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03-31-2018, 03:01 PM - 5 Likes   #1
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First Shots with K5

These are my first shots with my (new to me) K5, Vivitar Series 1 28-90mm macro, camera in auto.

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03-31-2018, 03:03 PM   #2
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Lovely shots, especially the roses.
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Very nice! You've got yourself a great camera and are clearly enjoying it.
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This is my first DSLR and it's all new to me, I was using an MX manual before this K5. I think I'm in love. I'm glad I hung on to my old Series 1 lenses.

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My advice is to quickly graduate from "auto" (i.e., green mode on the K5). I recommend P-mode. It will give you much more control while still taking care of nearly everything for you. Just use the back or front wheel to effectively set Aperture of Shutter priority.

The K5 is a lovely camera. You will enjoy it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
My advice is to quickly graduate from "auto" (i.e., green mode on the K5). I recommend P-mode. It will give you much more control while still taking care of nearly everything for you. Just use the back or front wheel to effectively set Aperture of Shutter priority.

The K5 is a lovely camera. You will enjoy it.
Thanks, I'll try it. I'd rather have the camera more manual oriented until I get a better understanding of it's functions.
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I’m a big fan of the TAv mode; control the shutter speed and aperture as you would manually and the camera selects an appropriate sensitivity (ISO).
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Beautiful. Beats my "first shots" by a mile. Sounds like a long and meaningful relationship w/K5 :-)

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Thanks, here's a few more I took messing around in the yard the other day.
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K5s are the bomb……! I thought I would replace my K5 with a K3, but actually I use it just as much as the K3, the compliment each other.
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Congratulations

I’ve thought about upgrading my K5 many times, but it is such a great camera for my needs that I have not. (If I get anything it wii be a K1) congratulations on you acquiring one!

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K5 excellent camera,my congratulations, as start it is ok but put attention to the light, probably the first photo is overexposed and details are lost (check the clipping). For this kind of shot I use, on my K5IIs, only manual mode and manual focus with 100mm macro f2.8.
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The K5 is a great camera to learn on, then be able to do more advanced shooting with...
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The K5 is a great camera to learn on, then be able to do more advanced shooting with...
I agree, I'm having a lot of fun with it.
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Very nice photo's. I love my K5.....
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