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03-07-2018, 02:58 PM   #1
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24mm for K1

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I currently shoot with a K-1 and the three Limited Primes. I would like something a little wider the my 31. I appears it will end up being a third partly lens, which I have no experience with. What are your suggestions?
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03-07-2018, 03:02 PM   #2
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FA* 24mm, it's relative cheap (especially in comparision to the FA 20mm), offers lens correction profile inside the camera and good image quality.
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Howdy,
I really like shooting my Pentax FA*24mm lens with the K-1.
I also really like that the Pentax FA*24mm is compatible with all my Pentax Film Cameras dating back to 1976

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The DFA 24-70 has 24mm, and... you get 25mm,26mm,27mm,28mm..67mm,68,mm,69mm,70mm free or charge.

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I only had the FA24 on a K-3II but my impressions were:

Plus
Sharp in the centre wide open (well mine was)
Good size/weight/speed combination
Excellent flare resistance
Sunstars
Good contrast, even into bright light/wide open

Cons
Bokeh is OK, smoother than the FA43.
Finish scratches very easily
Corners, even on APS-C did not catch up till f5.6 at least. For landscape, f8 or better.
C/A although as mentioned Lightroom can fix easily

I'd love to have another on my K-1.


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FA* 24mm, it's relative cheap (especially in comparision to the FA 20mm), offers lens correction profile inside the camera and good image quality.
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Thank you very much for the link. I'm looking at those now.

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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
The DFA 24-70 has 24mm, and... you get 25mm,26mm,27mm,28mm..67mm,68,mm,69mm,70mm free or charge.
Well sure, I have tried it. I have severe back issues and couldn't handle the weight. Nice lens, though.
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03-07-2018, 03:38 PM   #7
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I have the Sigma 24mm f1.8, Terry, which has nice rendering.

But I also have several smallish zooms that do very well at that focal length, including the DA12-24 (works from 18mm on), FA20-35 and Sigma 12-24.
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If you donít mind manual focus the Samyang 24mm F1.4 could be a contender. I use it for landscapes so I am kind of hovering between infinity and hyperfocal and donít need autofocus. If you check some of my recent photo threads you can get a feel for what this lens is capable of on a K-1. At least in my hands. Since the new Pentax wide angle prime lens is not on the market yet this lens convinced me to buy the K-1 anyway.

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The manual focus Pentax A 20mm seems to be as good as the FA 20mm.
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03-07-2018, 04:19 PM   #10
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I have the Sigma 24mm f1.8, Terry, which has nice rendering.

But I also have several smallish zooms that do very well at that focal length, including the DA12-24 (works from 18mm on), FA20-35 and Sigma 12-24.
I really like that idea. So, I can use a DA lens? I understand the math for crop vs. full frame. I just thought there were other reasons. So then I could just use the DA 15? I would love that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TerryL Quote
I really like that idea. So, I can use a DA lens? I understand the math for crop vs. full frame. I just thought there were other reasons. So then I could just use the DA 15? I would love that.
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No, the DA15 doesn't cover the full frame the way the DA12-24 does after 17mm, Terry, sad to say.

If you *do* want ultra wide angle, you don't have to stump up for the superb DFA15-30.

The Samyang 14mm and in particular the Irix 15mm (WR!!) are great value if you don't mind manual focus.
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No, the DA15 doesn't cover the full frame the way the DA12-24 does after 17mm, Terry, sad to say.

If you *do* want ultra wide angle, you don't have to stump up for the superb DFA15-30.

The Samyang 14mm and in particular the Irix 15mm (WR!!) are great value if you don't mind manual focus.
I absolutely love the 15-30, I had it, and it was a big no, for my back. But, I still can use the DA 12-24. That's a nice looking little lens. Kinda slow, but should work nicely. Gives me the wide side of 24, too. I really hate having to plan my lens kit around my back problems. It's a first, for me. When I bought the K-1, I had the 24-70 and 15-30 with it. Now it''s the Limiteds only, and I'm thankful for them. Thanks, Mr Clackers.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TerryL Quote
I absolutely love the 15-30, I had it, and it was a big no, for my back. But, I still can use the DA 12-24. That's a nice looking little lens. Kinda slow, but should work nicely. Gives me the wide side of 24, too. I really hate having to plan my lens kit around my back problems. It's a first, for me. When I bought the K-1, I had the 24-70 and 15-30 with it. Now it''s the Limiteds only, and I'm thankful for them. Thanks, Mr Clackers.
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It is smaller, and f4 of course. Sharpness is good, and it takes 77mm screw in filters.

I was talking to a forum member who went to several continents hiking with the K-1, DA12-24, DFA28-105 and 50mm macro.
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It is smaller, and f4 of course. Sharpness is good, and it takes 77mm screw in filters.

I was talking to a forum member who went to several continents hiking with the K-1, DA12-24, DFA28-105 and 50mm macro.
Do you like your Sigma 24? I love fast lenses. I like to play with shallow dof. I have never had one of their lenses, but I know they've been around for ever. I appreciate the fact that they have a Pentax mount. If it's fast and sharp, that might be my best bet.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TerryL Quote
Do you like your Sigma 24? I love fast lenses. I like to play with shallow dof. I have never had one of their lenses, but I know they've been around for ever. I appreciate the fact that they have a Pentax mount. If it's fast and sharp, that might be my best bet.
I do like it, Terry. I prefer to take zooms, but it has a pseudo macro capability and f1.8 means it's ideal for night shooting.



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