Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-27-2014, 03:06 PM   #1
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Stockholm
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 533
Another K-01 user :)

Well, my dad never used his K-01 I bought him... So I suggested we traded his K-01 with my Panasonic GX-1 that I never use.
He liked the idea of having the same type of camera system as his gf. So here I am with another Pentax camera.
I always liked the K-01 and I did use the camera before I gave it to my dad. Think it will be in my bag all the time now

07-27-2014, 03:16 PM   #2
RonHendriks1966's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 9,012
I hope you bought the color that you liked the most
07-27-2014, 03:21 PM   #3
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
kiwi_jono's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,306
I have had some good results with the K-01 (borrowing my wifes one!) and I kind of like the look of it. The yellow brick certainly gets noticed when you are out and about, and so far no one has laughed at it.
Focus accuracy is high (basically because it uses live view) and that certainly helps the results - must admit phase detect AF on my K-5 can be a bit hit miss sometimes accuracy wise (I now use LV more that I did).
07-27-2014, 05:08 PM   #4
Na Horuk's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Slovenia, probably
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,189
Hey, welcome! The K-01 is a fine camera, pair it with some nice lenses

07-27-2014, 08:04 PM   #5
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Perrineville, NJ
Posts: 1,366
Sounds like that worked out well for both of you. The GX-1 is a nice complement to his GF, and you got a camera with a familiar menu system that takes all your existing lenses!
07-28-2014, 01:05 PM   #6
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Stockholm
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 533
Original Poster
Yep, I am very happy with it. Was a nice back-up camera to my K-3 at my brother wedding
Wish I had a yellow brick as it would be a nice color combo to my blue K-30. Swedish flag!
But I shouldn't complain!
07-30-2014, 11:40 PM   #7
New Member

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: edmonton,Alberta
Posts: 2
I am pretty happy with my K01. Last year I went for a trip to San Francisco, Yosimete National Park with this camera pictures turn out great. Colors were vivid and sharp(not too,too sharp but sharp) and that's exactly what I like. Pictures from my
D200 with 35mm f1.8 are too sharp and they have this unrealistic sharp look my eyes say that's not real. I like the small size of the K01 easy to carry when travelling although I still miss the view finder. Of course when compare to top line camcorder the K01 lack some fancy functions(which no body ever use)otherwise I thought the video are pretty good as well.
07-31-2014, 01:03 AM   #8
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Stockholm
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 533
Original Poster
Had my K-01 with me yesterday when meeting a friend over dinner, beer and a quiz. I love the size and the colours with the DA 40mm XS.
Will have to test my other lenses to see if I can find another great combo.

07-31-2014, 01:38 AM   #9
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
clackers's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Melbourne
Photos: Albums
Posts: 11,229
QuoteOriginally posted by Yos Quote
I love the size and the colours with the DA 40mm XS.
If only they had launched this thing at a lower price. People might have seen past its size and weight.

The damage has probably been permanent, though.
08-05-2014, 10:08 AM   #10
Junior Member
jporos's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 36
Yos, I think you made a great trade

I use my K-01 almost daily and can't imagine giving it up.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dad, k-01, k-01 user, k01, mirrorless, pentax k-01
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New K-01 User here :) (pics) scopedude Pentax K-01 17 04-27-2013 05:54 PM
Hello from a soon to be K-01 user johnmont Welcomes and Introductions 2 03-13-2013 03:30 AM
K-01 is fine, user not so much %^) jimr-pdx Pentax K-01 3 12-24-2012 05:42 AM
New K-01 user - disable super zoom with halfway press? Bigolac Pentax K-01 4 11-17-2012 03:36 PM
K-01 40mm/(another) Rock Band allyn Video and Pentax HDSLRs 3 11-03-2012 04:41 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:25 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]