My first dSLR was a Pentax because it offered the best value, or "bang per buck
I discovered digital photography back in 2000 with a Canon S10
featuring 2 M pixels. Price tag: 800 EUR, but it was something big and promising. I updated to a Canon A70
in 2003, enjoying some of the manual controls.
Actually, I went back to true photography when I bought a Pentax *ist DL
in 2006! I eventually had to re-learn the depth of field... The Pentax *ist DL was a great camera, despite somehow over-processed colours in automatic mode. But the main point was, I was using the manual controls more and more, enjoying the freedom of taking my picture and pushing the limits.
So the Pentax K10D
offered the big jump in 2007, also with the re-use of the classic Pentax DA zooms 18-55 and 50-200 mm I already owned. The quality of the K10D's sensor asked for better lenses. So I got the DA* zoom
50-135mm in 2007, the 16-50mm in 2008 and the 60-250mm in 2009.
The K10D was an excellent camera, but the AF was somehow slow, continuous shooting limited at 3.5 fps, and the industry keeps delivering exiting new features, as live view, horizon adjustment, enhanced dynamic range and so on. With a Pentax K-7
under the 1,000 EUR frontier, I changed for a K-7, keeping my precious DA star lenses.
Main subjects are family, landscapes, wild life and architecture.
Pentax K-5 + BG4 + DA* 16-50 + DA* 50-135 + DA* 60-250 + AF-540FGZreivilophotography.weebly.com