High ISO noise on the K-5

Christine Aguila caguila at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 17 19:29:24 EDT 2011


I like it!  Cheers, Christine


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Colen" <lrc at red4est.com>
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Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: High ISO noise on the K-5


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> On Apr 17, 2011, at 3:47 PM, Christine Aguila wrote:
>
>> Nice set, Larry.
>
> Thanks.
>
>>  I think 5183 has some real potential.  The couple's expressions are 
>> great.  Maybe a bw conversion would work.
>
> I had considered that, but liked the blues in the background. However, 
> giving it a try was a great excuse to procrastinate getting back to work 
> on my little construction project for a few minutes:
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/5628839771/in/set-72157626511238830
>
> the color version
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/5624794029/in/set-72157626511238830
>
>
>> Cheers, Christine
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Larry Colen" <lrc at red4est.com>
>> To: "Pentax-Discuss Mail List" <pdml at pdml.net>
>> Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2011 2:32 PM
>> Subject: High ISO noise on the K-5
>>
>>
>>> There was a live band at the weekly blues dance last night. For various 
>>> reasons I decided not to shoot with flash, but just go with available 
>>> light. The musicians would nod their heads fast enough that I kept 
>>> having to boost the ISO to get a fast enough shutter speed, and ended up 
>>> shooting at ISO 20,00. The thing that impresses me the most isn't the 
>>> lack of noise, but the quality of the noise.
>>>
>>> With my K20 the noise was mostly blue, which just looked bad.  With the 
>>> K-5 even when the noise is really obvious, it looks almost like one of 
>>> those paintings that are done with making little dots. Stippling? 
>>> Impressionistic?
>>>
>>> Mind you, for ISO 20,000, the noise is pretty freaking amazing.  The 
>>> thing that I notice more than the noise in some shots is the dynamic 
>>> range, when there are bright lights in the background, posterization 
>>> abounds. In some cases I get this weird halo effect around the people, I 
>>> suspect that it might have something to do with the out of focus blur 
>>> bringing the bright lights in the background out of clipping and into 
>>> color.
>>>
>>> pictures at:
>>> http://www.flickriver.com/photos/ellarsee/sets/72157626511238830/
>>> or:
>>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/sets/72157626511238830/
>>>
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