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Old Nov 18, 2010, 4:48 AM   #1
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so don't expect to much I still have to get a feeling for the camera and stop pushing the places where there are no buttons

one thing that already stands out compared with my trusty (now old k20d) is the dynamic range.

With the k20d I dared to push the exposure to +1.5 in post processing without to much loss.

This morning when passing the local small airport I took a shot of this guy checking the fence.
Just pointed the camera a the sky and got this shot.

Underexposed as was expected I still wanted to see what I could get out of it.



In lightroom added 1EV to the complete image,
added a graduated filter (+2EV) to the bottom section (car/grass/street)
added another graduated filter (-1EV) to the street (it was a bit to light)
then some minor color adjustments.



Not that I plan to take black pictures and then push them till something appears, but at +3EV for the car, gras this is a great result. (imho)

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Lens: TAMRON XR DiII 18-200mm F3.5-6.3
Image Date: 2010:11:18 07:55:15
Focal Length: 28mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
ISO equiv: 80
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Center Weight
Exposure: program (Auto)
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 1:22 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new camera. The DR does look impressive. Too bad it can't do all that automatically in camera . . .
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Congratulations on getting the new Camera, Ronny!
You did a great job with the PP too!
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yeah wonder why they cant make the camera give you that dynamic range as standard - must be a conspiracy to push up sales of adobe lightroom =)
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Congrats on the new camera. The DR does look impressive. Too bad it can't do all that automatically in camera . . .
Thanks Pen,

at least this time nobody will say that the jpg's have the same info a raw images. Or I must be wrong
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You did a great job with the PP too!
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yeah wonder why they cant make the camera give you that dynamic range as standard - must be a conspiracy to push up sales of adobe lightroom =)
And then to think that more than 50% of the lr users don't pay for it.
(oops didn't want to say that - thank god for student/academic licences )
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Nice new camera, looks like the K5 has some impressive range.
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Very impressive results - hope you continue to enjoy the new camera!
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Hi Ronny,

Congrats on the K-5!!!

I've seen other examples of the amazing colors and detail available in drastically underexposed RAW files. I'm a JPEG shooter, and this won't change because JPEGs are advantageous to my style of shooting. One of the great features of the K-5 is the ability to save the RAW information of the last image in addition to the original JPEG as long as the image remains in the buffer. This can be done with a push of the AE-L button while the image is being reviewed on the LCD right after capture. I anticipate that I might have some real use for this function as I shoot in situations where the lighting changes drastically from shot to shot. I often run into a situation where I'm shooting birds in bright direct sunlight, and then one lands on a branch where I have to shoot it silhouetted against a bright sky. With current bodies, I've used Ev compensation to adjust for this, but it's just a matter of guesstimation. I'm hoping that this feature might allow me to recover a lot of shots where I didn't guess correctly in the past.

On the subject of having the camera take advantage of the extended DR in its internal image processing -- this might actually be available as there are 3 ranges for the "Shadow Correction" in the D-Range settings, so JPEG shooters might be able to take some additional advantage of the extended DR of the sensor. With past sensors, using D-Range has generally been considered of questionable value because it increased noise, but with the new sensor's great S/N performance, this might be a considerably more useful feature. . .

I'm really looking forward to playing with this body. . .!!!

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