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Upgraded from my original plan.

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by Ramjet38, Jan 19, 2009.


  1. Ramjet38

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    SONS OF LIBERTY

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    Upgraded from my original plan. My first plan was to purchase the Pentax
    K200D. My reasoning to begin with is that I cut my eyeteeth on Pentax back in ‘72 in Vietnam when I purchased an Ashai Pentax Spotmatic. I loved that camera, and I have some very interesting photo’s from it that I will always cherish. I sold that camera upon returning to the states and have had several other Pentax since, from point and shoot to film SLR’s. I have never, ever considered anything but the Pentax line.

    Back to my “original plan”. The K200D seemed like a logical choice since I already had a few KA lenses from my film days, but the price of the K20D was not in my future for sure. I started doing a little research and thinking and it led me to the K10D. For one I don’t need the scene modes…my God I cut my teeth on nothing but a light meter why would I need something that had cute little symbols on it?

    I was very lucky as there are not many new K10’s available to buy anymore and I think I got a heck of a deal on the body. To me it’s just about the same as its replacement the K20D so why not take a good deal for a great camera.

    Here’s a little history of the K10D and why I chose it.

    The K10D has won a number of awards from the industry, the first being the TIPA 2007 award for the best "Expert Digital SLR".[13] On August 15, 2007, the K10D was announced as the winner of EISAs “European Camera of the Year 2007-2008” award. [14]
    On May 17, Pentax announced that it had won the Japanese Camera Grand Prix 2007.[15] Pentax later announced on June 14 2007, the introduction of a limited edition K10D package in commemoration of winning of the Japanese Camera Grand Prix. The package features a dark brown K10D with gold lettering and a matching battery grip. A large leather camera strap is included with the words "CAMERA GRAND PRIX 2007". [16]
    The K10D won American Photo's Editor's Choice 2007 for the Advanced Digital SLR category. (Volume 18, No. 4 July/August) [17]

    Yes it’s a couple years behind the most fandangled cameras offered today, but it’s still a great camera.
    Thanks for letting me gloat!
    :cool:
     

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  2. hwyhobo

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    I've always had a soft spot for Pentax in my heart. Pentax LX turned my knees into jello. It was beyond my budget, but just handling it was a delight.

    Hope you will post some photos soon.
     

  3. Glkster19

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    If it takes pictures (good one's are a bonus), it makes you happy and you got a good deal on it then congrats. You don't need to justify anything to us. All the manufacturers build good camera's, Canon's are just gooder than the rest. :tongueout::rofl::tongueout::rofl::tongueout:
     
  4. MrsKitty

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    I have a camera made in the 40's that I use sometimes. Who says newer is always better? :supergrin:
     
  5. Ramjet38

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    Yes I wished I still had my old Ashai. What a fool I was to ever part with it. Believe me this purchase was a BIG upgrade for me. There are better and more expensive, but this purchase made me very happy!!!
     
  6. MrsKitty

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    I stumbled across this one at a flea market and paid $5 for it. I bought it doubting it would work but thought it would make a cool bookend. I tinkered with it a second and realized it did work and got a real kick out of playing with it.
     
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    I'm no Photog professional for sure and some of my shots really suck, but some are pretty good. At least this camera has given me a little help from my hand shakes to give me a picture that isn't all blurry.

    I always heard Cannon is what you got when you bred a Pentax with a Nikon, and Nikon was conceived by breeding a Pentax with a Yashica!

    :supergrin:
     
  8. Ramjet38

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    Wow! Lucky find!
     
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    OOPS!

    was trying to start a new thread.
     
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  10. MrsKitty

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    Sorry. I didn't mean that particular, just this old one I got :embarassed:

    It's an Argus C3 or the "brick" as it was called. I ran across an Army manual on how to use it at Goodwill or somewhere like that later, too. :supergrin:
     
  11. Ramjet38

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    Now I know why you thought it would be a good book end.:supergrin: Still a good find for 5 bucks.
     
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    I just need another one for the other side of the stack of books :rofl:
     
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