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04-12-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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Hello fellow Pentaxians

Hello all! My name is paul and I've bought my first dslr, a k-500. I'm loving it!! Any friendly advice would be greatly appreciated.
Look forward to getting to know everyone and of course, my camera.

04-13-2014, 01:23 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. You will find useful info and advice.

Maybe the first advice is: use your camera, shoot and enjoy.

Secondly, read the instructions of the camera. Your dSLR is a powerful tool, much more complicated than a P&S. Learn to use it.

Third, be patient. If this is your first dSLR, take the time to develop your skills. I remember too well my first dSLR shots. I was so disappointed compared to my P&S camera that I used for 4 years and knew well. It took be 4-6 weeks to get decent shots with the dSLR. And now I continue to learn...

Have fun and enjoy your camera.
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, Paul ... hope to see some K-500 images soon ... Salut, J
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Keep the iso as low as possible (you'll need to increase it when it gets dark).

Play about in av mode (so you can understand what the lens aperture does).

Shoot in raw and locate a copy of Lightroom - That should let you fix up most photos to your exact liking (even if you got all of the settings wrong when taking the shot).

That covers the important points I reckon.

Beyond that, start saving up for your first 'limited' lens - the improvement in image quality will blow you away! (the plastic fantastic da 35mm f2.4 is a good substitute).

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