another low light shot of 50mm with the lowly DL . I am sure some M50mm1.4 or 1.7 costing less than $50 will be just as good.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/a...t.php?id=51444

My composition is always substandard but what an affordable and superb combo it is (DL + one of the 50mm). Later on I have bought the K100D. I doubt if I will go for K10D on budgetary ground. Maybe RiceHigh.

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I too am very very happy with my new pentax (K100D) along with a cheap 50mm M 1.7 lens. In low (natural lights) with this lens combo, the subject almost 'glows'. and the natural low light allows my cat's eyes to be fully dilated too :idea:



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Old Oct 25, 2006, 8:32 AM   #7
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Well done! I've been very impressed with what the K100D can do if I take the time to play with the settings a little.
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Old Oct 25, 2006, 11:37 AM   #8
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I can't agree with you more. The M50mm1.4 or 1.7 are classic (cheap but sky high in performance) . Your low light pix said it all.

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Old Oct 25, 2006, 11:41 AM   #9
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Here is another DL and Zenitar shot (total brand new cost around US$600) . I doubt if any DSLR can beat that.
http://www.pbase.com/image/67014141/large
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http://mishilo.image.pbase.com/g3/21...1.fQCUW7Ww.jpg

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Cute cat pics. Very good bokeh and the lighting is very soft. I like it. I need to get a 50mm 1.4.
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