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12-24-2012, 05:04 AM   #106
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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
Are you saying that you can shoot at lower iso and get the exposure with full frame? Just curious
I shuld not... but it is what i experienced... i have no clue why... perhaps larger sensor collects more photons per time unit?

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QuoteOriginally posted by PentaxExpedition Quote
I shuld not... but it is what i experienced... i have no clue why... perhaps larger sensor collects more photons per time unit?
The sensitivity of the sensor can be different.
ISO100 never trully is ISO100 but can be ISO110 or 90 for example.

Anyway about the photons, that should not make a difference.
The amount of photons that falls on a square inch is the same regardless the size of the sensor.

Simple way to say it is that APS-C is cropped version of FF.
So if you crop the FF image to APS-C then that would mean the image would be less bright... doesnt make much sense right.
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Wait until Feb and March and I will have LOTS of new shots coming up. I move specifically to this region of Germany due to the high density of rock and metal shows.

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Yup!

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First off all, I'd like to wish you all a happy 2013. May this year bring you lots of wonderful surprises.

I finally had a chance to take out my new DA* 50-135mm F2.8 this past weekend at a local venue and took a few pictures of a swing band (Luchomasi's Hot Seven) that was giving a show for a swing dance school. There wasn't much light other than the spots on the stage during the show so I also took out my FA 50 f1.4 to shoot some dancers while the band was playing. Here are some of the best shots I took, all with a K-5.

DA* 50-135mm f2.8



















Some shots taken with the FA 50 f1.4.







I really liked how the DA* handled. The weight is just perfect for me and very well balanced. I didn't find it tiring at all to hold the camera. Autofocus was fast and very accurate too. In the 50 plus pictures I shot, I hardly have any blurry ones.
I still have a lot to learn before I can say I'm really satisfied with my results but I really feel like the K-5 has helped me progress a lot faster as an amateur photographer. The DA* 50-135mm and the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 make it so fun to shoot with, it makes me want to go out more and shoot all the time.

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Hi Benoit,

Well done. Keep it up and I know that you'll have fun.
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Really ice shots here.....

Not everybody's style but amazing group






Subhan Ahmed Nizami is the 33rd direct son of the first student of Amir Khusrau, classical hindoustani poet. The music is Qawwali from Pakistan.

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Really ice shots here.....

Not everybody's style but amazing group

Subhan Ahmed Nizami is the 33rd direct son of the first student of Amir Khusrau, classical hindoustani poet. The music is Qawwali from Pakistan.
Nice shots. What camera and lenses do you usually shoot with?
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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
Hi Benoit,

Well done. Keep it up and I know that you'll have fun.
Thanks John. Your work has inspired me a lot I must say. It gave me the motivation to continue shooting venues, to follow this road. It's a lot of fun indeed. I'm looking forward to more pics from you and more people as well. Lets keep this thread alive!
Take care.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Into The Lens Quote
Nice shots. What camera and lenses do you usually shoot with?
Hi Ben,

As I said earlier in this thread :

Im using a custom user mode with evrything on manual and dont go above 800 iso usually. On my custom mode I've disabled all lights and sound of my K5, shoot with spot meter. Center focus or manual focus. Im using tamron 90, pentax 35mm 2.4 or a M50 2.0.

Theses 2 shots were taken with the Plastic Wonder and the Tammy 90mm.
I'd really like to try the 50-135mm for concert pics, it should be amazing...

Thanks for your comment.

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Here are a few. The last one was shot at ISO 12800 because at the House of Blues you are not allowed to use flash to shoot performances. It would have come out fantastic had I been able to use use flash!

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Yes i have... and the biggest "issue" i have with pentax k-5 is that it seams to be over sensitive to LED light sources... it over illuminates... strange... other cameras does not... but i have to say... full frame is the way... i also had a Canon 1Ds mk3 and a 5Dmk2 and K-5 is far behind... However.... K-5ii is another story so far im really happy with the performance... autofocus improvements is dramatic for that kind of use. With the Full-frames i got good expoture at ISO 1600-2000 k-5 i had to push 3600-6800 ISO.... and that makes the full frame the winner... Pentax is good, but not as clear as a full frame picture. But... if you compare cost/performance... Pentax shines like a star






Fullframe:
Those are cool shots but I rarely have to go to ISO 6400 with my K-5 and with proper exposure ISO 6400 is useable in every way. I would not say the K-5 is far behind the 5Dmk2, certainly not in the AF department!
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Here's my blog with most of my concert pictures at the same place.

Benoit Robillard Photography
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Kashmir: A tribute to Led Zeppelin at le Club Soda in Montreal, January 10, 2013. I pretty much shot with the DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 all night. What a difference that made.



















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