Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill

Cooper’s Shop
Pentax K10D, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SMC Pentax-DA AL

As we packed to leave for Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill I considered which film camera I should take along. I still have 43 of them to choose from (full list here). It’s often hard to choose, and it was especially so this time for some reason.

I decided not to dither, and instead packed my digital Pentax K10D DSLR with its 18-55mm zoom.

The K10D was introduced in 2006, and the DSLR state of the art has advanced considerably since then. My wife’s six-year-newer Nikon D3200 can get some photos my K10D can’t, primarily in dim light. A couple of my dim-light shots would have been wonderful had they been less noisy and had I been able to choose a higher ISO for a faster shutter speed and less risk of shake.

But the vast majority of photos I make with the K10D are in good light, where the camera performs perfectly well. I love the warmth it captures.

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single frame: Cooper’s Shop



11 thoughts on “single frame: Cooper’s Shop

  1. -N- says:

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the older digital cameras used the CMOS sensor as opposed to something more used today – name of it eludes me. If I recall, the CMOS sensor is closer to film in quality or rendering, and combined with old glass is supposed to be rather outstanding. I almost went with Pentax when considering my first digital, but a friend loaned me his Nikon D70 for over a year, so I went with Nikon.


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