A wedding shoot with the Pentax K-5
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05-07-11, 10:37 AM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South East England
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Very useful 'road test', Mr B, clearly proving the qualities of the K5 in testing conditions. Using quality lenses helps and thanks for the tips about the battery grip, the reliability of the high ISO and the use of PEF+Jpeg.
Thanks for the feedback Geoff. I have to admit to being pretty nervous prior to the wedding. I had never seen the venue (I live nearly 400 miles away) and had very little opportunity to discuss anything with the bride and groom, not even knowing what they would be wearing. As I said - very short notice!
There was a certain amount of luck on my side with decent light in the wedding venue, bright diffused light outside with no harsh shadows, and the mid tones of the bride & grooms' outfits meant no extreme black and white to deal with. Other than that the K-5 has to take a lot of credit. I never could have achieved the same results with my old Nikon 35mm film kit, good though it was.
Later, at the reception, I grabbed a lot of candids with the 70mm Ltd prime lens but other than that everything was done with just the two zoom lenses.
BTW, I took along one of those short sets of steps normally used for reaching high cupboards, etc. They were great for getting group shots from a higher view point, and a few intentional wobbles on them got the guests laughing and very much focussed in my direction
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