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08-18-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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coming soon: 90% of wedding shot on film!

I was asked to be a second shooter at a wedding this weekend... kind of un-expected, but whatever. Since it was unexpected, and it was a location wedding four hours away...and I got notification 4 and a half hours before the wedding...all I had time to do was grab my kit bag and hope there was stuff in my bag I could shoot with.

On arrival on site, my bag consisted of:
Pentax LX
Pentax K5
Olympus OMD EM-5

Pentax DA*50-135
Pentax FA 31
Pentax FA 43
Pentax FA 77
Olympus 15mm f8 lens cap pinhole lens
PK-m4/3 converter

2 rolls of Kodak Extar 100
1 roll of Illford 200 B&W

So what else was I supposed to do? I mounted the 77 up to my LX, loaded up the Extar, and started on my merry way. Photos should be in my hand Tuesday.

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I'm holding my breath!! Really - I hope the client appreciates what they'll have.
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Film (in full or in part) is pretty much standard for high end wedding photography in my region. The way it was explained to me is that the brides are savvy to the archival nature of film as opposed to digital media. I am looking forward to seeing the results and am sure the couple will be happy.


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And the K-5 wasn't an option? Flat batteries or ... ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wired Quote
I mounted the 77 up to my LX, loaded up the Extar, and started on my merry way.
Sounds awesome, cant wait to hear how they turned out
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And the K-5 wasn't an option? Flat batteries or ... ?
Weddings move to fast to be swapping lenses like that. Liable to miss something. While a viable option... the LX+77 combo was much more natural surpisingly.

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So cool. I'm betting the happy couple gets some really special photos out of this.
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got them back last night, got half of the scanned, gonna keep going later tomorrow. I'm pretty happy with the results overall. A couple shots I wished I had I missed due to timing... ahh film, requires so much more precision.

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This thread needs pics!!

Recently shot a wedding with a whole mix of cameras. The Pentax 645 and the Pentax K-7 were my pentaxian contributions to the wedding setup. The Pentax 645 is amazing stuff.

But excited to see the LX with the FA limiteds!!
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This thread needs pics!!

Recently shot a wedding with a whole mix of cameras. The Pentax 645 and the Pentax K-7 were my pentaxian contributions to the wedding setup. The Pentax 645 is amazing stuff.

But excited to see the LX with the FA limiteds!!
agreed! I need to finish scanning, hopefully tonight!

I would love to see your 645 shots!
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here is one of the better ones of the day. My 4 week old is eating into my scanning time... so I apologize about the delays.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Wired Quote
here is one of the better ones of the day. My 4 week old is eating into my scanning time... so I apologize about the delays.
It's a cool shot for sure. I love shooting weddings on film - I've only done 1 or 2 as a "friend", but I've ended up with some shots I really liked.

My only complaint about your photo is your choice of film. I love Ektar for just about everything architectural or natural, but if skin is a major part of the shot, Ektar often brings out too much red. I usually elect for a different film.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wired Quote
So what else was I supposed to do? I mounted the 77 up to my LX, loaded up the Extar, and started on my merry way.
Man -- you are my new hero!
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It's a cool shot for sure. I love shooting weddings on film - I've only done 1 or 2 as a "friend", but I've ended up with some shots I really liked.

My only complaint about your photo is your choice of film. I love Ektar for just about everything architectural or natural, but if skin is a major part of the shot, Ektar often brings out too much red. I usually elect for a different film.
I agree. I prefer Portra 160 for people. Otherwise Ektar for everything!

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I agree. I prefer Portra 160 for people. Otherwise Ektar for everything!
Yeah, and god forbid that you do any postprocessing. I get so spoiled on film with everything coming out exactly right with no PP that I forget that is even an option sometimes. Reducing the reds to achieve a more natural skin tone shouldn't take much time.
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