Sunday, March 18, 2007

First studio photography with K10D

Lighting was setup for ISO100, Aperture f/8.0, White Balance at 5000K.

I use the DA 50-200 extensively in this shoot, and the results were stunning! Sharpness of the lens rivaled the best of Canon/Nikon 70-200 IS (VR) lenses, and color rendition especially skintone is spot on. I shot in RAW, and converted to Jpeg using Adobe PS CS2. There's a slight reddish tone after conversion (as opposed to using Silky Pix) but with almost a constant color balance of -5 to -8 on Cyan, it turned out excellent.

You may click on the photo to link to my Flickr! page for the full set of Natalia's Photoset.

Pentax K10D Wonder!

This is probably the best digital SLR I've ever used thus far, surpassing even my previous Nikon D70 and Canon 30D. I still own my 30D, however, with the vast capabilities and superior quality I get from the K10D, I'm putting my 30D on sale. I am only using the Pentax DA 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AL kit lens together with the famed (low cost) DA 50-200 f/4-5.6 ED AL for a start. Later on, purchased the battery grip and AF-540FGZ flashgun. Latest addition is the fun DA 10-17 f3.5-4.5 Fisheye ED AL lens.