New... used.. K10D, and the Scott Monument

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    cigrainger TPF Noob!

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    So I'm in a group that is part of a student-run charity that works with local NGOs around the globe (we're going to Cameroon to build a trade and development centre in a village called Bamendjin), and I spent the day bagpacking at M&S till it was dark out, fundraising. I got home to find that my new (used) Pentax K10D and Pentax SMC-DA 16-45/4 lens were here, but that it was pitch dark outside already. I decided not to let that deter me, and went out into the cold with my new camera. As expected, it was too dark, and only one shot came out that I liked. Here 'tis:

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    The K10D is fantastic. I've been using a K100D, and this thing is certainly a very big step up. It feels much more solid, there are many features I wish I had on the K100D (like spot metering), and the autofocus is quick even in low light despite the fact that it uses the screwdriver-type motor. The viewfinder is one of the most obvious improvements, I think, being much larger and brighter (no tunnel vision).
     
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    I dig the shot man! How long was the exposure?
     
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    cigrainger TPF Noob!

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    Thanks! Exif data says it was a 20 sec exposure at f/9.5 at 16mm.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice how St. Giles shows up in the distance. :D
    And I like the outcome of your venturing out into the cold night. Looks good here.
    You've been away for quite long! Where have you been?
     
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    Thanks Corinna :D. I see you've been brushing up on your Edinburgh geography, haha.

    I have been away for a long time -- spending a lot of time studying. I got bogged down trying to get better image quality (on a budget) and not taking as many photos. Medium format is great if you have the time and money, but I have neither. So I sold off a bunch of stuff and upgraded to the K10D and a decent zoom, and now I'm running around taking a bunchhh of photos.
     

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