Soon to be Pentax owner need advice :)


philip113

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Hi Fellow Pentaxians , I am going to buy K01 for my trip to Taiwan , pls advice the best lens for K01,
The reasons :
1,I buy K01 because small in size and gentle on pocket
2,My first DSLR and I think I like Pentax because of WR features.
I need to buy dry cabinet ?
Maybe this thread is very common but I have tried to look for infos cannot find them :)
Pls help :)
 

Supersimon27

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Bro , but k-01 is not WR wor . U might want to consider k-30 or K-5 for WR.

Personally I feel dry cabinet is important :)
 

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You can get versatile lens like DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 and the price also gentle on pocket. U can find it at online Pentax WebStore (Pentax Web Store)
 

poseur

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to start off cheap with WR. buy a K30 with DA1855WR kit. maybe u can even try to see if anyone selling the WR kit lens in bns. it will be slightly cheaper.
 

philip113

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Bro , but k-01 is not WR wor . U might want to consider k-30 or K-5 for WR.

Personally I feel dry cabinet is important :)
Thanks Simon are you the ONE that got first prize on the Marina Photo Contest :)
Yes I like the K01 very nice design and now got offer :) Got Headache now cannot decide on K30 and K01 :)
Dry cabinet I will buy digilab
 

philip113

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to start off cheap with WR. buy a K30 with DA1855WR kit. maybe u can even try to see if anyone selling the WR kit lens in bns. it will be slightly cheaper.
thanks poseur I saw many sales of lenses in classified but don't understand many of them and theirs uses, and they have great different in prices :)
 

philip113

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Use this as a guide for lens AF speed.
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/pentax/1071015-post-your-k-01-lens-af-speed-here.html

Things to note:
1. K01 is a MILC, not a dslr
2. Its not WR
3. WR camera will need WR lenses

Other than the few points, it packs a punch for the price :)

Wow that was nice write up pinholecam , no wonder the thread on K01 always pair with DA 40xs lens
Thanks Bro :)
 

philip113

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So I buy K01 for $567 and pair with DA 40mm xs f2.8 $305 and digicab $110 should do the job :)
Just saw this K-30 Lens Kit w DA 40 XS Black only $1143, may I know is the same lens as above?
 

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sunnycamera

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So I buy K01 for $567 and pair with DA 40mm xs f2.8 $305 and digicab $110 should do the job :)
agree, sometimes, when buy K01 and DA40 XS as a set, it is cheaper, around 700 sgd. hope u find a good deal

IT show is this weekend, and you buy the set, mostly you can get the digicab as free gift.
check http://itfairsg.com/

DA 40XS is the same lens.

K30 is best combo with DA 18-55 WR for weather seal
K01 is best combo with DA 40 XS for lightweight
 

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Yamakasi

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So I buy K01 for $567 and pair with DA 40mm xs f2.8 $305 and digicab $110 should do the job :)
Just saw this K-30 Lens Kit w DA 40 XS Black only $1143, may I know is the same lens as above?
DA40 while good, is a prime lens..so not sure how experienced you are and might still prefer a 'zoom' lens
 

sunnycamera

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I use 50mm prime as daily lens, 40mm should be no problem for travel, just different style of photos (half body portrait pop-out from framed background, more people focus ) compared to with kit zoom lens (full body standing in background, more background focus) ,


here is an example of 50mm view, framed half body portrait, 3 meters away from subject



here is an example of kit zoom lens view, full body portrait, 1 meters away from subject



40mm prime lens is lightweight, small and help u deal with dark night evening shots

18-55 zoom lens is convenient for range, good in daily light shots, have tough time in dark night
 

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philip113

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agree, sometimes, when buy K01 and DA40 XS as a set, it is cheaper, around 700 sgd. hope u find a good deal

IT show is this weekend, and you buy the set, mostly you can get the digicab as free gift.
check COMEX 2012 Price List Brochures Flyers Discussions Jobs - Get Updated Latest Price List Brochures Flyers Discussions Jobs

DA 40XS is the same lens.

K30 is best combo with DA 18-55 WR for weather seal
K01 is best combo with DA 40 XS for lightweight

thanks Sunny the itfair thread cannot find pentax dealer lol :) and yes I try to snap some nice good memorable photo using 40mm and the rest cover by idiot proof camera,
 

philip113

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DA40 while good, is a prime lens..so not sure how experienced you are and might still prefer a 'zoom' lens
Thanks Yamakasi , I try not to use zoom because I don't have 'feel' of camera angle everytime when I used idiot camera I tend to zoom in full and picture always blurr . The K01 got stablelizer and f2.8 fast enought for shaky hands .
I just learn new word like bohket of lenses the "feel" correct me if I am wrong that DA 40mm XS very good.
I have been hunting for my first digital SLR for months and waiting for K30 but K01 now offer :)
 

Ahren

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Thanks Simon are you the ONE that got first prize on the Marina Photo Contest :)
Yes I like the K01 very nice design and now got offer :) Got Headache now cannot decide on K30 and K01 :)
Dry cabinet I will buy digilab
Simon,,,,,you are famous, :cool:
 

felixcat8888

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Thanks Yamakasi , I try not to use zoom because I don't have 'feel' of camera angle everytime when I used idiot camera I tend to zoom in full and picture always blurr . The K01 got stablelizer and f2.8 fast enought for shaky hands .
I just learn new word like bohket of lenses the "feel" correct me if I am wrong that DA 40mm XS very good.
I have been hunting for my first digital SLR for months and waiting for K30 but K01 now offer :)
K-01 with DA40mm XS is good for street shots. K30 with DA18-135 is good for holidays where you can even shoot near water. For DSLR, you can use different angles too.
 

detritus

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imo, you should just switch focus to K30. i find that its more versatile and its easier to hold. i like the K-01 as a concept but i didn't buy one cos i don't think it suits my needs :)

the K-01 is not exactly "small" - even with the 40XS, its not "pocket-able". it also has no viewfinder so you'll be using the rear LCD to compose and focus - not exactly an easy thing to do with a big camera and even less comfortable to use if u're pairing with a big lens like the high end DA*16-50 or the DA*50-135.

the K30 retains traditional DSLR ergonomics - you hold it close to your eye with your right hand and support the lens with your left hand - its a more natural posture for a camera bigger than a compact PNS.

and not to mention that it has 2 scroll dials so u can control both shutter and aperture easily when in M mode and it is WR - u'll probably enjoy using it more :)

the beauty of using pentax is the availability of high quality prime lenses - from the relatively affordable 50f1.8 and 35f2.4, to the high quality DA and FA Limited.

but for holidays, i strongly suggest u use a zoom like the 18-55 or 18-135. if budget allows, a fast zoom like the DA*16-50 or Tamron 17-50 is also very good - easier to use, less to pack. at most, just pack 1 more fast prime that u like to use for low light. its no fun packing a big camera bag and changing lenses all the time.
 

PhilipKr35

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Suggest go to shop and put your hands and eyes on both camera and then don't buy and come home and decide. It's always dangerous to decide there.
 

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