Pentax K-01 Q&As

Announced Feb 2, 2012 •
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By: isb_deep (6 months ago)
Posted to: Pentax SLR Talk
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So after 8 years and over 30 lens purchases, I have my first ever problem with a Pentax lens! My DA 20-40 will switch to MF when pointing down or when I move the lens. AF works fine, I am able to focus when AF is displayed. It's mounted on a KP. Other lenses work fine on the KP so I don't think it is an issue with the camera and I was able to replicate the behavior on my K-01. I made a small video to show this: https://imgur.com/a/2qg9v0W Anybody else has had this sort of experience before?I...
By: JDsnaps (11 months ago)
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Hi, I'm fairly new here at DPR, and photography is a hobby, I don't do it professionally. I shoot various systems: Fuji; XT-1 & 2, X-A3, XH-1, Pentax; K-3, K-01, K-7, K-5, Panasonic/Lumix; FZ1000, ZS40, and Samsung; NX30, NX1000, NX200. I mostly shoot RAW+JPEG, and a variety of subjects; landscape, people, buildings, pretty much anything and everything. Some of the software I've tried so far is Silkypix, Corel Aftershot Pro 3, and another one I can't remember now. I've tried playing with Gimp...
By: Stigg (May 14, 2019)
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Of all of the digital cameras that I have tried I like the K-01 more than any other. Unfortunately Pentax has moved on since that era. However they are not following the path of the majority of manufacturers. Since 2014 I have been dabbling in Sony cameras starting with the A3000. I found its output less appealing than that of the K-01 but still usable though with a much different aesthetic. Sony has moved on also since that era and I am less pleased with the results. It seems that all...
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By: LensBeginner (Dec 15, 2018)
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I'll put that in the shape of a question. I'm finding myself in some situations where I don't want to set up an observation spot, and can't get too close to birds, but would just like to have a long lens to take some snaps while keeping my distance, and not having to drag someone who could be along for the stroll (GF) into stalking said bird. Until now, I've used with fair results a PEntax SMC-M 80-200 f/4.5 paired with a Kenko Teleplus MC7 2X teleconverter. I usually shoot at 200 mm (400 mm)...
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I like the JPEG color and noise handling of the K-01 better than that Canon, Sony and Nikon. No one likes digital image noise but Pentax have found a way to integrate that noise into the image so that to me at least, it does not suffer. Do the newer models continue with that rendition and noise handling? I noticed that some companies such as Canon have changed their noise handling considerably, and not to my liking . I gave up on the SX50 which was considered to be the best of their S series....
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For those here who are familiar with the K-01 and have looked into other mirrorless, specifically the Canon M50 or similar, which do you prefer at this point in time? I have grown accustomed to the K-01 and its handling and color rendition. For a digital camera it seems to render natural scenery and subjects very well. Since that is my primary usage for a digital mirrorless camera, I have no reason to switch to a Canon, were it not for the absence of certain lenses in K mount and shaky AF at...
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Hello folks, I have a K-01 from a few years ago that I used recently without issue and was looking forward to using again.  I powered it on today with the 18-55 DA WR (KS-2 kit lens) and noticed that the top/back scroll wheel (not mode dial) doesn't appear to work.  It rotates just fine with the same "clicky" feel and does not feel loose.  But the wheel doesn't do anything.  It also does not appear to work in menus or in any other mode.  I replaced it with a fresh battery and also used the...
By: phil_t (Feb 9, 2017)
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I just discovered that switching to Liveview on the K-1 disables the flash function.  Am I missing something, or can someone explain why?  I found this when I went to use Image Sych as a remote, which effectively puts the camera in Liveview mode with the phone display. PTTL flash (internal or Sigma external) works with Liveview on my K-3 and (of course) K01 so the technology exists.
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I have not been able to find the right slide copier for my Pentax.  Can you help?
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I would like to switch from Pentax camera systems to Nikon. My major problem with Pentax is its focusing system, I own the K-30, K-50, K-01, K-5II and K-3, all give me a 50% hit or miss on the focus in bright or low light situations and drives me nuts. I don't want to invest a ton off money on my first Nikon so was looking at possibly a good used D610. I am a hobbyist and mostly take pictures at the Zoo's, air museum's  and my favorite granddaughter,  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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