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Latest Review Posted Pentax K-01
DISCLOSURE: I don't own this lens and in fact have never even held it in my hands. I'm writing this "review" based entirely on reading. I'm someone with 4 film and 6 digital Pentax bodies and 20 or so K mount lenses. For travelling light, I'm using a Panasonic 2.3 sensor ZS-50 camera (spectacular for what it is); I've been thinking of upgrading to a Lumix GX-8 MF43 system for improved image quality and carry-ability. In the midst of these ruminations, it occurred to me that the K-01 might serve even better. It's a little bulky, but not objectionably so, and it accommodates an entire DSLR lens system to which I'm already committed. Furthermore, Pentax/Ricoh has long been known for its compact lens designs, and Pentax' APS-C format lenses are size-competitive with MF43 offerings, and are no more difficult to carry. At the end of the day, though, I declined the K-01, but for reasons which could be addressed without too much difficulty in a future release. What the K-01 lacks for me is an electronic viewfinder first, and a tilt-out screen with touch-focus capability a close second. Not being interested in video myself, I do recognize that 4k is becoming common so that should be implemented as well. I think a product like this would be very attractive. My "review" ends. I'm someone who would have liked to buy this camera for really compelling reasons. In a sense I still do. But I feel it was released before its time, and by now lacks several critical f...

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