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Old Oct 26, 2010, 1:48 PM   #11
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Thanks for posting these, only makes it harder to wait. Up to 1600 I don't even think noise reduction is needed, and for low light the iso 12800 is more than usable.
I even think the 25600 might be usable in some rare cases.

Now I'm struggling with images at 6400 that look like these at 25600.

Again thanks for posting these.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 2:01 PM   #12
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Hope you do not mind, I worked file at ISO 25600 with Topaz DeNoise 5.

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That is not just marketing. I could easily sell the highest ISO with noise reduction in a small size to the newspaper. Imagine what it would look like with a fast lens. Wow! Thanks for the good work.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 3:21 PM   #14
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Hope you do not mind, I worked file at ISO 25600 with Topaz DeNoise 5.

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Snooked, Topaz did that with ISO 25600... Man, that is absolutely something. Thanks for this.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 9:39 PM   #15
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I think you are the first one to post K5 pictures here at Steve's, aren't you? Very interesting shots, they look very good. The auto setting does a great job of selecting a good compromise between noise and detail, very impressive. I'd probably just leave the camera set to auto noise. The more I think about it, the more I think I'd be happier with the K5 instead of the Kr. I'll have to wait longer, but that's OK too.
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 2:47 AM   #16
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Ed, thanks for the NR at ISO 25600, that is great result
Thanks for sharing.


mtngal, not sure if I'm the first haha...
for me actually waiting very long long time ago, before decided to purchase K5, since K10, K20, K7

Since K5 release, and read many good review about it, then decide to pre-order.

Since this is my first dSLR still alot of thing to learn.
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 3:48 AM   #17
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Great series of tests AS. Thank you very much for posting.

The difference between the K5 high ISO performance and that of the K7 is nothing short of astounding, and I'd have no problem using the high ISO settings of the K5 (currently I prefer to keep to 400 on the K7, 800 at a stretch and 1,600 only when there is no other option available).

I am absolutely sold on the K5.
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Very informative series, thanks for sharing!

What I really like about the high ISO images is the color, which seem to be quite constant. A lil' grain is ok if the color and detail is ok - but that's my personal opinion.

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That is just crazy, thanks for the images, I am seriously regretting my upcoming holiday now... *cry*
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That is just crazy, thanks for the images, I am seriously regretting my upcoming holiday now... *cry*
Not to worry so much, your K7 will do a good job too
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