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Old May 29, 2010, 7:16 AM   #1
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Hiya!

Its been raining cats and dogs for over a week, some days are just very overcast, and all, but this is not going to hold me back from enjoying my new Pentax K7.

I am using a 55-200 telephoto kit lens. I hope the quality is on par for what kit lens should be. The composition was tricky, but I did what I could. If you have any suggestions for composition or post-processing, let me know.

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Old May 29, 2010, 10:15 AM   #2
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I like #2. You're improving in each pick you post.
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Old May 29, 2010, 10:31 AM   #3
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Thanks a mil, Ordo. Ned
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Old May 29, 2010, 11:29 PM   #4
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I do like these better than what you posted with the kit lens. These look sharper than what you were getting from the kit lens.
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Old May 30, 2010, 2:20 AM   #5
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I do like these better than what you posted with the kit lens. These look sharper than what you were getting from the kit lens.
These ARE still with "kit lens", only now I am focusing my attention to "manual settings", etc. I am disappointed with the kit lens... been wondering if it would be better to wait to upload photos when I get a good lens... I don't know... I will wait and see how the manual settings go instead of using automatic...
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I just had to try to recompose and retake some of these shots. The sun was out only for about 10 minutes when I went out. The settings in the camera required 1/60, aperature 4, or something like that... so forgive the darkness of the pictures. I don't know if the problem is me or the kit lens, or just getting used to the camera. Anyway, I hope these will suffice.

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I like number 2 of these.
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Old May 30, 2010, 12:15 PM   #8
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Thanks Ed!!! We should have some sunny weather Tuesday... the 10 days of rain and overcast should come to an end. All the best! Ned
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#3 composing is the one i like. But your settings show:

1/60"
f4.5
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What if you try f/8 or f/11 and change ISO to 200 or so, and shutter speed to what is needed? I asume you're using a tripod. EV bracketing can be a good idea also.
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Thanks Ordo! No, I don't have a tripod... my old one is no good. I need a new one. I do the EV bracketing... I enjoy that a lot. I have tried to keep things at ISO 100 instead of 200, in hopes of producing a sharp picture. Remember, it has been really bad weather for about 10 days. Tuesday should be a nice day to get things at f/8 or f/11. I am just trying to actually take shots even if the weather is bad. Thanks again for your comments and suggestions. Ned
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