I’ll be doing a lot of photography in Depeche Mode*

I’ll be doing a lot of photography in Depeche Mode*

I think that every photogrpaher has a few lenses on their wish list, for me it was a macro and wide angle (10mm) lens. I don’t know how much I’d use either one but have always wanted to play with them and see what they’re like. I’ve read a lot of people saying once they get a wide angle lens it stays on the body most of the time. I’m sure that if/once I get these two lenses there’ll be more that I want (upgrade camera body from K-7 to K-5).

Anyway, I bought a Pentax 100mm f2.8 1:1 macro lens last Friday, on clearance sale in Currys. I’ve played around with it over the weekend and realise that there’s a steep learning curve. So you can expect a swarm of macro photographs in the next few weeks.

All of up until now has been with a non-dedicated macro lens, either a compact camera or one of my other lenses and cropped.

( * macro is a song by Depeche Mode)


  1. Dave
    February 9, 2012 at 17:22 — Reply

    Looks like a sweet lens. I obsessed with super fast lenses. My Nikkor 50mm 1.8D rarely leaves my camera. I just love the extreme depth of field you get.

    • admin
      February 10, 2012 at 10:51 — Reply

      Thanks for the comment.
      Over the few years since I’ve had my Dslr I’ve built up a collection of exclusively fast lenses:
      Pentax 100mm f2.8 macro
      Sigma 30mm f1.4
      Tamron 17-50 f2.8
      Sigma 70-200 f2.8

      As they say “it’s all about light”. Very true and these lenses all help.
      I’d still like to have an 18-250 (or 270)mm lens as an all-in-one walkarond lens. I had one before and sold it to finance my Sports lens, found it versatile for wandering around new cities; can go from a wide angle shot to zooming into a building accross the road to capture some detail.

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