Thanks for the review Feng Wei. I am truly "poisoned".
Thanks Des, Bernard and Seefei bros. Here are two more. Flash is abit harsh, but the bug looks quite unique:
I have never used any powerful NR program, but it seems that in order to maximize the potential of the K5. A good NR program is a must.
Very good image clean up at ISO12800
On page 2, they have the settings used (for Topaz Denoise).
I downloaded a trial copy and gave it a try. Wow! I'm impressed.
Now, I need to see if I can find a cheaper and good standalone NR program.
Yeah, it's a hard to spot 5mm tiny fella. I couldn't confirm it's a bug until I took the photo and viewed it at a bigger size.
Fengwei, some of the insects are unique which do not come across during macro outings.
Pentax for Life
Fengwei, I love the macros samples, all appear to me very sharp and clear
I suppose those bugs probably only 1 or 2 mm in actual size?
I just love the bit depth and subtle tonalities from my K-5 images.
Everyday is a revelation.
Some everyday shopping carts...
K-5 FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro
Hi, what's the street price for Pentax K-5 or Pentax K-5 + 18-135 lens?
I had originally intended to start a thread on ISO12800 and above NR, but seems like I will have to find the right samples
FA35/2 at various f-stops. These are just normal shots of things around my house in the lighting condition I would find them w/o setting up any lighting.
ISO12800, NR off, JPEG
In good enough lighting, noise is hard to make out.
Under one 25W tungsten lamp light
1 more under the same condition.
Very slight clean up of noise.
Why I even bother....
This one is in low light.
What is the light source?
Light from outside of the flat falling into the bathroom.
This is at f2, 1/40s, ISO12800. In other words, this is very very dim light, but still there is a 1/40s shutter speed.
Cleaned up using NR program (Topaz Denoise) - my weak attempt anyway, so could be better improved
with more tweaking and understanding of the NR program.
Of course DOF is shallow since its f2, but this is certainly something the prev K7 could never do.
Last edited by pinholecam; 25th October 2010 at 11:56 PM.