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04-28-2011, 02:02 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by ccd333 Quote
Felix, besides AF-C.....what other settings (spot, 5 point, 11 point, AF AE Lock) for auto focus? I've been having trouble with AF-C getting that good a hit rate with soccer games. I might be getting 50%. Also, what shutter speeds.....and are you shooting in full manual? Thanks.

Oh, and do you have any of the swing shots to post?
I always use a single manually selected focus point. As for the other camera settings, I will have to check when I get home. Don't have the shots now but I usually shoot in Av and f5.6 or so with the FA31. It was sunny out so the shutter speed was most likely high.
I have found that for soccer and other field sports, I have the best luck selecting a focus point at the players feet. That way, if you drift off of the subject, the camera doesn't try to focus way out to the background. It is still focused on the grass very near your subject.

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Nice thread! I am enjoying my K-r immensely. It's my first DSLR and I've really had fun learning it - and will continue to do so. It's good to see a positive thread.

And those are some great photos!
Thank you, and great to hear of another happy owner. Lets see some pics soon.
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Pentax K-r, Pentax-M 50mm 1.7 prime (ebay 16), Hoya +4 macro (ebay 3.75) shot at f8, ISO 200, 1/200th
Beautiful colours Steve. The old lenses are magic aren't they!
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Pentax Kr Tamron 17-50 @50mm F4.5 iso200 1/80"



@17mm F5.6 iso100 1/200"



@50mm F3.5 iso200 1/125"
WOW stunning images. Well done. Good to see such vivid colours. My KR still set pretty much as it came out of the box. Have you made any changes to the settings re, brightness, sharpness etc in camera settings ?
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Beautiful shots all around! Here's some assorted shots of mine (most of 'em have been posted somewhere here before):






















...Shot with various mostly manual focus lenses
Fantastic shots. Gotta love those manual lenses and the good glass in them. That shot of the lines in the sky is absolutely brilliant. Well spotted and composed.
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I'm having lots of fun with my K-r, despite the few quirks.
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Thank you, and great to hear of another happy owner. Lets see some pics soon.
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Well OK. I think I've posted several of these before, if not all. All but the bluejay photo were shot with the A 50 1.7 lens. The bluejay was shot with the DA L 55-300.

I'm very excited because I just found out the candlelight scene photo got accepted into the Pentax Photo Gallery. May be "old hat" to some here, but being such a newb, I'm well and truly honored!











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Wow loco - I love that first shot; low light/high dynamic range! That's why I opted for the K-r. Maybe I'll get to use it that way at some point but for now I'm still experimenting with various settings.

Here are a couple I took today. PP in Lightroom.

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I like the cut of your jib. Here's some of mine taken over the past few months.



Pentax K-r + TAMRON SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di



Pentax K-r + TAMRON SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di



Pentax K-r + smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited



Pentax K-r + TAMRON SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di



Pentax K-r + TAMRON SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nobbys Nuts Quote
WOW stunning images. Well done. Good to see such vivid colours. My KR still set pretty much as it came out of the box. Have you made any changes to the settings re, brightness, sharpness etc in camera settings ?
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I just do resize and leveling in photoshop, camera setting: multi-segment metering, automatic white balance, imagetone bright shoot in RAW.

Thanks

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I just do resize and leveling in photoshop, camera setting: multi-segment metering, automatic white balance, imagetone bright shoot in RAW.

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Cool . Thank you.
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Thank you, piledon! Yours are great, very abstract. I have trouble thinking that way when out taking photos but always love viewing those kinds of photos.

I used the in camera HDR function for the first photo, believe it or not. I did process it a bit in Lightroom, but not a lot. Mostly just adding some contrast.
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Wow amazing macro Roborat. Well caught.
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