Pentax Pentax KP

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Quick walk around old town after work with the DA 21 Limited. The light was good, nearly golden hour, so I must shoot!

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DNG files processed lightly in LR6 to taste. Some of them have one of Samuel Streetlife's Positive Color (Ricoh GR approximations) presets applied. Interestingly, while his presets 01 and 02 are modeled more closely towards the GR II (which some people like better) I found the preset 03 (modeled on the GR III) to look better with these RAW files. There must be a reason Ricoh designers changed the Positive Film output on the GR III.
 
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agentlossing

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Here's something I instantly appreciate about the KP, Pentax in general, and the DA 21 limited: colors are fantastic. I've come to realize that color rendition can make or break a digital camera (unless you shoot B&W), there are few things less exciting than a digital file with flat and boring colors. It takes little to nothing to make the KP's files sing. I suspected that might be the case, since it's so closely related to the GR III.

I'm pleased, since, when I decided to move on from my GX9, one of the other options I considered was a Sigma DP2 or DP3, mainly of course for the fantastic colors. But by most reports, you need to nail a very narrow exposure range to get the most out of that sensor. Pentax is giving me a lot for a lot less work...
 

rayvonn

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Here's something I instantly appreciate about the KP, Pentax in general, and the DA 21 limited: colors are fantastic. I've come to realize that color rendition can make or break a digital camera (unless you shoot B&W), there are few things less exciting than a digital file with flat and boring colors. It takes little to nothing to make the KP's files sing. I suspected that might be the case, since it's so closely related to the GR III.

I'm pleased, since, when I decided to move on from my GX9, one of the other options I considered was a Sigma DP2 or DP3, mainly of course for the fantastic colors. But by most reports, you need to nail a very narrow exposure range to get the most out of that sensor. Pentax is giving me a lot for a lot less work...
Thanks for posting, it is noteable from your images the similarity with the GRIII's files.
 

agentlossing

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Okay, back to this thread with some samples from the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8. I've only had gloomy weather and gloomier weather to pick from lately, so these are low-light shots and I really like the way the KP handles both lower light conditions and high ISO. It loses some of the edge from the sharpness, but has an organic, textured way of handling fine detail, with very good color representation. The lens is quite nice, I really can't find anything to complain about other than maybe some fairly heavy purple fringing in some high-contrast areas, but LR took care of those very easily. These are edited from the DNGs.

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