Wow! The difference three years makes!

June 28, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Hey all - I have been very very very busy in the past three years but all is now back to photography.  In this trying time of a world-wide pandemic, I have been able to refocus and concentrate on what I love - my photography.  

In this time - I have gotten better at my chosen hobby - I have traveled across the country (Moving is NOT a fun thing to do - especially a 3000 mile one).  I have learned quite a bit and will be sharing some of my notes in upcoming blog entries.  Topics I hope to cover are locations in the Oregon/Washington area with a particular focus on waterfalls; Night photography; Equipment choices and why I chose those items; Hiking and Coastal shot notes and much more.

To start - my updated kit is:

  • Pentax K3-IIs
  • Pentax K5
  • Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6
  • Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Pentax 16-85mm f3.5-5.6
  • Irix 15mm f/2.8
  • Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro
  • Pentax 1.4x Teleconverter
  • Benro tripods and ballheads
  • Fomatt-Hitech ND filters
  • Gobe circular polarizers

I chose Pentax many years ago - I was a Pentax film shooter and my film lenses would work with Pentax DSLR bodies.  I have grown to enjoy the feel, balance, reliability.  The rubber-coated magnesium, water resistant body puts up with all I can dish out.  There are many other reasons but the best reason is - I like the way the camera feels and I am comfortable with it.  

When I go on a trip - depending on whether I drive or fly - will determine the backpack I take and what I pack.  Normally - one body, the Sigma 10-20mm lens, Pentax 16-85 lens, filters, batteries, LensPen, spare batteries...  That would be my standard, everyday, shoot 95% of my pictures kit...

On my next installment - Thor's Well - one of my favorite places to go and take photos...

 


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