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03-28-2012, 08:42 AM   #16
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I did two 'modern-retro' digital concepts myself (drawings, not a fancy digital rendering) based on the spotmatic and SV. without compromising for engineering or existing internal technology restraints, I think I came up with two very nice digital cameras, but I know there is a world of difference between what I envisioned and what would hit the shelves. so comparing a k-01 to anything that is purely design idea is a bit off to me. especially something that isn't even pentax. but it seems that some people are willing to use any excuse to say how terrible the K-01's design is.

that being said, I find it humorous this concepts lens seems to be manual focus (at least it looks that way) for a camera that is otherwise exceptionally modern in implementation. interesting concept.

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[...]but it seems that some people are willing to use any excuse to say how terrible the K-01's design is.
Not my intention in starting this thread, as I actually own a K-01 and rather like its looks.

It was more about how that rendering closely resembled something I described in one of these threads, responding to speculations about future K-0x cameras. Also, It's a direction (towards a mini-medium format esthetic with more modularity) I'd like to see the camera industry take. Nothing wrong with seeding the public consciousness we call the internet with cool ideas.

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Please note the 18mm flange focal distance. Unless you expect Pentax to develop yet another new mount and lenses this camera can never be a Pentax. A 46.45mm FFD demands a K-01-dimensioned body. Or dSLR. All this talk of adapters (all you lose is AF capability!!!) is BS.

Also, review THIS thread on what's inside the K-01. I don't know how the Nex7 does it but how would Pentax get the APSc sensor and all those other elements into an 18mm body with a Li-190 battery? Where would they add the EVF, for that matter? I think if PRI had just given us a nice aluminum dedicated shoe-mount EVF or framed rangefinder like an M9 people would have been happy.

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...this camera can never be a Pentax.
Obviously. Talking about concepts, ways of thinking, cocktail napkin stuff.

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I think it'd be neater still to remove the LCD entirely, and make use of that high-res EVF exclusively. Could make for an even better form factor!
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I think it'd be neater still to remove the LCD entirely...
Wait. What about my instant gratification??
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Wait. What about my instant gratification??
Oh hell, just do this (courtesy Ken Rockwell)

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Wait. What about my instant gratification??
I don't see why the EFV couldn't be used for playback.

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