major league gear loss


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.

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