Water sculpture, Seaham Hall Hotel, Co. Durham


Link Posted 19/06/2019 - 08:38
My K10d lay unused for the past six years or so after I moved on to a K5, K30 and K3. I wondered how it might perform so I charged up the battery and took it out for afternoon tea at Seaham Hall Hotel with the 18-55mm lens that came bundled with my K3 when it was new..

It still works.

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Link Posted 19/06/2019 - 09:49
Nice shots David, and it illustrates our obsession with upgrading our DSLR's constantly. A 13 year old camera and you'd find it difficult to pick your images apart from the current equivalent


Link Posted 19/06/2019 - 11:13

just wonderful
I know what i like, If not always why.


Link Posted 19/06/2019 - 11:23
The K10D may be an "old" camera, but it produces fine images such as these. I have had mine for 12 years and never had a problem with it. Being less complex than more recent cameras, there are fewer things to go awry!!


Link Posted 20/06/2019 - 23:17
2nd image for me is the pick and shows what the sensor in the K10 is capable of. I owned a K-m a good few years ago and always loved the quality of landscape images it produced, I think the sensor was the same 10mp one as in the K10. Not very good in low light, but horses for courses and excellent at everything else.


Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs


Link Posted 20/06/2019 - 23:38
Very nice David... sadly never had the pleasure of the K10 (went from an ist ds straight to a K20), but have only ever heard good things about it... partic like the first one of these... partic like the framing and the light on the water...




Link Posted 21/06/2019 - 11:43
Thanks for the comments Lenny Bloke, Old Hat, Derek, David and Bill, much appreciated. When I got my K5 at the end of 2010 the K10 became my second camera but I found it much easier to get reasonable results in PS with the new K5. When the K30 came out I bought one and the K10 was relegated to the back shelf. Over the past few months I have revisited some of the earlier RAW images from the K10 and found I can now do a much better job on them in PS than previously. My processing skills have improved over the years and also later editions of PS are more helpful. David is right though, I think the K10 doesn't handle so well in low light but it undoubtedly has other strengths.
Here's one from Wasdale in 2009 that I just couldn't get right then but a recent PS job on it has transformed the image.

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Link Posted 21/06/2019 - 21:08
I wouldn't expect any less from a K10D.

Lovely colours.

Best regards


Link Posted 22/06/2019 - 13:25
the camera is obviously still very good at the job but lets not forget the skill of the operator to "see" these images in the first place and excecute the capture . Well done David, if i had to pick one it would be 1, a bit of dehaze on the top of 3 and it would have been that one
K3 II and the odd lens or 2

Last Edited by redbusa99 on 22/06/2019 - 13:26


Link Posted 22/06/2019 - 16:17
Thanks Gary and redabus99. I know you love K10 Gary, it was named after you.
Redabus99: Dehazing the top of No.3 was already done but I couldn't do much more with it. The background trees and shrubs were too far off for get better focus and also It was through the top of the glass of the water feature which wasn't to clean.
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