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Concerts for the victims of train disaster in Viareggio ( imgs)
Posted By: jonny1986, 08-20-2009, 12:36 PM

Yesterday i was assigned from my agency to cover this concert. In july a train disaster killed 28 persons in my town viareggio. yesterday many famous artists, italian and foreigners, gathered to raise money for the victims.
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k20d and k7
16-50 and my only tele at the moment sigma 105 2,8. My 50-135 is at service from 2 months and more, this is simply unacceptable. as a pro i like to use pentax but this problems are sometimes big for me. Today i decided to buy a 60-250 f4. For concerts is great. great focal and f4 is a lot with such a light.
my sigma 105 has also a problem in af system and sometimes i had problems focus. On the pro side i used the 1,7 converter with sigma and i was really surprised how good the photos come out form the combo and in addition the combo focus very fast.
k7 vs k20d. No contest. Simply we have a camera, with the right lenses, that rival every pther system. i tried focus sisde by side with d3 oly e3 and also an alpha 700 and the k7 is very near in afs. afc is where pentax can improve. i was amazed by the difference in metering and wbalance from the two camera. the k7 was simply spot on.
i love my k20d but i'm thinking of buying a 2 k7. i wanted buy a d3 this winter for this assignment, but i have decided to skip. for pj the iso performance of the k7 is good. pj agency and newspaper don't need hyperclean files. they are welcomed clearly, but also a k7 iso 2000 can be very good for editorial needs.
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08-20-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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Great shots, congratulations!
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Great shots, congratulations!

thanks a lot!!
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You have managed to capture some great facial expressions on some of the artists in very low light, well done.

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Didn't do badly at all mate.
#11 has a little too much negative space for my liking but I do like the idea.
The sea of people shot is great.
Overall, spectacular work.
Well done.

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