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    Thanks for the review Feng Wei. I am truly "poisoned".

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Today went to the Butterfly Trail at Alexandra Hospital, no more butterfly there, only some small bugs:

    like the punk hair style of this fella...
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    Thanks Des, Bernard and Seefei bros. Here are two more. Flash is abit harsh, but the bug looks quite unique:




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    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
    http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/p...t-testing.html

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    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
    http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/p...t-testing.html

    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.
    WOW Impressive!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Today went to the Butterfly Trail at Alexandra Hospital, no more butterfly there, only some small bugs:

    Nice Macro shots fengwei! This one looks very unique. Looks like you were eye-balling it
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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Thanks Des, Bernard and Seefei bros. Here are two more. Flash is abit harsh, but the bug looks quite unique:

    This insect really looks unique with that antenna kinda thing at it's back. Look like a remote controlled toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airconvent View Post
    Nice Macro shots fengwei! This one looks very unique. Looks like you were eye-balling it

    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by istDeS View Post
    This insect really looks unique with that antenna kinda thing at it's back. Look like a remote controlled toy.
    My thought too. It's one of the fun part when shooting macros, you don't know what you are going to get every time in the wild

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    Fengwei, some of the insects are unique which do not come across during macro outings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pentriot View Post
    Fengwei, some of the insects are unique which do not come across during macro outings.
    Yeah, somehow this time I captured some unique bugs, but overall turnouts are not as good as what I hoped

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Yeah, somehow this time I captured some unique bugs, but overall turnouts are not as good as what I hoped
    but to me, your pic is

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    Quote Originally Posted by gummy73 View Post
    but to me, your pic is
    Thanks Bro Actually I was trying to capture some tiny flies (my favorite macro subjects). But this time they either didn't stay at the same place for more than 2 seconds, or the wind was blowing too hard on the leaves

    Oh well, there is always a next time.

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by armadillo View Post
    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?
    Thanks

    No, they are not so tiny, mostly around 10mm or there about, some slight bigger, some as small as 5mm. Don't think I've ever shot at a bug as small as 2mm yet

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    I just love the bit depth and subtle tonalities from my K-5 images.
    Everyday is a revelation.

    Some everyday shopping carts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Today went to the Butterfly Trail at Alexandra Hospital, no more butterfly there, only some small bugs:
    I like this photo!!! Nice pose from the bug, look like very cooperative and lift up his leg for the shoot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    I just love the bit depth and subtle tonalities from my K-5 images.
    Everyday is a revelation.
    Pity I can't bring my camera w/ me everyday now Oh well, got plenty of time to shoot during weekends I guess

    Quote Originally Posted by figo007 View Post
    I like this photo!!! Nice pose from the bug, look like very cooperative and lift up his leg for the shoot...
    I kinda like this one the best too, for this trip. One lucky shot as well.

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    Hi, what's the street price for Pentax K-5 or Pentax K-5 + 18-135 lens?

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    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


    100% crop


    In good enough lighting, noise is hard to make out.



    Under one 25W tungsten lamp light

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    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.
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