Why i bought a K-01 !

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Why i bought a K-01 !


last autumn i bought a Sony NEX-3 (the price was very low) to see if i would like a to use a mirrorless camera for serious photography, now i know that i lke it to use my MF lenses.

When Pentax came-up with the K-01 i knew it would be better for me than the NEX-3.

  • Bigger camera with a better grip for using larger lenses, especially when using it with my Pentax-67 M*400mm/4, the NEX-3 is too small even if i always use it on a tripod.

  • No adapter to use so my lenses are fully compatible.

  • Better sensor (pretty sure since it's similar to the one in the K-5)

  • IBIS, i prefer it since i like to use my old lenses.

  • Better ergonomie, easier to use in the field, don't have to go in the menu to change from manual to AV mode or from AF to MF.

Personnally i don't mind an MLC since i'm mostly shooting with a tripod as much as possible. Sure for wildlife my K20D will be easier to use. It will be a great camera for landscape and Macro....... and frogs with it's better high ISO performance than my K20D.

As for composing my photos on an LCD i didn't had trouble with my NEX_3 up to now because the best time to take photos is early in the morning or later in the day, i'm not taking photos during the bright midday sun.

This why i bought a K-01, others might not agree but for my style of photography it will be a great camera
Pentax forever

 leopold's gear list:leopold's gear list
Canon EOS 7D Fujifilm X-E1 Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R +3 more
Pentax K-01 Pentax K20D Pentax K-5 Sony Alpha NEX-3
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