This year I’ve been exploring colour photography, after struggling in the past to find a colour set up that I’m anything like as happy with as the b/w images made with a number of cameras.
The story so far can be read here.
Perhaps most important was the last chapter, where my recent acquisition of a Pentax K100D DSLR had led to colour photographs straight out of camera that I was very pleased with.
Well, after the first couple of photoshoots with the K100D, I had planned to revert to business as usual, ie shooting predominantly in black and white.
But the colour output of the K100D has been too irresistible, so the majority of my shots have been in colour.
I have tried a few b/w photographs, using the camera in the same “bright” colour mode, then converting to b/w in Snapseed afterwards, and the results have been very pleasing too.
But since I have half a dozen cameras that deliver satisfying b/w images – either straight out of camera or via a simple Snapseed tweak – and the K100D is pretty much the only one that seems to consistently deliver colour, its unique place and purpose seems assured.
The output looks pretty uniform using different lenses too, but perhaps best with the two A and F series lenses I have, the SMC Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7 and the SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom I wrote about recently.
The colours with these two lenses seem simultaneously even more rich and natural than those taken with my couple of later DA series lenses.
All photographs in this post were made with the Pentax K100D.
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