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06-02-2011, 02:16 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by benhai Quote
Directly jpeg seems very pale but I do can see more detials then after PP. I think this is matrix exposure. With point exposure I always get darker pictures. Normally I use +2/3 compensation. I think SR is on. I didn't look for the little hand. This is just to test the camera. K-7 is heavier than K-x but inline with my previous Nikon D70. It will take me sometime to get used to it. Before my K-x broken it took me about several month to fully get used to it from Nikon D70. I sometime do getting into trouble of this SR. Maybe I should just turn it off.

AFAIK, the SR aborts if you fire before the little hand lights up. I learned to wait for it because it can save so many images at the edge of hand-holdable, and I get less camera-motion-blur.

I use center-weighted averaging, and +/- ev is my constant companion. Occasionally, in heavily backlit scenes, I switch to spot. I never use Matrix because, as good as it is, it's completely unpredictable, so i've got to GUESS whether the scene will fool it or not. With the CWA metering, I can tell from looking if it will fool it.

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The K7 tends to over saturate the red channel pretty easily. Seems like that is the biggest issue there. Tends to make your photos look kind of flat and life less.
I'd need to get use to it (K-x does the similar thing). I normally keep the body until it dies, broken or stolen.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jstevewhite Quote
AFAIK, the SR aborts if you fire before the little hand lights up. I learned to wait for it because it can save so many images at the edge of hand-holdable, and I get less camera-motion-blur.

I use center-weighted averaging, and +/- ev is my constant companion. Occasionally, in heavily backlit scenes, I switch to spot. I never use Matrix because, as good as it is, it's completely unpredictable, so i've got to GUESS whether the scene will fool it or not. With the CWA metering, I can tell from looking if it will fool it.
Thanks for the trick! I'll look for the little hand next time. For snapshot I like to use matrix metering, cause it tends to capture the maximum range as the camera can. In PP I have better chance to correct them. If I have time I agree with you to use CWA. That's over 70% right.

Just tried to wait the little hand and it does work! I can get more pictures! It turns out that I never really knew how to use the SR before!

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Finally I know what to do with K-7. Now it performs very well for me. I found the noise doesn't bother me at all. Here are 2 pictures taken at ISO 800. Like other people mentioned that K-7 do quite sensitive with exposure. I think that's due to the relative smaller dynamic range. If pentax can fix this problem then it can rival Canikons more easily. I'm very happy with this incredible machine. It is true a step up from K-x.



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Finally I know what to do with K-7. Now it performs very well for me. I found the noise doesn't bother me at all. Here are 2 pictures taken at ISO 800. Like other people mentioned that K-7 do quite sensitive with exposure. I think that's due to the relative smaller dynamic range. If pentax can fix this problem then it can rival Canikons more easily. I'm very happy with this incredible machine. It is true a step up from K-x.

To be fair, that's exactly what they did fix with the sensor in the K-5

edit: exposure is *always* important for best results. The k-5 is much more forgiving than previous cameras if you stray; but it still yields its best quality when exposure is accurate.
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