Thursday, March 13, 2008

Pentax is here...

Sorry about the delay in posting. I came down with a bad cold and today is the first time I felt like doing any thing.

But I have some big exciting news, well, exciting for me. Yesterday I received in the mail my new camera. I was told it would not be shipped from the manufacturer until after the 1st of April. Have no idea of why my supplier had it in stock but I got it and is it super.

In 1976 Jackie gave me a new Pentax K1000 SLR camera that I used for years taking not only print photos but hundreds of 35mm slides. A few years ago I advanced to digital photography but still missed the challenge of creating unique pictures. I was ready to purchase the Pentax k100D last month but found that they had discontinued it for the K20D and the K200D, digital SLR camera. I bit the bullet and ordered the K200D.

One great feature of the camera is that you can insert the batteries turn it to Auto and start shooting. I had my first picture in about 10 minutes. Now I can start learning all the advanced features and shoot all the pictures I want. It's a little on the expensive side but it will last me the rest of my life. I can also use the old lenses that I have for my original K1000, but only in the manual mode. This camera uses a view finder and then when you take the picture you can view it on the large screen. I don't know how many pictures I took with my old digital that I had to guess at because I could not see the picture on the screen on a bright day.

Here is a 6+ minute video if interested.

6 Weeks 5 Days 14 Hours

1 comment:

deanna said...

Congrats Dad! I can't wait to see what you do with it. Maybe you'll let me play?