Learning about the Pentax K-1 II

If I am going to keep and use the Pentax K-1 II camera, I need to be able to use it over a wide range of conditions, especially in the dark.  This requires that I learn how to judge the exposures using a DSLR, learn where the controls are so I can change them in the dark, and learn what the camera is capable of recording. 

I made these images while sitting at my computer this morning as the dawn approached and it got lighter.  These are straight out of the camera jpegs with exposure adjustments and alignments before downsizing them for this post.

I’m finding that this Pentax camera is quite capable and that I like the extensive external controls and the quality of the sensor output; but those qualities have to overcome the negatives of the size and weight of the camera plus lens.

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