Does it make any sense to use Pentax in the wedding photography?


Smeggypants

Link Posted 29/04/2011 - 06:37
Siekierus wrote:
Because on some forums ( even Pentax forums) it was clearly stated that without FF you can't even think about shooting weddings.

Every forum has it's share of idiots. Anyone who says that is one of them.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

K10D

Link Posted 29/04/2011 - 06:47
Probably done a dozen weddings in total and always used Pentax. The last wedding I did was in Bahrain and I used the MZ-S and the istD. No problems and lots of good images.

Best regards

Oggy

Link Posted 29/04/2011 - 12:03
As I see it the pros for Pentax are very good colour, contrast,good noise control and an excellent choice of lenses in the range you are likely to need.Any issues with focus speed or longer lenses do not really cause problems in this environment.

I am surprised more people do not use Pentax for weddings.

fatspider

Link Posted 29/04/2011 - 23:45
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What about ISO? How far can I go?

Obviously keep it as low as possible, but for a wedding even with my K5 I would try to keep it under 800 (not that I do weddings.....voluntarilly)
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 30/04/2011 - 01:24
fatspider wrote:
Quote:
What about ISO? How far can I go?

Obviously keep it as low as possible, but for a wedding even with my K5 I would try to keep it under 800 (not that I do weddings.....voluntarilly)

With the K-5 you'd get away with 6400 at a wedding for the nigh time fun and frolics shots. better than ruining the atmosphere with flash IMO

But yes I agree that was the rest keep it below 800 if poss
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Siekierus

Link Posted 01/05/2011 - 11:40
Thanks a lot for all replies! You've really encouraged me to do it! I start saving for K-5
From Pentax with love...

Glover

Link Posted 01/05/2011 - 12:10
I've used the k-x for weddings no problem, now upgraded to the k-5, looking forward to my first wedding with it the end of this month.
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terje-l

Link Posted 01/05/2011 - 12:49
Please do, Gareth.
Best regards
Terry

K20D, Optio I10, DA 18-55 1:3.5-5.6 AL II, A 1:1.7/50, D FA 1:2.8/100 Macro, Sigma 70-300 1:4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Pentax AF 360FGZ

gartmore

Link Posted 01/05/2011 - 13:31
I'd like to see them too.
Ken
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Dangermouse

Link Posted 01/05/2011 - 14:13
Smeggypants wrote:
Siekierus wrote:
Because on some forums ( even Pentax forums) it was clearly stated that without FF you can't even think about shooting weddings.

Every forum has it's share of idiots. Anyone who says that is one of them.

I bet if the internet and forums had existed back in the pre-DSLR era the same people would have been saying "Without medium format you can't even think about shooting weddings".

Look at the opinions of long-established pros in the days when 35mm film was just breaking through over medium or large format. They didn't think it was good for anything more than holiday snapshots. Jump forward a decade or so and the debate will probably be whether the latest EVIL can cope with weddings or if you need the full DSLR with APS-C sensor.

I do think there's a lot of groupthink in the pro world. They buy CaNikOny gear because it's what everyone else has and because they don't have time (or more likely don't want) to investigate what else is out there.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

Mannesty

Link Posted 01/05/2011 - 18:13
cardiff_gareth wrote:
Just used the K20d & 16-45mm for a wedding on Friday, in the middle of processing the images, will post some up later on when I get a chance if you want ?

Wedding, Friday, surely it couldn't have been . . . . nah, of course not.
Peter E Smith

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Last Edited by Mannesty on 01/05/2011 - 18:13

Siekierus

Link Posted 01/05/2011 - 20:38
cardiff_gareth wrote:
Just used the K20d & 16-45mm for a wedding on Friday, in the middle of processing the images, will post some up later on when I get a chance if you want ?

Looking forward to see them!
From Pentax with love...

Smeggypants

Link Posted 02/05/2011 - 00:45
33 pics up at the moment.

Fantastic Set Gareth!!! You've got some real corkers there!!!

Well done!!!
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Siekierus

Link Posted 02/05/2011 - 13:45
Great set! Thanks for sharing!
From Pentax with love...

Oostal

Link Posted 03/05/2011 - 17:14
Excellent work Gareth! May I ask, what modes on the camera and flash did you use for the fill in flash? The M mode and the PTTL?
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