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Old Jul 20, 2009, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Replacement K-7 Initial Flowers

I finally got my replacement K-7 today. The battery wasn't charged until right before I went home so I haven't tried to see if this one will get any lines if I use the movie mode yet - figured I play with it tomorrow at lunch. But I did take an evening walk by some of my neighbors flowers, just to make sure that the camera's basic functions worked.

Here's a couple of pictures. Three flowers:

I so love these flowers and one of my neighbors has a nice selection of them.

And a fence:

So far so good. I'm not so sure I even want to try movie mode, but I'll definitely try live view. It can be useful at times.
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Old Jul 20, 2009, 11:18 PM   #2
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Nice images. That purple hollyhock is spectacular. Sure hopes the camera works out. So far it looks like a keeper.

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Old Jul 20, 2009, 11:21 PM   #3
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I am so glad to hear that you got a replacement K-7. The photos look very good.

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Old Jul 21, 2009, 5:27 AM   #4
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You know how much I enjoy flower close ups - and yours are great. #2 being just awesome - I really like the lighting in it. What lens?
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Good IQ...I'm impressed with the DR on the picture of the fence...no blown highlights especially with a back lighting and a white fence. Ditto on the white hollyhock. And as Jim asked, what lens(es)?
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Old Jul 21, 2009, 6:26 AM   #6
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I'd be afraid to try movie mode, too. Beautiful flowers. The second one is stunning. And, I like how you got the blue background around the yellow flower in the first one. Really makes it stand out.

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Old Jul 21, 2009, 6:38 AM   #7
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All of them are great! Fine colors, excellent tonal range, wonderful mood. Glad your new camera is working out so well.
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Old Jul 21, 2009, 8:04 AM   #8
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Thanks for the compliments. These were all taken with the Vivitar Series One 105mm macro lens - it's one of my favorite lenses. I didn't bother taking anything else as I knew when I went for the walk that my primary target was flowers and I'd want something close-focusing.

I sort-of struggled when I got the first K-7 with the metering. After I sent it back for the line in the center I got to thinking about it - just because a camera has better matrix metering does NOT mean that it will magically give you the proper exposure under all conditions. So I switched back to spot metering when I needed to (the hollyhocks) and used center weighted or matrix for other things (the first sunflower - blue background was easy as I was looking up at it).

I'm done taking comparison shots for the most part - all it does is get me frustrated and take a bunch of lousy pictures. Instead, this time I'm concentrating on what I want to take (whatever catches my eye, like the lighting on the white picket fence) and just shooting. I've noticed a couple of things with this camera that I didn't particularly notice with the other one - focusing is easier. The viewfinder is easier to see through and to see the focus, something I appreciate since this lens and the A*300 are both manual focus.
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I love these. The fence being my favorite.
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Old Jul 21, 2009, 1:45 PM   #10
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Look great Harriet!
#2 is wow.

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