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06-03-2013, 08:39 AM - 1 Like   #781
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Here's one I took a couple weeks ago in Zion Nat'l Park, Utah shortly after a rainshower had gone thru. I am noticing tho that some of my pics are "soft" on the left and right sides. Is it the lens?
Using 18-135 WR. This picture was taken f6.3 @160th. 200 iso. The picture IS softer on this post that in the computer. Does downloading to here soften them too?

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06-03-2013, 10:36 AM   #782
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I always do my own resolution reduction before posting online. A number of web sites that accept uploads will resize images on the fly to fit the maximum frame. Quick does not equate to good.

This is of course no guarantee that the web site's upload mechanism won't further compress your image to minimize storage requirements - and I have no idea if such additional compression happens on this site.
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06-04-2013, 08:09 AM   #784
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I find my shots always look softer after uploading here, or flickr if I link them here. Not sure why, but it happens every time.

Got a couple of new ones...

Mexican Hat



Flower taken at f1.4 with an older Pentax 50mm f1.4 (K series I think, 52mm filter ring instead of the usual 49mm)



Not as sharp as I would like to begin with, which is why I never shoot wide open. The Mexican Hat was the same lens at f4.

Bob White, also called Quail. Taken with my trusty Vivitar 200mm M42, from about a foot from minimum focusing distance, around 9 feet. THis bird let me get within 10 feet...ISO 100, flash used, I'm pretty pleased with the shots I got. Quail are very uncommon, between loss of habitat and fire ants they have been almost wiped out. (Ants get the little ones soon as they hatch). A neighbor tried to raise some in pens and a few got out, so it looks like we might have a couple of half wild ones now. I heard two males calling yesterday (this is a male, the female has yellow face markings) and called to them for 20 minutes. Had them answering me, but they never came into view. I knew where this one would be so I sat there and waited this morning...



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Here's one I took today, I just got my k30 in the mail yesterday and thankfully the sun decided to come out so I was able to test it out a bit.
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was practicing Heie's guide on reducing handshake at slower shutter speeds..



1/20 ƒ/11 ISO 100 78 mm
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I guess it is time to post some photos here









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QuoteOriginally posted by Markooo Quote
was practicing Heie's guide on reducing handshake at slower shutter speeds..
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Taken in Liverpool city centre



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Istanbul

Hello fellow Pentaxians!
This is my first post in the K-30 section. I've been enjoying this camera A LOT ever since I bought it last November. My K-x has been boxed up ever since. Shooting is just a joy. Here are a few shots I took from my trip to Istanbul in December last year.

Hagia Sophia (Ayasofia) interior. Shot with Sigma 10-20mm f3.5.




Streets of Taksim. Shot with Tamron 28-75mm f2.8.




Some kids piggy-back a ride on the Nostalgic Tram in Taksim. Shot with Tamron 28-75mm f2.8.


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I recently got a K-30 with the 18-135 WR lens, my first experience with a DSLR, still figuring it out. I'm not very good at matching settings to conditions on the fly, but got a chance to put the weather sealing to the test at the beach a couple days ago and am pleased with how some of the shots turned out. The second one, I was standing about two feet behind the guy as he was getting set to jump off the end of the pier where you see the wave breaking in the first shot. I felt like a complete bad ass not having to backpedal like everybody else to keep the camera dry as the water came up. Looking forward to getting better at this.





1/1000 ISO 100 f/9 135mm




1/1000 ISO 100 f/7 18mm
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weldon Berger Quote
I recently got a K-30 with the 18-135 WR lens, my first experience with a DSLR, still figuring it out. I'm not very good at matching settings to conditions on the fly, but got a chance to put the weather sealing to the test at the beach a couple days ago and am pleased with how some of the shots turned out. The second one, I was standing about two feet behind the guy as he was getting set to jump off the end of the pier where you see the wave breaking in the first shot. I felt like a complete bad ass not having to backpedal like everybody else to keep the camera dry as the water came up. Looking forward to getting better at this.





1/1000 ISO 100 f/9 135mm




1/1000 ISO 100 f/7 18mm
Love the water shot..i just have my kit lenses which are not WR.Cant wait to get one and try something like this shot..
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I recently changed from shooting RAW back to JPG, because I simply got depressed over the thought of postprocessing while shooting. It got so bad, I sometimes actually left my camera at home because I did not want to spend the time on postprocessing afterwards.

Therefore I now want to share some of those new in-camera-jpeg shots with you.
All taken with the DA 55-300 that I just purchased (and like a lot!).

The clocktower in my hometown in Graz / Austria after/before a nice storm:



2 of my best friends and awesome metal musicians living the dream of being HEAVY during a BBQ



And from the same BBQ, a shot taken at high ISO after dark.
Still amazing for me how well ISO6400 works in the K-30!
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Actually, shooting in RAW gives lot more freedom. I have a habit that I spend the least time I need to process my shots. And I'm glad that I shoot in RAW so I can fix few things, that could not be done in JPEG. Not to mention, that having complete control over the developing of the images is another tool. However, I can't stand overprocessed images, and therefore I built up this habit
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QuoteOriginally posted by szmatefy Quote
Actually, shooting in RAW gives lot more freedom. I have a habit that I spend the least time I need to process my shots. And I'm glad that I shoot in RAW so I can fix few things, that could not be done in JPEG. Not to mention, that having complete control over the developing of the images is another tool. However, I can't stand overprocessed images, and therefore I built up this habit
I totally agree! I noticed a difference between my shots in RAW and JPEG of course, especially when my exposure time is slightly off... but that's a limitation I gladly take.
I never liked photoshop and similar programs, so anyhow I was only using the Pentax software. But still, it takes a little bit of time that I am just not willing to spend anymore, even if my pictures in RAW were better.

I only shoot RAW nowadays if I have a dedicated "shoot" that I do, for other people.
E.g. tonight I will be taking live pictures of a band (the guys in the second pic), and for this I will take the time to shoot RAW so that THEY can get the better results.
For pictures I only take for MYSELF, JPEG is enough.
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