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Compact Cameras - Pentax I-10

8 Nov 2020 10:39AM   Views : 537 Unique : 403

We go back to 2010-2011 to find me using the tiny Pentax I-10. I think this was Pentax trying out the concept of appealing to the retro nostalgia of Pentaxes past. This was their first stab at mimicing the Pentax Auto 110 film camera, and although that had interchangeable lenses and was a system, the new digital compact did not. Its name alludes to the 110 and its design shape also echoed the lines of the original camera, but that was all. However, it did work, and to those who liked the classic look of the original the new offering might well have been (or was) irresistable. Of course this led to other things, but we'll look at the Q series and the MX-1 some other time.

Meanwhile, the I-10 was compact, available in white or black (we had one of each) and actually delivered pretty good results with its 12 MP sensor. Time then to see how it inspired me by way of some sample images, all processed anew.

Red brick and sunshine in Leigh one early Friday morning.
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Red!
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Yes, an early shot of Damhouse.
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An overgrown gravestone in a derelict and abandoned graveyard,
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An impromtu travel shot whilst on my way somewhere....
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My mum-in-law's small bottle collection.
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Flower portraits.
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E-Type at Arley Hall.
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Manchester architecture.
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