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11-29-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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Has anyone used their Pentax K-5 for concerts?

Has anyone used their Pentax K-5 for concerts?

Can you post them? I love concert photography.

11-29-2012, 11:36 PM   #2
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Haven't used the K5 but have used my kx and now the K30

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They are very nice! What lens did you use?
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Pro photographer, Gary Stafford has been published around the world using a K5 and a Samsung GX20 (Pentax K20D). He has had really great success using both with the DA* 50-135mm and the Tamron 17-50mm, which he just replaced with the DA* 16-50mm.

He's also on flickr
Flickr: garystafford.co.uk's Photostream

I shoot shows with a K200d and a KX but I will be moving to a K5II soon...hopefully
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnrudolph/collections/72157624492303549/


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They are very good! how do you sneak the camera in, or do they let DSLRs in?

At all the venues I've been to they don't even let me in with an Olympus E-PL2.
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Thank you, I shoot for an online music magazine which gives me a media pass.
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QuoteOriginally posted by memo90061 Quote
they don't even let me in with an Olympus E-PL2
It's because they see you use Olympus.

If they see you with a Pentax DSLR, they will usually roll out the red carpet for you, including giving you an access-all-areas media pass. Happens to me all the time.
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You're lucky! I should find a job like that. hahah.

I just bought a Sony RX100 that I bought mostly to use at concerts. I'm happy with the results.

Hahah. I like Olympus. :P I would like to try Pentax though.

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QuoteOriginally posted by memo90061 Quote
Has anyone used their Pentax K-5 for concerts?

Can you post them? I love concert photography.
The first two links are with the K5. The second two are with the K20D.

Live Performances - Sky of Texas Photogrphy – Austin, TX

SXSW 2012: Deadbird Records/Red Feather The Tomb Tradition - Sky of Texas Photogrphy – Austin, TX

Perez Hilton SXSW Party 2010 - Sky of Texas Photogrphy – Austin, TX

Courtney Love & Other SXSW 2010 Photos - Sky of Texas Photogrphy – Austin, TX
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Not!

QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
It's because they see you use Olympus.

If they see you with a Pentax DSLR, they will usually roll out the red carpet for you, including giving you an access-all-areas media pass. Happens to me all the time.
That's a good one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
Pro photographer, Gary Stafford has been published around the world using a K5 and a Samsung GX20 (Pentax K20D). He has had really great success using both with the DA* 50-135mm and the Tamron 17-50mm, which he just replaced with the DA* 16-50mm.

He's also on flickr
Flickr: garystafford.co.uk's Photostream

I shoot shows with a K200d and a KX but I will be moving to a K5II soon...hopefully
Collection: Concert Photography (and performances)
Your work is seriously good.
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Your work is seriously good.
Thank you so much. I was thinking to same about yours. SXSW would be a blast to photograph.

I had the privilege of photographing Surf Guitar legend, Dick Dale last night. Wow, what a show.

Here he visiting a local radio station in 2009
12-02-2012, 04:45 AM   #13
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Hi,

I've been shooting some'live music with my K5 and various lenses.
tulika-3616-Modifier.jpg | DiM |C

Home / Albums / Live Music | DiM |C

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.
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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
Thank you so much. I was thinking to same about yours. SXSW would be a blast to photograph.

I had the privilege of photographing Surf Guitar legend, Dick Dale last night. Wow, what a show.

Here he visiting a local radio station in 2009
Dick Dale - Nitro (Live on KEXP) - YouTube
I'm not in the same league as you, but thank you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by memo90061 Quote
Has anyone used their Pentax K-5 for concerts?

Can you post them? I love concert photography.
I have used my K5 with both the 31 and 77 mm limited prime lenses with great results at school and professional concerts. The combination of bright spots used in performances and the k5 low light capability work well. I usually shoot in manual and adjust aperature and iso to get a shutter speed that produces clear pictures.
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