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07-06-2019, 10:41 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Almost abusive testing of my K-01


Last week I posted about getting my "new" to me K-01 My "new" (to me) K-01 -

How would it handle a challenging scene? How about a just waxed bright white car at noon in the tropical sun?

ISO 100
Av@ f5.6
I knew the dynamic range was good, but it is better than I thought. I couldn't even stare directly to the car. The open door shot really impressed me. I thought either the pedals would not be seen or the dash highlight would blow up.
I've heard many complaints about the K-01 screen in bright sunlight, but I did not find it that bad.

By the way, only a Pentax can make a white Corolla less boring

And for some real abuse, how about slapping a 500mm manual preset T-mount lens?
Yes, I think the balance of the camera gets a bit affected by it and it is not as discreet

wide open (f8)
In the mid 90's with high humidity, heat haze slapped me long before the limits of the lens or the camera.

Conclusion: The 35 balances better than the 500

I'm just having fun.


07-06-2019, 01:35 PM   #2

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Good photos ismaelg!! Don't give all the credit to the K-01 It is a great camera though, and it's really too bad Pentax chose to discontinue its production. You can always use a helium balloon tied to the end of that 400mm to get a better balance!

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