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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-21-2010, 07:57 PM  
Hockey Shots...
Posted By spibbie
Replies: 22
Views: 5,275
I am in about the same place as you it seems. I have a new K-X I am learning to use. I am trying to photograph my kids doing sports.

Here is one I got, that I am pleased with:

Volleyball900by600.JPG

This was done with the 55-300 lens at 55mm, 1/200, f4, and 3200 iso. It is a compression of the full frame taken in the best jpg mode.

As pleased as I am with this picture (very), I think your picture looks better than mine.

Aside from buying a $1,000+ lens, I wonder how can I (we) make better pictures?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-15-2010, 08:03 PM  
New K-x - case suggestions
Posted By spibbie
Replies: 18
Views: 6,065
I have a Tamrac 5625. The k-x with the 55-300 lens fits well. I like it, it is not a cheaply made bag. It was not cheap. You might not like it because the lens does rest on the bottom of the bag.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-27-2010, 06:06 AM  
Lens is broken: broken mount
Posted By spibbie
Replies: 4
Views: 3,427
This may or may not be useful, but in this link SMC Pentax-DA L 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED Lens Reviews - Pentax Lens Review Database the 4th or so post down somebody talks about replacing the plastic mount with a metal one.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 08-24-2010, 05:28 PM  
beginner
Posted By spibbie
Replies: 1
Views: 541
When I was a teenager I played with an old rangefinder and also a bellows camera that my Dad had stored away, and even had a part time darkroom in one of the baths. Somehow in those days I came in possession of a Pentax brochure and I had dreams of buying a real nice SLR camera like the ones in my booklet.

Now I am few years and a few basic point and shoot cameras later in life, and finally followed through on buying a nice SLR for myself. I seriously considered some other brands but after reading reviews and price shopping, I decided on a Pentax K-x with two lens kit. UPS brought it today.

Favorite picture from this afternoon:


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