K-01 - First Outing & Images


davidstorm

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 22:32
I've finally got my hands on a mint K-01 after searching for the right one for several weeks. I have to say, it's a belting camera for very little money! Here are some shots from a short walk this evening with just the K-01 and DA 40mm F2.8 XS pancake lens. I am blown away by the detail and sharpness in the images this little beauty takes. I hope you agree and I think this camera will be getting lots of use!

Golden Hour



Evening Glow



Setting Sun



Flowering Teasels



Teasels & Lake



Abandoned



As always, comments and CC welcomed.

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David
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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 22:50
Some nice shots there David, seems to handle the different hues in the sunset well, that Teasel is really sharp but my favourite is the old boot...looks like it is waiting for a Monopoly board to just happen along...

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AndrewA

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 22:50
Superb David, looks to me like you have a gem of a bargain there!

I would love to see the boot as a gritty mono
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puma

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 22:51
Exceptional!
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Snootchies

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 23:05
Great shots David. It certainly is a gem of a camera.
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Stuey

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 23:10
Seems that it may be a keeper David

Now... what colour is it just so we can spot you in a crowd once we know
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davidstorm

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 23:14
Stuey wrote:
Seems that it may be a keeper David

Now... what colour is it just so we can spot you in a crowd once we know

It's the silver one with black trim! Trouble is, I won't be able to prise it out of my son's hands - he's drooling over it because of the focus peaking and video capability!

Cheers
David
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Stuey

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 23:17
Cool colour David I can understand why you may have lost it to your son

If you had bought a pink one he may have let you keep it
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carmagw

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 23:54
Nice shots David, first ones a cracker.

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George

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Link Posted 26/07/2013 - 04:08
All very good images. The last is my favourite of the bunch.

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fritzthedog

Link Posted 26/07/2013 - 08:36
Thanks a bunch David - I have been deliberately ignoring this camera - I do not need one - but now I REALLY want one - cheers!

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cabstar

Link Posted 26/07/2013 - 12:04
Great little camera, pleased you finally got one sorted David.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 26/07/2013 - 18:44
Sincere thanks to all above who have taken the time and trouble to comment on my images and this thread in general. I've only used the K-01 once and whilst it is not in the same league ergonomically as a DSLR, it certainly punches its weight in terms of image quality. My first impressions are:

- it has better IQ than my K-5 and is as good (maybe better) than my K-5IIs!!
- The DA 40mm F2.8 XS lens is superb - very sharp, great colours, great contrast, nice bokeh
- it has significantly better video specs than the K-5
- AF is quick and accurate after downloading and installing the latest firmware (1.03)
- Focus peaking for manual focus assist is very good
- Rear screen is good and not difficult to use, except in the very brightest of sunlight
- Build quality is superb and no, I don't have an issue with the rubber flap!

All of this for 250 including a DA 40mm F2.8 XS pancake lens - WOW what a bargain!

Regards
David
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InFESTation

Link Posted 26/07/2013 - 19:21
Some very nice shots, the shot I am drawn to is the teasels, just really like that one, have you tried or planning to have a pop at some macro shots with it?
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davidstorm

Link Posted 26/07/2013 - 20:41
InFESTation wrote:
Some very nice shots, the shot I am drawn to is the teasels, just really like that one, have you tried or planning to have a pop at some macro shots with it?

I'm not sure that macro would be its forte as I think the focussing would be difficult. Not because it's not capable, but because focussing on such minute depth of field with the screen some distance from the eye might cause a problem. I will try it though and see because I may be surprised!

Most of the ones in this thread were shot one-handed - this is where the camera excels as it's very easy to take some quick shots this way, especially with the DA 40mm F2.8 XS lens attached which add so little weight.

Regards
David
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