In 2019 I walked a few streets in Hanover, PA with my Pentax DSLR KP camera and the HD Pentax DA 20-40mm lens and made the above images. I sometimes think it would be nice to go back to the streets, but I’m wondering if my back and legs will hold up well enough now, four years later. I’m also wondering about using my KP camera again for such photography, and if so, with what lens.
I don’t have that 20-40mm lens anymore but I could use the 18-135mm lens on my next trip to the streets if I decide to go; or, should I get another lens? The 20-40mm lens had better image quality, but is it worth it? That is hard to decide when I can’t compare them; but, the 20-40mm lens would be 4 oz. lighter in weight and cost me an additional $400.
Or, should I switch to using my Fujifilm X-T30 II camera on the streets? It is smaller and lighter, but I would be concerned about falling and breaking it. I would also need to keep it dry since it isn’t weather resistant. Another alternative that I am considering is replacing the Pentax with a used Fujifilm X-T3 camera. While I don’t have anything else to do, I keep juggling these decisions and considering the pros and cons from different perspectives.
I will probably stick with a rational choice and just keep and use the gear I have, at least until I decide what I can and want to do in the future. Since my going back to the streets is “iffy” and it isn’t rational to invest anymore in an older heavy camera system without a future, I’m not likely to buy any more lenses for the Pentax.