Pentax K-01

Announced Feb 2, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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A few years ago, I went in local MediaMarkt and saw 75% discount on these two cameras. (I then bought a Q immediately, for measurbation purposes.) I read similar discounts happened in other places, so I suspect that some retailers got negative profit (i.e. loss) from dealing with K-01 and Qs.  I have newer worked in sales, I would like to hear guesses from DP members.
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By: LensBeginner (Oct 18, 2015)
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Hi, I'd like to mount my Zoom H4n on top of my K-01 sometimes, but I've always run into cheap hotshoe-screw adapters whose life expectancy was in tune with what I paid them... Can you suggest a more reliable alternative? short of buying a whole rig I mean. Thanks
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Hello, Some time ago I bought the K-01 and gave it later to my father. He mentioned he would like to have a telephoto lens, and after some research I think I'm going to get him the Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro. He doesn't shoot a lot and it's purely amatuer, so I'm not looking for anything too fancy, and price plays here a big role. That's why considering the features of this lens (long reach, some kind of macro) I think it might be a decent choice. I wanted to ask, though, if...
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Hi all, happy owner of a 190XPRO series tripod with Manfrotto three-way head, very happy with it. This summer I did some videos with K-01 + SMC M 80-200mm f/4.5, not exactly a hand-holding-friendly combo... so was thinking about buying a monopod, and I think a ball head would be nice to complement it - also because I can move it to my tripod if I need to. After looking at some ballheads I'm thinking about buying the MH054M0-Q2, because everything below that feels a little plasticky and/or...
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When shooting with exposure bracketing on, can you control the shutter either by remote, phone through flu card, or timer so as not to shake the camera? With my k-01, I can't use exposure bracketing with any of the above at the same time (at least I haven't found out how).
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Hello All, I have been on this forum for little over a year now, but this is my first post. But have been actively reading many of the posts and learnt a lot from it, thank you all for that. Ok now, Amateur astronomy and Star gazing is one of my fav hobbies and I have started to spend time on astro-photography. I have done some wide-field, constellation and Lunar till now.. but feel i should try on DSOs. I own a K-01 and K-r.. and seems neither of these have an option to take remote shutter...
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So I started with Pentax some years ago with a K-r, drawn in by the small limited lenses nobody else was making. I then progressed to the k-01, and have the da 15, 35macro, 40mm, as well as a Sigma 10-20 and 30mm f1.4 and some random older Pentax lenses. I've been really struggling to decide to stay with Pentax or go to something like the em-1 or G7.  I shoot two subjects, architecture interiors and exteriors, and my little kids. I recently bought a Ricoh GR and a lx100, which I use as small...
By: Massao (Apr 21, 2015)
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Hi, I am looking for trying out some other camera system for making videos. I am not considering Panasonic GH series (too expensive) or any other M4/3 system (the sensor is too small for narrow DOF). Both Nikon and Canon are useless for video (autofocus too slow and noisy), and the key lenses (35mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.8) are not with stabilization. The whole Sony package is too expensive (very expensive lenses and accessories). Fuji is really bad for video. I also have Samsung gear, but it does...
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This thing racks through the whole zoom range it seems on my k-01, grinding away like a power drill, every time it focuses or re-focuses. It does it with force, but by the time it finds focus, shooting the moment is often gone. Fine for landscapes, not so good for a child who has turned their head already. I hear the k3 has a faster focus motor. Will I see any noticeable gains moving on from the k-01, or are any gains minimal at best?
By: robbo d (Feb 20, 2015)
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I have another wedding to shoot shortly, a small affair for a guy at my "day job" (sad but true - can't always be shooting !!) He has asked if I we could shoot some video ..... OK ? Not done any video editing before but my ever faithful sidekick and partner did a fabulous job (with the K-01 on a tripod and panned about slowly) the other day at another small job I had. The result, despite the poor lighting, was not too bad, so without buying some specialist kit, I thought i'd turn the ever...
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