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05-16-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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Hello PentaxForums.com members from Los Angeles!

Hi everybody,

My name is Kenny and I am a new Pentax K-x user. I've had this camera for about a week now and I love it. I was in the market for a DSLR for months before I decided to go with a K-x. I wanted a good entry level DSLR with a lot of features that won't break the bank. It was difficult selection, I was very close to a Nikon D5000. I felt going with the K-x was the right decision for my needs. I basically shoot anything, from macros to landscapes and stills to night scenes. This camera should suit me for a while. It's definitely an upgrade from my point and shoot Casio EX-Z55.


My Pentax K-x in Stormtrooper white .



Besides picking up a Hoya UV filter for my 18-55mm kit lens, I also bought a wireless remote. Not sure when I'll use it though . I have a tripod and lens hood on order too.



Here are some of the shots I've taken with my K-x.



I was playing around with the contrast filter when I snapped this one.



Can anyone guess where this building is located in Southern California?



I was playing with the shutter speed in Tv mode. It came out blurry because I was shakey. I suppose the K-x's shake reduction can only do so much. Perhaps using a tripod would correct this problem. Or will a lens with optical stablization fix it?



Well, that's that folks. Thanks for viewing my thread!


-Kenny

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Welcome! I'm confident you've made the right camera choice, as the Pentax lens lineup is pretty much unbeatable for any type of photographer

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kenny Quote
Hi everybody,

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Besides picking up a Hoya UV filter for my 18-55mm kit lens, I also bought a wireless remote. Not sure when I'll use it though . I have a tripod and lens hood on order too.
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I was playing with the shutter speed in Tv mode. It came out blurry because I was shakey. I suppose the K-x's shake reduction can only do so much. Perhaps using a tripod would correct this problem. Or will a lens with optical stablization fix it?

-Kenny
Hi, Kenny.

I recently (Friday) got a macro lens, so I'm using a tripod which I rarely did before. That is also when I use that remote...

In-lens stabilization will not help much more than in-body stabilization.
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I suppose the K-x's shake reduction can only do so much. Perhaps using a tripod would correct this problem.
Welcome, Kenny!

Two things:

1) For a moving subject, shake reduction is worthless.

2) You always turn shake reduction OFF when the camera is on a tripod, Otherwise, it makes things worse. It's a technical thing for SR doing its thing under a condition which doesn't allow it to do it. It's hunting to correct camera movement which doesn't exist. This is in the manual and it's a generally accepted rule.

When on a tripod, simply using the self-timer automatically disables shake reduction and eliminates manual shutter release shake.

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When you're in the area, can you do some shots of the line at Pink's?
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Welcome in Kenny.
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When you're in the area, can you do some shots of the line at Pink's?
Ha, the line is always there with a 45-minute wait (I'm told).

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Ha, the line is always there with a 45-minute wait (I'm told).
My wife wanted to kill me when we visited there last (her first time in CA ever).

I insisted on going to Pink's, and it was worth it.
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys!

Ira, I'll definitely snap a shot of the line if I'm ever in the area. You want a picture of the one on La Brea, the original. From what I understand, they opened up a second location somewhere in the valley.
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