First shots with my new MX-1


judderman62

Link Posted 17/05/2014 - 17:43
Shot Thursday night in a park near where I work. Two of the little fellas came right up to me - felt their whiskers as they smelled my fingers















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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 17/05/2014 - 21:00
Wonderfully sharp and nicely exposed. I does seem like a fine litte camera. I don't know how they squeeze such quality from what is a relatively small sensor. In-camera processing has improved dramatically in recent years.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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johnriley

Link Posted 17/05/2014 - 21:23
Those are great, well done!
Best regards, John

Puggy

Link Posted 17/05/2014 - 21:28
I'd be very pleased with those from my K-5

nice shots
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judderman62

Link Posted 17/05/2014 - 21:32
thanks everyone
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2

McGregNi

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 00:37
Yes, excellent IQ and well shot. Clearly a very handy little machine to have in your pocket! No 3 is the best I think just for the unusual front-on angle.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 18/05/2014 - 00:39

Offertonhatter

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 00:44
These are great. I did not realise that the MX1 is so good. Mind you it is the photographer that creates the image in the first place. Excellent.
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Gravelrash

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 02:47
Offertonhatter wrote:
These are great. I did not realise that the MX1 is so good. Mind you it is the photographer that creates the image in the first place. Excellent.

Yes a great tool unfortunately wasted on me. I am continuously working to produce something worthy of posting.

Great pictures Mike.
Steve

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McGregNi

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 03:03
Come on, get out of the kitchen then and into the billiards room!
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 18/05/2014 - 03:04

Smeggypants

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 03:26
The last one proves that Squirrel is a natural born Page 3 poser
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judderman62

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 07:07
thanks very much everyone

It is a lovely little camera , with a very DSLR like handling in my opinion. Squirrels not the easiest to photograph - by the time the signal to shoot has gone from your brain down your nervous system, to the muscles required, and you press the shutter and the shutter fires , the little blighters have moved and you have a blur or a shot of their arse !!

You need some patience and some luck that the little beggars stay still for a second or two lol. Was fun and worth the effort too. My faves are number 3 and I like number 2 also

Thanks again all.
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2

Steep

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 08:38
I can only agree with everyone else, great shots. You were lucky to find two real posers for your first trip out

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 09:01
Mike, are these JPEGS or did you shoot RAW and then convert the shots? I wonder what is the best way to use the MX... not that I'm necessarily weakening or anything. Although they have come down in price a bit recently and I do "need" something small and good to use abroad. Probably.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
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Gravelrash

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 10:26
McGregNi wrote:
Come on, get out of the kitchen then and into the billiards room!

Glad your watching Nigel haha

I went out on the bike yesterday with the intention of getting a picture for the Monthly Comp.

I had previously decided that I hate taking the K-5 and kit for fear of damage and bought the MX-1 to stick in my pocket.

Most of my attempts were the usual crap but the kicker was that when I got home I soon realised that my pre-flight check of camera and settings had been a big fail.

I hadn't realised that setting the camera to RAW+ in one user mode would revert to plain old JPG in another. Yet another palm to fod moment.

Hopefully I'll get to Chipping Steam Fair next weekend and try again.
Steve

Sometimes I'm serious and sometimes not, but I consider sarcasm an artform. Which is it today?

judderman62

Link Posted 18/05/2014 - 18:36
thanks peeps

@ Andrew - Jpegs, vivid setting. Tweeked exposure slightly in lightroom along with white balance and backed off saturation a smidge and boosted up vibrance.

If anyone is thinking of getting an MX-1 - don't.



Oh I don't mean don't get one, I mean don't think - just get one..fab camera that I love to bits 3 days after taking ownership.

One thing I'd like to have seen is real time display on the screen viz a viz changes in exposure like the Canon G series do _ I really like that. It does it with the exposure comp but not otherwise ..which seems really odd .

Cracking camera though.
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2
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