Pentax 645z Review from Dylan & Sara Photography

The Pentax 645x camera was an amazing instrument that Dylan & Sara used to capture some night time portraits of yours truly. Check out the entire post here
Here's a sneak peek from the article:

High ISO

The camera performs amazingly well shooting at night or in low light with high ISO. There was very little noise in the files, and when it was present it remained somewhat pleasing. We’d feel comfortable shooting up to 12,800 iso for color images, no question. 25,600 is doable if there is some light source or if you plan on going black and white.
The downside is that you really need the high iso. The combination of 2.8 apertures, a giant mirror slapping around, and 51MP resolution makes shooting at slower shutter speeds difficult. We needed to be closer to 1/250th to feel confident we’d have a sharp hand held image.
It is amazing how much shadow detail is retained with the Pentax. Even at higher ISOs the files help up remarkably in post, we were able to boost a 12,800 ISO shot over a stop in post with no problem.
burnside bridge night photo(ISO 6400, f/2.8, 1/60th)pentax-645z-review-0016(ISO 6400, f/2.8, 1/60th)night portrait 645z(ISO 25600, f/2.4, 1/125th)
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Tartan Wool Cape

This wool cape coat has been my favorite item all week as my time in Portland comes to an end. I only have two weeks left in the states and have stayed plenty busy! With working on pretty things that I cannot wait to debut and spending quality time with family, I haven't been blogging nearly as much as I would have liked. But, with all of that said, here's a snippet of Fall in Portland. Cool, crisp, and beautiful.  I snapped these photos on a walk the other night while the sun was still shining (as of today, we all woke up to quite the windy/rainy weather)! 
The tartan cape is courtesy of my sister, I don't want to give it back! ;) 


The Portland Collection by Pendleton + Camel Wool Coat

I wore this Portland Collection by Pendleton sweater dress for the rehearsal dinner of my sister in law this past weekend. Although Portland giving us very warm weather and the coat was not actually needed, I had to bring it out as Portland looks cold and fall-like but is really giving my husband and I the summer we never had (in Northern England). Paired with this borrowed hat (which I hope to own soon ;) this outfit would also look amazing with some knee high coverage or a great Fall bootie. 
Sweater Dress: Portland Collection by Pendleton (c/o Shop Adorn) / Tailored Wool Coat (c/o H&M) / Peep toe wedges: Target
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