Looking at photo pages at the Internet, I am always wondering what kind of
photo equipment was used to make this beautiful pictures ? If you feel like
me, on this page you can see what I use.
In my opinion MZ-5n is one of the best amateur camera of today. Very
convenient and clear user interface. There are two main control - aperture
ring on the lens and shutter dial atop the camera. If aperture ring and
shutter dial in "A" position - you have full auto mode. If you change
aperture - you have aperture priority auto exposure, if rotate shutter dial
- you have shutter priority AE. Change both - and you have full manual mode.
Pentax MZ-5n have DOF preview button and spot metering - the absolute demand
for art photography. Besides, MZ-5n is very light and compact, it means you
can have it along all the time.
- No multiple exposures
- Flash exposure correction is possible, but is not easy.
I have bought this camera body for two reason : the first is that
my wife like my MZ-5n more than me ,
and the second - I want to have BW film always in
camera. MZ-M is now the cheapest Pentax body and have the same controls as
MZ-5n. The MZ-M is the only camera under $200 (as far as I know) which have
What Pentax MZ-M does not have (compare to Pentax MZ-5n) :
- Auto focus
- Spot metering
- Built-in flash (and more important - does not have TTL flash metering
for external flash)
Pentax FA 28-70 mm F4
Light and compact standard zoom. Constant speed F4 - very rarely for consumers lens.
Sigma 70-210 mm F 3.5-4.5 APO Macro
Very well built medium telephoto zoom. It has F3.5 speed up to 135 mm - very
useful for portrait. Supplied with bayonet lens hood. Has macro mode ad 210
mm 1:2. Rather heavy (about 500 grams)
Ricoh XR Rikenon 50mm F 1.7
Manual focus, very high speed. It is almost eight time brighter than my
zooms. It was bought used by bargain price and work very well.
ํษา-20ํ ํ๓ 20/3.5
Manual focus, M42. The real wide lens, not 28 or 24 mm as most of todays
At the moment I don't have any flash. I prefer natural light.
Manfrotto 190B / 352RC
The most inexpensive and the lightest full size tripod of Manfrotto.
My old equipment - I use it before I buy
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