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Old Oct 18, 2006, 2:04 AM   #1
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So, I finally got a K100D with the kit lensabout two or three weeks ago. Suffice to say, it has been a fun two or three weeks. Here is one of the better shots of a spider that lives outside my door. Unedited and with the kit -- I hope it goes up, as its my first time posting pics here.

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Old Oct 18, 2006, 2:07 AM   #2
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Hmm.. that worked, so here's another spider shot.


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Old Oct 18, 2006, 2:42 PM   #3
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Nice shots - it is surprising how close you can get with the kit lens.

I would say that the first one is a little on the dark side though. Maybe increase the brightness, or use a flash.



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Old Oct 18, 2006, 3:38 PM   #4
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whaaa?:O

Please tell me you used a close up filter...otherwise: holy smokes those are big spiders!

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Old Oct 18, 2006, 7:23 PM   #5
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TDN, those ARE big spiders, but perhaps not as big as one might expect from theseshots with the kit lens -- hencethe lense's impressiveness. I would say that the reallife length of the fist one isabout 4cm all included.The first spider actually lives right on my door's nightlight, so I see it everyday.

Darren, yeah, the first shot is a bit dark, and I actually did use the camera's build in flash. Maybe I was so physically close to the spider (standing on two chairs to get that high) that the flash partially missed it... or maybe I just need an external flash.

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thats pretty darn close without a macro

putting some light tracing paper over the flash may cause it to disperse more and catch the spider just enough

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Yep. The Pentax DA 18-55mm is quite a versatile lens - not breathtaking quality compared against dedicated 'primes' but still good.

Look what I picked up on my walking pole the other day.

A Dark Bush-Cricket (female) taken at 1/180, f5.6, ISO 400
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Great shot Catbells. Lovely and sharp.



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