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Old Dec 22, 2009, 8:45 PM   #1
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Default Christmas Lights Kx ISO 12800

I've been putting my new Kx through its paces. Tried out ISO 12800 at a Christmas light display in our town. They really go all out as I could not get in all in. They serve free cocoa and coffee Friday and Saturday nights around a fire for visitors. Shot with a Vivitar f2.8 24mm manual prime with a pass through Noiseware, sharpening and gamma correction. I'm pleased.
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 8:56 PM   #2
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got a 100% crop so we can see noise levels better?
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 9:27 PM   #3
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I can see why you are pleased! Really well done picture. Did you use a tripod?
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 9:56 PM   #4
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Boy that's good. My K10D is good for 1600 ISO, my KM for 3200 ISO. Can't believe the ISO #'s that new cameras can provide.
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 10:23 PM   #5
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I don't usually take much stock in 100 percent crops as that would represent a three and half foot wide printed picture, a highly unlikely scenario. In addition, where the crop is made makes a huge difference. This shot could be reasonably printed, by a professional printer who would do further processing, at 17 by 11 and below is a crop from that size. No tripod, just Pentax stablization.
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 3:48 AM   #6
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taht is impressive iso performance =) couple of years and who is even gonna need light =)
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Indeed impressive ISO performance - also impressive photographic skills!
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Extremely impressed!
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An Absolutely marvelous photo. Well done.

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Thanks folks and thank you Pentax. I haven't had a chance to shoot any low light events yet and I am looking forward to stopping the stage action with the incredible low light ability of the Kx. I'll post.
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