King_Corduroy wrote on 2021-03-14, 21:22:
Nice, didn't even know Pentax was still around.
Yes, they 'still' are. Ricoh owns the brand and doesn't invest a lot of money in it. They currently don't have a mirrorless camera, in fact, they want to focus on DSLR with a pentaprism and make it better.
pixelatedscraps wrote on 2021-03-16, 03:35:
Photography is my bread & butter (jam). I own and operate a studio based in Hong Kong with plans to open a branch in Berlin soon […]
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Photography is my bread & butter (jam). I own and operate a studio based in Hong Kong with plans to open a branch in Berlin soon.
We use Canon, Sony and Mac almost exclusively and are predominantly a commercial lifestyle studio. Software-side we are using Capture One and Adobe. But I suspect if we are on Vogons, the topic should be which vintage gear do I use in my downtime 😉
Here are some of my favourites that I have on rotation:
Mamiya 6 with 50mm f/4 G lens loaded with Tri-X, Delta 100 or Aerochrome
Leica M4 with 35mm f/2.8 Summaron
Yashica T4 Super
Nikon FM2 with 50mm f/1.4
Olympus 35 SPN
And don't even get me started on the Soviet-era rangefinders...
That's so nice if you can actually earn a living with photography. I guess you need to have the right contacts (which I don't). I've spent a LOT of money on photography gear as an amateur and never earned a penny with it, except indirectly with the product photography I do for my webshop (for which I don't use my pro cameras haha).
I also own several classic / vintage film cameras, like a Nikon FA and Nikon F-501, but I'm totally not interested in range finder cameras.
I only spend money on three brands: Canon, Nikon and Pentax. It just gets out of control if you don't adhere to some rules 🤣 xD
I'm not really a collector by the way, I actually use my cameras. I especially like street photography.