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    Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    Hello,
    Little help here for this dig camera newbie. =) What is the setting (Pentax K10) that I would use if I wanted to "freeze" a fast moving object?
    Thanks!

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    Re: Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    Quote Originally Posted by TMK10
    Hello,
    Little help here for this dig camera newbie. =) What is the setting (Pentax K10) that I would use if I wanted to "freeze" a fast moving object?
    Thanks!
    Hi TM and welcome to PR...Good to see another pentaxian here.
    Piece of cake. Set your camera on TV mode and this will give you shutter priority. The K10D has a tendency to underexpose by about 1/3 to 1/2 stop, so raise your ISO settings to 400. ( don't use auto, it will always select to low a number) ...Be sure and set your display to show you the histogram first. This will help you fine tune your exposer...If this seems a little deep let me know and we can go slow...Make sure that the histogram is center / right, NOT left. If it is left, it will show noise. Always center right. From there fine tune your shutter speed via the wheel on the back and the camera will set the rest automatically.

    What type and kind of lens are you using?
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    Re: Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    Hi TMK...and Welcome to PR. We are here to help you anyway we can. Javier has given you some great advise. Your lens information will help him fine tune your settings as each lens reacts differently in each setting. I have gotten some great photos with my *ist DL which is a beginning DSLR w/kit lens and a Pentax DA 50-200mm ED lens.
    I have seen many great shots from the K10D so I know you will do great, and be happy when you start practicing with your camera.
    Good luck and please feel free to post your shots here so we can enjoy your photos and help you correct any problems and praise your accomplishments.
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    Re: Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    Quote Originally Posted by jgredline
    Hi TM and welcome to PR...Good to see another pentaxian here.
    Piece of cake. Set your camera on TV mode and this will give you shutter priority. The K10D has a tendency to underexpose by about 1/3 to 1/2 stop, so raise your ISO settings to 400. ( don't use auto, it will always select to low a number) ...Be sure and set your display to show you the histogram first. This will help you fine tune your exposer...If this seems a little deep let me know and we can go slow...Make sure that the histogram is center / right, NOT left. If it is left, it will show noise. Always center right. From there fine tune your shutter speed via the wheel on the back and the camera will set the rest automatically.

    What type and kind of lens are you using?
    Thanks for the info.! How do I changed the ISO settings?

    I am using the base lens: 52mm, 15-52

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    Re: Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    Thanks Ken!
    I will post some photos soon. Maybe this one if I can get it narrowed down on how to shoot it correctly. =)

    Quote Originally Posted by ken1953
    Hi TMK...and Welcome to PR. We are here to help you anyway we can. Javier has given you some great advise. Your lens information will help him fine tune your settings as each lens reacts differently in each setting. I have gotten some great photos with my *ist DL which is a beginning DSLR w/kit lens and a Pentax DA 50-200mm ED lens.
    I have seen many great shots from the K10D so I know you will do great, and be happy when you start practicing with your camera.
    Good luck and please feel free to post your shots here so we can enjoy your photos and help you correct any problems and praise your accomplishments.

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    Re: Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    Anyone on changing ISO Settings?

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    Re: Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    TM,
    For the kit lens (18-55) start out at ISO 400.
    Hit the function button and scroll to ISO 400.
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    Re: Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    Thanks Amigo!

    Also, I attached one of the photos I took for a photo shoot I am doing with the Pentax. Let me know what you guys think, it's for a catalog I am working on. I love the ability to shoot these in Raw format, gives you so much control in Photoshop.
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    Re: Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    Quote Originally Posted by TMK10
    Thanks Amigo!

    Also, I attached one of the photos I took for a photo shoot I am doing with the Pentax. Let me know what you guys think, it's for a catalog I am working on. I love the ability to shoot these in Raw format, gives you so much control in Photoshop.
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    Re: Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    Quote Originally Posted by jgredline
    Hi TM and welcome to PR...Good to see another pentaxian here.
    Piece of cake. Set your camera on TV mode and this will give you shutter priority. The K10D has a tendency to underexpose by about 1/3 to 1/2 stop, so raise your ISO settings to 400. ( don't use auto, it will always select to low a number) ...Be sure and set your display to show you the histogram first. This will help you fine tune your exposer...If this seems a little deep let me know and we can go slow...Make sure that the histogram is center / right, NOT left. If it is left, it will show noise. Always center right. From there fine tune your shutter speed via the wheel on the back and the camera will set the rest automatically.

    What type and kind of lens are you using?


    When setting the camera to display the histogram, what would she (I) be looking for? How is this beneficial? Based on the results, what should I adjust? I guess I should say that I am not proficient at reading the histogram in the lest bit.
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    Re: Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snapac
    When setting the camera to display the histogram, what would she (I) be looking for? How is this beneficial? Based on the results, what should I adjust? I guess I should say that I am not proficient at reading the histogram in the lest bit.
    John, I just finished browsing your site and how the Lord has blessed you indeed...
    What a very pretty wife and family along with friends you have their..

    The histogram is such an important tool...It will really help u to fine tune your images and get the exposer spot on. The K10D also has a color histogram so that you can check to see if there are any color spikes. Ideally they should all be about the same.

    When I get home, I will work up some examples and post them up here...I have been working on an easy to to understand the histogram and what it does in ''amateur'' (me) terms..When I was learning and reading up on it, most things confused me as they got a little to technical for me....

    Be back later..
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    Re: Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    I will take a stab at it. To explain how I understand it.

    The histogram show the brightness of the image. A white mountain. If the mountain is to the left the image is dark. If the mountain is too the right the image is bright. Now you have to determine what you want. Mood so to speak. but by looking at the histogram you can make a decision.Most cases you will want it slightly to the right for proper exposure. The K10 slightly under exposes.

    Another thing if you get a narrow peak that goes off the top of the histogram some thing in your picture is overexposed,

    One more thing I find helpful besides the histogram is the bright, dark, That flashes on play back. If part of your image is blown out, overexposed.

    Go to Play back menu. press the four way controller to play back display. You will see bright/dark area check the box using the four way controller.

    I used this this last week end. Three people standing talking just out side of a shelter with a bright back ground. I took three pictures to get the exposure right.The first one the faces were under exposed although the background was over exposed.The second the hair on one person was blown out with the back ground. The third all three people were property exposed but back ground still blown out. This was the keeper.

    I hope this helps just passing along some information others who helped me.
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    Re: Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    You might be a bit overwhelmed by all the photog lingo, just set your camera for shutter speed and fire away

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    Re: Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    Quote Originally Posted by jgredline
    John, I just finished browsing your site and how the Lord has blessed you indeed...
    What a very pretty wife and family along with friends you have their..

    The histogram is such an important tool...It will really help u to fine tune your images and get the exposer spot on. The K10D also has a color histogram so that you can check to see if there are any color spikes. Ideally they should all be about the same.

    When I get home, I will work up some examples and post them up here...I have been working on an easy to to understand the histogram and what it does in ''amateur'' (me) terms..When I was learning and reading up on it, most things confused me as they got a little to technical for me....

    Be back later..
    Thanks JGredine

    I do feel very blessed, you also have a very lovely family. My wife is from LA and whenever the gas price drop low enough for us to fly again, we will have get together and do a photo- stroll. I am looking forward to see your next post, so that I can get a better understanding of the use of the histogram.
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    Re: Setting for Fast Moving Object?

    John, for sure when your in L.A. we need to go on a photo hunt...That would be great..I will work on the histrogram thing as I get time. What started out as simple has turned into 5 pages..eek. lol
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