I guess it's the worst of combinations: being a techie and a photographer. It did not take long to amass an expensive arsenal of some of the most technical admired prosumer hardware available at that stage.
Photography however just got more clinical.
There was a void present, a connection that was amiss, some sort of surrender I could not achieve. Adding to my lacking emotional content the cost of this whole venture was not justified
It was time for something new. I sold off everything.
The plan was to start with the lowest possible expenditure and grow it slowly in the direction that keeps the "happy factor" high.
For me it meant 3 things:
a manual focus lens
an entry level camera body
I bought a Pentax SMC 85/1.8 Takumar manual focus lens.
I didn't know anything about it.
When the first images came out, I was dumbstruck!
The images were absolutely incredible! Rich and full of character!
Only then I discovered that this lens was a much sought after 40 year old classic. Wasting no time I bought a 36 year old Pentax SMC 50/1.4 Takumar. Photography was never the same again!
After some time I saw the Pentax K-3 camera body. Pulling in all kinds of awards it seemed like the perfect home for my lenses. I was rewarded with the most bounteous, magnanimous and plenteous photographic experience ever.
It made me bold, brave and audacious!
Pentax took my awareness of passionate photography far beyond the technical debate to a place called ME AND PENTAX
Thank you PENTAX!
Now I understand