Diary Blip (Saturday 15th May 2021)
When I bought my first DSLR in 2010 I bought a Pentax 16-45mm wide angle to medium lens for it and eighteen months later I upgraded to a Pentax 17-70mm lens, which I really liked and found very versatile. I'm not quite sure why but I part-exchanged it for a different sort of lens in July 2016. I probably thought that the 18-55mm kit lens covered all the focal lengths I needed by then. The newest of these was red and came with my red K50.
However I missed the 17-70mm lens and began to notice the limitations of the kit lens, so when I discovered there was a Sigma 17-70mm lens that some reviewers preferred to the Pentax, and which was also a macro lens, I found one in very good condition on Ebay and it arrived on this afternoon. It should pair nicely with the Sigma 70-300mm macro lens on the yellow K50 (macro on 200-300mm only).
The gadget on top of the camera records the GPS.
Day 1 - Budding Irises #1 #2
Tuesday 18.5.2021 (1910 hr)
Blip #3427 (#3177 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #013
Blips/Extras In 2021 #083/266 + #052/100 Extras
Day #4069 (899 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2570 (#2411 + 159 in archived blips)
Taken with Pentax KS-1 (Blue) and Pentax smc P-D FA Macro 100mm F2.8 WR prime lens
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Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Vashti Bunyan - Train Song (1966)
I got up this Saturday morning to Elizabeth Alker's Breakfast show on Radio Three, mostly quite different in mood to my normal radio listening and very diverse and entertaining. She played this, closer to my normal listening fare, a single for Columbia in 1966 that was largely overlooked, as was the 1970 album Just Another Diamond Day that became extremely popular some thirty years later.
One year ago:
The Old Forge (Alliums)