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02-14-2012, 08:33 PM   #271
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
I say about SYSTEM - camera + lens...GH2 - maybe good camera...But I can't use FA43 with this camera...for example.
There are some very nice prime lenses for M43 now - 12/2, 14/2.5, 20/1.7, 25/1.4, 45/1.8, and more on the way. Optically they are very good and they are fast too. Maybe not as good as some of the Pentax Limiteds, but surprisingly fine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
There are some very nice prime lenses for M43 now - 12/2, 14/2.5, 20/1.7, 25/1.4, 45/1.8, and more on the way. Optically they are very good and they are fast too. Maybe not as good as some of the Pentax Limiteds, but surprisingly fine.
great lenses so to speak. but before that, they still need to improve the M4/3 sensor inorder for these lenses to perform at their optimal capability.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
great lenses so to speak. but before that, they still need to improve the M4/3 sensor inorder for these lenses to perform at their optimal capability.
Nonsense.

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I just hate holding a camera like holding a baby with a dirty diaper.
Never realized this before but now that you mention it, the similarities between the two postures are quite obvious. I think I'll laugh next time I see someone using a compact camera. Nevertheless, you can argue that to use a viewfinder, you have to bring the thing to your nose.
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Mods could we maybe have just one thread for all the bitching moaning and trash talking. I'm about ready to 'splode.
Don't even have to go to sleep to dream, do ya? :

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Seriously, with the price being nearly identical to the K-5, why would anyone want this over a K-5?
Seriously, why can't everyone figure out that it isn't intended to be a replacement (or substitute) for the K-5?
QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
Improved video? (Full manual control, one-button record, improved frame rate support)
Smaller size? (K-5 won't fit in my messenger bag comfortably due to the pentaprism. K-01 should slide right in)
Cheaper? (K-01 is $749 body only, K-5 even with discounts is typically $1100)
Faster? (Early reports suggest the new image processor is faster)
Improved CDAF? (more usable than K-5's zoom to focus CDAF)
Better MF? (Focus peaking makes manual focus much easier)
Simpler? Friends and family will feel less intimidated when asked to take photos
John, that's a pretty good list, but you left off one really good reason that someone may buy the K-01 instead of a K-5. It just might be that they want it. That's the most important feature for me, anyway.

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Don't even have to go to sleep to dream, do ya?:
Jim, that is not the first time you've made my day. At least I'm reasonable quiet about it.

But it sure does get tedious reading the same basically empty knee jerk reactions over and over and over, often from the same poster.
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Be happy for what you get or get what lets you be happy.
Spot on! It seems that simple to me.

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Some asked if the 40 XS lens can work on K5. Just want to let you know that the lens works on K5 as well as on K01 (K01+40 XS):
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Thanks for the info!

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Nonsense.
well, that is just your opinion, bud. :ugh:
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Just wondering if anybody that had this camera to play with tried plugging in the hdmi cable to a monitor of any sort? If so, was there any way to view the image coming off the camera directly? And, if that's true, was there any way to turn off any of the data overlays, so only the image coming of the camera was visible?
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QuoteOriginally posted by virgilr Quote
Just wondering if anybody that had this camera to play with tried plugging in the hdmi cable to a monitor of any sort? If so, was there any way to view the image coming off the camera directly? And, if that's true, was there any way to turn off any of the data overlays, so only the image coming of the camera was visible?
You're hoping for a clean output?
Don't forget to also ask for the resolution then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Samuel H Quote
k-5 lacks manual controls when shooting video - from there on, anything else doesn't matter: for serious video, it's not a contender (for stills, would you buy a DSLR that didn't have A,S,M modes?)
Can we not do something to maybe push this.
Some members here are doing something far more ambitious like pushing FF camera so it shouldn't be that hard to push for a bit more Manual control right?
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Well, I would hope it would be at a minimum 720p- I'd even take that! And of course no brightness/contrast modification as if it were displaying to the back panel LCD.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bluestringer Quote
May as well throw in my 2 cents on the K-01. It looks ok, although I like the old style looks myself. My problem is no viewfinder. I don't think it's been mentioned, but I think this will be a problem for eyeglass wearers like me. I wear bifocals, and there is no way I can use a LCD screen for focus and composition, too much strain on my neck to hold my head up to see the screen. I also wear prescription sunglasses that are not bifocal, only distance lens. I wear these outside, so to use the K-01 outside I would constantly have to remove my sunglasses and put on my bifocals. This camera is not for us old folks with bad eyesight.
You know, that's one of the reasons I like the LCD. I've recently started wearing glasses (bi-focals), and while I could adjust the diopter to shoot my K5, I had to put my glasses back on the chimp the shot or change something in the menu. I could press the viewfinder against my glasses and get a cropped view through the viewfinder (and smudged glasses). With the LCD, I leave my glasses on and I can see everything with no smudges or swapping glasses. I bought a pair of prescription sunglasses so I can shoot in the bright sun. One problem with the sunglasses - I got them polarized, which doesn't work on the LCD in portrait mode. D'oh!
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