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11-28-2012, 11:40 AM   #106
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I don't think we can allow a designer camera to be seen in such a common bag. How would one shoulder the shame that doing so would bring.......


Not if you tell them you named your camera and had it stitched on the bag lid!

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Should have made the case some form of army drab green with a red star on it....would have sold like hotcakes to all the hipsters in the U.S.
HAHA, whats sad is you can buy those same bags @ the army surplus for half the price without the cheasy red star... I use a real handmade designer bag for my K-01, the wotancraft paratrooper, camera was built for that bag...
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HAHA, whats sad is you can buy those same bags @ the army surplus for half the price without the cheasy red star... I use a real handmade designer bag for my K-01, the wotancraft paratrooper, camera was built for that bag...
My murse/satchel/on-the-go camera case is modified "field bag" that I bought for $12 and then reinforced and waterproofed from supplies at the local craft store:



Fits my K-01 and a spare lens nicely.
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It's worth another $300 to be able to hide your shame.
Apparently you do not have a K-01.

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Apparently you do not have a K-01.
Correct.

I also do not have a Hello Kitty Leica. Or a Hasselblad Lunar.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pingflood Quote
Correct.

I also do not have a Hello Kitty Leica. Or a Hasselblad Lunar.
Hah.

The K-01.. even if you don't like how it looks, is a very good camera and nothing to be ashamed of unless your main goal is to have a camera that specifically looks like a DSLR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cyclone3d Quote
Hah.

The K-01.. even if you don't like how it looks, is a very good camera and nothing to be ashamed of unless your main goal is to have a camera that specifically looks like a DSLR.
But so are the Leica and Hassy
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
But so are the Leica and Hassy
I could compare and contrast the Pentax K-01 to items such as the Leica mirrorless (the one that still currently retails for about 2k) endlessly. To summarize the Leica mirrorless; better optics and better picture results, but…


It's interesting the reaction that the K-01 even gets to this date as as a camera, and then compare that to the near perfect reaction of the Leica. Almost makes one wonder why??

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... or even to compare it to the outmost admired BUT ergonomically flawed and cumbersome new Fujis X-Pro1 and X-E1...
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QuoteOriginally posted by cyclone3d Quote
Hah.

The K-01.. even if you don't like how it looks, is a very good camera and nothing to be ashamed of unless your main goal is to have a camera that specifically looks like a DSLR.
Well, I could get a Pentax DSLR that is about the same size, has some advantages over the K-01, and the K-01 will have no advantages over it. So do not see the point.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Medium FormatPro Quote
I could compare and contrast the Pentax K-01 to items such as the Leica mirrorless (the one that still currently retails for about 2k) endlessly. To summarize the Leica mirrorless; better optics and better picture results, but…

It's interesting the reaction that the K-01 even gets to this date as as a camera, and then compare that to the near perfect reaction of the Leica. Almost makes one wonder why??
I think it's because the Leica looks like something familiar. Also, it seems like unusual design is more tolerable in luxury goods than economy models - you see that a lot in cars. Weird-looking and expensive = raved about. Weird and cheap = object of scorn.

If the K-01 had been a K-x with a lower flash housing, or something that more strongly evoked old SLRs, it would not have caused such hostility (there still would have been a howl about no OVF/EVF). Combining basically a LiveView-only interface with unfamiliar shape and texture (AND color, in the case of the Bumblebee), it's a perfect storm of 'differentness'.
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I'd love to know Pentax' new product development process. It's so bad it's almost comical
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QuoteOriginally posted by pingflood Quote
Well, I could get a Pentax DSLR that is about the same size, has some advantages over the K-01, and the K-01 will have no advantages over it. So do not see the point.
Mirrorless = no front/back focusing no matter what lens you use.

Mirrorless = more room for non-pentax lenses - don't have to worry about the mirror hitting part of the lens.

K-01 has better image quality than the K-5 and is equal to the K-30.

K-01 is cheaper than any current Pentax DSLR.

When the K-01 first came out it was the camera I wanted to replace my K-10 with. Not at the price it came out at, but since they dropped the price, it is well worth it.
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I'd love to know Pentax' new product development process. It's so bad it's almost comical
They have a process? I thought under the Hoya boys they just randomly showed up with something.
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There is still room for a K-02, with a more convenient/classical look, better ergonomics and second front wheel, better AF reactivity, ...
that stil can enter in the Marc Newson's pouch
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