Doctor J: No one can accuse this challenge of being pointless!
That's a good one!
Seems not very trying test of any AF system. You can see in my gallery I took similar kind of pictures with old Pentax K-x. The surf shots shown in this video do not seem difficult at all.
Long live my Super Takumar 50mm F1.4!
Could be interesting if this camera has the K3 core at reduced price point.
02 Lens on Q-S1 or Q7 offers 24-70mm field of view.
These colors look fine to me, would be interesting to see how the silver DA limited are matched to these white colored bodies.
Tower: It is great news for user. All MF should not to pay more then 10K.
I bought Pentax 645 manual focus 35mm, 45mm, 75mm, 120mm macro lenses all for less than $1000.
jaygeephoto: I need some help understanding the sensor size and lens line up offered: If in fact these lenses are designed to cover the original 6X4.5 cm film area then they would be designed around a larger image circle and therefor be less than optimal? The sensor size seems to be about 73% of the 6X4.5 cm area making the lenses have a comparable magnification factor of about 1.4?If someone makes an 80mm TS lens for this, I'm all in.
Usually when sensor is smaller than originally intended format, the smaller sensor actually utilize the "sweetspot" of the lenses and avoid the distortion around the edges.
DPNick: "order of magnitude"LOL!
It takes a lot of courage to admit one's mistake. Correction has been made, so lets move on.
I, for one, am happy that Pentax is getting much deserved publicity for the great values it has presented in its camera offerings.
What F-stop was the continuous auto-focus tracking test done under?
I love these photos, the last one is my favorite. I hope to come up with an interesting series with my son too.
Thanks jezsik for hosting the challenge, and thanks to everyone for your votes!
Here is hoping there will be a follow up K-02. The K-01 I have is getting used mostly everywhere I go now.
Thanks Ruth! Thanks everyone for your votes!
Watch out camera industry, lawsuits are coming!
Mssimo: Am I the only one that thinks the K-01 uses the same sensor as the K-5 IIs with no AA filter? Also noticed the K-5 still looks really good.
Now you mentioned it, I also noticed both have moire on the face.
FF DSLR same size as Pentax MX.
qwertyasdf: Hands-on video
Thanks for the link. It promises better image quality than the K5!
Thanks everyone for your votes! I hope you all have a great holiday season!