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03-06-2012, 09:43 PM   #1081
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I took this in November, but I still think it's my best photo so far.




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Spent a bit of time re-editing this in LR3 the other night and its probably my favourite K-X shot although my top few changes regularly.
Saw this at PPG. Beautiful.
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Some of the these are crossposts, some aren't, but they're some of my better ones I've done over the past few months.



















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I don't usually post here, but might as well show off the power of that k-x sensor!


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Very nice shots. If you don't mind me asking what lenses do you use most of the time? Do you change any of the in Camera settings? The reason I as is I am having a tough time getting sharp shots with my K-x.

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QuoteOriginally posted by popellis Quote
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Very nice shots. If you don't mind me asking what lenses do you use most of the time? Do you change any of the in Camera settings? The reason I as is I am having a tough time getting sharp shots with my K-x.

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I tend to switch off between my kit lens and a bunch of cheap old Sears manual focus primes. I tend to use either the Vibrant or Natural settings depending on how bland the scenery is. Being Maine, we have long stretches of the year where its shades of brown and white, where Vibrant helps a lot.

The snow shots were actualy shot in pure auto mode with the 18-55 with some minor post pross done afterwards - the K-x was smart enough to figure 'hey, I'm shooting snow' and compensated all by itself. It impressed the heck out of me.

If I'm shooting with one of the old primes, I'll usually sit in M mode with the lens at either f/8 or wide open depending on if I'm shooting close or not. I'll green-button for exposure, and then halve whatever the shutter speed is (ie, if I get 1/1000 of a second, I'll adjust to 1/500, if I get 1/400, I'll adjust to 1/200). I shoot in DNG and then muck about with the highlights and exposure if need be via post process. Usually its just me messing with vibrance/clarity/saturation though - the rest tends to be close enough to what I want as an end result I won't need to play with anything else except perhaps nuking dust blobs off the shot or reducing grain or other minor stuff like that.

This is my lens collection (if you go to the flickr page, I have them, all listed by name) - I haven't added to it since this shot. Its really nothing all that impressive since I'm cheap and refuse to pay over $30 for a used lens.

Pretty much my thought process goes "if I'm going to be shooting wide or my kid, use the kit lens or the FA28-90" - the 28-90 is, BTW, my favorite 'kid' lens. Its cheap and plasticy, but it has range and is pretty fast at focusing. Its my 'use the K-x where I'd otherwise use a point and shoot' lens.

If I plan to go macro/ultra close bokeh type shooting, I'll grab the Sears 28/2.8, one of the 50's, or the 75-260. I'll also use the 28-90 in a pich because the lens is just that versatile. Looking at the reviews in the database you would never think the lens was worth anything so maybe I just got lucky and wound up with a really good copy or something.

If I plan to go night-shooting, I'll take the Kit (due to the width), the Sears 50 f1/7 or the Sigma if I'm planning on shooting the moon. I really, really underuse the Sigma simply because I broke the internal zoom on it which makes it kind of a PIA to use, plus I think the autofocus is on its way out the door as it hunts crazily at its longer range. The Sears 75-260 tends to actually be easier for me to use, as I can usually manually focus faster than the Sigma can autofocus even in broad daylight. I don't really use the 400 or 500 because frankly the lenses are pretty clunky and I don't find a need to go that long that often. The Sears 135 f/2.8 is a pretty amazing little lens for portraits, but I don't find myself taking those that often to really use the lens as much as I'd like.


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Thanks for your reply it sounds as you typically shoot in RAW. I typically shoot Jpeg. I don't seem to get to much help from Shake Reduction or maybe it is hurting my shots. Ill have to try without it to confirm.

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QuoteOriginally posted by popellis Quote
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Thanks for your reply it sounds as you typically shoot in RAW. I typically shoot Jpeg. I don't seem to get to much help from Shake Reduction or maybe it is hurting my shots. Ill have to try without it to confirm.

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Shake Reduction is fantastically useful, but from what I've seen it isn't a save-all. If you start creeping less than about half what the focal length of the lens is, you really should get a tripod or some other support out (and then turn SR off, because it actually hurts shots made with a perfectly still camera, I learned that the hard way).

I almost never shoot explicitly in JPG. I tend to shoot JPG + RAW, as I like dickering around with the shots afterwards, and RAW simply has so much more data in it that you get a lot more wiggle room for post work.

If you don't do a lot of post process, I'd skip shooting RAW since a lot of times an untreated RAW image will actually look worse than the JPG will.
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