K7 at 3200 ISO
maritimtim at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 09:46:54 EDT 2009
2009/10/9 Bruce Walker <bruce.walker at gmail.com>:
> Tim Øsleby wrote:
>> 2009/10/9 Christine Aguila <caguila at earthlink.net>:
>>> I forgot to post these. I tried the K7 at Central Camera a while back.
>>> These were shot as jpegs, aperture priority, pattern metering, no
>>> bias. These are 1200 pixels on the long end and fairly big files.
>>> Shutter/aperture info is stated above shot. Just an FYI.
>>> Straight jpeg @ 3200 *no* noise reduction in lightroom
>>> Straight jpeg @ 3200 *noise reduction in lightroom: luminance & color
>>> slider all the way to 100*
>>> Cheers, Christine
>> Interesting. That's a lot cleaner than what I've learned to expect from
> I've seen noise performance like that from the K20D, and darned close from
> the K100Ds. The _critical_ thing is getting proper exposure. If you tweak
> up any dark areas after the fact, the noise shows up. If Christine were to
> play with the Fill Light slider, or had shot these down a stop and raised it
> up, you'd see way more noise here.
> So you *should* get relatively low noise like this from your K20, Tim. The
> trouble I find is that in really dark rooms one tends to underexpose a stop
> or two to keep the shutter speed high enough for hand-holding or monopod
I've seen and made K20 shots with similar noise performance.
But as I said. I would not _expect_ it.
I found that exposure was K10D even more critical at 800 ISO.
That's why I'm very curious about exposure with K-7. I've played with
one for an evening, but havent really tried it out.
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