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03-24-2013, 12:40 AM   #46
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40 Limited is almost always glued to the camera.
I've recently picked up a 17 f/4 Takumar, which is surprisingly small and light, which goes with me when I need something wider.
And another new addition is the Tamron 90 2,8 Macro, which I'm really liking and will probably be spending lots of time on my K-01.

03-24-2013, 05:34 AM   #47
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
The DFA100 works brilliantly with the K-01. It is my go-to macro combination: the lack of mirror slap, ease of framing at low angles and focus peaking all help.
The new firmware improves the AF speed greatly.
Thanks! Unfortunately, I was going to snag a used one from B&H but now it's gone and a new one is just a little out of my price range. I guess I will just have to keep an eye out for another one.
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Thanks! Unfortunately, I was going to snag a used one from B&H but now it's gone and a new one is just a little out of my price range. I guess I will just have to keep an eye out for another one.
Unless you need the water seal the Tamron 90 macro 2.8 is as good as or better, and a lot less money.
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Unless you need the water seal the Tamron 90 macro 2.8 is as good as or better, and a lot less money.
Thanks! I might look into the Tamron. Do you know if the AF plays nice with the K-01?

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DA40 Ltd.
FA35/2
A host of MF lenses for specific outings.
Export metadata >> Count >> % of Total 6,627

FA35 - 43%
DA40 - 39%
(Other) - 18%
03-26-2013, 05:07 PM   #51
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Just got the FA43 for my K-01, replaced my 40xs. So far, I'm loving it, AF is surprisingly only slightly slower than the 40xs, the AF doesn't seem to hunt as much in lowlight which is a plus and the whole setup feels a lot better balanced. I can see the FA43 living on the K-01.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
The DFA100 works brilliantly with the K-01. It is my go-to macro combination: the lack of mirror slap, ease of framing at low angles and focus peaking all help.
The new firmware improves the AF speed greatly.
I'll second this opinion. The DFA100mm is so stealthy and nimble--a pleasure to use with or without mirror.
I have also used the K-01 quite succesfully with the DFA100mm + F 1.7AF TC combination. Sweet!

My favorite K-01 pairing is with the DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro

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I've only had my K-01 for about a week. So far:
1. 40mm XS
2. DA 10-17
3. 50mm 1.7
Haven't yet had a chance to try it out with my Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro.

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Lens with K-01

I was surprised how much I have gravitated to leaving the DA12-24 on my K-01. It's not nearly as heavy as the DA*16-50 and its like having a DA15, DA21 and a 24mm all in one. Outside of that I have a 28mm f2.0 that I like on it and the DFA 100 macro WR. But the DA12-24 surprised me because just by looking you would think it wouldn't be a great fit but it is and the 36mm equivalent focal length is where I do much of my film shooting 35-40mm on 35mm film
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The wifey usually uses the Samsung D-Xenon 18-55.

When I am using it, I usually use these lenses:
Pentax DA 10-17
Pentax FA 50mm 1.4
Pentax DA-L 55-300
Samsung 18-55
Vivitar 55mm 2.8 macro

Those lenses are whatr I keep in my bag. Have some more lenses I occasionaly use when I have time.
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I bought (when prices dropped) my K-01 to test the sensor/software and to use for tripod mounted macro and landscape work. So far, I have only used it with my DFA 100 Macro; good combination in conjunction with a Hoodman loupe and stable tripod' Haven't had a chance to do any landscapes; expect to use it with a Sigma 10-20. I really don't envision using it for anything else as I much prefer using a viewfinder for most work.
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Pentax 18-135 mostly.
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DA35mm 2.4
Rokinon 85mm 1.4

about the same amount

Love these guys
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QuoteOriginally posted by Painter Quote
I was surprised how much I have gravitated to leaving the DA12-24 on my K-01. It's not nearly as heavy as the DA*16-50 and its like having a DA15, DA21 and a 24mm all in one. Outside of that I have a 28mm f2.0 that I like on it and the DFA 100 macro WR. But the DA12-24 surprised me because just by looking you would think it wouldn't be a great fit but it is and the 36mm equivalent focal length is where I do much of my film shooting 35-40mm on 35mm film
You post gave me the impetuous to get a 12-24 rather than something to replicate my outgoing 17-70 which I'm leaving behind with my Ex's Kx
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40 LTD is the main lens for walking around. Aside from that, I am particularly fond of the vintage Pentax 'M' and M42 lenses on this camera - they're just so pretty and have such a nice feel and the K-01 works very well with them...they also look really cool on the camera!
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