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Monday, October 16, 2006

Pentax K10 Samples

Detail, K10 sample

Pentax UK has posted a number of sample JPEGs from the new K10 DSLR (the illustration at left was reduced in size and converted to sRGB before posting here, so go to the link before commenting). Meanwhile, in this thread on the Rangefinder Forum, a poster claiming to be the soul singer Seal says he's gotten a Leica M8 but won't publish images. Me? I'm married to Morgan Fairchild, who I've seen naked! Yeah, that's the ticket. We'll all be waiting around for those out-of-focus M8 snapshots of Heidi Klum.

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON thanks to KP

UPDATE: Why do I always have to be wrong about stuff like this? Here's a link to some photos of Seal (sporting an M8) and Heidi Klum.

9 Comments:

Blogger Boris said...

Really fascinating this Leica thread is. It so much reminds me of a certain internet community members of which you and I were at certain time in the past.

I really wonder how older limited lenses (31, 43, 77) will perform on new Pentax K10D...

;-)

9:40 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

I see what looks like purple fringing. Look at the trees against the sky in the picture of the sheeps.

I don't follow the DSLR market much...I thought purple fringing was getting under control, and maybe this is better than it was.

Still it looks pretty good to me, but I admit I don't know the state of the art. Glad to see that anti-shake is becoming more ubiquitous.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Morven said...

If that's purple fringing, it's subtle. Isn't color fringing more likely to be the lens, anyway?

Of course, it could be that certain channels are blowing out before others, which could be what's giving this effect. It only seems to be there at all with blown-out highlights.

11:40 PM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

"Isn't color fringing more likely to be the lens, anyway?"

I don't know the physics of color fringing, but I can tell you empirically that it'sa lens + sensor issue. I know of lenses that show no obvious CA on film but show color fringing on certain sensors but not on others; and I know that there are lenses which show color fringing on a specific sensor whereas other lenses do not.

--Mike

6:40 AM  
Blogger dingbat said...

Great Leica/Lovitz thread link. My favorite post (on p.10) from that thread, which unfortunately doesn't appear to be facetious:

"The friend that met your wife is a model that was featured in Sports Illustrated and hung out with Heidi during the shoot -- guess they were stranded on the same island... Her name is Roberta. She made me promise to propose to her if she got the cover of SI this year! Talk about scaring me to death!"

Ah, the dreams of Leica geeks...

11:11 AM  
Blogger Adam McAnaney said...

Busted. <8^D


But I have to admit, that is a REALLY funny thing to get busted on!

9:24 PM  
Blogger bomath said...

At Pentax UK are three samples without the EXIF data:two portraits and a landscape.

Background story: I was impressed by the sharpness (eyelids, iris, eyelashes) and at the same time an almost unreal makeup; I wanted to know what lenses were used and the in-camera sharpness level. Surprise-suprise... No EXIF! Checking the other pictures, I saw that some had the embedded info and others did not. Going further I began to pixel-peep (yeah, shame on me) and saw that there was also no noise in the dark areas. Call me paranoid, but... Won't say anything more; sum it up for yourselves.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Lars K. Christensen said...

Pentax K10D samples with exif-data can be found at: http://www.digital.pentax.co.jp/ja/35mm/k10d/ex.html

Lars

8:19 AM  
Blogger bomath said...

On .jp site the portrait shown as example here has EXIF and isn't rotated, unlike the .uk one. And it's almost 1000kB bigger. Thanks for letting me now about the Japanese samples, now it's obvious that the images from PentaxUK are tampered.

3:23 PM  

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