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Recently, I bought a k-x too. This topic is very helpful for me. Thank you very much for sharing your experience.
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Recently, I bought a k-x too. This topic is very helpful for me. Thank you very much for sharing your experience.
Thank you for your kind comment.

Some previously referred threads that may be useful -

Modern LED Stage Lighting & photography problems ( 1 2 3 ... Last Page)

Kx (jpg) ISO Performance

Saturation of Pentax dSLR Images ( 1 2)

Photo Recovery
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mixed lighting with LEDs






strange and difficult light - but a surprisingly pleasing result -


had to work harder to pull the face out of shadows/silhouette and reduce the over saturation -


strong colored lighting -


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@UnknownVT those are challenging lighting conditions!
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My biggest reason for binning concert shots, after blur, is strong red/magenta light. It really removes all detail from faces. Any suggestions other than shoot more or shoot a group with a different lighting man?!?

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My biggest reason for binning concert shots, after blur, is strong red/magenta light. It really removes all detail from faces. Any suggestions other than shoot more or shoot a group with a different lighting man?!?
LED and prominent magenta lighting is unfortunately getting more and more prevalent
as prices and flexibility of these light improve.
Magenta is attractive to the eyes -
but plays havoc, as you noted, with digital photography
- because it's "pure" blue and red wavelengths only (devoid of green) -
so it's like only using 1/2 the Bayer sensors.....

I have a post on how I mitigated this in:

Post #125 of thread
Modern LED Stage Lighting & photography problems ( 1 2 3 ... Last Page)

the whole thread is about problems with LED lighting in particular magenta
(opening post #1 illustrates how detail is blurred by LED magenta by JPG compression.)

EDIT to ADD
You got me inspired to tackle the problematic magenta photo in that opening post #1

I've just posted #141 in the LED thread.

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The magenta curse

Thank you for those excellent leads. I'll have a play with PDCU to see if i can save more.

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end of official set.....

whole 'nother after hours set....




actual gig -
















but some parts were in stark/dark contrast to the stage -


photo shows much better lighting than actual -
not complaining.....


moving around gets this point of view -



bassist kept head down most of the time -
so if you can't beat 'em....


my favorite "difficult" shot of the night....
while right up front I heard this really sweet refrain/chorus coming from the back -
even craning my neck I couldn't see where the sound was coming from -
had to retreat, then turn round to see this scene - so dark I could not focus -
had to focus on a candle in the end and allow the depth of field to take care of focus....
then had to work pp (including color balance) to get this (EXIF re-attached)
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Mixed lighting - daylight through windows -








balance changed as it became darker -


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dark as......




in a darker than normal place - but at least no hat...

more dynamic perspective - right up at the edge of the keyboard.

high contrast lighting -


can give interesting shots -












djembe player in silhouette


my favorite - party trick -
whole horn section in the back of room -

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I was surprised to see this band listed at a local festival....

not only just in name -
but the full line-up from their peak period, when they had their biggest hits -
The Fixx











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Blade Show 2012 - claims to be the world's biggest knife show -

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darkness and hat...?
no problem.


WoW! he turned his hat around....


my favorite shot of the night
off stage and in the dark.....

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