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Old Dec 26, 2010, 2:21 PM   #1
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so I was at the local Christmas Market together with some friends and took photos here and there. We didn't have too many Christmas Market threads this year right? All images taken with Pentax K-r and the kit lens, DNG's developed in PSE7 with some minimal adjustments (yes, I was lazy). Denoised (if needed) with Topaz and PSE Resized without final sharpening.

First series: the "traditional" market.
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Old Dec 26, 2010, 2:25 PM   #2
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2nd series: the historical market plus a nearby church (I took that last image on my way back from the market to my car, so it kinda belongs to the Christmas Market series for me)

The K-r is a more capable "walk-around" camera than my *istDL2. The difference in speed and image quality is really notable.

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Some really nice shots! Very interesting too, Thanks for sharing.
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Very nice. That camera will serve you well.
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Very nice shots, you did a great job with the hand held night shots, the Kr is on my short list hoping for an upgrade this year
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Very, very nice...!

I enjoyed these...!
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Wonderful shots! Love your last one, looks like the Kr is very capable after dark!
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Nice shots! I haven't been to a market like this since I left Germany in 1986. Trust me, my wife left a lot of $$$ at those markets.
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The K-r sure is a great low-light camera - and you sure do use it well!
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Thanks for all the nice comments!

@hnikesch
With ISO12800 being quite "usable" low light photography becomes almost too easy. The more if you have shake reduction! I am used to my *istDL2 without SR and have quite a good success rate on 1/8s shots - so guess what... I had A LOT of non-blurred images from that evening

@mtngal
I applied a good amount of noise reduction here, but if you take into account, that this was just a quick snapshot I also was astonished how well the camera handled it. The kit lens (which I used here) is (how do I say this in a polite way... hm?) VERY soft wide open and since I had the camera in P mode mostly I ended up at f/3.5... grrrr. I'll try better next time.

@tsquare
Tell me about it! But here are the good news: this year my wife and my daughter grumbled about seeing the same market stands every year AND it was quite cold... so they rather moved on than having a long and expensive "look".

@mole & Wizzard & penolta
The good thing about the camera is the snappy feeling even in low light - compared to my *istDL2. I can't really say something about the AF capabilities in terms of quality as my camera has a heavy front focus... but it is capable to find and lock some focus even if it's very dark. There is some hunting, but it's more than acceptable to me.

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