In this video, posted on my Youtube channel, I take my Pentax K70 w/18-135mm kit lens on a rural drive and brave my way through thorns and sticker bushes to grab a photo of a basketball goal on an abandoned, overgrown rural property. The deeper I walked, the stickier things got!
Using the Pentax K70 w/18-135mm kit lens, I was able to get photos of the basketball goal from many different angles, but growth was so dense that I was not able to get a clear shot of the hoop without some form of weeds or undergrowth converging in the photo.
I use manual mode typically when I shoot with the Pentax K70, but it is such an amazing camera, with great features and solid sensor, if you want to just use shutter priority or aperture priority, or even (gasp!) AUTO mode, this camera will deliver what you need. It's like going to be a permanent feature on this channel, and definitely a permanent camera in my arsenal!
The dynamic range of the Pentax K70 is just another example of the excellence of this APS-C sensor camera. Using the Pentax DA 18-135mm WR lens, I took the K70 into a little small town alley near my home just before dusk. You can watch my Youtube video below, or view the images in the gallery as well.
Shooting only handheld, I was able to get some very unique, colorful night photos with 3200 and 6400 ISO, and typically shooting at 1/60 or even as low as 1/40, with the lens wide open on the aperture (f/3.5 or f/4).
While there is noticeable noise in the sky portion of the images, which can be avoided using a tripod and low 100 ISO, I find that for social media, and other non-print or non-professional needs, this works fine. I enjoy the exploring and moving around more than standing still with a tripod. Though I've used a tripod extensively over the years with great results, I tend to prefer to be on the move lately. But you have to have a camera that can handle that, like the Pentax K70.