K-01 half price. Pentax K-02 coming?

Started Nov 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
timo Veteran Member • Posts: 5,276
Re: K-01 half price. Pentax K-02 coming?

James O'Neill wrote:

(b) The K-01 was launched after Ricoh bought the company.

But presumably the thinking and development happened before Ricoh bought the company? I can't remember the exact timing. Cameras take some time to develop, whatever.

Who knows what they will do to continue this line, or not now that Ricoh have got their feet under the Pentax boardroom table ... rather depends what you think went wrong with the K-01 (if you think something did). Was it the price? The size? Or the unconventional styling? Or (crucial to me) the absence of any VF option?

I'm very very tempted to pick up a used one as cheaply as possible to play around with manual lenses and focus peaking -- not my style for general travel purposes but could be great with one of my manual 50s, or the Vivitar 2XMFTC. For what it's good at, it sounds really good.

tim

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