Playing with my K-x


scouter

Link Posted 09/12/2012 - 19:11
just playing around with the K-x I recently aquired in manual mode
using a Helios-44M 2/58 wide open (f2) camera flash difused with a piece
of white paper double thickness held in front of the flash. camera on tripod.


bettyswolloks

Link Posted 09/12/2012 - 20:09
I really like the smooth look of the blur/bokeh here, A nice shot well done
I'm only 4fut3, but I look a lot bigger from a distance

Nikon D600, 18-55, 50 F1.8, Sigma 70-200 HSM,180macro.
MZ-7, K-10,K-7, all gripped.
Pentax 35 28-80
Sigma 50 EX Macro.
A sexy little Q with 8.5mm Prime.
And a cup with a gorrila on it, it's also chipped a little, but holds tea perfectly well.

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Last Edited by bettyswolloks on 09/12/2012 - 20:10

davidstorm

Link Posted 09/12/2012 - 20:38
Nice, but why did you use a flash? Shots like this are much better in available light and if the camera is on a tripod it doesn't matter how long the exposure is.

I find that just the Christmas Tree lights provide a lovely soft effect and if a narrow-ish aperture is used you will also get some nice starbursts. although you probably need a longer lens for that because you would have too much depth of field with the 58mm.

Regards
David
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scouter

Link Posted 09/12/2012 - 21:43
ok one without flash I think I prefer the one with as it gives different
lighting.


Stuey

Link Posted 09/12/2012 - 21:54
I like these
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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davidstorm

Link Posted 09/12/2012 - 22:00
I think you are right on this particular image, but when I've taken shots like this the flash ruins the atmosphere. I think it's the angle of this particular shot that makes it better with flash - it has produced some nice bokeh.

Here's an example of one from today without flash and there's another one of Christmas Tree baubles in my Gallery:




Best wishes
David
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scouter

Link Posted 09/12/2012 - 22:14
I think its the office lights that are a bit yellowish that spoils the shot without Flash, but I take on board your comments David.
I like your image.

Thank you to all who commented

Christopher.

senn

Link Posted 09/12/2012 - 22:29
this without flash is my preferred one .. any chance to know exif with this too ?..
senn
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Last Edited by senn on 09/12/2012 - 22:30

scouter

Link Posted 09/12/2012 - 22:45
senn wrote:
this without flash is my preferred one .. any chance to know exif with this too ?..

yes same lens Helios-44M 2/58 ISO 100 speed 1/4" focal length set to 55mm
lens wide open f2.
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