Photography is now in uncharted waters.
About five weeks ago, I posted all of my digital equipment on my local Craigslist. I received a multitude of scam emails (one asking me to send the camera to the sender’s son, who was from Texas but was in Nigeria studying photography). It was time to make more serious investments in my equipment, and what I had was just not cutting it for me. About a week ago, I received an email that appeared to be legitimate. Yesterday, a young couple made a five-hour round trip with their baby, and took all of my digital camera equipment with them.
I am now down to three 35mm bodies (Pentax K1000, Ricoh KR-5 Super II, Ricoh KR-10) and a freezer full of film. I do intend to invest in more digital equipment soon, though I haven’t quite decided what it will be yet. Nikon’s old D200 is an attractive option and priced right. The other (probably more difficult) decision is lenses. It isn’t often that one gets to start from square one. Perhaps a 17mm for landscape and wide shooting and 28mm for everday use? Maybe the 28mm and a 50mm for portraits and low light shooting? What about a 55mm micro that could double as a portrait lens? It would be slower, but a micro would be a lot of fun.
“Busy, busy, busy.”
Pentax K1000 test roll, Fuji Superia 400 processed C-41, scanned and converted to grayscale.