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Pentax k-5 at the Leeds Festival

cabstar
Posted 29/08/2011 - 01:41 Link
Just got back from shooting the Leeds Festival. Forth time I have shot Leeds Festival but this was the first time as a Main Stage shooter.

Also first gig with the K-5. Love the high ISO, the fast shutter speed & most of all its small size. The high shutter speed making jump shots as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. But I also like the skin tones on portraits too.

All in all really really impressed. Want another now for my wide shots....

So on with the pics, only small selection but lots more on my flickr stream.

All K-5 with 50-135mm

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Smeggypants
Posted 29/08/2011 - 01:48 Link
Wicked Shots Gary!!!

The K-5 has taken your shots to a new level. I immediately noticed the difference.
[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
cabstar
Posted 29/08/2011 - 01:50 Link
Cheers Smeggy

I believe it has too. Took a few bands to get used to it, but today has been brilliant.
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Smeggypants
Posted 29/08/2011 - 03:11 Link
The colour balance, saturation, shadow detail, exposure, etc on that Liam Gallagher shot is spot on. Love it!

It took me a little while to get used to my K-5 too. Fantastic Camera
[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
sam-joseph
Posted 29/08/2011 - 07:23 Link
Nice shots. And that Tim Minchin is a strange and yet very funny individual,

Regards
Sam-Joseph
Pentax K7, Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 APO EX, Sigma 70-300 APO, Sigma 1.4x TC, Vivitar 2x TC. Takumar 135mm f2.5, SMC Pentax A 50mm 1:1.7, SMC Pentax -M 1:4 200mm, Pentax X70
Algernon
Posted 29/08/2011 - 09:02 Link
Big leap in quality with the K-5. The only one I don't
like is no:3 contrast is too low and it looks washed out.
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
cabstar
Posted 29/08/2011 - 09:13 Link
The Pete Doherty shot was the hardest of all. Red led lighting smoke and no front lighting with my gx20 I couldn't get anything at all worth keeping. So was pleased to get something from that shoot....
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Pentaxophile
Posted 29/08/2011 - 14:02 Link
Great set as usual Gary! Is that a new water mark? I like it!
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cabstar
Posted 29/08/2011 - 17:36 Link
Yes new watermark, but forgot to take it on my travel laptop Got it from this guy at fiver.com for $5 link excellent service, think I got it within 48 hours of ordering. Most helpful too can well recomend..
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aliengrove
Posted 29/08/2011 - 17:49 Link
Nice shots, I especially like the blue one, sorry but not sure who it is! The only one I am not so keen on is Pete Doherty, but that might be because I think he is a complete twit (being polite with my spelling here) and his music sucks, as much as the lack of contrast in the shot

Did you get any of Seasick Steve with his 3 string guitar?
Edited by aliengrove: 29/08/2011 - 17:49
Mike-P
Posted 29/08/2011 - 19:00 Link
Brilliant set Gary.
cabstar
Posted 29/08/2011 - 21:03 Link
One of my shots has made the Daily Star website

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pentaxanne
Posted 29/08/2011 - 21:56 Link
well done gary, really great set as usual.

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