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12-10-2015, 12:45 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

I am Bruce, from Australia, previously a Scot. The K-50 is my first DSLR, previous to that I had a Olympus XZ-1 and a few smartphone camera specific handhelds including the Nokia 808, S4 Zoom, Lumia 1020 and now my current handset the Galaxy K Zoom.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonpussy/

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Haha thank you all, I do love me a bit of Lego photography xD Most of my Lego pics are here for quick convenience; https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonpussy/albums/72157633332890949
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QuoteOriginally posted by BruceBanner Quote
Hello everyone,

I am Bruce, from Australia, previously a Scot. The K-50 is my first DSLR, previous to that I had a Olympus XZ-1 and a few smartphone camera specific handhelds including the Nokia 808, S4 Zoom, Lumia 1020 and now my current handset the Galaxy K Zoom.

My Flickr page;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonpussy/
Welcome to the forums!

What lens(es) do you use with your K-50? I enjoyed viewing your flickr stream -- quite like the perspective in many of them with the scenes chosen. And that they're very sharp. Are you including any sharpening through photoshop on them?
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I am Bruce, from Australia, previously a Scot
Welcome and what made you change your name...

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Welcome to the forums!

What lens(es) do you use with your K-50? I enjoyed viewing your flickr stream -- quite like the perspective in many of them with the scenes chosen. And that they're very sharp. Are you including any sharpening through photoshop on them?
Currently I am just using the stock lens, 18-55mm i think? I haven't had the K-50 for long so if you go further back into my photostream chances are you're see XZ-1 pics and not K-50. The first K-50 pic was the AeroPress (https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonpussy/22212179688/in/dateposted-public/), anything from that point to current is likely 99% K-50.

I have been photographing awhile now, starting off with handsets such as the Nokia 808, K Zoom etc and then XZ-1. The handsets especially suffer more flaws and so I was getting pretty handy with Lightroom for assisting those pics in 'shining'. As you upgrade to better equipment (and get better with settings on equipment) I find that you need post processing less, or rather 1mins worth of tweaking. I shoot raw where poss, it seems to have a default of 25/100 sharpening set in LR, sometimes I may increase it slightly, other times decrease, depends. Increasing the 'Clarity' value also slightly is a tendency of mine. 99% of the pics I have on my flickr have visited LR, sometimes tho literally 30secs, others (especially black and white with splashes of colour) longer.

It's then also quite interesting that the changes I make on my monitor look better, but then viewing eslewhere sometimes (such as smartphone of TV) don't show the same effect I got from my gaming monitor.

---------- Post added 12-12-15 at 11:22 PM ----------

I'm meeting up with my dad in Scotland in a few days, I'm really looking forward to taking pics of my auld city Edinburgh and apparently my dad has some old lenses that will work my my pentax that he's going to pass on (he's a bit of a pentax nutter too)

Feel free to follow me on flickr!

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Welcome and what made you change your name...

Urgh... shoot me now.
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Back from Scotland, I had a blast. There is a 'UK 2015' album for anyone who cares to see (180pics);

https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonpussy/albums/72157663640161295

The majority of pics were taken with the standard lens with the K-50, but on Christmas Eve I got a go of my dads smc pentax-A 1:1.7 50mm lens and had fun shooting with that (particularly like the b&w portrait pics I captured with it). Fun little lens, in fact I am after something similar with AF, anyone recommend anything? FYI just the smc pentax-A 1:1.7 50mm pics can be seen here (37 pics); https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonpussy/albums/72157664151640185

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Bruce
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