I became seriously interested in photography surprisingly late, given my father's ever-present SLR as we were growing up. With some urging from nickynocky (no longer blipping) I started a 365 day photography project in order to improve my skills. I've now taken and posted online a photograph a Read more...
I became seriously interested in photography surprisingly late, given my father's ever-present SLR as we were growing up. With some urging from nickynocky (no longer blipping) I started a 365 day photography project in order to improve my skills. I've now taken and posted online a photograph a day for a decade and a bit (as I type this at the end of 2020)
Shortly after I started my daily photographing, my then-4 year old daughter managed to kill my camera (a Kodak compact jobby), leaving me with only my iPhone 3G, and occasional use of my wife's Fuji compact. After some 8 months of that, my wife gave me a Lumix DMC-G10, which served as an introduction to the world of interchangeable lenses...
In 2013, my lovely wife got me a Pentax K-30 for my birthday, with Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens. And more lenses followed, and continue to follow...
My favourite lens is (was?*) my "Plastic Fantastic": the Pentax DA35 f2.4. It is an utterly magic bit of glass ... and plastic.
Christmas 2019 brought me (well, wife did) a Pentax KP. SuPERB bit of kit.
Birthday 2020 brought me - again via wife-of-mine - an SMC Pentax-DA 50mm f1.8; the other "plastic fantastic".
Christmas 2020 brought me (that wife of mine...) an HD Pentax-DA 21mm f3.2 ED AL Limited lens. *And now I'm faced with the very real possibility it might displace the DA35 as my favourite lens.
My photos are fairly ... eclectic, perhaps (sounds better than inconsistent and random) :-p
Pentax K-30 (suffering aperture block failure)
HD Pentax-DA 21mm f3.2 ED AL Limited
SMC Pentax-DA 50mm f1.8
SMC Pentax-DA 35 mm F2.4 DA-L
SMC Pentax-DA 16-45mm F4
SMC Pentax DA 50-200 F4-5.6 ED WR
SMC Pentax-M 50mm f2
Takumar Bayonet 135mm f2.5
Takumar Bayonet 28mm f2.8 (broken!!!)
Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 135mm f3.5
Sigma 30mm EX DC f/1.4
Sigma 70-300 f4 EX DG
iPhone 12 Pro (yes it's a camera; three cameras even, and surprisingly good ones.)