Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-18-2009, 02:13 PM   #1
Veteran Member
benjikan's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Paris, France
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,312
Why I will use the 31 Ltd for my next shoot

I have been asked to do a photo shoot in studio in July and will use the Pentax 31 Ltd exclusively...Why, because, it is a challenge to work with only one lens and do a whole series with it. Should be an interesting shoot to say the least. I'll post the images as soon as the post prod is done. I suggest this exercise for those with a massive arsenal. A very humbling experience...

Ben

06-18-2009, 02:33 PM   #2
Veteran Member
nulla's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 1,560
Looking forward to the results Ben.. a whole shoot with this lens ... fantastic

got my FA31 a couple of weeks ago and I am sure the resulting photos will inspire me... its a great lens


Cheers


Neil
06-18-2009, 03:09 PM   #3
Veteran Member
GerryL's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 2,731
Well, that was how it was mostly done before in film when cunsumers were actually kinda stuck with the regular "kit" 50mm lens.
It was very rare for regular folks to have any other lens other than what was attached to the camera when it was bought.
06-18-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
Pentaxian
Wheatfield's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The wheatfields of Canada
Posts: 10,135
I have a massive arsenal of lenses so that I can fit the lens to the job, not the job to the lens.
YMMV.

06-18-2009, 03:46 PM   #5
Veteran Member
mithrandir's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,890
The old two-legged zoom lens trick.
06-18-2009, 06:16 PM   #6
Pentaxian
Digitalis's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Adelaide.
Posts: 8,744
I have done some of my best work with the 31 limited....it has the leica glow. but be warned, it's a bit too sharp for it's own good for portraiture.

these are two of my favourite images from my last shoot...


Last edited by Digitalis; 06-18-2009 at 11:42 PM.
06-18-2009, 10:40 PM   #7
Veteran Member
roentarre's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 11,794
Wow, Ben. You are truely dedicated to pentax glass and decide to go for this wonderful lens!

This would be a huge publicity for pentax brand itself. Pentax owes you a lot! You could produce stunning images regardless what lens you use!
06-18-2009, 11:10 PM   #8
Ash
Community Manager
Loyal Site Supporter
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 22,694
Cool Ben.
And a great plug for this special lens...
Look forward to seeing the results.

06-18-2009, 11:38 PM   #9
Veteran Member
David's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 344
And poor old Henri Cartier-Bresson was stuck with a Leica and 50mm lens. It's a wonder he got to were he did

Good luck Ben, next 43 then 77

David
06-19-2009, 01:55 AM   #10
Veteran Member
benjikan's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Paris, France
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,312
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by David Quote
And poor old Henri Cartier-Bresson was stuck with a Leica and 50mm lens. It's a wonder he got to were he did

Good luck Ben, next 43 then 77

David
I have the 43 but not the 77. I want to go really sparse. One body, one lens and my Minolta flash meter. Of course the studio will provide everything else. Come to think of it, I better bring a back-up body...

Here is a list of the lenses I own:

Pentax all AF: 21, 31, 40, 43, 50, 70, 100 macro, 12-24, 16-45, 16-50, 50-135.
Tamron: 70-300, 500 Mirror.
Holga: 60.

Last edited by benjikan; 06-19-2009 at 02:03 AM.
06-19-2009, 08:25 AM   #11
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Iowa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,368


If the results are anything like this time when you used the FA31, I imagine your client will be very pleased with the results

Just out of curiosity, do you take into consideration any of the characteristics of a particular lens when you first plan out a shoot or do you set the shoot and then try to pick the lens that will fit it the best?
06-19-2009, 01:47 PM   #12
Veteran Member
benjikan's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Paris, France
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,312
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Urkeldaedalus Quote


If the results are anything like this time when you used the FA31, I imagine your client will be very pleased with the results

Just out of curiosity, do you take into consideration any of the characteristics of a particular lens when you first plan out a shoot or do you set the shoot and then try to pick the lens that will fit it the best?
I always plan the shoot first and worry about the tools later.
06-19-2009, 01:51 PM   #13
Veteran Member
PrimeObjectif's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New York
Photos: Albums
Posts: 600
QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
I have the 43 but not the 77. I want to go really sparse. One body, one lens and my Minolta flash meter. Of course the studio will provide everything else. Come to think of it, I better bring a back-up body...

Here is a list of the lenses I own:

Pentax all AF: 21, 31, 40, 43, 50, 70, 100 macro, 12-24, 16-45, 16-50, 50-135.
Tamron: 70-300, 500 Mirror.
Holga: 60.
Ben,
Is there any reason why you keep the 16-45 and the 16-50? I just had both and sold the 16-45.

Cheers,
Jason
06-19-2009, 05:29 PM   #14
Veteran Member
benjikan's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Paris, France
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,312
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by PrimeObjectif Quote
Ben,
Is there any reason why you keep the 16-45 and the 16-50? I just had both and sold the 16-45.

Cheers,
Jason
I like the 16-45. I think it is sharper wide open at 16mm than the 16-50...
06-19-2009, 11:48 PM   #15
Veteran Member
dugrant153's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,059
QuoteQuote:
I always plan the shoot first and worry about the tools later.
Benjikan, that's an awesome quote and a good idea. I've come to realize that a lot of the time I focus on the tools themselves instead of thinking and focusing on what DOES matter: the actual shoot itself. Thanks for the reminder.

Awesome that you're limiting itself! I find that it can be very frustrating at times when you have an image in your head and you think to yourself "if only I carried DA* lens A or whatever". But it definitely pushes me beyond the box I once called "my creative limits". It has sometimes led me to crouch, jump, lean on railings, lie flat on the ground, twist, etc. haha.

QuoteQuote:
I suggest this exercise for those with a massive arsenal. A very humbling experience...
Indeed. I admit to giving in to LBA sometimes and forgetting that it's about the pictures and not about the lenses I have... although it's always nice to stare at a nice collection

For me, sometimes having too many lenses can be the problem as it gives me TOO many options.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, ltd, pentax lens, post, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you shoot and crop in camera or shoot loose and crop in photoshop? hockmasm Pentax DSLR Discussion 23 05-02-2010 06:10 PM
From The Same Shoot George A. Williams Post Your Photos! 3 07-10-2009 03:10 PM
First Model Shoot/Last Shoot w/ K10D quickpix Photo Critique 2 01-13-2009 07:41 AM
What do you shoot again and again? betsypdx Post Your Photos! 45 03-04-2008 05:37 PM
Next Shoot benjikan Pentax DSLR Discussion 21 02-21-2007 07:54 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:21 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top