Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-27-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
Junior Member




Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: 1,5 hrs Above Arctic Circle
Posts: 28
Quick-shots setting, K-x?

Hello again,

I've been wondering, what do you guys use for quick-shots with the K-x?
I mean, if you're walking along the street or whatever, and all of a sudden an eagle comes and sits on a branch, and you only have a split-second to react and take a picture, what setting would you use?

I know there's always the Auto-pict mode, but any other ideas?

I know I'll need to know this since lots of times I only have a few seconds on me to capture a good shot, at least of moving targets, such as birds, animals, kids, whatever.

Ideas, tips?

12-27-2010, 12:41 PM   #2
hcc
Pentaxian
hcc's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,482
I do not have a K-x but will answer based upon my K-7 experience:

My basic settings are:
- P mode
- AF centered
- AF.S
- 14 Mpg 2 stars
- all in-camera PP switched off

For low-light conditions, and this might be more specific to the K-7, I set my K-7 User settings with High-IASO correction (Strong) starting at 800 ISO.

Hope that the info will assist....
12-27-2010, 12:48 PM   #3
Junior Member




Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: 1,5 hrs Above Arctic Circle
Posts: 28
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by hcc Quote
I do not have a K-x but will answer based upon my K-7 experience:

My basic settings are:
- P mode
- AF centered
- AF.S
- 14 Mpg 2 stars
- all in-camera PP switched off

For low-light conditions, and this might be more specific to the K-7, I set my K-7 User settings with High-IASO correction (Strong) starting at 800 ISO.

Hope that the info will assist....
Ok so P-mode. I haven't tried that mode yet so we'll see. Heard somewhere that it is not a favorite mode to use, but now I have heard the opposite from many, so I'll have to try it and see what's up.
Thanks!
12-27-2010, 01:14 PM   #4
Pentaxian
Just1MoreDave's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Aurora, CO
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,817
QuoteOriginally posted by seww Quote
Ok so P-mode. I haven't tried that mode yet so we'll see. Heard somewhere that it is not a favorite mode to use, but now I have heard the opposite from many, so I'll have to try it and see what's up.
Thanks!
P-mode allows you to adjust whatever the camera got wrong in full Auto. It's also a more practical mode to already be in for the photos you were taking before the eagle showed up, again because of the adjustments. User mode on the advanced cameras allows you to pick and choose the exact setup.

Knowing the controls cold really helps. Also know the viewfinder data. The back display is nice but it's faster to make adjustments with the camera to your eye.

If I have even a little advance warning, I like to have a flexible AF zoom mounted. Inside, a P-TTL flash too. With the stuff I have, that means the DA 16-45 and AF 540FGZ. This is when the DA 16-45 is often too short, and I really could use the DA 17-70. I'll raise ISO if I have time, usually it's set to 100. With less time, I'll just take a shot, but be thinking about changing a setting for the next shot.

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, ideas, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax Kx - bulb setting 30 second + shots warrenstilwell Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 5 03-08-2010 03:27 PM
Few quick shots with M 85/2 and DA 35/2.8 jeffrey r Post Your Photos! 2 07-19-2009 05:54 AM
Quick shots at a local park GatorPentax Post Your Photos! 10 04-08-2009 07:21 PM
Quick test shots with the Fisheye. Chako Post Your Photos! 5 12-18-2007 11:42 PM
what would a typical setting be for football shots momof4 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11 10-27-2007 10:59 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:07 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top