DPR review review

Started Mar 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
wildkat2 Contributing Member • Posts: 899
Re: DPR review review

drummercam wrote:

The X-Pro1 review features "three Olympus OM Zuiko lenses from the 1970s that are all still easy to find today."

If those three lenses from the 1970's were worth mentioning at all (fungus and dust-free all, no doubt), then the K-01 should have gotten a Gold Award for the far broader availability of K-mounts alone -- with no adapters needed.

And yes, the "K-01 is bulky" myth was misguided from the start. None of these cams are truly "pocketable" with a lens attached, not even the Pentax Q. "Bulky" was always a red herring.

Another bad comment (among many) in the original K-01 review was claiming that placement of the flash pop-up button was "right where you hold the camera." Maybe so if you want to pinch the camera on its back edge between index fingers and thumbs (WTF?). I hold it left hand under the lens like the proper camera it is.

K-01 was unnecessarily bashed by non-users, people who didn't touch one before firing off on it. That is as factual a statement anyone's claim of "bulky, or "ugly."

But dont you understand all those native Pentax lenses are confusing to choose from.  How in the world are you supposed to decide between the 14, 15, 21, 31, TWO 35s, TWO 40s, 43, THREE 50s, 55, 70, 77, TWO 100, 200, 300, and 560mm primes?

And the zooms?  Goodness everything from 12mm to 300mm covered by zooms.

Even more confusing is when you throw in all the 3rd party lenses that add even MORE primes plus zooms from 10mm to 500mm.  Then there are the legacy lenses including all those manual focus ones that work great with focus peaking.  And the specialty lenses like the Lensbaby.  Unfortunately all will benefit from built in SR so unless you turn it off you will be forced to have stabilization.  And of course there are no lens adapters for the K-01 so you can only use the thousands of K-mount lenses.

Its much better to add a bulky adapter, lose autofocus and image stabilization and use other lenses.  Actually more than one since you will need one adapter per type. Yes, that is much better and a better "value."

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