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Rick, Camera and Video Technician
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How to set my camera Pentax k-x Sr to get the ghest

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How to set my camera Pentax k-x Sr to get the highest resolution possible? I did set it to raw file but the menu is so complicated. Please provide step by step. I have to send pics of my art to someone to print out but so far what I've taken pixelated or blurs when I enlarge it?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Rick replied 6 months ago.

Hi. My name is*****'m a camera repair technician with almost 30years in the business and I'll be glad to help you with your question today.

RAW is the maximum resolution for the image files. These capture more information than all other formats. The problem is in the lens you are using. In order to get an image that doesn't pixelate, you need to use a lens with a focal length appropriate to the image you are taking. You can't use a wide angle lens and blow up the center and expect it to look great.

Another thing to consider is the ISO. Just like film, a higher ISO will take less light but will have a poorer resolution. Fine photography has always been done at an ISO of 100 or less. Auto is usually only good for conditions where the lighting changes abrubtly and often. Try a controlled set of shots at the right focal length and ISO 100. You'll be amazed at the quality difference.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
What I'm looking for is someone to tell me the steps for this camera to lower the iso if that's what needs to be done and to make sure that I'm actually using raw by telling me where to go on this menu
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'm using raw and the lowest my Isi will go is 200 I'm still getting a blurry tip when I try to enlarge
Expert:  Rick replied 6 months ago.

Again, I believe you are blowing the images up too far. You need to use a lens of an appropriate focal length for the subject being photographed. A zoom lens for larger images at a distance, macro lens for larger images close up.