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Conference proceedings
Lens: FA ltds + DA 12-24 + Tamron 70-200 Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Cairns, QLD ISO: 3200 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F4 
Posted By: Ash, 06-20-2011, 06:58 AM

The K-5 didn't fail to impress in the indoor low-light setting.
Focusing was spot on every time.
Exposures right on the money, but P-TTL needed some tweaking (usually -2 FEC regardless of lens).
Sharpness, impressive.
Rendition, had me pleased, especially from the FA ltds.

Here are some of the results from this conference:



A few Aussies may be able to recognise this country singer:


The Venue:




















All shot with either bounced flash (AF540FGZ) or ambient light alone.
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A couple from the associated social event, late at night...
Again, K-5 works its magic with AF accuracy and high ISO performance:



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Who's the lady in the red blouse in #4? ;-)
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Good shots ash

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These are impressive, Ash. Good job. I've not had much opportunity to use my K-5 in low light, but I'm looking forward to giving it a work out.

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wonderful results Ash, did you use any type of flash in any of the photos? thanks Bob
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Thanks all.
Lex, that lady is an influential doctor in Queensland. And a pleasant young lady.
Bob, P-TTL bounced flash was used for #4, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
The others were adequately lit by continuous stage lighting but needed some white balance correcting to render colours nicely in the shots.
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Nice set.

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great work ash! do you use 2 different bodies? k-5 and ? ?
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Thanks to you both.
No kwetiaw, not for this event as it was not all that fast-paced. I had ample time to switch lenses when I needed to, and there was usually only one thing happening at a time for me not to worry about going from wide angle to long telephoto in a split second.

So I loved using my FA ltds in this setting - it made a significant difference to my results IMO.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
Thanks to you both.
No kwetiaw, not for this event as it was not all that fast-paced. I had ample time to switch lenses when I needed to, and there was usually only one thing happening at a time for me not to worry about going from wide angle to long telephoto in a split second.

So I loved using my FA ltds in this setting - it made a significant difference to my results IMO.
ah good stuff. good to see or learn from another photographer. I've done my 2nd event/conference coverage about 2 months ago now (https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/general-photography/136491-event-photography.html)

i agree with you, most conference are slow paced. i found having 2 bodies help during the after party, cocktail party after the conference,. one equipped with somewhat wide lens for group shots and one with tele to capture the speaker when they are announcing this and that.

lucky you got your LTDs as it helps to bump the IQ.
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Impressive results Ash! Not only the performance of the K5 but mainly the excellent capture of the event.
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Thanks volley.
Much appreciated.
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All well exposed and composed. Nice work in the low, mixed lighting.
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Cheers K-9. The K-5 is a very reliable tool in this setting.
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