One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (IV) – Pentax K30 Summary

So throughout July I used only my Pentax K30 DSLR, the fifth chapter of my One Month, One Camera (OMOC) project this year. I've spoken in other posts about the K30 specifically, so rather than rehash a partial review of it here (very briefly, it's great, but exposures aren't as consistent as I'd hoped, I'm not… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (IV) – Pentax K30 Summary

One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (III) – Pentax K30 – Patience And Restraint Pays Off

This month I'm using just one camera again, a Pentax K30 DSLR.  In previous posts I talked about being frustrated with erratic exposures, then decide to simplify everything, start with a basic set up, and get used to that before any further experiments. This approach and many photographs later, it seems the patience has paid… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (III) – Pentax K30 – Patience And Restraint Pays Off

One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (II) – Pentax K30 – Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

So this month I'm back on the One Month, One Camera project, with my new to me Pentax K30 DSLR. First impressions were very good, and I anticipated a month of happy photography with my new comrade. But things soon started to get too complex.  The main issue I was having was getting consistent exposures… Continue reading One Month, One Camera – July 2019 (II) – Pentax K30 – Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

The DSLR Dream – Third Time Lucky?

My past history with DSLRs has given me many highs, but ultimately it's fallen short of giving a consistently enjoyable experience. The first round began around 2014 with a Pentax K-x. I arrived there having loved shooting Pentax M and A series SLRs, their native K mount lenses, as well as M42 lenses via a… Continue reading The DSLR Dream – Third Time Lucky?