K01, who is "ugly" now?

Started Oct 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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drummercam Contributing Member • Posts: 852
If they wanted to keep K-mount for mirrorless . . .

. . . they were locked into a specific front-to-back dimension. The design grew from that start point.   I think they did a good job, given that primary consideration (K-mount is very helpful if you want to use a SMC-A 28mm f2.0).   Retaining the robust D-LI90 battery was also good, rotating it 90 degrees from how it dropped into K-7/5; that's why a bulky grip went away, and I think that too was good.  They did something weird to the flash programming, giving it a "manual flash" setting as opposed to "flash on" like all their other DSLR's.  That's the only thing I have not gotten used to.

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