Hello from Minnesota

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by wrangler, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. wrangler

    wrangler SC Regular

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    Jan 11, 2013
    SW Minnesota
    Dennis Ulrich
    I have been a serious amateur photographer since about 1971. My first serious camera was a Fujica ST701. After taking pictures on hundreds of rolls of film, I wore that one out. Since then, I have moved over to Pentax. I own a MX, ME Super, K110D and just ordered a K-01 with the 40 mm lens. I have a small collection of K mount and screw mount lenses that I have accumulated. The reviews of the K-01 are mixed, so I am excited to get the new camera to see for myself.

    I once owned a twin lens 220 roll film camera, how bad can the K-01 be?
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I know I've seen a TON of great shots made with the K-01. So if yours doesn't make good shots, it's all on you. :wink:

    All joking aside, here's a link to my favorite Minnesotan photographer....and these are all tagged with K-01...... Flickr: Search Kyle Krug's photostream
     
  3. wrangler

    wrangler SC Regular

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    Jan 11, 2013
    SW Minnesota
    Dennis Ulrich
    I've always felt that 90% of all cameras are better than 90% of the people using them. From what I read, the K-01 produces fantastic images. Most of the complaints seem to be about ergonomics.
     
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Welcome aboard Wrangler!!
     
  5. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Hello, I love my K-01 :)
     
  6. wrangler

    wrangler SC Regular

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    Jan 11, 2013
    SW Minnesota
    Dennis Ulrich
    I read enough positive owner comments both here and at the Pentax Forum that I decided to pull the trigger. I debated between the K-10 and the Fuji X-10. The bigger sensor and K-Mount won out over an optical viewfinder and pretty, Lieca-like styling.
     
  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Wrangler, glad to have you! Definitely share some of your photos soon.:th_salute:
     
  8. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    welcome indeed. Look forward to seeing some output.
     
  9. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Hi and welcome
     
  10. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello Wrangler and welcome.
     
  11. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

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    Mar 4, 2012
    welcome