by oneafrikan on April 18, 2006
Last year I bought a Pentax MZ-6 and a Nikon F70 off eBay at roughly the same time.Â I had an old Pentax ME II Super and a Sigma 70-210 zoom lens that I used together, so I got the MZ-6 to use with the zoom lens.Â My intention was to try out the Pentax and the Nikon against each other to see which one I preferred.
I have to say, that after this weeken in Bath, I really do like the Nikon – it’s bigger (I have pretty large mitts so I need something that doesn’t feel like a plastic dinky toy), faster, more intuitive and now that I’ve read the manual, pretty easy to use.Â Added to which, in the future I can get the Nikon D70 knowing that whatever lenses I use with the F70 I can also use with the D70, which is great.
That said, I’m still going to take the Pentax for another test run to see how I feel about it – I don’t really want to get rid of it and the lens I bought with my hard earned cash.
Now, the only question is whether it’s worth getting a 35mm film and transparency scanner so that I don’t have to pay an arm and a leg each time to get film processed, developed and put onto a cd.