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06-06-2018, 07:26 AM   #3781
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We have had a lot of rain recently up the mountains, so the Chattahoochee river that runs through Atlanta has been pretty full. A 24 2.8



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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
Is the DA 16-45 a recent acquisition? I love mine (despite my preference for zooms, I'm glad I have it )
I got it about 6 mo. ago, and it's a good copy. No barrel wobble, and optics are clean. I think you meant "preference for primes" in your quote above (?). Same here, but as zooms go, the 16-45 is a good one

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Very nice images, Paul. I especially like the light in the second one. Good work.
Thanks Ray. Both shots were taken about 30 min before sunset and I try to plan my visits to the creek/park around then. Lucky for me it's only about 5 min. from home

Another recent one with the DA16-45:

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Another K10D shot, a colorful doorway from Silverton, Oregon.


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A Peterbilt cabover tractor, owned by Goodrich Aerospace in RIverside, California. Shot at dawn, K10D, DA 18-55 WR.




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Buffalo Springfield. K10D, DA 18-55 WR.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
A Peterbilt cabover tractor, owned by Goodrich Aerospace in RIverside, California. Shot at dawn, K10D, DA 18-55 WR.


That one looks like it has a few miles on the clock. But not ready to retire just yet.

If that is what Peterbilt, what is a Kenworth?
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If that is what Peterbilt, what is a Kenworth?
I forget what model Pete that cabover is.

Kenworth is another make of big truck.

Either truck will set you back a huge chunk of change.

Both Kenworth and Peterbilt are owned by PACCAR (Pacific Car And Foundry) which is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, USA. I worked for them for a short time as a contractor, performing product test and development, at their Research and Test facility PACCAR Tech Center, in Mount Vernon, Washington some years ago. The company had just purchased DAF trucks to have access to the engines they were using, which they developed into the MX engine series.
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Need Some Help - Been A Year Since I Used The Camera

Have a backpacking trip this weekend in Yosemite in the back country along the Toulumne River, with a number of waterfalls and rapids, and I expect wildflowers.
Due to owning my own auto detailing business in Silicon Valley that has simply taken off, I have not had time to enjoy life and use this camera.
Seeing the pics in this thread, which I have also contributed to, are amazing. This is the first time I am using the K-10 in a year, and I looked at it with a deer in the headlights look. It is frustrating because I knew the camera like the back of my hand, when I was active.
I know it should be in manual focus, but for nature shots what other setting should I use? I did a search in this thread and did not find what I was looking for. I know it is here, just did not use the right search words.
My K-10 is using a Pentax 16-45 lens and a 75-300/macro manual lens.
Can someone point me to a post where I can get myself back to the basics? I suspect once I get a little refreshed, it will come flooding back to me.(He says with little confidence)
Don't need a Phd dissertation. just some basics, but know "auto stupid" is not the answer to incredible pictures.
Can someone steer me in the right direction?
Thanks, I should come back with some awesome pics. This is a very unusual place that not many people get to on the river.
Thanks
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Have a backpacking trip this weekend in Yosemite in the back country along the Toulumne River, with a number of waterfalls and rapids, and I expect wildflowers.
Due to owning my own auto detailing business in Silicon Valley that has simply taken off, I have not had time to enjoy life and use this camera.
Seeing the pics in this thread, which I have also contributed to, are amazing. This is the first time I am using the K-10 in a year, and I looked at it with a deer in the headlights look. It is frustrating because I knew the camera like the back of my hand, when I was active.
I know it should be in manual focus, but for nature shots what other setting should I use? I did a search in this thread and did not find what I was looking for. I know it is here, just did not use the right search words.
My K-10 is using a Pentax 16-45 lens and a 75-300/macro manual lens.
Can someone point me to a post where I can get myself back to the basics? I suspect once I get a little refreshed, it will come flooding back to me.(He says with little confidence)
Don't need a Phd dissertation. just some basics, but know "auto stupid" is not the answer to incredible pictures.
Can someone steer me in the right direction?
Thanks, I should come back with some awesome pics. This is a very unusual place that not many people get to on the river.
Thanks
Steve
For me, when I began using digital gear I found that using full manual settings and shooting like I did with film was the key. It forces me to take my time, compose the shot, meter, choose settings and ultimately make the exposure.

I get a higher keeper rate that way.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Grzldvt Quote
Have a backpacking trip this weekend in Yosemite in the back country along the Toulumne River, with a number of waterfalls and rapids, and I expect wildflowers.
Due to owning my own auto detailing business in Silicon Valley that has simply taken off, I have not had time to enjoy life and use this camera.
Seeing the pics in this thread, which I have also contributed to, are amazing. This is the first time I am using the K-10 in a year, and I looked at it with a deer in the headlights look. It is frustrating because I knew the camera like the back of my hand, when I was active.
I know it should be in manual focus, but for nature shots what other setting should I use? I did a search in this thread and did not find what I was looking for. I know it is here, just did not use the right search words.
My K-10 is using a Pentax 16-45 lens and a 75-300/macro manual lens.
Can someone point me to a post where I can get myself back to the basics? I suspect once I get a little refreshed, it will come flooding back to me.(He says with little confidence)
Don't need a Phd dissertation. just some basics, but know "auto stupid" is not the answer to incredible pictures.
Can someone steer me in the right direction?
Thanks, I should come back with some awesome pics. This is a very unusual place that not many people get to on the river.
Thanks
Steve
I personally prefer to shoot in RAW since the files are not that large and I think a modern RAW converter really gets the best out of them.

If shooting JPEG I would leave it to a more natural setting. With the 16-45 I don't think you need to boost contrast and saturation too much (maybe +1 on contrast), but with the 70-300 I would probably add 1 or 2 steps of each. And I would play with adding a bit of sharpness as well.

I would just take 30 minutes to shoot some subjects in your backyard or the street at these settings, and then another 10 minutes looking at them on the computer to see what settings worked best, and just use that.
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This bumblebee says, I'm out of here.

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A few from an evening dogwalk with the SMC Tak 55/1.8 (some xposted):




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K10D, DFA 100 Macro WR.

Shot through a chain link fence. I led the lens up to an opening in the wire, composed, metered and squeezed the button.

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I recently took the gamble on purchasing the two K10D bodies I have As used Equipment..
I just uploaded my file data on each to check Shutter actuations on each and learned that one has 12446 and the other only 7300
If the shutter life is indeed around 100,000 on These Bodies I should still have lots of life left on them I hope
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K10D and DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro.
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