Nice little HDR honor placed on Pentax K10/K20D's

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by SLC Flyfishing, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. SLC Flyfishing macrumors 65816

    SLC Flyfishing

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    Jack Howard is the administrator at the popphoto.com forums, he's also the online technical editor for the magazine and an author of at least one HDR how-to book; the book I know of was shot using primarily the Pentax K10D. He's just named his top 3 DSLR's for HDR in 2008.

    They are:

    Pentax K20D (or K10D if you can get one on closeout)
    Nikon D3
    Canon EOS 1D Mk III

    Us Pentaxians are in good company :D

    With the K20D and K10D you can bracket up to 5 images at anywhere from 0.3 to 2 full stops apart. There isn't that type of bracketing availability on anything from Canon or Nikon for a similar price. (We'll see what the Nikon D90 can do when it is announced).

    Anyway, here's the link: http://www.popphoto.com/popularphotographyfeatures/5052/cool-cameras-for-hdr-photography.html

    SLC
     
  2. valdore macrumors 65816

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    It is absolute lunacy that I cannot bracket more than three images at a time on my 5D unless I do it manually (unless I've completely missed something in dissecting my 5D.... ? )
     
  3. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Not to say that this isn't a nice feature, but it is one that can be duplicated pretty easily manually. Just set a manual exposure and start however underexposed you want and go to however overexposed.
     
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    I think my old 30D could do 5 brackets, but also had 5fps. The 5D can only do 3 brackets and is 3fps -- maybe there is a correlation? I dunno.
     
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    I'm heading to SLC right now, where are the camera shops you would recommend? I might not have enough time but do want to get over to the Apple store.
    Thanks
     
  6. Martin C macrumors 6502a

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    How many can the D3 bracket at a time? I believe the 1D MKIII can bracket 7 images at a time. That's an HDR monster. I'm stuck with HDRs from one RAW with my D40 (no AEB); I'll see what the next 5D revision brings though.
     
  7. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

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    I think it can do 9 -just like the D300.
     
  8. ksz macrumors 68000

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    The Nikon D200 can auto bracket up to 7 frames I believe. I've used 5 frames frequently for HDR.
     
  9. SLC Flyfishing thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Pictureline on 7th south and 3rd west!

    Best shop in town hands down!

    SLC
     
  10. uberfoto macrumors member

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    Seconded.

    Also, Pixels is a good place on roughly 9400 South and 700 East.
     

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