Roll 7. This camera has been a joy. I expected the Pentax *ist to be good, but it has been excellent. Already wrote a review, but here is a high-level recap.
- One of the most compact cameras I have used. Especially impressive since it is an SLR.
- Great ergonomics and an intuitive control layout.
- The fastest focusing AF film camera I have ever used. Extremely accurate also.
- Great lenses are available.
- An affordable camera with affordable lenses.
- Combined they produce image quality that rivals anything out there.
- Does nothing for IQ, but I also like the way it looks.
So ease of use is teamed with stellar IQ. Cool.
As I mentioned in my last Pentax *ist post I had skipped a roll. Roll 5 specifically. Was trying to develop a film with Cinestill df96 that was not meant to be. Fuji Acros II. No more. I traded the two remaining rolls I had for three rolls of an old favorite. Ilford HP5.
And it plays just fine with Cinestill df96.
Back to the star of the show. The last Pentax 35mm film SLR ever produced, from 2003 to 2006, the Pentax *ist.
.Once again for lenses I mixed it up between two lenses. Mostly the 28mm f/2.8…
…but I took a few with the 50mm f/1.4.
Why 36-1? I mistimed one shot and the subject was just at the tip of the frame.
I will end this post the same way I ended the last. This camera has earned the top spot as my current favorite 35mm film camera.