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    Went to the Musical Fountain today using the kit lens. I'm quite happy with the results. For those interested to know about the kit lens, maybe you'll be able to see for yourself (flare & such)

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    Banding issue of K10D (This happens a lot in long exposure, Pentax working on firmware to solve this)


    Banding issue almost not visable if there's sufficient light
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    Some shorter long exposure shots (3s to 1.5s)










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    wow, damn good shots, especially those at night scene, looks so stable and impressive.

    i also tried to shot the fountain at night with my kit lens, but then the results turned out to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by livetofly View Post
    wow, damn good shots, especially those at night scene, looks so stable and impressive.

    i also tried to shot the fountain at night with my kit lens, but then the results turned out to be

    shh don't tell ppl, but the night shots are PP Night shots are easy when you get the shutter delay & aperature right. Then for PP you just need to adjust it to make it look dramatic. But the main problem with K10D is the bands

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    This is how the original #2 night shot looks like


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    Very nice shots!

    Haven't been there for some years. Would love to go and see it again someday

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Very nice shots!

    Haven't been there for some years. Would love to go and see it again someday

    Thanks for sharing.

    I doubt you'll have a chance if you miss today's show. They are closing it for IR.

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    Great photos!
    what's the settings (Shutter/ISO/Apertue) that you used ?
    your photos dont seem to have the vertial pattern noise I have when used in high ISO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    I doubt you'll have a chance if you miss today's show. They are closing it for IR.
    Okay. Thanks for letting me know. I can't make a trip over anytime soon anyway ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kin View Post
    Great photos!
    what's the settings (Shutter/ISO/Apertue) that you used ?
    your photos dont seem to have the vertial pattern noise I have when used in high ISO.
    I do get those banding noise


    Shutter = 6-1.5s (6 normally gets me bands just before it get totally dark)
    The merlion shutter should be 10s

    ISO 200

    Aperture = 16-8 (High aperture also gets me bands)

    No fix aperture, iso or shutter when you take these long exposure shots

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    the banding noise looks really bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernoise View Post
    the banding noise looks really bad!
    Ya. That banding shots I'd posted is one of my fav. It's a drummerboy turning 360 in the center. I was lucky to shot it at the correct moment, and was really happy to see it on my LCD. But when I saw the banding noise, my heart sunk real low

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