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03-27-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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Settings for best color results in K-x??

Are there any custom settings you turn to to get the most out of the camera? I usually keep mine on natural...I'm affraid to play with it.

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I shoot RAW and I can adjust as needed. But, if I need a jpg for facebook, I like the saturated setting...
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QuoteOriginally posted by timstone Quote
Are there any custom settings you turn to to get the most out of the camera? I usually keep mine on natural...I'm affraid to play with it.
You should play with it and see what you like.
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You should play with it and see what you like.
I agree. There are many different custom settings that will enhance all kinds of photos.

QuoteOriginally posted by timstone Quote
Are there any custom settings you turn to to get the most out of the camera? I usually keep mine on natural...I'm affraid to play with it.
The Kx is full of picture options that you would have to use it to discover what you like. Don't be afraid. That is why you bought a Kx, to use all of it features. Just read the manuel and do research. One example is the HDR setting for landscape (wide angle) shots, but I would suggest using a tripod when shooting in HDR.

You can also shoot in full M mode. That will force you to learn the capabilities.

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I use this setting for K20D/K-7/K-x:

Vibrant with:
Sharp +2
Contrast +1
Saturation +1
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For my K100D super if for jpeg, I just adjust all to +1.
Before I had it all on the factory settings of "0" but eventually I find myself always adjusting the saturation and bumping up all the contrast and sharpness on post processing, so I get the better look at all +1.
Pentax has been known to set the settings low such that there won't be too much or any clipping.
If the settings are high, it is more likely that you would lose some of the data (clipping) and that would be hard to recover than just making the final adjustments on post processing.
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I shoot RAW most of the time, but when I shoot in JPEG I tend to have the settings on natural and edit them when I get home. When I first tried the bright setting it was doing some crazy things with bright colors so I would put it to natural.
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I'm wondering if people use different saturation settings at higher ISO vs lower ISO? Does one not lose some DR at higher ISO that could be compensated for with higher saturation? Or, maybe, being a newbie here, I have no idea what I'm talking about?

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Dynamic range is about the difference betwene light and dakr and has nothing to do with color. Saturation has nothing to with light or dark but is all about color. So no, saturation has nothing to with DR. Maybe you mean contrast instead of saturation? While it's possible to fiddle with contrast (although you get *far* more control doing this in PP) to *partially* overcome a difference in DR, you can't recover what was never there. Pictures taken at high ISO that don't *need* the higher DR available at lower ISO can be made to look pretty similar to low ISO shot (aside from the noise), but no amount of PP - including in-camera PP like changing contrast settings - can add DR that the sensor was not able to capture.
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thanks Marc
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