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02-13-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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Was hoping to upgrade to K5 this year but...

I has hoping to upgrade to a K5 this year but my girlfriend just saw the K-01 and reckons her upgrade (and ring) should come first...

She currently uses a Fuji HS10 and gets pretty great results from it... But to be fair she'd probably benefit from an upgrade (IQ wise) more than me...

If I got her the 40mm-kit she would have access to my K-mount lenses...


I had thought I could upgrade to K5 and pass on my K-x but (she has pointed out) the K-01 would actually really suit her style of shooting more (as she uses liveview exclusively); and she obviously likes the way it looks (Damn you Marc Newson)...

Why couldn't I get a dumb one with no sense of style, who doesn't understand the value of a big sensor and shinny lenses!?!?!?
LBA x2 could bankrupt us!!

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She's your soulmate. Be grateful you found each other

Let her know your birthday is coming and k-5 prices are very attractive now!
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She's your soulmate. Be grateful you found each other
Let her know your birthday is coming and k-5 prices are very attractive now!
We haven't got the cash to buy 2 new cameras and you're right... I need to get the ring sorted by summer (working on that...) before either of us upgrade... Might be able to wangle a used K7/20 around the same time...
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You are lucky that your girlfriend is willing to share the same mount with you. My love is still stubborn and insisting on keeping her Canon gear. Even after I shown her the yellow K-01 (and she loves yellow).

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Congrats! I've purposely avoided showing my wife pictures of the K-01! I hope that she doesn't adopt it when mine arrives - I got it in yellow. She hates yellow, so we'll see what happens...
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QuoteOriginally posted by DaveHolmes Quote
Why couldn't I get a dumb one with no sense of style, who doesn't understand the value of a big sensor and shinny lenses!?!?!?
LBA x2 could bankrupt us!!
My wife knows nothing about camera so it was easy for me to upgrade from K-7 to K-5

On second thought, that means she has not seen any improvement in my photos with the new camera ...
02-15-2012, 03:54 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by DaveHolmes Quote
I had thought I could upgrade to K5 and pass on my K-x but (she has pointed out) the K-01 would actually really suit her
Well, as you know K-01 is the K-5--------------without the mirror-------------------------ok without the OVF ---------------------------- ok with Newsonian style (no thumb grip!!!)

after a while you might also like it, never know.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DaveHolmes Quote
We haven't got the cash to buy 2 new cameras and you're right... I need to get the ring sorted by summer (working on that...) before either of us upgrade... Might be able to wangle a used K7/20 around the same time...
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I have a solution for you.

Cubic Zirconia.

(think about it while cruising B&H or Adorama, & the idea will grow on you.)





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Get her the k-01, maybe she'll buy some limiteds for it that you can use too!
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I have a solution for you.

Cubic zirconia.

(think about it while cruising b&h or adorama, & the idea will grow on you.)



roflmao!
02-16-2012, 01:58 AM   #11
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I have a solution for you.
Cubic Zirconia.
(think about it while cruising B&H or Adorama, & the idea will grow on you.)
Ha! Not sure she'd go for that...
Although it might solve some of the ethical issues we have with the diamond trade... Looking at Canadian rocks at the moment but that really only sidesteps the issue...
B&H & Adorama are pretty much 'no-goes' in the UK because of high duty on imports... It's SRSmicrosystems here...
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Just my opinon but diamonds are over rated. Look at some of the other gem stones and get something that will look just as good or better and save some money for your lenses.

I suggest rubys, Sapphires, Opal, Aquamarine, or
Amethyst.
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Congrats! I've purposely avoided showing my wife pictures of the K-01! I hope that she doesn't adopt it when mine arrives - I got it in yellow. She hates yellow, so we'll see what happens...
My wife likes the yellow - but we have matching Lumix G1s right now. It will take some persuasion, but those two cameras and zoom would fetch.. hmmm..
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