Comparing a Pentax K5 to a Sigma SD14

Figure 1: Antique maritime binoculars shot by the SD14 (by Sigma).

So, it seems that camera comparisons are never really apples and apples, but instead apples and oranges or pineapples.  Why compare a camera that is circa ~2007 (the Sigma SD 14) with a much newer camera such as the K5 from 2013?

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Infrared Photography with an SD14

Figure 1An unexpected explosion of infrared on my dry erase board.

Is there such a thing as an infrared bomb?  I’m hard pressed to explain the picture in figure 1, one of the first infrared photos I’ve taken with the SD14.  I had just taken the shot in figure 2 (a photo of me looking like an infrared zombie) – and had gotten up to check the camera.  Without touching the tripod, I snapped off another shot of the dry erase board that hangs on the wall behind the chair I had just vacated.  The photo of figure 1 emerged as a result.

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