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11-11-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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Kirk Tuck will be assimilated...

The Visual Science Lab.: A fun assignment and a tale of three cameras: The Sony a99, the Panasonic GH3 and the Pentax K01

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This is a most unexpected and excellent review. I like the entire article - short and to the point. So the "brick" has a new label - the Clown Car ... and it delivers! Also, the first comment is noteworthy.

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I note he said similar things in his initial Nikon V1 post - people who hate cameras they have never held should be disregarded. Fun to read, though I wonder how much is blog drama and how much is a genuine surprise and awareness.
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Is it weird that I felt myself puffing up with pride as I read that?

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I thought his crush on the K-01 would soon vanish. But apparently I was wrong. And it never felt this good to be so wrong
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The biggest attack on the K-01 is its looks. If you can deal with those, then the rest is gravy.

(Not sure why people really care what a camera looks like anyway).
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"We've been waiting for you, Mr. Tuck. Prepare for your assimilation.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
The biggest attack on the K-01 is its looks. If you can deal with those, then the rest is gravy.

(Not sure why people really care what a camera looks like anyway).
Well actually, the biggest knock on the K-01 is trying to track wildlife with a long lens… but apart from that, it's a great little camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Well actually, the biggest knock on the K-01 is trying to track wildlife with a long lens… but apart from that, it's a great little camera.
Who would actually try that?
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When Tess' K-5 had to be sent in for repair, I volunteered to let her use my K-5 until it got back, and use the K-01. My choice was, K-01 or K-x. So I struggled with the K-01. I bet you're sorry you asked. It was bad, but not as bad as you'd might think.

The one thing it did do was it convinced me I needed a better back up. It really motivated me to get a K-3. Having a k-5 as a backup is absolutely awesome. The K-01 will still come with me around my neck for WA images and walk around images, with the 21 or 40xs on it.
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Wellit is a wonderfull camera, if only more people would know.
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I still wish it had an articulating screen - I think that would certainly make the kind of images Kirk Tuck is speaking of even more effortless and `fun'.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
The biggest attack on the K-01 is its looks. If you can deal with those, then the rest is gravy.

(Not sure why people really care what a camera looks like anyway).
I think Mr. Tuck means it exactly the opposite - the looks is the strongest asset of the K-01 in his shooting of people and especially kids. Specs wise the K-01 got nothing on the GH3 or A99.
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After reading that, I'm sitting here with a self-satisfied smirk on my face... and proud
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I think Mr. Tuck means it exactly the opposite - the looks is the strongest asset of the K-01 in his shooting of people and especially kids. Specs wise the K-01 got nothing on the GH3 or A99.
"I had just gotten to the section of the folder that was filed with Pentax files. Even at ISO 3200 (and, under the right circumstances---a bit above...) the faces were free of noise but invested with detail. The files had a different look and feel than the files from the other two cameras. The images of one and two year olds just glowed! And I remember how freeing it felt not to totally control my camera when I was taking those particular shots."

- Kirk Tuck
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