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Still playing with my------filters--K5--100mm wr
Lens: 100mm wr Camera: k5 Photo Location: Saugus ISO: 1600 
Posted By: charliezap, 08-07-2011, 09:36 AM

Bob H's wife is right when she said a good pic can be made less appealing when a "filter" is applied but on the flip side a so-so shot can take on a 2nd wind and goodness knows we all have a pile of those that no one ever sees.Here's a comparison.The flower shot I didn't want to mess with.--charliezap
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08-07-2011, 02:34 PM   #2
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Charlie, is this a contrast or posterization mode?
I wonder if most people are more of the "purist" type, where filter effects like this take away from the true image or the use of the filters are just too much trouble to use. I have seen several people post threads with the filters, and they certainly are interesting and draw attention. Bob
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Charlie, is this a contrast or posterization mode?
I wonder if most people are more of the "purist" type, where filter effects like this take away from the true image or the use of the filters are just too much trouble to use. I have seen several people post threads with the filters, and they certainly are interesting and draw attention. Bob
The 2nd shot is posteration which has 4 or 5 different looks in that particular filter.I chose one that I liked and hit it again with the pastel filter to get the final image.Another neat feature in camera is cropping.Bring up a shot--go to cropping--hit info--and there you can set the aspect ratio and one other neat feature when you're there is you can straighten a lopsided pic and "save as".The only thing this camera doesn't do is pour a glass of red for me.--charliezap
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Yeah, to me these 'filters' have limited useful application, but they can be fun (more so than being artistic or creative).

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Yeah, to me these 'filters' have limited useful application, but they can be fun (more so than being artistic or creative).
They are there and once in a while just like playing slots you can come up with a winner pic that can be transformed into something different that is better than the original.The camera is new to me and I went through every aspect of the menue to see what hidden features and applications are there to be used that may otherwise go unutilized.--charliezap
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Charlie, I really like the effect Matt got on this thread using filters, take a look. Bob
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Charlie, I really like the effect Matt got on this thread using filters, take a look. Bob
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I took a look Bob and Matt found a filter that he liked for his shots.Good for him.That's what it's all about.Find a pic--have fun and play with it.I found a sub menu for filters and its title is "enlargement protocol"I'm going to set the camera on 10sec. delay and take some nude shots of myself and use the filter and post the shots. I may have to give the filter 3 or more enhancements before I like what I see.--charliezap
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QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
I took a look Bob and Matt found a filter that he liked for his shots.Good for him.That's what it's all about.Find a pic--have fun and play with it.I found a sub menu for filters and its title is "enlargement protocol"I'm going to set the camera on 10sec. delay and take some nude shots of myself and use the filter and post the shots. I may have to give the filter 3 or more enhancements before I like what I see.--charliezap
that filter is filed right between "figment of your imagination" and "fiction". Like you said, "have fun".

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that filter is filed right between "figment of your imagination" and "fiction". Like you said, "have fun".
I think Bob that It may be wishful thinking but the story line would have been a good episode for "Outer Limits" -" Twilight Zone" or "Fantasy Island"--charliezap
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Why not Filters are just another fun way to look at life - I have yet to play with any of them put plan to.
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Why not Filters are just another fun way to look at life - I have yet to play with any of them put plan to.
A quick way Dave to access filters and other editing options without going thru the menu is to bring up any shot in the camera and then hit the flash symbol just below the ok button and presto a screen opens up with all kinds of options including cropping--straightening-filters--etc.--charliezap
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QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
A quick way Dave to access filters and other editing options without going thru the menu is to bring up any shot in the camera and then hit the flash symbol just below the ok button and presto a screen opens up with all kinds of options including cropping--straightening-filters--etc.--charliezap
Thanks I'll check'em out.
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These in-camera (?) filters look like fun, indeed. Since I've never shot JPEG, I didn't know the things existed, until the Capn started experimenting with them. Nice job, Capn.

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These in-camera (?) filters look like fun, indeed. Since I've never shot JPEG, I didn't know the things existed, until the Capn started experimenting with them. Nice job, Capn.

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Jer--a new camera is like a new women.You push the buttons and see what happens.capn zap
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