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02-18-2011, 02:32 PM   #1
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I hang out on a few pro portrait forums and 99% of them are shooting Canon and Nikon. I would love to hear (and see some galleries) some from pro Pentax portrait shooters.
Especially full length portraits taken with the 50-135 2.8 or the 100 wr 2.8. I'm trying to decide between the two.
Anybody out there?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Framed Quote
I hang out on a few pro portrait forums and 99% of them are shooting Canon and Nikon. I would love to hear (and see some galleries) some from pro Pentax portrait shooters.
Especially full length portraits taken with the 50-135 2.8 or the 100 wr 2.8. I'm trying to decide between the two.
Anybody out there?
Well, I am a pro photographer and shoot portraits and macros, but I have neither the 50-135 nor the 100. If you want to see anything with the tamron 28-75, or the K 50mm f/1.4, I can share some. Otherwise, you might want to check out the pentax photo gallery and sort by those lenses or view portraits.

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You might want to contact member: devisor. I believe a lot of his stuff was shot with 50-135 and he has his own web page too... Also, look at benjikan, although I'm not too sure what lenses he's using...
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You might want to contact member: devisor. I believe a lot of his stuff was shot with 50-135 and he has his own web page too... Also, look at benjikan, although I'm not too sure what lenses he's using...
Well, after the 16-50 crapped out on him during the Harpers shoot, I think he's just using the 12-24 and 16-45.

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Eric (devisor) has the 16-50, 50-135 and 100 macro. His work is more like glamour portraiture, but is amazing.
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I am a pro adventure photographer, but a lot of stuff ends up being in the portrait world, even if just environmental portraits. I have the 16-50, 55, 50-135, 100 macro, 200, 300 and so on. The 200/2.8 is by far my favorite lens for portraits. I just LOVE it for that. 50-135 is also very excellent for portraits, and probably gets used more for it, just because it's a smaller package, so I'm more likely to ave it with me, and because you have to have a lot of room to shoot portraits with the 200.

I also did a 4 day assignment in SLC as the staff photographer for the Ourdoor Retailer Daily, which is the short run daily magazine that covers the bigest outdoor industry trade show. (making a magazine a day is INSANTY!) It involved shooting for cover portraits for each issue. One of which was of legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner, and was shot with either the 50-135 or 200 and the K-5. We ended up cropping the shot way in and printing it full cover at 200%. It looked amazing. Sharp as nails prining an up-res version.

I'll try to post samples later on. I've been meaning to try and get around to doing a general wrap up post about that assignment, and then doing the same thing the next week in Denver, for the SIA SnowShow Daily. Nine long assignment days in 2 weeks put the K-5 through the paces for sure!
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devisor has switched to a Canon 5D...
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Thanks all for the replies. I have the 50 1.4 and love it. It rarely leaves my camera but I'm itching for something longer yet still fast.
Ben I would love to see some of your 50-135 portraits. It's the lens I am leaning most towards but I have seen some amazing macro shots with the 100 that have me wanting it just for fun.
Sounds like a very exciting assignment!
It's nice to hear from some other pro Pentax users! Keep em coming.



Thanks again!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Framed Quote
but I have seen some amazing macro shots with the 100 that have me wanting it just for fun.
I'm not pro, but I can offer you a portrait example of DFA macro, 100mm, f2.8 WR:
A friendly fisherman - People & Portrait Photos - Child Eyes
I can recommend you for portraiture, longer than 50mm and still fast, the FA 77mm/f1.8 with an example, here:
4. A dreamer... - People & Portrait Photos - Child Eyes

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The fisherman shot was amazing! Thank you!
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Well, I'm not a probut I do have the 50-135mm. Hardly ever use it as a portrait lens.





Both under very harsh sunlight
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Just like Ron I'm not a pro, but I do own the 50-135. I'm not that much into portraiture, more into sports. Here are two which to me are more snapshots than portraits. It dows however shows what the 50-135 can do.


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Bill Gekas has excellent portraits. He uses Pentax
Bill Gekas Photography

He has several in the Pentax Photo Gallery as well.
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