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Old Aug 7, 2007, 11:22 PM   #1
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Got a chance to shoot some at lunch today. My computer is sort-of acting up again so it's taken way too long to decide which ones to post. But here are a few from today. There aren't any taken with the K10 and the DA 50-200 - my particular version of the lens just doesn't work with my K10, while I get some OK shots with the K100.

Early morning, before the sun came up:

K10, 800 ISO, DA* 50-135 at 135mm, f2.8. Processed in Lightroom and resized in Photoshop without using Neat Image.
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Old Aug 7, 2007, 11:23 PM   #2
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Same combination, 108mm f2.8. The sign is very brightly lit.
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Old Aug 7, 2007, 11:26 PM   #3
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Noon. K100, DA 50-200, f8, 138mm (didn't quite get it at 135). These two pictures are pretty much full frame, though I had to rotate one slightly (didn't get my vertical lines right again!). I'm not sure which one was slightly off now.
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Old Aug 7, 2007, 11:28 PM   #4
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K10 DA*50-135 at 135mm and f8. I used the same post processing methods on these pictures, I didn't try to make one look worse than the other. The white balance was slightly different with this one (the two cameras are set differently) so I adjusted it in Lightroom.
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Old Aug 7, 2007, 11:31 PM   #5
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The next two pictures were taken with the K100. DA 50-200, 95mm at f9.5 (had the camera on program setting and that's the aperture it set). I thought I should post two taken with both lenses by the same camera, even if they weren't at the same aperture/focal range.
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Old Aug 7, 2007, 11:32 PM   #6
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K100, DA* 50-135 at f8, 85mm.
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K10 DA*50-135. I took this as I was leaving and was part-way up the grandstand.
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Last picture I'll post tonight, but it was actually taken before the previous picture(it's well past my bedtime). This is actually my favorite picture from today, and I took it with the K100 and the DA* 50-135. It's slightly rotated - I just don't watch my vertical lines closely enough. While the 50-200 held up rather well when stopped down enough, the 50-135 is well worth the extra cost. It's harder to see when the pictures are resized for posting here because the extra detail gets lost in the resizing process, but I could still see the problems and why I don't like my particular 50-200.

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Old Aug 8, 2007, 11:36 AM   #9
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Thanks for posting these Harriet!

The 50-135mm 2.8 together with either the K10D or the new model in October is what I'm currently saving up for, so I'm very interested to see how it performs.

The last picture resembles what I'm looking for in a lens, the ability to isolate the subject from the background.

I'm interested in more shots at f2.8, to see how sharp it is there

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Somehow I was disappointed in my post-processing of the pictures, resizing down to this size doesn't do the shots justice. There's a quality with the lens that I can't quite describe - the DA 50-200 just doesn't have it (the A*300 has it, too). Today I took some shots inside my favorite library, but only used the K10 with the 50-135. Using it and looking at the pictures on the computer is humbling - this lens is far better than anything I've taken or processed so far. If I managed to avoid camera shake (was usinglower ISO) I'll post one ortwo. By the way, the last picture was at 135mm but not f2.8 (check the exif information). The lens does an excellent job with DOF.
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