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03-16-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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At Least One K-01 In Canada

Unboxed and unwrapped, waiting for battery to charge...



Hope to post a picture or two later today. Stay tuned!

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Congrats. You will be happy!!
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Gimme the lenses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Feels chunky, that's for sure, but not a bad fit. My hands are used to the Lumix LX-5, but I always thought that was a little small. Won't really be able to test the ergonomics 'til I do some actual shooting.

Word to the wise, using the flat edge of the camera as a vertical support only works with the 40mm XS. :-)

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I'll be interested to read what you come up with as the best way to hold the camera.
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Congrats on that little thing. Have fun with it. You really knocked yourself out with 21mm, 70mm and F remote.
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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
I'll be interested to read what you come up with as the best way to hold the camera.
My experience:
  1. Cradle the camera as you would a film SLR with your left hand underneath
  2. Grip with right hand, finger on shutter release
  3. Elbows held firmly in at the sides
  4. Raise the camera to a comfortable level in front of the face. I am at nose elvel, 8"-10" in front of my face.
  5. I took another poster's advice and added the strap so that it is tight at the above position. You now have a firm, 3-point anchor.
  6. Everything including manual focusing with the thumb and index finger works as if the K-01 is an SLR.
  7. I can MF (with peaking) hand held down to 1/30 this way
  8. Long lenses and slower speeds can be done with a monopod.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
You really knocked yourself out with 21mm, 70mm and F remote.
Yup. Been planning a new high-end kit since last fall, to purchase once my winter contract was finished. Was first considering NEX-7 or something 4/3rdsy, then the X-Pro1 caught my eye. When they announced the K-01, I realized it came closest to hitting all my requirements regarding price, IQ, build quality & lens availability. And here I am.

Dirty little secret: it was cheaper to have these shipped from NYC than waiting 2 weeks and buying it locally.

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Momochrome, that seems about right, although for walking around I prefer a longer strap. Once I get to shooting, I'll see how it works if, when I really need the brace, I extend the camera away a few extra inches. Will report back.
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Momochrome, that seems about right, although for walking around I prefer a longer strap. Once I get to shooting, I'll see how it works if, when I really need the brace, I extend the camera away a few extra inches. Will report back.
I agree - everyting about this camera involves a compromise or a change from years of acquired habits.

And I like it like that.
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So that wasn't purchased in Canada? I've been wanting to check one out in-store, and haven't seen any around yet. =(
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
My experience:
  1. Cradle the camera as you would a film SLR with your left hand underneath
  2. Grip with right hand, finger on shutter release
  3. Elbows held firmly in at the sides
  4. Raise the camera to a comfortable level in front of the face. I am at nose elvel, 8"-10" in front of my face.
  5. I took another poster's advice and added the strap so that it is tight at the above position. You now have a firm, 3-point anchor.
  6. Everything including manual focusing with the thumb and index finger works as if the K-01 is an SLR.
  7. I can MF (with peaking) hand held down to 1/30 this way
  8. Long lenses and slower speeds can be done with a monopod.
I'm still puzzeling on this. But then again I don't have it yet.

I guess the way this guy is holding it is not the way?

This was at Professional Imaging in The Netherlands last monday. I was there on Sunday, but then the K-01 wasn't there because they forgot to take it that morning.

I ordered a LCDVF second hand, so look how that works.
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O and the golden tip! The K-01 with O-VF1 and FA31mm/f1.8 make a perfect match.
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I'm still puzzeling on this. But then again I don't have it yet.

I guess the way this guy is holding it is not the way?
Well there's my way and the other way . . . .

He's close to what I do, but I actually have my palm beneath the camera body and the strap tight. The left hand does all the holding - right hand is very light.

I'll try to do some mirror shots or engage my wife in a portrait shoot this weekend.

Maybe this page from the MESuper manual will help.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
My experience:
  1. Cradle the camera as you would a film SLR with your left hand underneath
  2. Grip with right hand, finger on shutter release
  3. Elbows held firmly in at the sides
  4. Raise the camera to a comfortable level in front of the face. I am at nose elvel, 8"-10" in front of my face.
  5. I took another poster's advice and added the strap so that it is tight at the above position. You now have a firm, 3-point anchor.
  6. Everything including manual focusing with the thumb and index finger works as if the K-01 is an SLR.
  7. I can MF (with peaking) hand held down to 1/30 this way
  8. Long lenses and slower speeds can be done with a monopod.
Yeah, I saw you post that in another thread, and it seems the logical way to me, but I'm curious to see if other K-01 users come up with something different that's still effective.
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