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08-20-2014, 09:41 PM   #1
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I always wanted to try taking cool photos ,and had a mostly point and shoot Kodak Z-710. I ordered a zoom lens and Macro with 0.45x wide angle plus three filters all for around $70.00. It worked great on the Kodak So I thought I'd step up and buy a real SLR Pentax K-30 camera with my accumulated airmiles points. My Pentax came with a 270 page user manual, I'm slowly learning , but am going to need your help.
Anyways Hi, I live in Calgary and do quite a bit of mountain hiking/scrambling and some river rafting,plus I like riding my Harley. I take my camera everywhere I go,and take loads of photos.
I'm finally retired and able to do the things I want.

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QuoteOriginally posted by xcaret Quote
I always wanted to try taking cool photos ,and had a mostly point and shoot Kodak Z-710. I ordered a zoom lens and Macro with 0.45x wide angle plus three filters all for around $70.00. It worked great on the Kodak So I thought I'd step up and buy a real SLR Pentax K-30 camera with my accumulated airmiles points. My Pentax came with a 270 page user manual, I'm slowly learning , but am going to need your help.
Anyways Hi, I live in Calgary and do quite a bit of mountain hiking/scrambling and some river rafting,plus I like riding my Harley. I take my camera everywhere I go,and take loads of photos.
I'm finally retired and able to do the things I want.
Welcome to the forum from another Calgarian! Can't wait to see some of your pictures!

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Easy advice: TAv mode - front wheel is shutter speed, rear is aperture. Set your aperture in the mid range for most use - around f8 and then adjust your shutter speed to keep the ISO in a comfortable range. It will become second nature before long. Personally for most of my work I use the center focus point and center-weighted metering. If doing landscapes that often changes to matrix metering.

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QuoteOriginally posted by xcaret Quote
I'm finally retired and able to do the things I want
Welcome to the forum, good for you, look forward to seeing some of your work in due course, once you get the time.
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