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    (K-5) More stuff at the park from today







    Not at the park:



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    Re: (K-5) More stuff at the park from today

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    Re: (K-5) More stuff at the park from today

    Nice captures....reminds me of Dolores Park in SF. Weather looks too nice though.

    How are you liking the K-5?

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    Hmmm... I wonder if it's Dolores park.

    I think I will list the three key things I like so far and three key things I don't :-)

    Like:

    - super high ISO/low light performance
    - great DR
    - small & rugged

    Don't like:

    - purple fringing or red fringing seen more often than I would like. When you stop the lens down it improves but sometimes the shot still has them.
    - need to "work the colors" out better when doing RAW and some jpeg modes. Fuji & Olympus hit this note easier
    - The fact that it's another system and I have to learn at an intuitive level something different (not really an issue with the K-5).

    Do you have one?

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    Thanks for showing me someplace that is warm . We had some sun yesterday, but it was still cold.

    Could you comment specifically on the 70/2.4? I am looking at portrait lens options for this system and after poring over tons of samples, I've pretty much ruled out the 77/1.8.
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    Re: (K-5) More stuff at the park from today

    Quote Originally Posted by raist3d View Post
    - The fact that it's another system and I have to learn at an intuitive level something different (not really an issue with the K-5).

    Do you have one?
    I just pulled the trigger on one.....hasn't arrived yet.

    For me, it will replace most of my Canon system (I am hoping). It will augment nicely the m4/3 gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    I am looking at portrait lens options for this system and after poring over tons of samples, I've pretty much ruled out the 77/1.8.
    Amin....why are you ruling out the FA77? Just curious....

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    Rich, I just don't like the bokeh character wide open, and for me to spend that much on a fast lens, I need to like the bokeh character wide open. I know it is widely regarded as a "magical" lens with "creamy" bokeh, but after looking at 1000s of samples, I can tell it just isn't going to suit me.

    I can live with the fact that it doesn't have the greatest edge sharpness or CA performance. In practice, I doubt that either of those would be issues for me.
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    Re: (K-5) More stuff at the park from today

    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    Rich, I just don't like the bokeh character wide open, and for me to spend that much on a fast lens, I need to like the bokeh character wide open. I know it is widely regarded as a "magical" lens with "creamy" bokeh, but after looking at 1000s of samples, I can tell it just isn't going to suit me.

    I can live with the fact that it doesn't have the greatest edge sharpness or CA performance. In practice, I doubt that either of those would be issues for me.
    HI Amin - presumably this means that you've finally collapsed in defeat!

    I've been having a similar decision issue over the lenses.

    all the best

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    Re: (K-5) More stuff at the park from today

    Lovely pictures Jim
    I really like the first one, the third and fourth, and the upside down couple - excellent.

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    Re: (K-5) More stuff at the park from today

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    HI Amin - presumably this means that you've finally collapsed in defeat!

    I've been having a similar decision issue over the lenses.

    all the best
    Hi Jono, yes, I came clean here: http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25188
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Lovely pictures Jim
    I really like the first one, the third and fourth, and the upside down couple - excellent.
    Lovely pictures Jim? Is that a freudian slip?

    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    Thanks for showing me someplace that is warm . We had some sun yesterday, but it was still cold.

    Could you comment specifically on the 70/2.4? I am looking at portrait lens options for this system and after poring over tons of samples, I've pretty much ruled out the 77/1.8.
    Well I picked the DA 70 F2.4 as my "orthogonal perspective"/ portrait lens. Picked over the others because it's a pancake lens, which means unusually small for what it does.

    As a portrait lens it can definitively work. I have only two issues with it on that end:

    #1. If you shoot at a smaller aperture (higher F number) than pretty wide (F2.4-F3.5) the bokeh circles start getting pentax-ated (geometric-sided, not circles, pun not intended but there it is). This doesn't particularly bother me in the sense that normally when doing a portrait I am shooting pretty wide open but it's something to watch for.

    #2. Purple fringing can show up very easy at F2.4 in moderately harsh to very harsh light... and even some higher F's. I am mixed about this because apparently it is partially related to the specific sensor and its micro mirrors interacting with the lens, as apparently other Pentax models may not have as much.

    As for real portraits you can see some here (from the DA 70 + DA 21 thread):



    Effective ISO 12800 (ISO 6400 pushed up 1 stop):



    This one was the DA 70 but it's cropped:



    - Raist

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