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K-x White in Mexico: Travelling Light
Camera: Pentax K-x Photo Location: Mexico (mainly Mexico City) 
Posted By: Dubesor, 03-30-2010, 03:44 AM

I went to live in Mexico City for a month. Left my K20D at home and instead brought my new K-x and a few lenses. I never really use flash so I taped it up with masking tape making the camera look even less 'serious'. This setup turned out to be wonderful, a joy to shoot with.

From the 1,000+ images produced, I've processed only a few so far. Here they are below. You can see my other K-x images on my website under Archives ...

1) Subway station, Mexico City. FULL SIZE
ISO 6400 | 1/60s | 50mm (shot with Super Takumar 50/1.4)


2) Street in the old centre (Centro Historico), Mexico City. FULL SIZE
ISO 100 | 1/160s | f5.0 | 18mm (shot with 18-55 DA L kit lens)


3) Beetles found in Centro Historico, Mexico City. FULL SIZE
Diptych from two photos shot with 18-55 DA L kit lens


4) Contemporary textile exhibit @ Franz Meyer museum, Mexico City. FULL SIZE
ISO 1250 | 1/125s | 50mm (shot with Super Takumar 50/1.4)


5) Pelicans wintering on cliffs, Pacific Ocean, Oaxaca State. FULL SIZE
ISO 400 | 1/640s | 100mm (shot with Pentax-M 100/2.8)


6) Old guys playing late-night dominos in a veterans' hall, Mexico City. FULL SIZE
ISO 3200 | 1/25s | 50mm (shot with Super Takumar 50/1.4)


7) Ducks for sale, San Juan market, Mexico City. FULL SIZE
ISO 1600 | 1/30s | 17mm (shot with Tokina 17/3.5)


8) Coffee roasting shop, San Juan market, Mexico City. FULL SIZE
ISO 1600 | 1/125s | 17mm (shot with Tokina 17/3.5)


9) Innovative and sustainable street gardening, Colonia Napoles, Mexico City. FULL SIZE
ISO 100 | 1/125s | 50mm (shot with Super Takumar 50/1.4)


10) Beautiful decay. FULL SIZE
ISO 200 | 1/125s | 50mm (shot with Super Takumar 50/1.4)


11) More beautiful decay. This building had squatters in it that sold stuff on the porch during the day. FULL SIZE
ISO 6400 | 1/8s | 17mm (shot with Tokina 17/3.5)


12) Delivery bikes outside bakery. They use these everywhere in the city for deliveries.
ISO 100 | 1/8s | 17mm (shot with Tokina 17/3.5)


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03-30-2010, 01:47 PM   #2
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Nice to see the kit lens getting some action, you did well.

Duck is delicious, although I didn't know it was a big part of latino cuisine.
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Nice to see the kit lens getting some action, you did well.

Duck is delicious, although I didn't know it was a big part of latino cuisine.
The kit lens is pretty versatile sometimes. And oh so pretty in white

As for Latino cuisine, there were a lot of things I personally discovered I didn't know were part of it. The food was pretty amazing.
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just added two more photos to the end of the set ...

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I enjoyed the set, did you leave the ISO on auto on your Kx? I just purchased one and very happy with the kit lens. I will look at your website, hope you had a good time in Mexico, great shots. Bob
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I enjoyed the set, did you leave the ISO on auto on your Kx? I just purchased one and very happy with the kit lens. I will look at your website, hope you had a good time in Mexico, great shots. Bob
Most times I'd dial it in manually, but frequently set it to auto (100-3200 or 100-6400) as well. I found auto ISO to not be very useful on my previous Pentax DSLRs (because of much stronger noise at higher ISOs). On the K-x, it's actually a very useful setting.
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wonderful slice(s) of life ...interesting mixture of colors, effects and subject matter, dave m
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wonderful slice(s) of life ...interesting mixture of colors, effects and subject matter, dave m
thanks for your kind comments!

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Great series....love the Pelicans...that one was my favorite!
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These all pop very nicely. I love the contrast and colors that they have too.
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Excellent set. 'Ducks for Sale' is my favorite.
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this is a very good series. i like the 1.3.5 . very good compensation and good color. very good capture
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Very nice set here, I really like like first one with all the different colors throughout the image. Also, I'm amazed at the IQ at ISO 6400! Did you use any noise reduction at all?

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Very nice set here, I really like like first one with all the different colors throughout the image. Also, I'm amazed at the IQ at ISO 6400! Did you use any noise reduction at all?

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I edited that one on the road with the Picnik online editor - so no, I don't believe there's any noise reduction High-ISO is by far the main reason I bought this camera: check out my other results at ISO 3200 and ISO 6400
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mexico is one of my favorite places on earth...nice shots!!
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