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02-27-2010, 06:27 PM   #16
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This is one big advantage of the K20D, and I can say having the K20D puts my mind at ease doing weddings for its quick customisability. I have personally not been found wanting a great deal more than what my current kit can do - even with the P-TTL and low-light AF limitations.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mcjm78 Quote
I've used the Kx as my second body in a wedding. The main drawback is that I need to limit myself to centre focus only, and no second dial to change ISO setting.

The low light performance is good, but I will still limit myself to 1600 max, as I find the detail destruction too great after that.
Though I dont shoot weedings I agree fully re the K-x and I to now limit ISO to 1600.

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QuoteOriginally posted by nulla Quote
Though I dont shoot weedings I agree fully re the K-x and I to now limit ISO to 1600.

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I disagree! I do shoot weddings and I find that well exposed 4500 is very usable indeed and 6400 can work really well.

Posted some high iso examples in another thread. (no wedding shots... Have only done one wedding since getting my k-x and am still editing)

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/936226-post25.html
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Wedding photos

I just finished a bridal portait shoot using my K7 and I am very pleased with the results, I used to shoot Nikon and Canon but I really like the feel of the K7 and it's weight. I will be shooting the wedding on March 28th, can't wait to give the camera a real workout.

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Can anyone tell me which is the ideal line up lens for wedding photo? I currently have the 50-135 and 35mm macro, so which one I need to add into my current gears?
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Maybe a wide angle.. which you have the DA16-50 on the waiting status.
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QuoteOriginally posted by edhombre Quote
I disagree! I do shoot weddings and I find that well exposed 4500 is very usable indeed and 6400 can work really well.

Posted some high iso examples in another thread. (no wedding shots... Have only done one wedding since getting my k-x and am still editing)

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/936226-post25.html
I agree that it is usable... Its just that I can't stand the detail lost, especially if I peep. Ok.. I have an issue.. as I like to peep

Compared to K7 or K20, Kx is definately better on that department. I went on a High ISO rampage when I first got the cam, but then after review the photos... I think I'll moderate myself a bit... and only use it when needed.

I used to accept as high as ISO 8000 from my Kx, but at close examination, I'll only use it under social setting. Not for my wedding, as flash is still allowed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AirSupply Quote
Can anyone tell me which is the ideal line up lens for wedding photo? I currently have the 50-135 and 35mm macro, so which one I need to add into my current gears?
I used to own the DA 21 LTD, 35 Macro LTD, and DA* 50-135 set-up. If you add a DA 21 LTD to your lens line-up it would work great for the wider shots.

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The DA* 16-50mm is my most used lens at a wedding with the DA*55 f1.4 & DA* 50-135mm second most used.. get two af 540 fgz's and master bouncing flash..



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Don't discount the Canon 7D (slightly more than a K7) with a host of a really good selection of glass at 2/3 the price of Pentax/Nikon equivalents and just as sharp i.e. Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 IS L USM

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Just to mention that the 7D (in the US) is more than 700 dollars more for body only than the K7. I think you have mentioned that Pentax gear in South Africa is way over priced versus Canon, but that isn't true everywhere. In the US, you could get the K7 body with the 16-50 and 50-135 for about 2600 dollars. The Canon 17-40 f4, 70-200 f4 and the 7D body would cost about 3500 and you wouldn't have any lenses faster than f4. The 7D may be faster by a stop in high iso shooting, but you've used it up right there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nulla Quote
Though I dont shoot weedings I agree fully re the K-x and I to now limit ISO to 1600.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mcjm78 Quote
I agree that it is usable... Its just that I can't stand the detail lost, especially if I peep. Ok.. I have an issue.. as I like to peep
You should only peep at prints! And you should only peep at prints from the distance they're meant to be viewed from! That's the way forward... [grin] People spend all this time worrying about stuff you can only see at 100%... so many classic photos are out of focus, covered in grain!
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I shoot with an K-x that works great

I'm low budget at the time and have a sigma 28-135 F2.8-4.5 that cost me $80

and a manual focus 50m F1.7 that cost me $10

works well enough and I hope I can make enough to buy my second body (K30) and a few lenses to help me out
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Ditto here with the K-x. It was my entry way into paid events. It's all I had when I shot this wedding (second shooter) as my K30 was in for repair, mainly with my K50 f/1.2 Valentine's Day 2013 Wedding - a set on Flickr
and this reception (mix of 31LTD and a few others) Matt and Larabeth's Reception - a set on Flickr
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QuoteOriginally posted by mr.b.snowden Quote
Ditto here with the K-x. It was my entry way into paid events. It's all I had when I shot this wedding (second shooter) as my K30 was in for repair, mainly with my K50 f/1.2 Valentine's Day 2013 Wedding - a set on Flickr
and this reception (mix of 31LTD and a few others) Matt and Larabeth's Reception - a set on Flickr
so you do the full wedding mostly in manual focus?

seems hard


but i have done 5 hour mma fights in manual only
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