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07-19-2017, 03:22 AM   #1
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Pentax A 24/2.8 on the K-1

Anyone who can shed some light on how this lens perform on the K-1?

07-19-2017, 03:51 AM   #2
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good question. I can have a go for you over the weekend and report thereafter.
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SMC Pentax-A 24mm F2.8 Reviews - A Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database second review. Also one on the Sony A7r (same sensor).
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Also see here for a test on the Sony A7:

Sony A7 with Pentax Full-frame Glass Review - Performance / Handling of Pentax K-mount Lenses | PentaxForums.com Reviews

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I have this lens. And K-1. If I want to have sharp pictures, I'll use something else. But for fun, colors and size it is nice. And it looks good. But for example my tokina AT-X pro 20-35/2.8 is much better, in resolution and sharpness. But it is bigger, andpentax colors are better(that color can and usually is changed anyway little anyway in pp). That is my opinion. I have couple good pictures thou and it is quite sharp.
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I have to admit this is not a good example, I have not shot with this lens very much and have not got a handle on it.
So my focus is off. A learning we will go... this is the SMC A 24 2.8 on a K1 just a few days ago.
the detail in the dirt close to me I think is pretty good with practice I might get the whole thing
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I have the K24 f3.5, quite rare as you might not even know about it...

Can't speak for a K1 but I love it on APS-C and full frame film. On an MX or SuperME the field on view os superb as is the delight of a massive viewfinder with it.

Great colours and particularly good at nightscapes, especially nautical and astronomical twilight as the blues are very distinctive. This is a lens which does make me want a FF DSLR, I know it isn't the same lens you are enquiring about but the field on view, i.e. 24mm on FF is probably my favourite landscape width, although weirdly 15mm on APSC seems far too wide sometimes... That 1.5mm difference makes a lot of difference at the wide end, although maybe my logic is skewed by looking through the 'cinematic' MX finder. 😎
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QuoteOriginally posted by repaap Quote
If I want to have sharp pictures, I'll use something else.
On APS-C, mine is nicely sharp out to a few meters, but weak at a distance.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
On APS-C, mine is nicely sharp out to a few meters, but weak at a distance.
I have shot with K-3 and it is much sharper on aps-c, on FF overal performance suffers. It kind a collapses especially at longer distance. But I haven't used hood with the lens.
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here is couple pictures with 24, what is really good is close up possibilities, but IF I look pictures taken let's say FA 43 quality is way way different...that said, it can be nice lens.









it is quite good lens, but modern lenses are better in many ways. But if you are into vintage look and feel, it is great lens to have fun with.
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