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03-10-2010, 06:17 PM   #121
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some of my favorite photos from my K-x.





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Best? I don't know, but I like them.

DA21 ltd. The first is at ISO 6400, and the second at 1600.
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Here are two k-x pictures I like

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Familiar places, Gene.

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My fave so far. It's a wonderful little camera.

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This is my first pics, only taken a few pics new to SLR.
Taken with K-x
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How do you all seem to get your photos in such sharp focus? I've tried setting everything manually, and I've tried it on Auto mode... and I seem to be able to set it as well as the camera's auto settings. But it seems that my photos aren't nearly as sharp as a lot of yours.

Any tips? I've been shooting with DSLRs for a few years now, but am always looking to improve my technique. Thanks!
03-11-2010, 08:51 PM   #128
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There aren't any real secrets.

Good lens quality is very important. However even some of my less-great lenses that are soft wide open (Tamron 70-300mm I'm looking at you...) sharpen up very nicely once stopped down a notch or two. So learning the sweet spots of your lenses - eg what focal lengths and apertures produce the highest resolution images - is extremely useful. The lens tests at sites like Photozone will tell you exactly what you need to know here.

Another important tip is NEVER use any filters (eg UV, daylight, protector etc filters) unless you really need to (ie you are in the sahara or spending all day on the beach etc). Even the best filters can sometimes have bad impacts on image clarity, and there are lots of stories about how even the best quality, sharpest lenses have had their output turned to mush by lens filters.

Photography basics also apply, like getting the depth of field right so that you get a useful amount of your subject in focus without having to rely on having the focus exactly right down to the millimetre, as well as camera stability (steady hands, tripod, leaning against something etc), and using a fast enough shutter speed relative to your focal length or subject movement.

Applying some sharpening on image output, especially when resizing for the web, can also be useful, as resizing can often soften images.

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Kx converted IR with CLR filter on sensor 15mm limited iso 100 f/7.1 with 87c filter on lens.
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This is my fiance, Jason. I think this shot is my fave...










So... these are from my second time using the camera. Are these ok?
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Great points. I'd only add that the K-x has sharpness settings in the menu for the different jpeg shooting modes. You can change the settings to your taste. I usually use landscape but I also have a custom setting which sharpens even more. If you shoot raw, sharpness can be set in post processing.
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Sharpness

QuoteOriginally posted by Sara Hanna Quote
So... these are from my second time using the camera. Are these ok?
Hi Sara, with the exception of the first image (and Jason ), they all look sharp to me.

The nose of the kitten is perhaps slightly sharper than the left eye, that's the problem with a limited DOF, you cannot have the nose and both eyes in focus. In general it's best to focus on the nearest eye. The same applies to humans, but they have in general a short nose compared to dogs and cats

The snow scene with the powerlines is cutting sharp, a nice collection of images.
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First posted pics

Hi, The K-x is my first DSLR and I'm just getting used to it and have a lot to learn. This is the first time i've ever posted any photos online so be gentle. The first pic shows how close the kit lens can get to a subject, the orchid blossoms are less than 1 inch tall. The second shot isn't great but shooting a black dog in snow is tough. I just love my 14 yr old dog (Angel) so i had to upload her. The last pic is just because I like birds. Most of my photos still look like snapshots but I'm working at it.
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Great shots Marv. Well defined subjects, sharp, well composed, good colours, well exposed. And this is your first DSLR? Impressive.
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