Thick As A Brick

Discussion in 'Pentax K-01 Forum' started by Yeats, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
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  2. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    That makes it very pocketable then... I used to carry bricks in my pockets -- but then again I lived in a tough neighborhood...
     
  3. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Didn't have bricks, had to make do with rocks ( country boy).

    My brick.

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  4. coyote

    coyote SC Rookie

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    Mar 7, 2013
    eastern oregon
    eric
    yeats: when i read your title, ian anderson was the first thing that came to mind. brings back some good 60's memories.

    the second thing i thought of was an old argus C3. they were even more brick-like than this pentax, but not by much :)
     
  5. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    snkenai:

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    coyote: Believe me, since I ordered the K-01, it's been playing thru my head almost constantly... :eek:

    John: my pockets aren't that big... nor deep!
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    how are the ergos on that brick. I've kind of warmed to it's unique homeliness, but I can't imagine it feels great in the hand. I know the sensor is good, but if it doesn't feel good, I wouldn't use it much.....maybe as a tripod queen, perhaps. I like Steve's set-up on the focus rail.
     
  7. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    It feels nice in my hand; well-built and grippy and chunky, kinda like driving a 1980's Volvo. In terms of how it handles during operation, I'm still clumsy, as the UI and button placement differs so from the LX7, the camera to which I am most accustomed to at this point.

    I bought it because I've got some goodish legacy glass I'd like to use, I doubt the XS 40/2.8 lens will see much time on the camera.... and I want to re-get a DA 15m Ltd and slap that baby on the K-01. :biggrin: Gotta let the wallet reload, though. :frown:
     
  8. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
  9. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Not like anything else, I have ever used. To pick up and handle, it feels a bit awkward, until you put it to work. Then after a very short time it works with you (after getting the settings, like YOU like it). And a great "tripod queen" it is! Especially with manual lenses. The "peaking" works as it should. First let me qualify that. With a "M" series lens and the aperture tang cut off, ..... The peaking shows the DOF, as you change the aperture. No jumping through normal Pentax green button hoops. So I assigned cycling, "peaking" to the green button. So it is there when you want it or not if you don't..
     
  10. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Yeah, it's funny... The K-01 seems a but odd in hand at first but then very quickly "disappears," which is a good sign that the ergonomics work. The outer finish is fairly grippy, which helps. My right hand curls around the grip area perfectly. The menu system is all familiar Pentax - but somewhat simplified compared to cameras like the K-5. Its appearance doesn't bother me but that's a matter of personal taste.
     
  11. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    I kinda like it with the 40mm on it...
     
  12. Transit

    Transit SC Regular

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    Mar 16, 2013
    Wanganui
    Really don't mind if I sit this one out ;)
     
  13. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    haha literally!
     
  14. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    I look at my K-01 and I think "picture-taking machine" rather than "camera".
     
  15. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Looks like something straight from a steampunk movie.
     
  16. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    1980's Volvo?? Oh boy. :)

    How is that LCD under bright conditions?
     
  17. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    That's probably the K-01's key flaw. The rear LCD is serviceable in bright light but not ideal. Meanwhile, put a photo of the K-01 to a 1980's Volvo 240. The word "brick" has to come to mind in both instances. :biggrin:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Volvo-240DL.jpg
     
  18. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Actually, I turned up the brightness on the LCD, and it's not too bad. Not too bad. MUCH better than the E-p1 and 2.
     
  19. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    I was hoping that this thread was about the K-01. Nice.

    K-01 was my most used camera last year. Not a twin-dial DSLR but ultimately very usable. Looks and feels like it was made for the DA and FA Limited primes.

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  20. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    GREAT. Now I'll have tango music in my head the rest of the afternoon... thanks a whole lot, John, lol.