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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-16-2007, 05:35 AM  
K10D Auto White Balance Indoors
Posted By lordson
Replies: 20
Views: 4,801
i never use AWB, i just take the time to set it myself

sometimes i muff it up and get oompa loopmas in all my shots
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-16-2007, 05:34 AM  
how much better would a 50mm prime really be?
Posted By lordson
Replies: 34
Views: 5,054
ahhhh yes.

that photo shows the quality of that lens

damn thats a fine lens

i notice you're also in australia

where did you get your lens and how much was it?

cheers
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-14-2007, 08:57 PM  
how much better would a 50mm prime really be?
Posted By lordson
Replies: 34
Views: 5,054
hrm... i sorta see what you mean

do you have any bigger pictures with some more harsh lighting?

how close were you to her face with the camera? 50cm (a yard) away?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-14-2007, 08:52 PM  
A little foggy...
Posted By lordson
Replies: 5
Views: 2,875
not the best shots i've ever seen

but keep snapping!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-14-2007, 08:51 PM  
My trip to Rome
Posted By lordson
Replies: 15
Views: 4,156
first one is very artsy

maybe a more agreesive crop would be good
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-14-2007, 08:50 PM  
cheat sheet for poses?
Posted By lordson
Replies: 8
Views: 5,998
wow thats pretty cool

do you have any more of those things?


like one for portraits?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-14-2007, 08:49 PM  
Pure bred:)
Posted By lordson
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
first shot is odd

but lvoe teh seoncd shot
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-13-2007, 02:43 AM  
how much better would a 50mm prime really be?
Posted By lordson
Replies: 34
Views: 5,054
holy crapola

those pictures look way better than the hundreds of pictures i took on holiday in queensland

just the color the crispness

or maybe i just take really crappy photos

well the general consensus is that it is an excelletn lens. and looking ag the 77 adn 44 , it is also extremely cheap in the world of dSLR lenses.

i have a 4 million dollar bag too, really good bag

but the handle at the top stretches too much, stupid thing, and i thought the material was supposed to be top notched. its like an arch at the top of my bag now. stupid handle. good bag though

hinman, i think you're oversusing low apetures just for the sake of it and having blur. alot of your images have way to small DOF and it aint that great
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-13-2007, 02:33 AM  
Taking Portaits help
Posted By lordson
Replies: 26
Views: 5,356
what? why wouldn't it fit? it says Pentax on the lens and Pentax all have the same mount


and the guy has four eyes!!!

but really, i dont see the difference with an 85 and my 18-200, this is getting hard

i probably shouludn't have made two topics on the same subject, sorry my bad
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-12-2007, 04:06 AM  
how much better would a 50mm prime really be?
Posted By lordson
Replies: 34
Views: 5,054
neither your links nor your pictures are working
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-12-2007, 04:05 AM  
ebay batteries?
Posted By lordson
Replies: 9
Views: 1,650
i recommend you buy a $30 charger

and get 8 Energizer 2500mA batteries for about $40

they last hundreds of charges, and allow you to take 200-300 pictures

i think the 1700mA power on those batteries are a bit low
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-11-2007, 11:28 PM  
how much better would a 50mm prime really be?
Posted By lordson
Replies: 34
Views: 5,054
thanks for the input guys

and yeah my WB was set to cloudy or somethign like that and i was in a shopping centre
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-11-2007, 11:17 PM  
Taking Portaits help
Posted By lordson
Replies: 26
Views: 5,356
portraits are definately an area i want to be getting into and wnat to really work on

that 77mm is a thousand bux! and the 44 is 700 bux!

i'm sure they are bloody excelent lenses

i have the opportunity to pick up a Pentax 50mm 1.4 for $200, so i still have to debate that purchase

and shooting in low light with my current lens is a bitch
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-10-2007, 06:59 PM  
whats the deal with the Shake reduction
Posted By lordson
Replies: 19
Views: 3,234
thanks for the replies guys

i was just venting a bit

because i just came back from a holiday and a few of my pictures were a bit shaky and they were good pictuers too that i wanted to keep and i just got a bit annoyed

heres definitive proof that it works





thanks for the replies
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-10-2007, 06:52 PM  
how much better would a 50mm prime really be?
Posted By lordson
Replies: 34
Views: 5,054
i've read that there is some distoriotn of those expensive 50mm 1.4 and the best aperture to use on them is about f4 - f5 anyway

and i'm not understanding what you mean by softer pictuers and less skin imperfections of the model

i thought the point of having a good camera/lens is seeing every little itty bitty detail even if the detail isn't flattering

she did already have a bit of make up on

that first pic turned out quite well i must admitt, i was tyrign to do a bit of "girl with pearl earring" thing, it was one of my first ever pictures taken with my camera, and one of my first ever using a dslr

i suppose it would just help with sharpness and less distortion right? and allow low light shooting. i'm having alot of trouble at the moment, when i'm shooting indoors with just the one tungsten lightbulb.

i think that shot was taken at 80mm now that i think about it, the lower f stop it can go to is about f5, which is what i used to for that picture

thanks for the replies fellas
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-10-2007, 07:07 AM  
whats the deal with the Shake reduction
Posted By lordson
Replies: 19
Views: 3,234
I know my K100D Super has shake reduction, but does it do anything at all??

i think it does jack all. i've pretty steady hands and my elbows are pressed right up against my body, even when i lean against a wall photos can still come out shaky

what the hell is the Shake Reduction function even doing? is my camera broken or something?

heres a few samples, the first taken in indoors low light at 50mm, and second outdoor nighttime at 200mm. maybe .5s shutter time nothing too long






how much does the Shake Reduction actually reduce camera shake?

i'm getting a tripod soon, but when going on a trip you just can't bring a tripod along

cheers
Forum: General Talk 11-10-2007, 06:59 AM  
Sunray photography
Posted By lordson
Replies: 4
Views: 2,345
i dont think it has anything to do with the camera

if the sun rays are there, they're there, you can't create them with the camera only caputre them
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-10-2007, 06:57 AM  
ISO Options?
Posted By lordson
Replies: 21
Views: 3,099
is any of this possibly on my K100D Super?

i wish i could quickly set the ISO withough have ing to troll through t Fn Menu

or at least you shouldn't need to press the Fn button

you should be able to do it by just pressing the arrow. whats the point of having to pretty the Fn button at all?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-10-2007, 06:48 AM  
Good lens for K100D ???
Posted By lordson
Replies: 24
Views: 3,079
seeing as i only have the one lens

i have my Sigma 18-200mm DC 3.5-5.6 on at all times

its pretty good lens
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-10-2007, 06:45 AM  
how much better would a 50mm prime really be?
Posted By lordson
Replies: 34
Views: 5,054
I have a Sigma 18-200mm DC 3.5-5.6 atm and use 50mm focal length for alot of protaraits i do

i'm just wondering how much better a 50mm 1.4 would really be?

the images i take are aready really good and sharp and have plenty of detail i my opinoion

i'm just not sure that spending another three hundred dollars to upgrade to that lens is really worth it

whats the difference really? apart form the faster aperture steting which really isnt' all that useful anywya, because f5 is enough, but i guess it would help in low light situations i guess

heres a sample pictures from my 18-200 and i think its perfect. how much better can it possibly get?





cheers fellas
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-10-2007, 06:42 AM  
aperture settings for detailed foreground and background
Posted By lordson
Replies: 4
Views: 3,412
hi guys,

i was wondering what aperture setting would be adequate for a highly detailed background as well and a clear focused foreground

would f11 do?

i see alot of potraits with blurred backgrounds, but when on holiday you want the whole scene too

at f11 i find the shutter speed is set a little low and the picture suffers from camera shake

on a cloudy and semi-sunny day, what shutter speed would that equate to?

cheers fellas
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-09-2007, 06:15 AM  
Taking Portaits help
Posted By lordson
Replies: 26
Views: 5,356
cool thanks guys, just one thing Igiligan,

i've read you should always give your subject space to look into.

for exapme the picture with the toddler there should be more space on the left and the picture ont he bottom there should be space for teh subject to look into on the right

thats just a general rule i read, but they dont have to be followed of course

i think the pictures would have looked better with that
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-30-2007, 07:31 PM  
10d or 100d super?
Posted By lordson
Replies: 39
Views: 5,446
i have recently bought the K100D and its a good camera

wish it could take more than just 5 continious shots but that doens't matter too much

there doesn't seem to be many wheels and buttons on it, and i thought that that would piss me off

but after actually using it for the first time, the shutter speed, and apeture can be easily set quickly using the e-dial

but you do have to dig into the menu for RAW on/off and ISO settings

but that doesn't take terribly long, I dont think its worth the extra money for a K10D. there just isn't that many essential extra features on it

as stated above, what really makes or breaks your shots is a lens. save your money and buy one zoom lens, and a few good prime lenses to fit your purposes

in my case, i have a 18-200mm and going to go by a 50mm or a 77mm for portraits

hope that helps
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-30-2007, 04:14 AM  
what does DA, DC, Dwhatever mean?
Posted By lordson
Replies: 1
Views: 3,434
I'm not sure what the D's behind all the lenses mean

i read somewhere int eh manual that DA does something, sorry about the ambiguity

what does it all mean? and is there a "best" one?

cheers
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-30-2007, 04:04 AM  
learning curve?
Posted By lordson
Replies: 11
Views: 3,196
my K100D Super was my first ever camera

my gf bought a Canon IXUS 70, and we went on holiday and i just couldn't put the thing down, i never realised how much i love taking pictures of things. anything and everythign i took a picture of.


and been the same way since i got my camera, love it.

took me about 4 months to decide to spend a whooping wad of cash on a dSLR
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