MX-1 speed vs. K-01

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MX-1 speed vs. K-01
Jul 28, 2013

I have a k-01, and have been toying with the idea of getting a MX-1 for something small with a zoom for vacation snaps instead of changing primes like I do now and lugging a bag of lenses around. My other choice is to buy something like the 18-135mm for the k-01, but I am not thrilled about the size. Also, my main grip about the k-01 is shutter lag and slow it is to catch focus sometimes. With a toddler, my keeper rate is way lower than I'd like and I am missing precious moments. Anyone have both cameras and can comment on the speed of the MX-1 vs. the k-01?

Also, what's the reality of shallow DOF with people shots with the MX-1? I use a Sigma 30mm f1.4 and 40xs on the K-01, which I love, and I won't get that exact look with the MX-1, but what can I get? I don't want that point and shoot, everything in focus to infinity look, nor do I want to be 2 feet from someone and place trees 100 yards away to get it.

I am keeping the k-01 and lenses either way for other stuff, but after just getting back from vacation with my gear, I am looking for greener grass for travel.

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