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09-07-2016, 11:30 PM   #31
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I'm guessing the new Pentax 24-105 is better, but you can still find copies of the Tamron 24-135 that will do a great job.
I believe the pentax one is a 28-105, not 24. Does tamron cover the entire FF image circle? Because that would be an awesome option indeed, very versatile.

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QuoteOriginally posted by awscreo Quote
I believe the pentax one is a 28-105, not 24. Does tamron cover the entire FF image circle? Because that would be an awesome option indeed, very versatile.
Yes, the Pentax is 28-105, and yes, the Tamron 24-135 is FF. There is a thread w/ examples of it on the K-1 on DPR HERE and 10 photos w/ the lens on a K-1 in the photo database HERE on PF.
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Yes, the Pentax is 28-105, and yes, the Tamron 24-135 is FF. There is a thread w/ examples of it on the K-1 on DPR HERE and 10 photos w/ the lens on a K-1 in the photo database HERE on PF.
Thank you! I'm actually more and more leaning towards 28-105, and getting an UWA manual prime and some sort of a portrait prime (maybe when Pentax drops the new primes later on). Maybe I don't need the 2.8 zoom (although the GAS in me want it for sure

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Yes, the Pentax is 28-105, and yes, the Tamron 24-135 is FF. There is a thread w/ examples of it on the K-1 on DPR HERE and 10 photos w/ the lens on a K-1 in the photo database HERE on PF.
Tamron seems a bit on a soft side, pentax one seems sharper. Have you used both lenses? Just wonder what the real-life performance is like, AF and IQ wise.
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It's a quick and dirty decision.

Either the 24-70 (big heavy lens and big bucks.....
or the 28-105 a consumer quality walk around zoom.... probably my choice

Personally I own a FAJ 18-35 (which is not the best of lenses) and an FA 35-80) but, I don't own a K-3, so it's the least of my worries.

Until there's an FF equivalent to my Sigma 8-16 a K-1 would be under-utilized.

I do like the look of the FA 20-35 for a K-1. I hate lenses rated under 9.5, but it's close....
https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-FA-20-35mm-F4-Zoom-Lens.html


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QuoteOriginally posted by awscreo Quote
Tamron seems a bit on a soft side, pentax one seems sharper. Have you used both lenses? Just wonder what the real-life performance is like, AF and IQ wise.
I don't have a FF camera, nor do I have the Pentax 28-105. I'd expect the Pentax to be sharper, but the Tamron is no slouch. You do have WR on the Pentax, but you have that extra range at both ends with the Tamron. If you can find a good used copy for a reasonable price, it could be a good choice.
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Rent or borrow the 24-70 before you buy one. It is not anything special on K-1. About the same as 24-70/4 sony zeiss zoom optically on hi-MP body. Sharp region is about 2/3 from center towards the edges which never fully sharpen up. Unusable wide open except in the very center.
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Rent or borrow the 24-70 before you buy one. It is not anything special on K-1. About the same as 24-70/4 sony zeiss zoom optically on hi-MP body. Sharp region is about 2/3 from center towards the edges which never fully sharpen up. Unusable wide open except in the very center.
Hmm. I saw CameraStore channel reviewing it against Nikkor 24-70, Canon 24-70 and Sony G 24-70, and images they showed were on par with others, especially in sharpness. I'll try to rent one for few days when I gather enough resources to get a zoom, and see if it feels good to me.
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If I were shooting film in my K2, I have a Sigma Mini-Wide 28mm f/2.8 and a Super-Wide 24mm f/2.8. Hard to say which one.
If I were using my K-3, probably my Sigma 17-50/2.8. It's pretty good at everything.

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If I where to get a K-1, and I had some money for lenses, this would be my supporting lens collection;

FA20 2.8
DA 40XS 2.8
M 50 1.4 (I already own this)
DFA 28-105

All of these should work as landscape lenses, so, take your pick. I'm also sticking with my K-5II so this is just a thought exercise, so, grain of salt.
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What would it be?
I'm thinking what lens would be a good choice for me to start building my collection. So far I'm leaning towards 24-70 2.8 as it seems it'll give me a lot of flexibility on hikes and travels, and I can take maybe two-three shots pano if I need a wider shot. What do you think?

Ps: I'm using a K-1 body
First of all, taking a zoom is cheating, right off the bat. A zoom is many lenses......

Anyway.... for the dollars I'd go 31/43/77.... second hand from the market place.... othwise.... might as well bought a canikon.

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Never mind having to carry the 24-70 on a hike. Was there not something heavier to lug around?
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Never mind having to carry the 24-70 on a hike. Was there not something heavier to lug around?
I dunno, so many people seem to do it just fine, otherwise everyone would be using mft and point and shoot for all travel/outdoor photography.
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QuoteOriginally posted by awscreo Quote
Hmm. I saw CameraStore channel reviewing it against Nikkor 24-70, Canon 24-70 and Sony G 24-70, and images they showed were on par with others, especially in sharpness. I'll try to rent one for few days when I gather enough resources to get a zoom, and see if it feels good to me.
No kidding, the people who actually impartially test these lenses, once you hit a certain quality, like better than my Sigma 70-300, differences are hard to spot No one ever posts comparison images, they just run off at the mouth. It is amazing how many folks think they are some kind of experts because they've read an MTF chart.

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No kidding, the people who actually impartially test these lenses, once you hit a certain quality, like better than my Sigma 70-300, differences are hard to spot No one ever posts comparison images, they just run off at the mouth. It is amazing how many folks think they are some kind of experts because they've read an MTF chart.

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I guess I didn't read any reviews on that one yet, I mean written ones. The camerastore review had all lenses tested on one body (Sony a7r2), same position, same light etc
Their test might not be scientific, but it's the real life results, and in direct comparison with other lenses of that caliber Pentax held up just fine, sharpness on par, nice bokeh, etc. Actually way better than what nikkor showed (i hear that lens is under some heavy criticism). Pentax being few hundred bucks cheaper than competition as well.
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I am using an AF Sigma Superwide 11 24mm/2.8 from the film era
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