two shots I took with a Nikon d3100 w 18-55 Nikkor lens – I was out enjoying the autumn sunshine, lots of leaves down but still some colour left up on the trees….these are in Tay Township about 100 miles north of Toronto.
just bought one today, my treat to me, still unpacking, charging battery and getting ready to take baby steps with it.
It is an awkward time to be buying , a new digital camera with the new kids on the block, CMOS sized sensored mirrorless interchangeable cameras just getting onto the market blurring the line between point and shoot and dslr….
a camera out of the old film slr tradition with some size and an actual viewfinder which is what I used in my film days, had the strongest attraction for me.
I did a lot of research and paid attention to Ken Rockwell and to dpreview.com
some first shots today:
somehow last Thursday my Pentax K10d went missing….
either I left it somewhere, and I have retraced my steps or
someone lucked out and spotted it on the floor of my backseat and I was dumb enough to forget to lock the car, and given that it was one of those days with about ten stops and therefor ten chances to forget to lock it, that may be the answer.
It was a good camera. I will miss it.
I am pondering whether to replace it and how to replace it. I bought a Pentax Ds;r to make use of all my old pentax film lenses but then found I didn’t use them much. I mainly used the kit lens, a 18-55mm da lens. Some people scoff at the quality of the kit lenses, but seems fine to me. If I do that in future, I can buy a lower end dslr from Canon, Nikon, or Sony and be pretty much back into my old digital slr grooove
However, I am looking at a Samsung NX100 as a possible buy.
There is one other factor, DSLRs are heavy generally. I found I often left the big guy at home and took a more compact camera with me, sometimes my Sony h50 and more recently my Samsung PL80, a very compact little guy indeed. The best camera is the one you don’t leave at home.