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Playing in manual mode..
Lens: K135 F2 Camera: Pentax K-x Photo Location: Home ISO: 200 Aperture: F8 
Posted By: Harish Hegde, 07-25-2010, 08:33 PM

After trying so many frustrating times to use the K135 F2 lens on my K-x, I gave up and took some images in manual mode relying only on the histogram ..
I think they came out OK. What do you think?
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Thank you for looking.

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They did come out OK, or better.
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Nicely sharp in the first 2 - the last 2 a little soft, probably due to the thin DoF.
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Thanks specialK.
Much appreciated.

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Thanks. I wonder why I have such a thin DOF at F8 even though I wanted the effect.
Is it because of the focal length of the lens? I have to try more to figure it out, I suppose.

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Harish, pick up a good book on exposure in photography, and you'll learn more about the relationship between camera-to-subject distance, DoF, aperture and focal length.

You'll see that macro photography generally requires the smallest of apertures to maximise the limited DoF you can get at such close working distances.
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