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06-17-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default Settings?

Hi there this is my second day with my Pentax k-x. Are there any default settings that you would recommend changing for better pics?

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Hi there.
Welcome to the forum.
This question gets asked a lot from newbies and unfortunately cannot be answered for you as is.
Each scene requires its own settings for the intended effect you want to get in the final image.
If you're unsure what you want, you'd do well to read up on the different modes, their applications and the basics of image composition, framing, focus points and depth of field.

This may help for starters:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photography-articles/23232-learning-basic...echniques.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photography-articles/62522-exposure-shutt...rture-iso.html
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Welcome to the forum and congrat for the K-x.

I strongly urge you to read the instruction manual. Yes it is lengthy. Yes it is technical. But it is worth to read it to learn how to use best your camera.

At first, you may set :
+ the dial mode to the Green mode or to the P-mode,
+ AF-S
+ Focus centre

Beyon this, spend the time reading the instruction manual.

Happy shooting
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+ AF-S
Hi I see this posted alot but where is this button/setting?

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"On" works better than "Off". Beyond that, it's all subjective.
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QuoteOriginally posted by matsui255 Quote
Hi I see this posted alot but where is this button/setting?
Read your manual.
It's set by a small dial on the front left hand side of the camera mount.
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