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03-02-2017, 11:19 AM - 5 Likes   #1
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Handling the KP - One Man's opinion

So while my new KP battery is charging let me get the handling portion out of the way.

With the small grip on it is definitely smaller in person than can be conveyed in photos. In fact, in my hands it does not feel hardly thicker at all than my Fuji X-T1 (the pentaprism/flash hump does make it fatter on top....but as far as actual grip thickness they feel very similar).
This definitely has pros and cons. The pro is that I can easily fit my KP+21+31+77 Limiteds in my small Domke shoulder bag which makes an awesome "handle almost everything" travel kit.
The con is that even a lens the size of the 31mm, which is not a big lens, makes the rig very nose heavy. For me, I probably would not opt for the small grip unless size was an absolute premium and I would be sticking to really light, small primes (21/40/70 limiteds, plastic 35/50mm).

I miss that there are not 2 separate AF ON and AE LOCK buttons, but I can just assign that to a different button. I also miss the top LCD, but I think I will get over it.

I will be adding more once I actually get to playing with it

03-02-2017, 06:09 PM   #2
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Thanks for your review.
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Very helpful specially when you compared with a real mirrorless like Fujifilm
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If attach big heavy lenses as old style Russian Tair 300 or Sigma 10-20 how easy to use and keep balance .Thank you

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Good to know! I've been considering a smaller body to accompany my K1 and had thought about another Fuji but it makes sense to share lenses if I can so this could be a goer.
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Is it true shake-reduction doesn't work in live view?

That Ricoh has promised to remedy this?

Since I'm interested flip up LCD, I'm interested in knowing how kp focuses in live view.

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