Butterfly bush branch
Pentax K10D, 50mm f/2 SMC Pentax-M
Photo blogger Dan James has long sung the praises of his digital Pentax K10D SLR as a way to shoot his vintage Pentax lenses. This is an older DSLR, introduced in 2006. I found one used for a good price and bought it.
I’ve only just started experimenting with it, but I was able to make good images right away. There are a couple menu settings to set right, and a couple extra steps to take with each frame. But these cameras are made to take even the oldest K-mount lenses. And with an adapter (which I haven’t bought yet), they’ll work well with the older screw-mount Takumar lenses, too. I really want to put my 35mm f/3.5 SMC Takumar on this camera!