New toy - the K-01


Snootchies

Link Posted 22/06/2013 - 23:02
So I've been playing around with my new K-01 today and the Sigma 10-20. And I have to say I love the thing. I agree not the best looking camera by far, but in ease to use and a far better implementation of movie mode, this really is a useful back-up camera. It's unusual looks will also come in handy when I don't want to look like a proper 'tog' with a DSLR. Ultimately, very pleasantly surprised. Here are a few shots I took today whilst driving over the moors in Saddleworth:









Bob

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johnriley

Link Posted 22/06/2013 - 23:23
Very impressive shots, showing your skill as a photographer.

Glad to hear you're enjoying the K-01, I'd like one as well, but too many things wanted at the moment.
Best regards, John

strumstrum

Link Posted 22/06/2013 - 23:52
Love mine and I disagree re it's looks, it's a beautiful looking camera but I can see where it's a bit of a marmite issue.

Solid build, solid performer
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Snootchies

Link Posted 23/06/2013 - 00:06
It is growing on me regarding it's looks. I took this earlier with the K-5:




Itching to get a 40mm XS now, but it will have to wait.
Bob

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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 23/06/2013 - 00:28
Very nice pics indeed Bob... I also have a K-01... like you, extremely pleased with it... use it as a back up landscape body, and also for urban pics either in crowded places, or out with the kids etc... Looks like a toy, K5 picture quality, half the price... bingo...

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Snootchies

Link Posted 23/06/2013 - 00:30
thingsthatihaveseen wrote:
Looks like a toy, K5 picture quality, half the price... bingo...

Exactly!
Bob

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Snootchies

Link Posted 23/06/2013 - 01:22
Here's another from today (or yesterday as it is now!)



Bob

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cabstar

Link Posted 23/06/2013 - 02:05
Keep seeing so much good work from the k-01. I missed the one SRS had last week for £179
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 23/06/2013 - 02:13
I think it's ugly, but function before form eh? - Great pics.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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Dodge69

Link Posted 23/06/2013 - 10:46
Interesting, I was on the verge of picking up a quality compact to save some weight, but I'm thinking maybe one of these or even an old Kx, would make a lot more sense. Can use all my lenses and won't compromise image quality either.
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Snootchies

Link Posted 25/06/2013 - 08:40
I'm definitely falling for the K-01. Was out at 4am this morning with it and the Sigma 10-20. For the first ten minutes I had a coffee in one had and happily snapping away with the other. It was quite liberating.

Here's one from this morning:




And here's one I took with it and the Sigma 105mm macro at the weekend. The guy was running quite fast, so pleased he was nice and sharp.



Another thing to mention too is how much easier I find framing shots and how many less pictures I feel the need to take with it. Also very impressed with battery life. I used it for a solid three hours, and the indicator still showed a full charge. Given the dependency on the screen for everything, I would have thought it would suck the life out of the battery fairly quickly. Impressed.
Bob

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Last Edited by Snootchies on 25/06/2013 - 08:40

TonyM

Link Posted 25/06/2013 - 09:28
I'm starting to regret selling it to you now! Good to see it's bringing so much joy though. I certainly recommend the 40xs, I could slip it inside a small bag and then in a coat pocket. I think SRS were selling them for £149 a few weeks back, so they may appear again?

Cheers

Tony

Snootchies

Link Posted 25/06/2013 - 09:36
That's definitely on my shopping list!
Bob

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Snootchies

Link Posted 25/06/2013 - 15:48
Wow - can I also add that I've been playing with the 50mm M 1.7. With focus peaking it just works so well. Kids have been playing around in the garden and I've been able to keep up with them so easily. Manual focussing has never been better for me . Makes getting a K-01 really worth while for that alone.

Samyang 85mm f1.4 is calling....
Bob

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Last Edited by Snootchies on 25/06/2013 - 15:49

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 26/06/2013 - 00:52
Remember the focus peaking is also available on the K30, Bob! Great shots, I quite like the K01 and for 125.00 it's a solid buy!
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Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 26/06/2013 - 00:53
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