Happy New Year everyone! Starting off 2015 with this set of Michelle Madrigal shot with the Pentax 645Z and a Nikon D700 and Bowens strobes for Manila Bulletin’s Styleweekend Magazine.

Makeup by Xeng Zulueta. Hair by George Aliben. Styled by Krizia Go. Assisted by Sherwin Guzman.

Special thanks to Digital Photographer Philippines for letting me test drive the medium format 645Z.

Pentax 645Z
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Nikon D700

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For the sake of comparison, both cameras had identical settings on every shot. The Pentax 645Z packed four times more resolution, a much wider dynamic range band, better color tones, and a humongous file size per shot over my trusty Nikon D700.

For the top photos I used two lights. One positioned slightly above and behind the model and another in front. The swimsuit with the Js and the succeeding sets were done with one light. The ones on the makeup table and the mirror were shot using available light. I’m working on a diagram on how I did my lighting for upcoming posts! Stay tuned.

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