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02-02-2014, 11:17 AM - 6 Likes   #1
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Happy Birthday to the K-01!

The K-01 is two years young today!

DENVER, CO February 2, 2012…When is a camera more than a photographer’s tool? The answer is when it’s an object designed by Marc Newson, one of the most acclaimed and influential contemporary designers.
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION introduces the Marc Newson designed PENTAX K-01* interchangeable lens camera (ILC). The new PENTAX K-01 is another bold effort from the manufacturer that is known for pushing camera size, color, durability, and now, design, to the limit. Widely known for designing a wide range of objects from furniture and household products to bicycles, cars, aircraft and yachts, Marc Newson has had collected works displayed in The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City and many other major museums.
*pronounced ‘kay- zero-one’

(Yes, even Pentax USA couldn't think of a better word to describe the K-01 than 'object'. ) Love it or hate it, it's a one-of-a-kind camera that takes great photos.

K-01s with their party hats on!


02-02-2014, 11:22 AM   #2
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Haha! Yay! Can't believe tis been so long
Great photo, too!
Happy birthday indeed!

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02-02-2014, 11:24 AM - 1 Like   #3
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I too love that photo.
Happy birthday K-01!
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I like the party hat in the middle!

02-02-2014, 05:37 PM - 1 Like   #5
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Haha yeah, each one has its party hat on!
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Happy Birthday K-01! Seems like yesterday, and still a really great camera.
02-02-2014, 08:38 PM   #7
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Happy Birthday to your triplets. Happy Birthday to mine, too!
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Happy Birthday! My buddy who I helped convert from Canon to Pentax has mine at the moment along with my FA 35 and DA40 xs. Man I think his wife is going to hate me for being such bad influence. I hope they don't get behind on their bills after he gets done test driving mine. So far he's realy digging my FA35 and is warming up to my Panda.


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I bought mine in Nov. of 2012, and still lovin' it, even though my K-5 hates the neglect.

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The K-01 got me through several months while I was "in-between" DSLRs (my departed K-x and new K-50). It performed like a champ through the crucial Christmas holiday season. Even my wife, who hates using cameras, has grabbed my "yellow brick" on occasion and snapped some cute pictures of my kids while I was at work. It's a definite keeper for the outstanding image quality alone, as well as the fire-sale price I paid for it, and the unique design is the added bonus!

I can't seem to get my DA 21mm off of the camera, it's like they were born together and can't be separated!

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Happy belated to the K-01! I just got mine quite recently and I love it Especially its compatibility with older manual lenses, which has been so useful for learning about photography
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I hope my K-01 had a super special day today. I know he wanted cake and ice cream, but unfortunately only his brother K-3 was able to have some because he's not allergic to liquid like poor little K-01.
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Party hard and late!
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Bought today a "Like new" K-01 and a 18-55 lens from KEH.pretty excited about the brick
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And here's my Stormtrooper (now at about 15k actuations), at little late to the party, but wearing its most extravagant hat.


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