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07-15-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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Back to the Dark Side

We were early-adopters of the K-01 when it first came out and were mostly thrilled with the cam. Our enthusiasm went south once we discovered how fussy the AF was with a few of our lenses. Notably the 17-70 and 35 macro. We ended up returning it thinking it wasn't for us.

Having evaluated our camera needs, we think the K-01 will work nicely with most of the DA Limiteds and compliment our K5 for less-serious photography. We think its smaller form factor and ease-of-use will result in having it with us more often to capture some of life's moments.

We're back to the dark side! If you have experience using the K-01 with the 21 and 70 Limiteds please chime in.

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I forgot to mention that we took advantage of Adorama's special on K-01s. We expect to have the cam this week.
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Congratulations, hope the second time is the charm.
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Speaking of limiteds- have you seen this guide?

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I use mine with the 40 XS most of the time, almost just a P&S with grunt. It works fine with the 16-50 and the Sigma 105 (which is broken again aperture stuck after repair), but we have a 70-200 Sigma f2.8 and it just focus hunts but then locks out of focus. Haven't fully test yet on the 70-200. Otherwise very happy with the K-01 as a compliment to the K5 and the soon to arrive K30.
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There is a AF speed with various lenses thread if you have missed it :
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-01/178920-post-your-k-01-lens-au...peed-here.html
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Agreed. As I have stated on another thread, I think the K-01 is at it's particular best when mated to the DA limiteds. I use it with all of the 15, 21, 40, 70, and 35 macro and have found it produces outstanding images. I also have found framing with the LCD to be somewhat liberating. For landscape, vacation, family outing type shooting it is a joy to use. I do not consider it a replacement for my K5 by any means, but it definitely has it's place with the limiteds and for the type of shooting I have mentioned.
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How is it with the 21 and 70? We don't have the 70 yet but ordered the 21 with the cam. We already have a 40.

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Agreed. As I have stated on another thread, I think the K-01 is at it's particular best when mated to the DA limiteds. I use it with all of the 15, 21, 40, 70, and 35 macro and have found it produces outstanding images. I also have found framing with the LCD to be somewhat liberating. For landscape, vacation, family outing type shooting it is a joy to use. I do not consider it a replacement for my K5 by any means, but it definitely has it's place with the limiteds and for the type of shooting I have mentioned.


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Yes, we have.

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Speaking of limiteds- have you seen this guide?

Pentax K-01 Lens Guide - Pentax Camera News & Rumors - PentaxForums.com
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QuoteOriginally posted by krebsy97 Quote
How is it with the 21 and 70? We don't have the 70 yet but ordered the 21 with the cam. We already have a 40.
This trio of "little jewels" makes for a very portable system with the K-01, one on the body and one in each pocket if you wish. Very easy to use and carry by comparison to my K5 with the same lenses.
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