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Old Nov 20, 2010, 5:23 AM   #1
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Default K-5 first day out - Antwerp Harbor Tour

Yesterday there was a special day at work where we had the change to visit Antwerp Harbor, and I want to post some of the shots.

One of the main reasons I had for getting the k-5 was the great low light properties, and the weather was perfect for such a test.

I kept the shots rather dark to emphasize the great weather

Camera Model: PENTAX K-5 – Lens: TAMRON XR DiII 18-200mm F3.5-6.3

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55mm | f/4.5 | 0.011 s (1/90) | iso 200 | +1.50 EV

#2

40mm | f/6.7 | 0.011 s (1/90) | iso 280 | +1.00 EV

#3

40mm | f/6.7 | 0.0056 s (1/180) | iso 800 | +1.00 EV

#4

200mm | f/6.7 | 0.0040 s (1/250)| iso 9000 +1.00 EV

#5

55mm | f/6.7 | 0.011 s (1/90) | iso 800 | +1.00 EV

When it got darker the lights were at least giving some extra color on a gray day.

Look at some dry docks

#6

18mm | f/4.5 |0.011 s (1/90) | iso800

#7

18mm | f/4.5 | 0.011 s (1/90) | iso 800

#8

18mm | f/3.5 | 0.022 s (1/45) | iso800

#9

40mm | f/4.5 | 0.011 s (1/90) | iso800

#10

103mm | f/5.6 | 0.0080 s (1/125) | iso4500

Other and larger versions are here http://rhermans.smugmug.com/Events/u...14724041_fJXwg

When now having finished the post, I'm doubting if I didn't had to make to shots lighter. Any and all C&C are welcome.

Cheers

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Old Nov 20, 2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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I'm doubting if I didn't had to make to shots lighter. Any and all C&C are welcome.
Given the dreary day, I'd say they are about right. Impressive DR in the last shots taken in the semi-darkness.
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Old Nov 20, 2010, 12:53 PM   #3
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These are great images, the darker rendering gives a sense of drama to the images. I like them all but the first image has such a cold and bleak look and the third image with the yellow flash on the bow of the barge and the sense of motion are the ones that truly stand out for me. So many great images, the K5 has done a great job of recording but give yourself the greater credit for the great compositions.

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Nice. I like the one of the cranes and the Amopea. I said I didn't need this camera, but these pictures sure make it appealing. But, I'm still learning to use my K20, too.

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Nothing short of outstanding, Ronny.
Low light has always been a gripe of mine, this shows how well the K5 can handle it!
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Given the dreary day, I'd say they are about right. Impressive DR in the last shots taken in the semi-darkness.
Thanks Pen,

today when processing these shots it was suny so the difference was a bit great.
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Very nice series! The camera seems to have done very well and I like how you processed the pictures. They don't look that dark on my monitor, they do show how gloomy a day it was. The last one shows some loss of detail due to noise reduction in a couple of places, but at ISO 4500 it's certainly better than what I get at more than ISO 2000. I really like #9.
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These are great images, the darker rendering gives a sense of drama to the images. I like them all but the first image has such a cold and bleak look and the third image with the yellow flash on the bow of the barge and the sense of motion are the ones that truly stand out for me. So many great images, the K5 has done a great job of recording but give yourself the greater credit for the great compositions.

Well done

Thanks Ira

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Nice. I like the one of the cranes and the Amopea. I said I didn't need this camera, but these pictures sure make it appealing. But, I'm still learning to use my K20, too.

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Thanks Patty,

the k20 was and is still a great camera and I'm sure I can still learn a lot on how to use it my only problem has been low light and that was the reason to upgrade.
Otherwise I don't think I would have gotten it.
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Very nice series! The camera seems to have done very well and I like how you processed the pictures. They don't look that dark on my monitor, they do show how gloomy a day it was. The last one shows some loss of detail due to noise reduction in a couple of places, but at ISO 4500 it's certainly better than what I get at more than ISO 2000. I really like #9.
Thanks Harriet,

the high Iso's are great , only I'm still searching how far I can go.

It has a different way of showing noise then the K20 (or K10) and I'm not yet sure what is feasible. Normally I expose to the right, but this camera (due to it's DR) makes that less a requirement and now I'm searching.
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