Recently picked up the last Pentax 35mm film SLR ever produced, from 2003 to 2006, the Pentax *ist.
Fourth roll. This is a significant milestone as it puts me past the pic count of other cameras I have owned and sold on with much greater pedigrees. Proof that for me what a camera can do is more important than the name on the body. This camera is a wonderful combination of small size,…
…ease of use, and high quality results. My last roll of film really opened my eyes to what this camera is capable of. Was particularly impressed with the way this paired with an f/1.4 lens…
Proved to be a fantastic analog pairing.
The results are a reminder that the most important elements of film photography are the lens and the film used. The camera is a lightproof box with a shutter tasked with maintaining the proper distance between the two. All else is up the person holding the assembled elements. And these elements come together quite nicely. What a fun camera to use.
Here I will post the whole roll. Enough talk here are the images. First photos are the concluding images from a few days ago.
And on to Duke Gardens.