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02-23-2013, 07:27 AM   #16
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Well, it's a car trip, so I tossed the kitchen sink in the trunk, and the spare kitchen sink, and the emergency kitchen sink...

The DA 35 is the best match for one of my old conversion lenses, if I want to do some craptastic full-circle fisheye (not entirely sure why, but it gives the largest image). The 40 usually makes the bag regardless, since it's the same size as a body cap (well, close enough).

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I pocket my K-01 on occasion. It is heavy and bulky in a jacket pocket, but it is doable. Since I bought my Q, I pocket my K-01 less and less.
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
I can stuff a K-01 with a small lens (say, an M50/1.7) into a pocket on my fleece jacket, something I could never do with a K-x, the smallest "normal" dSLR. While the mirror box can't be any smaller, the small grip and lack of an overhanging flash housing really do make the K-01 smaller than its K-mount siblings. It's still not as small as any non-legacy-mount MILC or even a film body like an ME-Super.
Hmm. I stuff the K-x in a jacket pocket all the time. Maybe my jackets are bigger, but I haven't found the K-01 to be much of an improvement for that.

Where I did see an improvement is in stuffing it into something where height is the main problem. I have the large and small versions of the PacSafe waist packs, and I like them because they are lockable and laced with steel. The small version was a no-go with the K-x, but doable with the K-01/40mm. The larger version was tight but usable on the K-x, but it works with the K-01 with ease.

If I had purchased the K-01 to significantly reduce the size of my K-x kit, I would be disappointed. The size difference is not worth giving up the OVF for me. However, at the current price, how disappointed could one really be?


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Consider it the largest point & shoot or the smallest DSLR you'll ever own
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rob22315 Quote
Consider it the largest point & shoot or the smallest DSLR you'll ever own

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It might function as the former, but not as the latter.
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It might function as the former, but not as the latter.
That's in the eye of the beholder. My *ist DS is going to get a lot less use now. Might be different for someone coming from the K-5ii.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
Hmm. I stuff the K-x in a jacket pocket all the time. Maybe my jackets are bigger, but I haven't found the K-01 to be much of an improvement for that.
I guess when the K-x was my main camera, I didn't have any pancake lenses, unless you count the M50/1.7, but I think I remember trying to stuff just a body in a pocket and deciding against it. I can get the K-01 in my fleece jacket even with a DA 15.

Is that a K-01 in your pocket, or are you just happy to -- oh, it is a K-01. Nevermind...


Regarding an earlier comment that the K-01 is about as compact as a household brick, I ran some field tests today, and the K-01 came out ahead in most categories. The K-01 dominates in IQ (even shooting JPEG), and even won in unexpected areas like ergonomics and autofocus speed.


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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
I guess when the K-x was my main camera, I didn't have any pancake lenses, unless you count the M50/1.7, but I think I remember trying to stuff just a body in a pocket and deciding against it. I can get the K-01 in my fleece jacket even with a DA 15.

Is that a K-01 in your pocket, or are you just happy to -- oh, it is a K-01. Nevermind...


Regarding an earlier comment that the K-01 is about as compact as a household brick, I ran some field tests today, and the K-01 came out ahead in most categories. The K-01 dominates in IQ (even shooting JPEG), and even won in unexpected areas like ergonomics and autofocus speed.
But the brick won in the thickness category.
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That's in the eye of the beholder. My *ist DS is going to get a lot less use now. Might be different for someone coming from the K-5ii. 2
It is not a DSLR--large or small. You may use it to take excellent photos, but it is a different tool.
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
I guess when the K-x was my main camera, I didn't have any pancake lenses, unless you count the M50/1.7, but I think I remember trying to stuff just a body in a pocket and deciding against it. I can get the K-01 in my fleece jacket even with a DA 15....
My camera prior to the K-x was a K20d, so the K-x was like a P&S to me. With any of the DA Ltd primes, it would slip into the pocket of my parka or ski-jacket or overcoat--the first DSLR I owned which would do that. I've tried both the K-x and K-01 in a fleece vest, and it was not pretty. I'm hoping the MX1/LX7/XZ2 class of P&S will do better.
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Thanks very much everyone for the helpful comments and pictures posted. Again very useful.
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