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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-14-2008, 01:05 AM  
Shooting In Manual Question
Posted By fullkoll
Replies: 19
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I have with very much interest read your posts and find them extremely instructive!
You are a very good instructor!

I havenīt used M-mode much, but I got curious and I am learning how to get the most out of it. I have both a K10D and a K100D Super but I most frequently use my K10D.


But............ which of the three metering modes do you use when you use M-mode?


/Kjell
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-13-2008, 12:54 PM  
Pentax Negativity
Posted By fullkoll
Replies: 75
Views: 13,905
I quite agree with you on that and also that there sometimes are some very negative posts in forums.
I recently wrote a thread about that in DPreview Pentax sDLR forum and pointed out that nothing gets better by being negative.

Be positive and go out (or stay in) and take pictures!


and...... dontīt pixel peep - the risk is that you will stop there and miss the nice photos you have taken!

/Kjell
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-30-2008, 05:23 AM  
k10d and k200d...i know i know, but please read
Posted By fullkoll
Replies: 29
Views: 3,446
DLSRs have a limited dynamic range - that is they might have difficulties coping with extreme darks and lights. I think your camera did a pretty good job here.

First of all: shoot RAW to get more info about the dark and light parts of the image.
I presume you used the Multi-segment metering mode and thatīs a good start in pictures like this one.
You could try to use bracketing here - take 3 pictures in a row with different exposure and then choose the one you prefer.

You could also try to fix the darks and lights in you software and as said before you have a better chance of fixing it in RAW than in JPG.

It has been reported that K10D underexposures a bit......... and that is better than overexposure. If parts of your image is underexposed chances are you can recover them.


Kjell
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-29-2008, 12:27 PM  
k10d and k200d...i know i know, but please read
Posted By fullkoll
Replies: 29
Views: 3,446
As I said before I think you made the right chose - especially if the price was right! It is a camera with a distinct pro-feeling that will serve you for a long time.

I wouldnīt be too worried about the Shutter count - as far as I can see it my K10D was absolutely new, but showed a Shutter count of 192 - I donīt know why........
Maybe they test every camera by fireing the shutter a number of times before shipping. My K100D Super also showed around 100 exposures.

Has anybody else experience of this?

I use Lightroom for all of my RAW editing and I find it easy to learn and very powerful.

Kjell
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-28-2008, 12:35 PM  
k10d and k200d...i know i know, but please read
Posted By fullkoll
Replies: 29
Views: 3,446
Well put and I totally agree!
I also have both the K10D and K100D Super and love them both - in different ways :D

In my opinion the crusual question is: JPG or RAW?
Since the K200D has a much improved jpg-engine that would probably be your best alternative if you are a "jpg-man".

If you only shoot RAW (as I do) K10D is probably the best chose.

Kjell
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-28-2008, 10:23 AM  
k10d and k200d...i know i know, but please read
Posted By fullkoll
Replies: 29
Views: 3,446
I would go for the K10D - you have to compare K200 to the K100D super.
K10D is in another league!

You will not miss anything with the K10D! :)


Kjell
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-15-2008, 02:17 AM  
The mystic K100D service menu
Posted By fullkoll
Replies: 25
Views: 9,223
While pressing [AE-L]+[MENU], turn the camera on.
Firmware is desplayed on LCD.

This works on my K100D Super but only shows the firmware version - nothing else happens even though I press MENU, MENU, INFO ........

/Kjell
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-15-2008, 01:29 AM  
K100d 'snow' setting question
Posted By fullkoll
Replies: 6
Views: 1,855
Nice shot, but here the camera made a mistake - I take it you didnīt adjust anything, but used multi-pattern in auto mode, right?

Even though the camera is smart, this time it has been fooled by the background and exposed so the trees are pretty accurate but the dog and especially the snow is too bright and blown out.

You can solve this in a few different ways.
If you shoot RAW a lot of information is still left in the bright areas in a shot like this and can be “saved” when you process the image. If you shoot JGP that information is likely to be lost.

Another way to get it right is to change the metering to spot or use AFL on the dog before taking the picture - what you do then is to tell the camera what you regard as most important in you motive. That would make the trees darker but thatīs not so important, is it?


You can also try to use exposure compensation and here the rule is to give the sensor more light in a motive like yours. So + 0.3 or even more can make all the difference.

In an action shot like this you might even want to prepare the camera in advance using manual mode to fit the light.

I would think that the Tamron is a good choise even for action shots - I donīt take many myself, though. Some reviewers have complained about the autofocus beeing a bit slow, so I suggest you try it before buying.

/Kjell
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-14-2008, 12:38 PM  
K100d 'snow' setting question
Posted By fullkoll
Replies: 6
Views: 1,855
Yes, you could say that the camera i doing its job but it really is the Pentax people programming it :p

I have owned both Canon, Nikon and Olympus DSLRs but I must say that my (rather cheap) K100D Super is the most intelligent one and gives me the best pictures without my interference. Combined with my Tamron 28-75 I get results I have seldom seen before.

/Kjell
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-14-2008, 10:44 AM  
The mystic K100D service menu
Posted By fullkoll
Replies: 25
Views: 9,223
Holding INFO and AE-L while turning on the camera.
Quickly after, press MENU, MENU, INFO.


Doesnīt seem to work with my K100D Super.
Any idea why, anybody?

/Kjell
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-14-2008, 10:15 AM  
K100d 'snow' setting question
Posted By fullkoll
Replies: 6
Views: 1,855
I am by no means a pro either but I live in the snowy parts of northern Sweden so I am familiar with taking pictures in snow.

The fact is that a shining sun creates very heavy shadows that the eye can handle but not always the camera. I you want to take a backlit portrait for example you are sure to get the face too dark, sometimes even if you make a spot measuring with your camera.
Better then to use the flash to lighten up those shadows - the result is often very good.

Some cameras (including my K100 super) makes that decision by itself and I am glad for it - I sometimes forget it! ;)

Kjell
in the north of Sweden - just now with 70 cm of snow
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