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02-15-2010, 06:06 AM   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by sir.b Quote
those are some Awesome! Photos!
what lens are these,
those weren't shot with the kit lens, right?

thanks for a treat
QuoteOriginally posted by cbaytan Quote
Very nice shots Diesel, welcome to Forum, and K-x community can be proud of you, let me guess your lens it's M 1.4 or 1.7, am I right?
Thank you both and all who commented. Only one or two were shot with the kit lens. All the other ones were shot with the 50mm M 1.7 as cbaytan figured out. A FANTASTIC piece of glass at the cost of two beers. My advice is buy one if you want to see what your camera is really capable of (for a very small price).

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Time Slows Down

Technique:
Five frames, each lasting 3 seconds, stacked over each other using the Multiple Exposure mode of the K-x.

The idea:
To use shortening intervals after each shot to give the sense of slowing.
02-19-2010, 08:41 PM   #78
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Some test shots with my KX & Pentax 1:2 50mm



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Just got my K-x plus 55-300 lens kit a 10 days ago. It's been great, and I've been quite impressed! I haven't taken very many pics yet, but here are just a few.











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jtiburcio ,
I believe you made these pictures with the widest aperture possible, try smaller aperture (bigger F number) to get the whole face of the dog in focus (nose and eyes). I like the first one even tough the nose is slightly out of focus, but I'd like to see the eyes of the second dog also.
Otherwise - good, I like that the pictures are well lit and properly exposed.
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Dadoftheyear,

Good shots! I love the family pics. How about some exif??? : )
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Blue face Honey eater , juvenile.
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QuoteOriginally posted by grw46 Quote
Blue face Honey eater , juvenile.
Sigma 135-400 @ 350mm f7.1 1/200 Iso 400

Great shot... love it
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These are HDR if Im not mistaken? Apart from the last one with the dog I mean.
Are these taken with the camera's own built-in HDR function or using post processing - blending three exposures and tonemapping them?
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iso 1600, 50mm F1.2 wide open, k-x.


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AWESOME IMAGE CAPTURES!!!!
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hey all, I just bought a new white Kx about a month ago. It's my first DSLR and I've been enjoying it a lot. I also just bought a DA 40mm Limited and will hopefully snare a Tamrom 90mm Di Macro tomorrow!

all pics taken with kit lens DA L 18-55mm. No post-processing.
keep 'em pictures coming!







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Yay - I get to come play on the K-x thread Which is to say, it took my K-x a while to get here and I was having shutter-button-withdrawal. It wasn't pretty! Like several here, I had to make the hard decision to 'upgrade' from my K10 to the K-x....knowing it isn't an upgrade so much as a side step. I can't afford a K20 or a K7, but I found a crazy good deal on a K-x, so I took the plunge and hoped I could live without the more pro features for a while. So far I'm really enjoying the camera and haven't run into anything I'm in the habit of doing that I can't replicate, even if I do have to go into the menu a bit more. And I can't complain about the change in weight - the K10 actually fatigued my neck carrying it around all day :P

I've been mostly taking family snapshots and around-the-city shots and getting a feel for the camera and the 50-200mm lens (and trying to decide whether I'll keep the 200mm or not...still haven't decided. I like it plenty, but it could go a ways towards buying a ltd. lens and I need cash for that).

I have a thing for signs. The older and more weathered the better. I have several shots of this sign with the K10, so I grabbed a few with the K-x with the same lens (FA50 1.4). Hey, the rocky and wet ground is important!




A shot through the window while riding Seattle's Light Rail - this is the train depot. I've always liked the colors down there - the lime green poles and the blue & white train cars. DA L 50-200mm, f5, ISO 200. Some PP in Elements, a boost in contrast primarily.




So! How does that 50-200mm do with I-wish-it-were-a-macro shots? Not too bad f8, ISO 200, no PP at all. I like the sharpness and contrast on the 50-200mm lens here - it's workin' for me.




Checking out the K-x's much vaunted high ISO shooting in dim florescent lighting. This is some of the art in the Seattle Transit Tunnel - I'm fascinated with all our public art in Seattle and snap pics of it whenever I have the camera with me. DA L 50-200mm f8, ISO 1600 - trying to put the anti-shake and the low-noise features through the ringer. Converted to jpg in Elements, a slight boost in contrast but no other PP.




But hey, that wasn't nearly dark enough for the K-x! Lighted stairs near the Amtrak station at night, a nice long exposure, handheld. DA L 50-200mm, f9, ISO 6400. Okay - color me impressed, that's pretty amazing with the low noise. Converted to jpg, no other PP at all.




A more processed shot of my oldest son (I've been taking some family portraits in this style) with my trusty FA50mm f 1.4, ISO 100. The light was really harsh right then, but when your 12yo actually agrees to stand still while you take photos, you don't argue!




So far the K-x impresses me, just as important I enjoy it. I like the feel of it, it fits well in my hand, learning the new controls has been very easy, it's balanced and has a quality weight to it. The AWB is much much better than the K10 (I'm not having to correct white balance in RAW much at all). The low light/slow shutter shots I've been playing with I could not have done with the K10 without a tripod even with my FA50, and that matters to me because I need a camera that can both shoot Serious Photographs and snaps of my kids' birthdays. It's not the rock solid K10, but I didn't expect it to be. For what I need to do the K-x is the best compromise until I have a squillion dollars to spend
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ecaterin Quote
Checking out the K-x's much vaunted high ISO shooting in dim florescent lighting. This is some of the art in the Seattle Transit Tunnel - I'm fascinated with all our public art in Seattle and snap pics of it whenever I have the camera with me. DA L 50-200mm f8, ISO 1600 - trying to put the anti-shake and the low-noise features through the ringer. Converted to jpg in Elements, a slight boost in contrast but no other PP.
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The AWB is much much better than the K10 (I'm not having to correct white balance in RAW much at all). The low light/slow shutter shots I've been playing with I could not have done with the K10 without a tripod even with my FA50, and that matters to me because I need a camera that can both shoot Serious Photographs and snaps of my kids' birthdays.
Nice shots in the Seattle Transit Tunnel.

I agree about the AWB - it does get fooled once in a while - but it is still really, really good (compared to my K100D).

Did you by any chance take those shots with RAW+JPG?
If so, what did the JPGs look like - in particular the mural?
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