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K20 ISO shots 100-3200

These images were shot using the pentax K20d and DA* 16-50 f2.8, with varying iso, and at 19mm @f8. All images were shot using adobe DNG converted to Jpeg with ACR and NO post processing. I leave the full sized jpegs for the viewer to download and correct for WB and levels. These images are meant to show a comparison throughout the ISO range. I wanted real world situations of photography, wherein multiple light sources may offset exposure to some degree, as to create subdued areas of "shadow" detail. It was intentional to include the spotlights in the exposure and have the whole field evaluated and metered with the varying degrees of ambient and direct light.

The k20 resolves so much detail throughout the entire field. Keep in mind that these are frescoes meant to be viewed from a distance. hence, the 100% crops are intended to show noise levels, overall detail and not edge detail because the frescoes were not painted with extreme edge detail. I will do separate experiments displaying sharpness in successive posts. I am very impressed with the results and see the ISO performance of the new CMOS leaps ahead of its predecessors.

iso 100

iso 100 crop

iso 200

iso 200 crop

iso 400

iso 400 crop

iso 800

iso 800 crop


All Images ©2008 Mark DImalanta

Funs shots with Pentax DA 35mm f2.8 Macro Limited








some baby shots with my new DA 35 macro limited. top notch construction, fast AF, and beautiful results

many angles of surf photography...

Surf photography is evolving in so many ways, mainly because of the advent of modern DSLRs. The photographer is only limited by their creativity. Here are a few examples of different photo applications.

High Speed burst modes converted to GIFs: (click on picture, or here to animate the image)


Low-light artistic silhouette:




all images ©2008 Mark Dimalanta

macy and rob, true kanaks

All images shot with the new 14.6 mega pixel Pentax K20D

PESCE, ATWATER, KRU team rider, Rob Patterson from Hilo, on da beeeg island of ha-vai-ee going vertical...

double frontside rail grab

PESCE, ALLYANCE, ELECTRIC, OAM team rider Macy Mullen from Mililani, Hi prepare for landing

fins free...

macy mullen and rob patterson settling in nicely at HB southside...

all images ©2008 Mark Dimalanta

Pesce Team Riders: Macy Mullen & Derek Peters

Sunday April 6, 2008, southside huntington beach...








All Images ©2008 Mark Dimalanta Photography