June 10th, 2013, 17:48
Hey, are you copying my life! :isadizzy:
I too got started with photography at an early age (playing with my Dad's Box Brownie), had a Spotmatic as my first SLR (followed by a Spotmatic II and a K-1000) then got into digital thanks to an Olympus C-2040 point and shoot.
The past few weeks I have been hankering after a DSLR in the hope that it would get me outside the house and doing some gentle exercise pottering around and taking photos (I have become something of a recluse thanks to ill health and rarely step outside the house anymore). I looked long and hard at a Canon T3 and a Nikon D5100 and then I discovered a little beauty that out-performed both of those cameras for not much more money!
I am now awaiting delivery on a Pentax K-30 and as an added bonus all my existing Pentax film gear (two large camera bags worth of lenses, teleconverters, extension tubes, etc. etc. etc.) will work happily on the new camera (albeit in manual mode but that's how I always used them in the past anyway).