Why Snapshot?

To my mind there is a vast difference between a photograph and a snapshot.
A photograph is made, the photographer has a vision for the image in mind and sets about creating it. Waiting for the right light or weather conditions and often visiting the scene several times to get it just right.
A snapshot on the other hand is taken as the opportunity arises, often with minimal thought. It is what we do on holiday, when out with family, it aids us in remembering those moments long past.
Having said that, many snapshots are perfect, just like the postcard, whilst some photographs, despite the time and effort, look like a hurried snapshot.
I take mainly snapshots, but occasionally, I get a beautiful photograph.

More of my images can be seen on smugmug and on flickr

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pentax DA 18-135 WR

I recently purchased a 18-135 as a walk around lens. Previously I had used the Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 but find it a bit short at times. With the extra reach and Weather resistant seals the Pentax has great appeal.

Initial impressions are that it is softer in the corners and slower than the Sigma however the extra reach and WR combined with the cleaner high ISO's of the Kiis over my trusty old K10 more than compensate.

For the type of photography I do when reaching for a walk about lens I think it will be just fine.

Here are a few sample shots.

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