Hi Brandon and Steve,
I have been a longtime follower of this website. I stumbled upon your website when I was just finishing up college and was getting more passionate about photography. I used to own a Lumix FZ28 super zoom and was looking to upgrade to a SLR.
I wanted something that I could afford with my grad school stipend yet enable me to do some low light photography. After looking for 3-4 months I chose to go with the Pentax K-5. I believe your review was one of the factors that influenced me to invest in Pentax. That was 3.5 years ago.
I am now about to move from Pentax to Fuji. I was pulling out some of my old files and found a set of images that were overlooked for 3 years now. I thought it would be nice to share those images with you.
I traveled to Japan for a conference with the K-5 and two lenses I could afford then: the M-50 1.7 and the DA 16-45. During the conference my rear LCD broke. So I had no clue how my images turned out during the rest of the trip while I was shooting.
After 2 days in Tokyo, while shooting on the street somehow my camera setting changed to B&W. I only realized this after reaching my hotel at the end of the day. I was a jpeg person then. So there was no way of converting them back. Even though this rendered a lot of images useless (it was fall color time in Japan), I was left with some amazing B&W images. I shot a lot of high iso images in the evening and in B&W without all that chroma noise the K-5 shined. There was this new found respect for the K-5 and also B&W portraiture. The fondness for the latter I still carry today.
I was cleaning up my hard drive and found some interesting ones I shot during that day.
All three images were shot in the Tokyo subway with the 50 mm.
The first one I call “ Spot the 7 Differences”
Second one: “ The Pensive Traveller”
The third: “My Own Private Idaho”
Thank you for maintaining this great website and fostering this photographic community. Also thank you for letting me share these images.
Some more images can be found on my EyeEm page:https://www.eyeem.com/u/prasannagkrish