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07-13-2014, 10:38 AM   #1
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Hi I am returning to Pentax K-50 after having used Pentax as my fav camera from the 35mm days As I am now retired I have a bit more time to take photography more seriously. however I am very much a beginner in the realms of serious picture taking. Would be interested in putting in my photos for competitions..

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Welcome to the forum and welcome a more leisurely photography as you have the time now.
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Welcome! *waves*

Much of the technique with the Film camera comes to play today so you're set there.. except the bonus of having hundreds of exposures available to you on a single SD chip.. so you can make tons of mistakes, learn from them, and not pay a dime for processing (outside of time). Good time to get back into things I say!

I would learn about RAW mode / DNG or PEF format and processing of images shot in those formats. You'll have much more control in Post than you will shooting to JPG format directly. Adobe Lightroom is a nice place to look.. but there are several competing products. If you get an itch, the Digital Processing and Software forum might have some further detail, tips, and opinions there.
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My grateful thanks to those who welcomed me and also for your advice. I am very grateful.
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Welcome aboard! You'll have fun learning the capabilities of the K50.
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