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12-27-2014, 09:53 AM   #16
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Actually the flash was pointing upwards. I can't mount a proper diffuser onto my flash Metz 58 AF-1. Besides as I mentioned, I have barely any experience with flash. How would you suggest to use flash in that situation ?

12-27-2014, 10:13 AM   #17
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Bounce it towards a side wall. If you use a "black-foamy-thingy"* to block/stop the light from hitting the subject(s) directly from the flash, it will give you a directional (side) light, almost like window light, with some shadows to provide a sense of depth.

*See Neil Van Niekerk

Btw, the image from the bride on the beach is great!

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12-27-2014, 10:36 AM   #18
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Wide-angle zoom lenses can be a little tricky to use for people shots.... especially about proportions.
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Wedding focus problems

I never shoot in doors , so I shot quite a few pics at a wedding using both 17-35mm Sigma lens and Pentax 60-250mm very disappointed with results , focus was a serious issue , tried several setting to improve and the only decent results were manual focus.

01-11-2015, 06:45 AM   #20
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I use my Sigma 18-35 in Live View for the most part. It is not the fastest focusing lens, but in Live View it is more than usable even for shooting metal / rock gigs, where lights and various effects can drive any camera / lens combination crazy. At this point wedding shots even indoors, seems less challenging.
I would not even think of using 60-250 indoors as it is an F4 lens. This would result in a higher average ISO value. No matter how good the K-3 performance at high ISO is, I prefer to use the lowest available.
01-11-2015, 03:57 PM   #21
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stagnant Quote
Actually the flash was pointing upwards. I can't mount a proper diffuser onto my flash Metz 58 AF-1. Besides as I mentioned, I have barely any experience with flash. How would you suggest to use flash in that situation ?
You can mount a great diffuser system on that Metz. See
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/568273-REG/LumiQuest_LQ_105_ProMax_80_20_System.html

Better yet, ditch using pTTL for quicker and more consistent exposures; by using the on-board flash in M (ratio) settings and the Demb Pop-It and LQ system on the big flash, control two sources with unlimited light control, no extra batteries or triggers (just an optical slave on the big flash), and with no direct light on your subject(s). See this quick example:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/172-pentax-k-3/285299-hmmmm-bit-disappoin...ml#post3111014
This works better than servo mode on the Metz.

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01-11-2015, 10:25 PM   #22
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stagnant Quote




This time it was a wedding of my cousin. Same set up as in the previous shots, except for the last one - a flash was used. All in all the lens and camera behaved in a rather predictable fashion. The light in the wedding palace was quite unfavourable for photography - a mix of day light and artificial light. I did not quite like how some of my shots with the flash ended up, but again it was my first ever experienced of shooting with the flash. I can post some more images, where flash was used, for those who are interested.
get me thinking about the multi Auto white balance...have you tried that?
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QuoteOriginally posted by lawjie Quote
get me thinking about the multi Auto white balance...have you tried that?
That's what I used. It still was quite problematic to get the colours right. According to my observations there is no huge difference between AWB and M AWB,

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