K1 low light high ISO performance


Chrism8

Link Posted 21/08/2016 - 08:35
Morning All.

Not had the K1 long and gave it a decent test Thurs and Fri nights with Badgers and low available light, this was with a Sigma 100 - 300 F4 @ 280mm ISO 25600 1/50 sec F4 mounted on a monopod and straight from the camera.

The lighting was from a low powered LED battery light mounted above a shed, would guess no more than 80 lumens, the sort of unit available around 25 in a DIY store.



Chris

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

bforbes

Link Posted 21/08/2016 - 11:42
Luvit!!
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McGregNi

Link Posted 21/08/2016 - 12:36
It looks sharp enough in the right places, and smooth enough in the others !

Can you clarify, this is a cameras-jpeg? And was the cameras noise reduction active and applied to this image? If so then it may be a bit aggressive as there's quite a lot of smearing in places. Perhaps a lighter setting would be ok?

It's very good considering the ISO and light conditions, and a good demo of the performance. I find the white balance too warm, I think it might look cleaner with a cooler colour balance. Looks like it might have needed the tungsten setting.... ?
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 21/08/2016 - 12:38

Chrism8

Link Posted 21/08/2016 - 12:55
Hi Nigel,

This was a raw image, then jpeg for uploading here, the camera has high noise reduction applied so i will look to prob reduce this to med, I agree re the white balance, and will tweak slightly.

Thanks for the comments
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
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