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First Outing with K20D
Posted By: ldmitruk, 11-19-2008, 09:48 PM

Earlier this summer I bit the bullet and went digital. Armed with my new K20D, an FA 80-320, and a couple of 8GB cards, barely having read the owner's manual, I took photographs at cirtirium I was participating in. Below are few shots of the several hundred I took that morning after I finished my race. At this point in time I didn't understand what RAW meant, had no clue as to the difference between AF.S. and AF.C, and even what 1% of the settings on the camera where for. But I had fun none the less. I even met a another Pentaxian at the race.

As a result of the new camera and not having to worry about developing costs, I'm enjoying learning photography all over again.

You can click on the images to see larger versions. These pictures have been cropped from the original shots.

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11-19-2008, 10:05 PM   #2
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You have some great shots here Lorne. You must be a natural to be able to shoot photos like these on your first outing with the new camera. Impressive!
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I agree with LaRee

well done...

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Excellent action shots. Well done.

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Great shots Lorne, you really froze the action perfectly.
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I was shooting in Tv mode at 1:1000/1:2000 with ISO set around 400 or 800 using the high continuous mode. I got hooked on continuous with my MZ-5N taking pictures of waves on beaches. That really chewed up the film.
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All great shots....I really love my K20D....Keep up the great work

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the last one is the best, makes me feel like they're all falling over


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