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    Focus peaking demo K-01 by Ned Bunnell

    Pentax-Ricoh USA (PRUSA? :-) ) posted a video showing how focus peaking works on K-01. I must say that looks oh so nice. I wonder how well it holds as lights go down though.

    K-01 Focus Peaking - Ned's Photo Journal

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    Re: Focus peaking demo K-01 by Ned Bunnell

    Thanks Ricardo and it sure does look slick.
    Still without any reference camera I can only rely on other members' experiences.
    So far 'focus peaking' seems to be "hot" and the feature to have for MF lenses.

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    Re: Focus peaking demo K-01 by Ned Bunnell

    Looks like focus peaking to me
    I also think it's hot - but I'm not sure that a camera with no viewfinder (or possibility of one) is quite so hot.
    I've found FP to be even better in low light - but only on an EVF and not on an LCD

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    Re: Focus peaking demo K-01 by Ned Bunnell

    Looked good. No EVF option is the really hard part to understand.
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    Re: Focus peaking demo K-01 by Ned Bunnell

    No one can tell for sure right now, but I fear the lack of an O/E VF might be the Achilles heel of this system keeping many potential buyers from purchasing.
    And that fixed LCD doesn't make friends either.
    What were they thinking ?
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    Re: Focus peaking demo K-01 by Ned Bunnell

    No O/E VF will keep me from on a dealers door
    It's a major error in my opinion and everyone above agrees.

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    Re: Focus peaking demo K-01 by Ned Bunnell

    Could they offer an add-on viewfinder later?

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    Re: Focus peaking demo K-01 by Ned Bunnell

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Could they offer an add-on viewfinder later?

    K-H.
    Not happening.

    Personally I think given the price and image quality, I don't see it as a deal breaker. After all many medium format cameras were also of the type of "look at something" though I understand the value of optical vs electronic, but many people who complain about lack of EVF or OVF don't seem to have much problem with EVF's.

    Personally to me the potential deal breaker is ergonomics. On first pass to me it seems it has great ergonomics but dpreview made the point that some buttons like the green/red are hard to reach for important functions. If that is the case, then I think Pentax missed with what is one of their core competencies. They should have used the whip on the designer to say "these things need to be close, you make it work design wise."


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