My dear friend Jay, who I met before photography was even a twinkle in my eye, has grown from a lovable guy with a great wife working as a tech guy at the local ISP to a lovable guy with a great wife and a big fancy job being all corporate and stuff. He’s now what we in the IT business call “a big shot” and needed a new headshot for business cards and speaking engagements (told you he was fancy!). He came to my workplace “studio” and we had a session that resulted in some great shots of him.
After I got the Pentax K-1 I decided it was time to invest in some of the newly released full frame lenses. The first I got was the Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR Lens, a gorgeous bit of kit that I’m happy to put together a “Real World Review” of. This is a big and chunky lens, which is not what Pentaxians are used to with their lovely small and light APS-C lenses, but it’s been the lens that’s on my camera most of the time since I got it, as the 24-70 is the canonical “walk around” lens. But does that come at a price? Read on…
I finally broke down and picked up the Pentax HD D FA 70-200/2.8. I took it out for a quick run today at Chilliwack River where there was a kayak race being held. I thought it would make a really good test of the capabilities of this brand new lens from Pentax. I wanted to share a few quick images and some thoughts from the first few photos before a more extensive real world review is posted.
I like experimenting now and then with different types of photography that isn’t weddings and portraits. A friend of mine who owns Hollandia Greenhouses in Pitt Meadows asked me to do some architectural photography on their newly redone backyard and pool. I’ve never done this type of photography really seriously so I spent some time with Mike Kelley’s Where Art Meets Architecture from the great FStoppers. Some simple ideas, but a lot of very different thinking is required.