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02-29-2012, 03:28 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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K-01 shipped!

So it looks like my K-01 has shipped...hopefully I'll have it early next week and our in-depth review (which I will be doing personally this time) will follow shortly thereafter.

I plan on doing some unique things in this review, such as mounting not only manual lenses on the K-01, but also trying out big lenses like the 300mm F2.8 or 250-600mm F5.6 to see how well the screen and AF hold up!


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02-29-2012, 03:36 PM   #2
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Splendid! Personally how well MF lenses work with the K-01 is the biggest question for me.
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Sounds great Adam. You probably already have it on your list, but could you please test out the movie mode to see whether full manual is possible. Also, if you could compare the K-01 AF speed to a K-5 in live view?
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I assume you're on a 'special Pentaxforums admin' list?

I ask because I have one on order that has not shipped

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Can't comment on that unfortunately, but I do believe that people will have the camera in their hands before the end of March

Yeah, two of the biggest questions are CDAF performance as well as movie mode. From what I've heard at CP+, though, the K-01 AF is much better than that of what you get in live view on SLRs. It better be, too!

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Great, i'm waiting mine. it's still pending shipment

Can't wait to see your review and try it out with my Pentax-67 M*400mm/4 with ext. tubes to photograph frogs this spring !!!
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Please let us know how Peek/Peak focus works on the K-01

I'm dying for this feature to go with my A Series lenses.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
I assume you're on a 'special Pentaxforums admin' list?
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Can't comment on that unfortunately, but I do believe that people will have the camera in their hands before the end of March
O rats, I forgot to put my name on that list

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Great, I'm looking foward for a complete review. IQ, video quality and focus peak are my biggest interests. Oh yeah also how is the LCD's visibility under bright light.
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Great. I look forward to read the in-depth reviews.

I do not know if this will be possible, but a comparative review of the DA40mm f2.8 Ltd and DA 40mm f2.8 XS, on the same camera body, would be very valuable.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
... I plan on doing some unique things in this review, such as mounting not only manual lenses on the K-01, but also trying out big lenses like the 300mm F2.8 or 250-600mm F5.6 to see how well the screen and AF hold up!
Sorry, can't resist: Will you do a K-01 will it blend?
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Biggest question I have is which color did you get. Lol.
thanks
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AFAIK, the first batch of K-01 is on the way to Singapore already, should be here either by today or tomorrow. They'd be in local camera shops by next Monday

Can't wait to get mine, a yellow one w/ the cool 40XS lens
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can't wait to see some video-ness !
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QuoteOriginally posted by luizpaulo Quote
Great, I'm looking foward for a complete review. IQ, video quality and focus peak are my biggest interests. Oh yeah also how is the LCD's visibility under bright light.
Yes... another request for information about how useful the K-01's rear LCD is in bright sunlight. This is critical in a $750 that provides no alternative to the LCD for composing.
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