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Old Jun 18, 2006, 3:57 PM   #1
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Out for a day trip to country park today. Camera ready.



Posted a few to this website



http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/f...asp?mem=173728



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Old Jun 18, 2006, 5:13 PM   #2
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some great shots but most need a levels adj. these pentaxs seem to want to under expose about 1/2 stop. which is fine, even good if you are shooting in raw, but not jpg.
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 5:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for the praise Roy.

Very true about the levels. These came straight from the camera. Only using jpg at present due to lack of cards.

I shot 175 pictures today, which is more than I can fit on my 2 cards. Gonna be buying a couple of new cards a month though, so I can go back to RAW.



One thing I did notice though, was th use of the built in flash. When used in P or Av mode, it blew the highlights completely (nearly incinerated a couple of butterflies!). However, when on Autopic or Macro mode, the flash "filled-in" perfectly.

Is there a way of controlling it, or would I need to use a pict mode. (I know the real answer is dedicated external flash, but £200 is too pricy at the mo.)


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menu button. instead of going down with the controller go up one click. set your flash compensation to -# whatever. i use this ALL the time shooting macros.. you've got to play with it..

the shot of the peacock i really liked except for it being dark..
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Thanks Roy, I will give this a go.

At the moment all shots are sort of played with. Changed so many settings back and forth...



Peacock - Auto levels and a bit of USM.



Please feel free to play with any images I upload to this forum. I am always learning new things from this group.



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wow!! much better!!!
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. (I know the real answer is dedicated external flash, but £200 is too pricy at the mo.)


I don't know which camera you have but I have the *ist DL2 and recently bought a Jessops 280D zoom flash. It comes with a bracket to mount at the side of the camera as opposed to on top if you wish and also a sync cable as well. I did a few test shots in my flat the other day, just shooting randomly and not reclly checking any settings and was quite impressed with the results.

It's only £64.99 and as you are on a budget like myself, it may well suit you.

Here's a link for it anyway. http://www.jessops.com/Store/s27052/...h/details.aspx



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Old Jun 18, 2006, 8:07 PM   #9
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wow, 115-120usd for a GN28 non dedicated flash in really high. prices are a lot cheaper here.

also 20usd for 4 batteries??? i get them here for about 13usd for 10. 2400mah
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