K-01 first impressions:

Started Jun 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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audiobomber
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Re: K-01 first impressions:

tecnoworld wrote:

The only big issue I ever found to the k-01 is the large flange distance, that made it much thicker than other mirrorless systems. If I want a mirrorles, it's mainly because of the size advantage.

My present system, the nx300, is almost one half as thick.

Pentax could have done a slimmer design and then use an adapter for the k lenses.

But how much does an AF capable adapter cost? I bought the K-01 because of the low price and because it mounts all my K lenses. The original concept was to create new lenses that intruded into the body. I hope this plan will be revived with a new line of Pentax MILC's.

They showed this prototype lens at Photokina 2012, was supposedly a wide angle. Note how the rear element protrudes well beyond the mount flange.

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