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06-02-2012, 08:44 AM   #2611
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
while on the K-5 it's 28 mm
It's more than 40mm in fact

06-02-2012, 09:58 AM   #2612
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QuoteOriginally posted by unfocused Quote
The K-01 is a Ford Edsel and belongs in the how-not-to box. Is anyone buying it?
Yes. And those who buy it like it.

Your comment would have been less dismissive of my choice if you had said something like, "Not for me, but for those who need or like it, good for them." There is no better mirrorless camera for needs needs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Emacs Quote
It's more than 40mm in fact
More than 40 mm behind for the stuff behind the sensor? I don't think so!
06-02-2012, 11:19 AM   #2614
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No way, it's about 23mm, maybe 24 - eyecap included. Just take a ruler and measure it, using the sensor plane mark on the body.

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Use of an OLED screen rather than an LCD screen could save in a few mm. Power benefit aswell as better contrast/true blacks. The trade off would be the poorer visibility in bright light and I prefer an LCDs colours although on a small display screen it wouldn't matter as much.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Bonjour,

Agreed in that my K-5 is borderline small ... even thinking about a grip now. My largish hands make the use of small products a pain in the ... thumb. Forget about texting easily on my small cell key pad.

Salut et A+, John le Frog
Jean, the D-BG4 grip will transform your K5, and you will wonder how you ever did without it.

I can now confidently hold my K5, and the bigger lens now feel quite at home on it.

One of the best bits of kit I've ever bought.
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Yeah my battery grip does not come off very often anymore.
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QuoteOriginally posted by trublubiker Quote
Jean, the D-BG4 grip will transform your K5, and you will wonder how you ever did without it.

I can now confidently hold my K5, and the bigger lens now feel quite at home on it.

One of the best bits of kit I've ever bought.
Bonjour trublubiker,

Thanks and I'm probably will get one out of the States because the grip is too expensive here in France ...

Salut, J Frog

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Yeah my battery grip does not come off very often anymore.
Thanks again, J
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I bought the battery grip when I bought my K10d. Using the camera without the grip somehow feels wrong....

As a contrarian I prefer my MX and ME-Super with a winder for the additional size and ease of handling. The grip on the K10d furnishes an additional battery, which is sorely needed, storage for the remote release and an additional memory card, and best of all, a release properly located for vertical shooting. Also makes the camera a bit more intimidating to Canikonians.
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I wonder if anybody reading this thread has also read the "k-01 is too big" rants in other threads.... sez me, the guy who loves his k10 with grip...lol!
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QuoteOriginally posted by D0n Quote
I wonder if anybody reading this thread has also read the "k-01 is too big" rants in other threads.... sez me, the guy who loves his k10 with grip...lol!
I stopped responding to them because it was having no effect (and I almost got myself banned).

I prefer K film bodies over M (strangely the LX works for me).
I prefer K10/20 format bodies over K7/5 - with a grip
I prefer the K-01 to almost everything at the moment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
No way, it's about 23mm, maybe 24 - eyecap included. Just take a ruler and measure it, using the sensor plane mark on the body.
The diagonal is ~ 28mm for the APS-c sensors in the Pentax line. It was 43mm on the 135 film.
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The diagonal is ~ 28mm for the APS-c sensors in the Pentax line. It was 43mm on the 135 film.
They're not talking about the sensor size, they're talking about the distance from the sensor plane to the back of the camera (i.e. how much thinner could they theoretically make the camera).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cannikin Quote
They're not talking about the sensor size, they're talking about the distance from the sensor plane to the back of the camera (i.e. how much thinner could they theoretically make the camera).
O.k. That makes sense now. bigthumbsup
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