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Old Dec 4, 2011, 4:51 PM   #11
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Glad to hear that things are coming along nicely with your new toys. I know what you mean about the high ISO, but don't forget to enable the extended ISO range and use ISO 80 - that's the one I really fell in love with.
Thanks Harriet, I had not played with the K-5 settings as I was trying to come to grips with the Metz flash. Thanks to you I have gone into the menu and turned on the extended range. I need to sit with the manual and go through it to find whatever else I may be missing in the K-5.

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Thanks for that one, Harriet. I hadn't gotten that far in the manual yet to set that one. I spent a few hours yesterday reading and playing around with things when we went for a drive.

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I use ISO 80 as much as possible - it really is beautiful and it's amazing how much you can recover in the shadows. While I bought the camera because I wanted the high ISO capability and it didn't disappoint there at all - I find myself using and appreciating 80 more (fits in with all the landscape stuff I do).
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Pictures taken @ ISO 12800 in JPEG and given a run through Noiseware in standard setting come out better than the 800 ISO shots I took in RAW with my K-7.
Hi Lou,

Again, congrats on the K-5.

Something to try on the K-5 for shooting jpegs -- try turning "Sharpening" down. It will suppress noise artifacts at all ISO settings and give you very close to an unprocessed RAW image to start post processing with IMO. If course, you won't have the DR of a RAW since the jpeg will be an 8 bit file as opposed to the 14 bit RAW file, but from a noise standpoint, it will be easier to process. Personally, I've turned Sharpening down to -4 and do all sharpening in PP -- after applying NR, and for me, this works well.

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Old Dec 7, 2011, 9:29 PM   #15
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Thanks for the tip Scott; I'll give it a try next time out. I have just reset my sharpening so as not to forget.

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