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Pentax k-01, Pentax mirrorless with K-mount
Old 01-19-2012   #1
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Pentax k-01, Pentax mirrorless with K-mount

I wonder, that nobody already mentioned this.
It should be announced in february on CP+.

-k-5 sensor
-k-mount
-contrast af, af 81 split
-121mm width, 79mm height, 59mm depth
-.....

Other specs here: http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/hot-...a-coming-soon/

What dou you think?
Seems large enough to be used with slr lenses and the limiteds would be great on that body.
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Old 01-19-2012   #2
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Pentax has some nice small primes, but all relatively slow and I don't think there are any prime options that give the equivalent of 21-24mm.
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Old 01-19-2012   #3
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Hm, interesting. I have only herd the rumor about the K-mount unit for GXR which to me makes more sense.

But putting a (full frame) SLR mount on an APS-C mirrorless camera sounds like a desperate attempt to put out a mirror-less camera ASAP. Already the size (thickness) of 59mm says it - not a compact camera.

WHy not use smaller sensors (m4/3, APS-C) to produce smaller cameras that can use smaller lenses and then make FF cameras for those who need/want them?

But in any way I am sure this will make many Pentax users happy - they have been wanting a mirror less body for ages. So let's hope it's a good one.
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Old 01-19-2012   #4
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There is a 14 and 15mm lens
http://www.pentax.de/de/system-digital-zoom.html
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Old 01-19-2012   #5
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Could be of interest to those currently invested in K-mount glass, but otherwise sounds like it might be a clunker.
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Wow, seriously?
At this point I'd only pay attention if Pentax released a full-frame digital Pentax LX.
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Sounds interesting, but what are the benefits of an SLR mount on a mirrorless? The smaller flange distance is gone, probably no possibility for mounting any legacy lenses. Imo, the ability to be able to use all weird lenses and mounts should be a prerequisite for any EVIL camera.
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Sounds interesting, but what are the benefits of an SLR mount on a mirrorless? The smaller flange distance is gone, probably no possibility for mounting any legacy lenses. Imo, the ability to be able to use all weird lenses and mounts should be a prerequisite for any EVIL camera.

I was wondering a similar thing with respect to the expected Olympus OM-D. It's mirrorless but uses an OM mount.
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I hope the 59mm is a red herring. That's 10mm more than a film body! What the hay?
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