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06-18-2010, 02:27 PM   #1
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Just got my K-X

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I've just bought myself a K-X , really cool little camera , i'll be sure to post some pics in the near futur

06-18-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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Congratulatons!! I've had mine 2 or 3 weeks now and I am loving it. If you have any questions, there is a ton of great advice, hints and tips here.
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Moved to DSLR.
Maybe you can use it to take a new avatar picture that won't make my eyeballs vibrate.
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Because of the fact thet there is No visible AF points in the viewfinder , which kind of AF Point selection do you use ? what about AE Merering ?

Looks like jpeg's come out pretty good , i'm use to shooting Raw , still have to experiment.

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I haven't used anything but center focus point, center-weighted metering, on any of my cameras for the last several years.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
I haven't used anything but center focus point, center-weighted metering, on any of my cameras for the last several years.
Center weighted metering Marc?
I thought this was a no-no in most situations.
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Like which? I find it gives very a reliable basis for me to then adjust from according to standard metering techniques (eg, add exposure for a light scene, subtract for a dark one). So it's basically as good as multi-segment for use in P&S mode (which for me means M mode, hit green button, snap without thinking). It also seems a nicely "tight" center that is close enough to a spot meter that I can use it that way too, metering the light and shadow parts of a scene separately, and then choosing an exposure somewhere between. But better than a spot meter, I don't have to be too careful about *exactly* where in the shadow or light areas I point.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
Like which? I find it gives very a reliable basis for me to then adjust from according to standard metering techniques (eg, add exposure for a light scene, subtract for a dark one). So it's basically as good as multi-segment for use in P&S mode (which for me means M mode, hit green button, snap without thinking). It also seems a nicely "tight" center that is close enough to a spot meter that I can use it that way too, metering the light and shadow parts of a scene separately, and then choosing an exposure somewhere between. But better than a spot meter, I don't have to be too careful about *exactly* where in the shadow or light areas I point.
So you're talking stictly "raw" when it comes to center metering?

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I use center weighted almost exclusively, with spot being the rare exception.
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I just got mine too, so far so good!!!
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So you're talking stictly "raw" when it comes to center metering?
Not sure what you mean by that. I do shoot RAW, but that has nothing to do with what metering mode I choose. I use center-weighted metering in the ways I described - either as a basic point & shoot mode (point camera at scene, meter, take picture), or by applying compensation exactly as any photography book would explain (lighter than average scenes need positive compensation; darker need negative), or I use it to scan about the scene and check the levels in the lights and shadows separately and choose my own exposure between those extremes. I'd do the same if I shot JPEG.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
Not sure what you mean by that. I do shoot RAW, but that has nothing to do with what metering mode I choose. I use center-weighted metering in the ways I described - either as a basic point & shoot mode (point camera at scene, meter, take picture), or by applying compensation exactly as any photography book would explain (lighter than average scenes need positive compensation; darker need negative), or I use it to scan about the scene and check the levels in the lights and shadows separately and choose my own exposure between those extremes. I'd do the same if I shot JPEG.
Ok
I guess I need some more practice with my metering.
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I must say the filters are pretty cool , especially for someone who doesn't want to fiddle around in front of his computer for hours , the special effects are fine and the fact that you can fine tune everything seperately makes me wonder why i just go on with raw

Well i do know why raw is so practical but when i come back from a day trip with 600 shots , lets say take 400 of the best and work them over one by one, mmhh
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QuoteOriginally posted by guillermovilas Quote
I must say the filters are pretty cool , especially for someone who doesn't want to fiddle around in front of his computer for hours , the special effects are fine and the fact that you can fine tune everything seperately makes me wonder why i just go on with raw

Well i do know why raw is so practical but when i come back from a day trip with 600 shots , lets say take 400 of the best and work them over one by one, mmhh
The b&w filter does a great job by upping the sharpness and contrast a little. And remember:

If you're shooing in Raw plus JPEG, both formats take these custom image settings, but you can later dispose of them in Raw to no ill fact.

While I would never poo-poo the advantages of Raw, the Kx is highly rated for the quality of its JPEGs.

Did you do the firmware update yet?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
The b&w filter does a great job by upping the sharpness and contrast a little. And remember:

If you're shooing in Raw plus JPEG, both formats take these custom image settings, but you can later dispose of them in Raw to no ill fact.

While I would never poo-poo the advantages of Raw, the Kx is highly rated for the quality of its JPEGs.

Did you do the firmware update yet?
I haven't had much time yet to study the body , still am looking for a couple of things like , where do you see the firmware ? isn't there an 'auto rotate picture' function ?
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