In 2008 I had two cameras – A Pentax K200d to act as a Second body to my K10D it eventually became my main camera of choice. It was rated as a beginners camera but had weatherproofing. However, by 2009 I owned 6 DSLRs. I had bought a Canon EOS 50D, EOS 500D, Nikon D90, Nikon D300s. I was spreading my wings testing the myth about which is the best camera. Whilst I still retain the Pentax K10D, Canon 50D and 500D I no longer have the Pentax K200 or Nikon cameras. I had fun that year taking 13,900 images, learning to cope with RAW files and Lightroom – having given up Photoshop as far too complex for my simple needs. The breakdown per camera is:
Pentax K10D – 4021 images, Pentax K200D – 2800, Canon 50D – 1974, Canon 500D – 1915, Nikon D90 – 1508 and the Nikon D300s – 571, a total of 12965 pictures the remaining 931 taken with unknown cameras. As you can see I preferred using the Pentax K10D closely followed by the K200D. The Canons came second and the Nikon last. I still have not solved the which is best dilema as I use Pentax, Canon and Nikon for different tasks.
Anyway I digress 2009 I took the K200D on my travels around the UK as it was lighter then the K10 and a lot lighter than the Canon/Nikon. My Partner (Susan) and our fellow Intrepid Sid had fun traveling around Scotland, Down to York and looking through the images brought back the adventures. My highlights were – Photographing inside St Giles Cathedral (actually the High Kirk of Edinburgh), Catching the moment the 1 o’Clock gun was fired, our trip to Inchcolm Island in the River Forth and my night shot of the Forth Bridge (rail bridge) at night from North Queensferry Harbour, at the time the bridge was undergoing a lengthy restoration and paint job – started in 2002 and finished in 2011.
I’ll leave you to enjoy (or not as the case may be) a short video of my wanderings with the Pentax K200D