Brand new K-5

My K-5 developed a flaw over the new year where the front e-dial stopped working. I thought it was a straight forward problem and would require a simple fix. I sent it off in early January thinking it would be sorted in a matter of days.

Three weeks later, I was given a new K-5 replacement!

I do not know why I was given a replacement as I didn’t notice any sensor stains nor did my camera front focus in tungsten light. As far as I could tell the camera worked fine apart from the mentioned e-dial issue.

Still, I’m not complaining about receiving a new K-5. Kudos to Pentax and Clifton Cameras for sorting this out.

Portrait of a lady

A portrait of my lovely wife, taken over the weekend at Hampton Court Palace. I positioned her under some low hanging branches against a tree. This served two purposes, first and foremost it cuts off top light and it gives us the nice soft light that’s good for portraits. Secondly, it provides a very uncluttered background.

For processing, I opened the file in Bibble and converted it to black and white using the INDA plugin, with the Agfapan 400 film simulation.

This was taken with a Pentax K-7 and the 50-135mm lens.