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Old Nov 27, 2011, 6:07 PM   #1
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Took my K5, and 18-135 lens to Disney today. Here are some pics. Have one spot of dust on sensor. I'm definately going to have to learn how to clean the sensor.


















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Old Nov 27, 2011, 8:20 PM   #2
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Nice colorful compositions.

What ISO did you use (it is not visible in the EXIF data)? Reason I ask is that I see some graininess in the images, especially in the sky.
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Great captures of the color and action - very nice "immediate" feeling to all of these! Glad to see you are enjoying (and using well) your new camera!

Would also like to know the EXIF for several of these...
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Old Nov 27, 2011, 8:45 PM   #4
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Looks like great fun!
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Old Nov 27, 2011, 9:50 PM   #5
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I had forgot the ISO at 2000 on some, then brought it back to 100
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 8:04 AM   #6
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Looks like they (K5 & 18-135) make a great combo. Nice Shots, I assume you removed the spot as I can't see it. Sometimes you can just fog up the sensor and remove the dust with a Q-tip. Did you try the dust alert so you know where to look on the sensor.

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No I haven't tried the dust alert. How does that work?
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Some great pictures, and some greater.

Dust alert is easy to use, set your camera to autofocus, open the menu, go to the 3 tab, the wrench, select dust alert and point the camera to a evenly colored object, sky, white wall, white page of a computer screen, and take a picture.

The display will show you where dust bunnies are.

Now if you are shooting a lot above f11 the dust alert isn't to accurate but for 99% of the time it's perfect.

Otherwise take a picture from a white object at f22, open that shot in any post processing program and set the contrast high, blacks high ... and so one untill you see a lot of dust bunnies. Those spots are only seen after real hard processing an image, so remember that you normally never see these.


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Excellent colours in these, that 18-135 is doing a sterling job.
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Nice job.

I already have spots on mine, too. And, I'm always careful when switching lenses and have probably only changed maybe 10 times on this camera. Sometimes just impossible to avoid. Go to page 340 in the manual. There are instructions for removing dust from the sensor using the ultrasonic vibrations. I used it on my K20 once and it worked great. No need to touch the sensor.

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