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11-18-2014, 09:54 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Pentax 645Z one of the Cameras of the year

Bravo Pentax!

Cameras of the Year, 2014 | explora

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It was bound to happen... it is such a ground-breaking product!
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Huh, all these award-winning cameras are very nice, but none of them are better than my 2 year old K-01.

Go figure...
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Good (free) PR for Pentax!

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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Huh, all these award-winning cameras are very nice, but none of them are better than my 2 year old K-01.

Go figure...
Huh? IQ wise I would exchange my K-01 with a D810 anytime... and should I seek portability then the X-T1 is almost the same size.
Don't get me wrong, I love my K-01 but apart from the fact that those cameras there are a couple of years newer (and it shows), I find them pretty interesting in their own right.
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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Huh, all these award-winning cameras are very nice, but none of them are better than my 2 year old K-01
Now there is a happy K-01 owner!!!


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QuoteOriginally posted by LensBeginner Quote
Huh? IQ wise I would exchange my K-01 with a D810 anytime... and should I seek portability then the X-T1 is almost the same size.
Don't get me wrong, I love my K-01 but apart from the fact that those cameras there are a couple of years newer (and it shows), I find them pretty interesting in their own right.
Nikon doesn't give me that warm & fuzzy feeling my K-01 does.

They are all very nice cameras.


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Now there is a happy K-01 owner!!!


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If I met Marc Newson while walking down the street, I'd buy him a coffee.

If I met the execs at Ricoh while walking down the street, I'd also offer to buy them coffee... but later, and only after I had examined the coffee market and determined the time was right.


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My K-01 has great picture quality but not so great autofocus. I use mine mostly with manual focus lenses and think it does great, YMMV

I would trade mine for a 645Z for sure. Any takers?
Hmm, you could buy an awful lot of K-01's for the price of one 645Z...
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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Nikon doesn't give me that warm & fuzzy feeling my K-01 does.

They are all very nice cameras.
Both true statements!

QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
If I met Marc Newson while walking down the street, I'd buy him a coffee.

If I met the execs at Ricoh while walking down the street, I'd also offer to buy them coffee... but later, and only after I had examined the coffee market and determined the time was right.
Haha! Well... what about the placing of the green button?

QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Hmm, you could buy an awful lot of K-01's for the price of one 645Z...
Also true, but you can only use one at a time...

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If I met the execs at Ricoh while walking down the street, I'd also offer to buy them coffee... but later, and only after I had examined the coffee market and determined the time was right.
LOL. I'd offer to buy them an espresso and if they said it was not enough then I'd offer them a 10-cup Box of Joe. Then if they said that they wanted something in the middle, I'd say, "ME TOO!"
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
LOL. I'd offer to buy them an espresso and if they said it was not enough then I'd offer them a 10-cup Box of Joe. Then if they said that they wanted something in the middle, I'd say, "ME TOO!"
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I guess some folks missed the post on here where a guy showed his wife a couple of images, one taken with a K-01 and one taken with a D800, and she refused to decide which was better. She said she liked some parts of one better and some parts of the other better, and overall it was a saw off. This was printed at A-3. I always take the advice of those who have actually done some research with blind evaluators, rather than those who may have a bias based on heir pre-knowledge of which is which.

My own post showed that at web size, people couldn't tell the difference between a K-5 and D-800. If people are going to claim a D-800 is better than a K-01, they really need to post a caveat explaining when they have found that to be true. because many of us, who have actually done a tiny bit of fooling around with they issue haven't found that to be true. And really, no one has posted any definitive photos showing a D-800 is better than a K-3. But we have lots of anecdotal evidence from people who pixel peep and don't actually examine the whole image.
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LOL. I'd offer to buy them an espresso and if they said it was not enough then I'd offer them a 10-cup Box of Joe. Then if they said that they wanted something in the middle, I'd say, "ME TOO!"
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They are not handing awards, it's just a list of every significant camera that was released this year.
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They are not handing awards, it's just a list of every significant camera that was released this year.
Well, here's what B&H says:

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We asked some of our in-house photography experts to create a list of the top new cameras of 2014
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There might be other factors to consider, for example video capability (thinking of the Gh4) or user interface for example.
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