K-01 and hello !

Discussion in 'Pentax K-01 Forum' started by Transit, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Transit

    Transit SC Regular

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    Mar 16, 2013
    Wanganui
    Hi Folks,
    I finally broke down and ordered the K-01...
    Found this place while searching for peoples experience with the FA77ltd :)
    Initially ordered the yellow body but chickened out and changed it to black...
    Black 77 on yellow would look good but silver needs the black

    cheers
    Pete in NZ
     
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  2. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Fine camera. Doesn't have the current "in look", but it sure is a fine picture maker, at a great price. Only troubling thing is the funky, fiddly, rubber cover for the card and cord connections. And even that can be "covered" with a bit of patience. Congrats, and Welcome!
     
  3. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Welcome to SC!

    I wonder if the yellow K-01 will become the "iconic" version...
     
  4. EasyEd

    EasyEd SC Regular

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    Dec 22, 2010
    Hey All,

    Yes Welcome and congrats on the camera!

    -Ed-
     
  5. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Welcome to the Family!!!
     
  6. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Very likely... particularly with the DA 40 XS "crepe" prime attached.
     
  7. Transit

    Transit SC Regular

    25
    Mar 16, 2013
    Wanganui
    Thanks for the welcome !
    I agree the yellow will be the iconic one but in the end I liked the idea of blending with the K-5 :)
     
  8. wrangler

    wrangler SC Regular

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    Jan 11, 2013
    SW Minnesota
    Dennis Ulrich
    Welcome!! I know that you will enjoy your K-01 as much as I have.
     
  9. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I love the output of the Pentax lens/cameras. Still hanging on to my FA77 LTD :smile:
     
  10. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Welcome Pete! It's a mighty fine brick.
     
  11. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto SC Regular

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    Jun 12, 2012
    Welcome! Gotta love the K-01 and all the Pentax Limited lenses ... I know I do.

    Be sure to update the firmware when your camera arrives (after the battery is charged) and enjoy shooting.
     
  12. Transit

    Transit SC Regular

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    Mar 16, 2013
    Wanganui
    Thanks and will do !
    I was pleasantly surprised to see she will use K-5 batteries so well prepared there :)
    Tempted to run her with v1.0 to experience the improvement with 1.03 :)
    cheers
    Pete
     
  13. Transit

    Transit SC Regular

    25
    Mar 16, 2013
    Wanganui
    I really can't stand the look of that lens. I think it's the acres of flat crepe and tiny element.
    Probably transferring my slight toy cameras fears onto the poor lens,
    miracle of lens construction it is !
    Have DA40 ltd anyway so all good.
     
  14. Transit

    Transit SC Regular

    25
    Mar 16, 2013
    Wanganui
    Your FA77 Ltd is the reason I have arrived here !
    Thanks :thumbup:
    Pete
     
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  15. Transit

    Transit SC Regular

    25
    Mar 16, 2013
    Wanganui
    My K-01 is still moving, has reached somewhere called Hodgkins, IL. Heading for cheap proxy post address in Portland. Then across the Pacific to Auckland customs who will hopefully decide it is under the $400 limit that kicks in 15% GST :)
    Might have it in a fortnight :D
     
  16. Transit

    Transit SC Regular

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    Mar 16, 2013
    Wanganui
    Arrived in Portland :)
    Now the long haul to the southern hemisphere !
     
  17. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Dang, the wait must be killing you!
     
  18. Transit

    Transit SC Regular

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    Mar 16, 2013
    Wanganui
    Oh well could be worse...
    Happily reading up on it and polishing Takumars :)
     
  19. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    My K-01 does not get the "nod", if I need to grab a quick shot or two, and process right away. Why? Too much trouble fiddlin' with the card door. It also, does not have that "proper" camera look, that invites a pick up and fondle. My E-p2 fills that place.

    But when I turn on the "K", and begin to use it, all that doesn't matter any more. It was the easiest camera I have had since the OM-1, to connect with in the field. On a small tripod and a focusing rail (as in my picture here), it is a pure joy to use.

    Still can't come to terms with the best JPEG settings. I think that when the winter "dead look", is gone I may be able to get it right. Raw works, but I just don't enjoy sitting at the computer trying to get the pictures that have been taken, to look right.

    Conclusion: Is it a keeper? Probably not for me. Why? I am from a long line of "horse traders". My dad would say "every thing is for sale at the right price, except the woman and kids". I can't help myself. It will probably leave here some time. And it's no reflection on the K-01. It's a great camera. Treat it with some love and care. :smile:

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  20. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Funny you say this, because I'm the same way... I get in these grooves where there is a near-constant flow of buy/sell/trade.