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11-15-2013, 11:07 AM   #1
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I'm David, I've been photo curious for some time, but after moving to the beautiful Oregon coast a year ago I became photo obsessed. Realizing my iPhone would only take me so far I decided it was time for a "real camera" ,the choices were overwhelming and expensive for this new stay at home dad. I came across the funky chunky K-01 on a daily deal site for around $400, reading all the reviews I could find I discovered this little brick was either loved or loathed, but nobody could deny the IQ. I pulled the trigger and am thrilled with it, I have since added a vintage 50mm f/2, and the 35mm da 2.4 lenses. Here's to hoping Ricoh brings a follow up mirrorless ILC by the time I'm ready to upgrade (or perhaps the K-3 will be in my future)

Glad to be a part of this community,and proud to be a Pentaxian

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It is a wonderful brand to have in the bag. I really really like my K-30. They are even pretty cheap now if you find yourself wanting to move into a viewfinder camera, same IQ as the K-01 too.
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Good for you. Here's wishing you more fun as you pursue your new hobby.

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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... enjoy the forum and please post us an image or two soon ... Salut, J
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Welcome to the forum

Welcome. I hope you find the forum as enjoyable and useful as I do.

I share your affection for the K-01. It actually feels a little like cheating to get such wonderful image quality from such a low-priced camera! The slight pennance for me involves trying to use the viewfinder in bright sunlight as well as the chunky rubber/plastic cover for the memory card! I have also immensely enjoyed the old 50 mm f 2.0 lens, and have achieved excellent image quality with this very inexpensive lens.

Looking forward to some nice landscape photos from your side of the country!
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Welcome! I hope you share some of your shots on the forum. The K-01 is an easy camera to get to know and can deliver amazing images as well. Have fun!
11-16-2013, 02:03 PM   #8
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Thanks everybody

Wow thank you all for such a warm welcome. The forums have been an invaluable resource for learning, and discovering more about photography, and the wonderful world of Pentax.

I posted some photos over on the K01 board fell free to check it out and tell me what you think.

Cheers from the stormy Oregon coast



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