Irreversible photography - making images in camera that then cannot be (or are not) altered in any way afterwards - is hugely appealing to me. With my Pentax Q and the 01 Standard Prime 47mm equivalent f/1.9 lens it came with, this is pretty easy. I've set the camera up (using the Quick Dial on… Continue reading Irreversible Photography Gets Quter – Pentax Q 07 Shield Mount Lens
After very promising results recently with an SMC Pentax-A 35-105mm, the next step in my explorations of zoom lenses was to try something that would embrace the wider end. It was time try the lens I got this with the 35-105mm, a 24-50mm, also Pentax-A series. Now I've realised (duh!) that I can use a… Continue reading Tick Tick Tick Tick Zoom?
Traditionally I've been a prime lens kind of photographer. I just like the simplicity of having one less variable to consider. Plus the journey of getting to know how the world looks at a fixed focal length and field of view - so you can visualise the part of the scene the camera will capture… Continue reading Champion The Wonder Zoom?
When I predominantly shot 35mm film, my default lens was a 50 or 55mm. The world just looked right when viewed through them, plus they're compact, can usually focus down to around half a metre, and perform very well. Then when I began experimenting more with digital - first with my Sony NEX mirrorless, then… Continue reading Wandering On The Wide Side
Since discovering film cameras and vintage lenses some five summers ago, I've been through a fair bit of glass. Enough to become concerned about being a lensoholic. What I've learned from this experience - and I appreciate compared with some people's lens count this is a tiny drop in the Atlantic - is which lenses… Continue reading How To Find The Lenses Best For You – Choosing Focal Length