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My Old Faithful: Pentax Iq Zoom 35mm Camera

Reviewing: Pentax Iq Zoom 130m  |  Rating:
cnt24 By cnt24 on
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I own a Pentax 35mm film camera. Yes, I'm standing up right here and now and telling the world I still have a film camera. When I received this camera I was deathly afraid of digital cameras. I asked for it and I got it.

Now that the truth is out, I have to say I love everything about my little Pentax except one small issue. I had the camera for a little over year when the little LCD screen quit working. Now I cannot see all the little extra features it has like Macro settings, red eye reduction, date insertion, AF...I can't even tell you how many pictures I have left on the roll. Luckily the camera has auto rewind! I just always carry extra film with me when I use this camera.

The reason I still have this little gem is it takes incredible pictures. The two samples I posted will give you some indication. I usually carry my Pentax with me to capture those film only moments. Really nothing beats opening up that film at the developers and rifling through your shots to see if they're any good.

The Pentax not only takes great pictures it's easy to use--even with out the little LCD. Apparently it has a fantastic memory because it still remembers I had it set for red-eye reduction from way back when it quit working.

The battery life is far superior to my digital camera. This Pentax does take one of those special little V3.0 123 Lithium batteries. They are about 6 bucks a shot when you need to replace them. However, they last and last.

I can tell you my gift camera cost about $140 when my husband bought it a couple of years ago. You can get this camera on eBay for under $10 now. Such is my life.

If you are in the market for a good, easy to use film camera, this little Pentax IQZoom might just do it for you.