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05-15-2010, 09:43 AM   #1
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Why does k-x "glow" my flowers???

Not sure why this is happening. but the inside of this flower is "glowing".

is it because of slight out of focus? other flowers come out the same too.

I have kit lens 18-55mm,'



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Have you noticed the leaves at the lower part of the image ? That was where the camera focused on instead inside of the flower .
Your Kx might be on Multi Points Focus (Auto) and picked up the leave to focus on it . Set your camera to Center Focus Point (Spot) then you won't have this problem again .
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You might also want to stop down the aperture some, so that you get a deeper depth of field, so that the entire flower may be well defined and in focus. It all depends on what you want to do. It looks like the lens is somewhat or near wide open, so the DOF is very shallow. By varying the aperture, it appears with the kit lens, you can have just the center of the flower in focus, or up to the entire flower. It might be worth taking a series of images at each f stop, so that you can see more and more of the flower in sharp focus. Just a thought.

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i had it on 5 point. now i switched it to center point. is that better?

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QuoteOriginally posted by hockmasm Quote
i had it on 5 point. now i switched it to center point. is that better?
Nothing is inherently better. They all have their uses. Focus and recompose with center point might be better in this situation as the camera's auto focus points made the mistake.
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Use smaller apertures and give it a bit of negative exposure compensation--the K-x tends to overexpose a bit.
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It's out of focus - in situations like this, you often need to focus manually to get focus *exactly* where you want - and also overexposed.
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In my opinion according to this example, the K-x isn't doing anything to your flower. You aren't focusing correctly.

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