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02-02-2012, 01:56 PM   #31
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Nope. My next camera will be a DSLR.

02-02-2012, 02:06 PM   #32
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Not a chance but then again I shoot longer glass. If you consider that most tele applications are used to get someone closer to a moving subject (wildlife, sports, etc), exactly what does mirrorless buy you? It's hard enough to track and nail focus in an ovf using anything 300mm or over when you combine the ridiculous DOF associated with the focal length with the difficulty of finding and tracking a moving target.

Concentrating on the sharpness of the subjects eyeball while also keeping track of composition of the shot around a moving target.....using buttons on the back of a camera to "zoom in" on a a portion of the subject so you can see what's in focus....all in a 3 inch screen? I think not.
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I don't have to make a choice because of Pentax. There is no way I would have got a mirrorless if I had to buy new lenses. I would have considered a K mount mirrorless at $1200 even without the 16meg. At less then $800 I will get it as it will be a brilliant part of my kit. So most of the time I will be set up as follows:
K5 with 500mm Sigma
K5 with 60-250 Pentax (second K5)
K-01 with 21 Ltd or 35 Lt or 15Ltd

I can't wait, how exciting
02-02-2012, 02:29 PM   #34
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Not me, I will still with a DSLR (K-5 for now) but I will most probably pick up a K-01 as a video/back-up/wife camera.

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Waiting for some real-world reviews. Like to get it for the wife because she always gives me this blank look when I hand her my dslr. She handles the little Pentax, Nikon, Sony, and Casio P&S's just fine. I think the viewfinder scares her.

At least we will be able to share glass, minus the manual focus prime.
02-02-2012, 03:54 PM   #36
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I'm keeping my K-5 and getting this for the wife to shoot with.

It'll also be pretty good when travelling, though it's not too much much difference in size and weight than my K-5. The ability to have strangers take a picture for you is another bonus that people might not realize.
02-02-2012, 04:56 PM   #37
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QuoteOriginally posted by nah Quote
It'll also be pretty good when travelling, though it's not too much much difference in size and weight than my K-5. The ability to have strangers take a picture for you is another bonus that people might not realize.
Somehow people forget the fact that K-5 has live view mode with face detection too...
02-02-2012, 05:30 PM   #38
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Looking at the K-01 photos, it appears that a Lumix DMC-LX5 screen viewfinder will work as is.
If not, one could be modified quickly, which is probably what that maker is doing today.

I think it's a great product and look forward to using one as my walkaround.. technically it appears superior to a K5.

02-02-2012, 06:36 PM   #39
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I'd love to borrow the K-01 for a month to see if it surprises me, but I don't see the point of it right now. If I'm going to use a 17-70, 10-20, or 18-250, I stick with my K-5. If I'm shooting outdoors, I'm generally using two bodies: K-5 and K-X. Perhaps a second K-5 or a replacement for the K-X - but whatever the second body is it will have a VF.
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DSLR for now

I will likely go from K-7 to whatever replaces the K-5. But as a user of serious compacts I could easily see myself using one of these too. I am a sucker for yellow.
02-02-2012, 08:06 PM   #41
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I joined the mirrorless movement a few years ago... with a Panasonic G1 and Olympus E-PL1. Today, I have a Panny G3 and an Oly E-PM1 and a number of micro four-thirds lenses. Mind you, I still have - and use - my K-5, K200D and nine Pentax lenses. But, so far, I personally find that micro four thirds is the best balance between price, size and quality when it comes to mirrorless options. Other systems might be better in any one of those categories but micro four thirds - for me - offers the best balance. Nonetheless, I wish Pentax all the best with the K-01 and whatever comes after it. I'll read the reviews with an open mind. But, so far, I have no plans to buy one.
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I'm curious and would like to try the K01. My problem is that the few times that I have used my K5 in liveview and friends mirrorless cameras I've had real trouble holding the camera up and trying to compose my shot. It just feels weird. Now having the k01 on a tripod, it would be no problem to use it. My next camera will probably be a Pentax Full Frame.
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I think Pentax is on the right track but the camera needs a VF. I dont believe I would purchase any camera without a view finder. Size of the camera is not a concern, I take pictures I do not need a pocket camera.
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Not in the near future

I won't be purchasing one. I shoot almost exclusively through a viewfinder. It's what I like doing. However, I can understand the allure of a MILC like the K-01.

I applaud Pentax / Ricoh for bringing the K-01 to market. I can envision this K-mount Pentax line evolving into a decent challenger for the MILC competition if they can put their marketing and distribution issues behind, and include better features. I hesitate to say that Pentax is only testing the waters with the K-01, but if they are serious about market share they should be moving towards EVF's and articulating LCD's for these things. Isn't that what the competition offers now?
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I still have all my P&Ss
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