I have been close to shutting down this blog, until I manage to come up with something different. If I do that, my intention has been to keep my Fuji X100V camera and keep experimenting with B&W styles while making pictures for myself, and selling the Pentax gear due to lack of a use for it. But I really like the Pentax system. Can I find a use for it?
If I keep the Pentax gear, there might be possible uses for the longer Pentax lenses, and I might also use them for some of my B&W styles. The above are a few trials that I made this morning through the window.
My hope is that I can also use the effective 150mm F2.8 macro lens on the Pentax KP outdoors to make other detail B&W images when the days are dreary, dark, and maybe wet. I’ll try that this fall even though it is brighter now. In the past, I would be making colorful images of fall foliage, but it doesn’t look like I will have that opportunity this year. The last time I made good fall images was in Oct. 2015 in WVa.
The advantages of the Pentax system are the longer focal lengths, image stabilization, weather resistance, and cost. These are all features that I would need for outdoor images, provided that I can get out and around enough, and that I can find suitable subjects. I could keep and use the Pentax K-1 Mark II with the 28-105mm FF system for indoors event activities within Homewood, provided we ever have them again, and use the Pentax KP outdoors when I need the longer focal lengths under more questionable conditions.
I would really regret selling my Pentax gear just because I don’t have a use for it. The solution is to find a use for it.