It's been a month since my big Kentucky Derby win and I decided to put my winnings to good use by finally ordering our new DSLR camera online!
I settled on a Pentax K200D SLR Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens and purchased it online from B&H Photo with no tax and free shipping!
I did a lot of comparison shopping and comparative research, and ultimately settled on the Pentax because:
a). I've owned a Pentax point-and-shoot in the past and it lasted me 6 years with amazing quality photos, I have yet to find a comparable replacement.
b). It's equipped with Pentax's Shake Reduction mechanism, which reduces camera shake for sharp, blur-free images.
c). It's body is sturdier than most I compared it to, with dust-proof, water-resistant construction.
d). This Pentax will accept ANY Pentax lens ever made, even from decades past. No, I don't own old Pentax lenses right now, but I like that I have the option to find many interchangeable and affordable lenses in the future, new or used, that will extend the life of my camera body, hence making it less likely to become obsolete to me.
The best news is that it is supposed to me delivered TOMORROW. I can't wait to open it up and try it out this weekend. I know I have a lot to learn but it will be a fun process.
I'll be sure to start posting many more photos very soon!