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Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-09-2014, 08:13 PM  
Win an FA 31mm Ltd: PF 3 million post giveaway!
Posted By davidthewatson
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I need a decent prime.
Forum: Pentax K-01 02-05-2013, 12:00 AM  
K-01 seeing its last days?
Posted By davidthewatson
Replies: 75
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I agree completely. Being a recent Pentax convert, I can attest to the effect that studying the K-01 reviews had on me. The product was differentiated. Imperfect, but differentiated - which is a lot more than I can say for most product design these days. Part of the reason I became a fan of the brand can be attributed to the K-01, despite the fact that I don't own one. It's a minor tragedy: quarterly profits overwhelm the kind of tenacity it takes to make a product stick. There's very little in the way of long-term product thinking. It must be painful to be Marc Newson.

I still may buy a K-01, if they're still available in the morning!
Forum: Pentax K-01 02-04-2013, 11:41 PM  
K-01 seeing its last days?
Posted By davidthewatson
Replies: 75
Views: 8,397
That probably has a lot to do with the continued firmware and software support. Since the firmware seems to be no/low additional development cost, I hope they keep shipping updates. As opposed to say what Yamaha did with their high end audio cards - the DSP Factory - ten years ago where they just stopped updates completely and refused to distribute the source which pretty much made the product unusable with any modern computer.

Crosses fingers.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-04-2013, 11:10 PM  
Hello from Pittsburgh
Posted By davidthewatson
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I'm new to the forum. I spent a lot of time here researching cameras and lenses before moving from Canon to Pentax. I've used all the major Japanese brands going back to 35mm. I've wanted the Pentax K5 for a couple years now and when the prices went down after the release of the K5 II and IIs, I figured it was time to jump. I also considered buying a second K-01 body since I liked the images I saw from that camera as well but I haven't bought one yet. I've really enjoyed working with the Pentax so far and am amazed at all the options it offers in the camera. It's quite a learning curve but I'll figure it out after I get through the manuals.

I'm a drummer, so I tend to take lots of pictures of old metal from Istanbul.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Ask B&H Photo! 01-21-2013, 02:01 PM  
price match on Pentax K-5 Kit?
Posted By davidthewatson
Replies: 2
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