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Old Dec 24, 2011, 10:06 AM   #1
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Default Some more Christmas Concert shots

For this concert, which was performed twice to accomodate all the students in the pretty small theatre, I brought both my cameras: the old and beloved *istDS, and the K5. I used the DS with the FA 20mm 2.8 and the F 50mm 1.4. On the K5 I put the A* 85mm 1.4 for the first round, and the A* 200mm 2.8 for the second.

Observations:
High ISO and dynamic range. Huge difference, in spite of the DS being perhaps the best high iso body before the K5. I put the DS at ISO1600, and jumped between 1600 and 3200 on the K5. The K5 gave me quite a range for exposure tweaking in post processing, while the DS shots are OK as they are but without any headroom for lightening up the darker areas.

Shutter sound. The DS goes CLA-DACKKKK, while the K5 goes psttt-dock....

This was also the first time I used the K5 with the new EE-s matte screen "for real". All 85 mm shots were easily and properly focused, any blur was due to camera shake or object moving too fast for the shutter speed.

Pictures in following posts.

Kjell

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Old Dec 24, 2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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The first five:

K5 body A* 85mm 1/15 sec f2 exposure tweak -3.3 iso1600
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K5 bodyA* 200mm 1/125 sec f2.8 exposure tweak -1 iso 1600
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K5 body A* 85mm 1/200 sec f2 exposure tweak -0.3 iso 1600
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K5 body A* 200mm 1/250 sec f2.8 exposure tweak -1.0 iso 1600
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K5 body A* 200mm 1/800 sec f2.8 exposure tweak -1.3 iso 3200
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Old Dec 24, 2011, 10:22 AM   #3
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Next and last five:

K5 body A* 85mm 1/30 sec f2.8 exposure tweak -3 iso 1600
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*istDS body F 50mm 1/125 sec f2.0 exposure tweak -1 iso 1600
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K5 body A* 200mm 1/60 sec f2.8 exposure tweak -1.3 iso 1600
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K5 body A* 200mm 1/60 sec f2.8 exposure tweak -1.3 iso 1600
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*istDS body FA 20mm 1/30 sec f2.8 exposure tweak -1 iso 1600
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Thanks for looking!

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Old Dec 24, 2011, 10:49 AM   #4
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Great series, hard to chose what I like best but I think the 1st and 3rd are my favorite

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I think they are all great-being an Ist DS fan I think the old timer held up very well!
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Really lovely series - bet the children will love them. Only C&C I'd give is to watch the cropping in a couple (#3 & #4) to avoid cutting off bottoms and faces !
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Really love the pictures! Well done!
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For this concert, which was performed twice to accomodate all the students in the pretty small theatre, I brought both my cameras: the old and beloved *istDS, and the K5. I used the DS with the FA 20mm 2.8 and the F 50mm 1.4. On the K5 I put the A* 85mm 1.4 for the first round, and the A* 200mm 2.8 for the second.

Observations:
High ISO and dynamic range. Huge difference, in spite of the DS being perhaps the best high iso body before the K5. I put the DS at ISO1600, and jumped between 1600 and 3200 on the K5. The K5 gave me quite a range for exposure tweaking in post processing, while the DS shots are OK as they are but without any headroom for lightening up the darker areas.

Shutter sound. The DS goes CLA-DACKKKK, while the K5 goes psttt-dock....

This was also the first time I used the K5 with the new EE-s matte screen "for real". All 85 mm shots were easily and properly focused, any blur was due to camera shake or object moving too fast for the shutter speed.

Pictures in following posts.

Kjell
I guess it was the fast 85mm which excels in such low light demanding situation. The 8th & 9th images stand out given the fast pace of the subjects. I can imagine that I would have had very few keepers.

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Very nice. Looks like both cameras and lens sets did well.

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Old Jan 1, 2012, 8:05 PM   #10
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Fantastic series Kjell, What's the story behind #5, birds on the hat etc?

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