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Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-11-2010, 09:23 PM  
Nature Need opinions
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 14
Views: 1,733
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to respond. Good point on the first shot being pretty common.

Thanks for the tip on how to crop it. That definitely looks better. :)

Bill M.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-11-2010, 05:05 PM  
Nature Need opinions
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 14
Views: 1,733
Hello,

I am thinking about entering a photo in the local fair. I would like to get opinions on which of these 2 I should choose. I like the one that has just grabbed the fish. My wife prefers the shot into the sun. Suggestions on cropping would also be appreciated. The size needs to be 8 x 10.

I apologize if this is not the correct forum for this type post.

Thanks for the help.
Bill M



Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-17-2010, 04:52 PM  
Nature Eagle
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Thanks guys. It was really just a luck shot. I was tracking the eagle as it crossed in front of the sun. I was only blinded for a short time. :lol:

Unfortunately, I only shot in jpg so there isn't a whole lot I can do with it. I regret not shooting raw, but being a beginner, I wasn't sure if I could handle the PP for that many photos.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-16-2010, 09:52 PM  
Nature Eagle
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Does this photo have any interest? I realize there isn't much going on, but thought it was kinda cool.

Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-12-2010, 03:26 PM  
Nature A few from our recent Alaska vacation
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
You are right about the whales. Certainly makes me appreciate those that are able to get crisp images of them.

I'm a beginner and realize I have a long way to go. I missed several good bear and eagle shots due to my inexperience with camera settings. It was frustrating, but at least I learned a little bit.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-12-2010, 03:02 PM  
Nature A few from our recent Alaska vacation
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
I realize these are probably lacking when it comes to the technical aspects, but thought I would post anyways. Heck, some of them aren't even in good focus. :o

One of my favorites from the trip.




We were about 30 yards from this grizzly.




Not in good focus, but I still liked the shot.

Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-31-2010, 05:40 PM  
K-x Continuous Shooting Raw +
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 12
Views: 2,740
Thanks for the help. :)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-31-2010, 04:11 PM  
K-x Continuous Shooting Raw +
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 12
Views: 2,740
Hello,

Does anyone know what the continuous shooting speed would be for a K-x when shooting Raw+Jpg? Would it be similar to the 4.7 fps for jpg only?

Thanks.
Bill
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-16-2010, 07:15 PM  
Prints
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 8
Views: 1,791
We have always had good luck with Snapfish. I don't know if they still offer it, but we prepaid one time and got a really good price per print. Once we sent the same photos to Snapfish and Walmart and the the prints from Snapfish were sharper.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-01-2010, 06:32 PM  
Proper use of stabilization
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 9
Views: 1,656
RE: Kx in camera stabilization.

Hi.

Not sure if this belongs in the beginner section, but I have some questions about using stabilization. Later in the year, I will be going whale watching on a smallish boat. (About a 40 footer) Should I turn the stabilization off? Or would it be of some help with the rocking of the boat? I am planning on using some fairly high shutter speeds, so Im thinking I wont really need the stabilization. Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks,
Bill
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-30-2010, 11:29 AM  
Beginner question about manual mode
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 7
Views: 1,747
Thanks for the help.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-29-2010, 11:30 PM  
Beginner question about manual mode
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 7
Views: 1,747
Hi all,

I have a K-x. The owners manual has the following description for shooting in the "M"anual mode.

"Lets you set the shutter speed and aperture value
to capture the picture with creative intent."

Why is no mention made of setting the ISO? Is this something the camera will automatically set based on the shutter and aperture settings? Or does the ISO also need to be set manually? :o

Thanks for the help
Bill
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-02-2010, 02:09 PM  
Need neck strap for K-x
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 2
Views: 2,541
Thanks Wasser. I now have one on order. :)
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-01-2010, 10:56 AM  
Need neck strap for K-x
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 2
Views: 2,541
Hi,

Does anyone know if the Crumpler Industry Disgrace will fit the K-x?

Thanks
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-30-2009, 08:50 PM  
Iso 6400 on the Kx is a Homerun
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 23
Views: 5,785
Nice. What lens did you use for these shots?

Thanks.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-19-2009, 12:18 PM  
How you can tell you're obsessed...
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 20
Views: 3,378
Thanks for clearing that up for me. :)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-19-2009, 11:43 AM  
How you can tell you're obsessed...
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 20
Views: 3,378
Being that I'm a beginner, I'm curious as to what she is doing wrong. Is it because her left hand is "reversed" ? (Thumb on top v/s bottom?) :confused:

Thanks.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-02-2009, 04:21 PM  
300mm enough for Alaska?
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 20
Views: 4,557
Thanks to everyone for the great advice and for giving me several things to take into consideration. My lack of experience with a lens like that, the extra weight and the likelihood it will only come in handy a few times leads me to believe I would probably be better off just sticking with what I have.

I would love to get some great wildlife/landscape shots, but photography is not the main reason we are going. The main reason is to have a great family vacation. :)

I forgot to mention what type of trip it was. We are doing a land portion that includes Denali and a couple other places. Then we are going to cruise the inner passage stopping at Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan.



The lack of light is a definite concern with the DAL 55-300. Especially since there is usually a lot of clouds and rain in that part of Alaska. I am hoping the high ISO performance of the K-x will help. I have about 7 months to learn and practice with it before we leave.

Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to respond to my original question.
Bill
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-01-2009, 08:24 PM  
300mm enough for Alaska?
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 20
Views: 4,557
Thanks guys. I did consider purchasing the Sigma for the trip and selling it later. I wasn't sure what the depreciation would be for something like that. I imagine it would be pretty close to a wash with buying/selling v/s renting. I checked Ebay and of course all of those were full price or higher. :eek:

As of now, I am leaning towards just sticking with what I have. But, I have about 6 months before the trip to get a feel for what the 300mm can do. I will probably change my mind a couple of times before the trip. :lol:

Thanks again.
Bill
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-01-2009, 07:30 PM  
300mm enough for Alaska?
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 20
Views: 4,557
Hello.

I have a trip planned to Alaska next year. I recently purchased a Pentax K-x with 18-55mm and 55-300mm. Will the 300mm be long enough for wildlife or should I consider renting something like the Sigma 50-500? I don't really want to spend approximately $125 bucks to rent a lens, but then again, this is a once in a lifetime trip for me. Plus that's a pretty big lens to be lugging around.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks,
Bill
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-27-2009, 04:06 PM  
Zoom question
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 4
Views: 1,937
Thanks for the help!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-27-2009, 02:11 PM  
Zoom question
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 4
Views: 1,937
I feel really ignorant for having to ask this, but I just want to be sure. I just purchased a K-x with the 18-55 and 55-300 lenses. On my old point and shoot, when I wanted to zoom in or out, I just pressed a lever left or right. It appears that the only way to zoom with this camera/lens combo is to use the manual zoom ring on the lens. Is that correct? :o

Thanks,
Bill M.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-24-2009, 05:20 PM  
K-x warranty card?
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 6
Views: 2,331
Yes, I did get the cards with the serial numbers for the camera and lenses.

Seems to be the norm to not get a warranty card.

Thanks for the responses.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-24-2009, 11:00 AM  
K-x warranty card?
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 6
Views: 2,331
Hi.

I recently purchased a K-x. I noticed there was no warranty card in the box. So I went to their website and registered it, but it seemed a little odd there was nothing in the box about the warranty. (Maybe it mentions it in the manual and I just haven't noticed it yet. :o)

They also didn't have the K-x listed as an option when I registered it. I had to use "Other".

I was just curious if this was normal, or maybe I just didn't happen to get a card in my box.

Thanks!
Bill M.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-21-2009, 05:16 PM  
What size lens hood for DA L 55-300?
Posted By DSLRnoob
Replies: 2
Views: 2,164
Thanks! :)
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