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03-04-2019, 01:18 AM - 1 Like   #61
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I have a K1 but nearly all the lenses I shoot with it are older lenses. The main reasons for that are partly because a lot of them I already had from my film days, but also because a lot of them can be had cheaply second hand.

The most common lens I use with my K1 is a Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 that was under 200 2nd hand. I'm absolutely willing to accept that the very latest Pentax 24-70 F2.8 is a better lens, however the quality difference will be a lot smaller than the cost margin! Other common lenses I use with it are a Sigma 24mm F1.8 (also bought 2nd had for under 200) and F2.8 Tokina ATX-Pro's, one a 20-35mm and the other the 80-200. Both of those I already owned but they're not that expensive to pick up used either.

Anyway my vote for a cheap lens with great IQ to use with the K1 would be the 28mm F2 Vivitar. Those are pretty cheap (cheaper than the also very good 24mm F2) and both the Kiron and Komine versions are very good.

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I don't have a K-1 (can;t afford or justify one) but I can attest to the M 35-70/2.8-3.5 on my K5iis. For a $60 lens, it's simply remarkable. The only downside is they very seldom come up for sale. Another option is the K 30/2.8, more expensive and hard to find but the rendering is oh so beautiful.
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