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10-08-2006, 08:31 PM   #1
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k100d noob

Just picked up my first digital slr (k100d). I started off with a k1000 on the advice of so many. I got real tired of film before I even got serious. I did learn a few things though.

I chose the k100d partly because of the brand loyalty and another part because of the shake reduction.

I went out at dusk to take a few shots so I could try all the automatic settings and familiarize myself with the camera and the kit lens.

I was blow away by one shot in particular. Set in sunset mode with no tripod, flash or any solid support I was able to get a non blurry shot with a shutter speed of 1.5 seconds. Sure the pic is grainy (iso800) and dark, but I was still floored.

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1.5 Seconds? That's incredible! Welcome to the forum. Maybe we can talk you into teaching the rest of us how to be a human tripod!
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Welcome to the forum. Nice picture.
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Hi and welcome,
That photo is a fantastic example of the k100d's ability and yours.

10-10-2006, 01:39 PM   #5
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You guys sure are polite.
I have access to some photo taking locations that most people don't, so I am looking forward to getting some quality lenses to take advantage of them.
10-10-2006, 09:53 PM   #6
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Hey, life is too short to be rude to people. Taking photos is not like fishing. You are not going to over shoot an area and not be able to take photos anymore when you divulge good spots.

Enjoy and we will see you around here.

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Jeff, I think its a good shot and not so much dark as that it represents the time of day it was taken.

I wonder whether with MY shaking that 1.5 sec would be equivelant to 15 secs. Nevertheless at 1.5 in the dark - I would say that's pretty good. Keep on experimenting.
10-11-2006, 08:06 AM   #8
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Nice pic and congrats on a good choice. Take as many pics as you can ... nothing can replace familiarity with your camera and just plain experience.

Cheers and have fun ...


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