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03-10-2016, 04:14 PM   #826
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
One never knows. Based on my experience (with other brands though), it is sometimes possible to grab a body from first shipment to B&M stores where nobody actually expects them. Sometimes, the first images from a production camera emerging on the internet are from some guy who doesn't even know he's among the first
Wow! I stand corrected!

03-10-2016, 05:51 PM   #827
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Just to add to the anxiety:

What is the first lens you are going to try on you FF K-1 once you get it?


I am going to use the SMC Takumar 28/3.5.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pepe Guitarra Quote
What is the first lens you are going to try on you FF K-1 once you get it?


I am going to use the SMC Takumar 28/3.5.


Whatever lens is within closest reach!!! And it will prolly be the obligatory first shutter count 001 of the Dog or something similarly stupid, like my keyboard, etc. Heh...


For the first serious test, I'll prolly go with a prime... 35 f2 or 50 1.4... then some zooms. First thing I'll prolly shoot before or after that depending on my patience level and the weather outside is my distance scale/focus adjustment rig with every A/F lens I own and plan to use on it... just for the halibut. Once it is all dialed in, I setup some custom user modes, it's off to the real world to go play.


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Probably my smc pentax-m 20mm F4

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Probably my smc pentax-m 20mm F4
Awwww, sorry you have to work with that, I know that must be painful for you. To fulfill my self-sacrifice obligations, I would be willing to relieve you of this terrible burden, and even give you a few $ for it ;-).

JK. I'm envious! Have been looking for a couple of months now and this lens is very elusive. Rare as hens teeth. And the availability of K-1 is gonna drive demand for the few that do surface. Think we need to give it a nickname like the 20mm Unicorn or Ghost Lens or something..."Ghost lens spotted on eBay!", "Unicorn sighting at my local camera shop" etc.[COLOR="Silver"]

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Oops, just realized I was thinking of the FA2.8. Although the 20mm M sounds interesting too.

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There are a few on e-bay pentax smc-m 20mm f4 | eBay I paid a 100 euro's for mine so these seem a bit steep.

And if you want the FA: http://www.ebay.nl/sch/i.html?_odkw=pentax+smc-m+20mm+f4&LH_PrefLoc=2&_osaca...+f2.8&_sacat=0

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And when you want the FA: pentax FA 20mm f2.8 | eBay
1000 euros! If they sell it at that price, I hope they have a bottle of Champagne at hand. I paid ~ 350 euros for mine, and I thought that was a fair but not bargain price.

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Why would someone buy a 20mm lens with AF? To focus the center of the photo all the times?

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Why would someone buy a 20mm lens with AF? To focus the center of the photo all the times?
I quite enjoy my APS-C 15mm lens with AF, so \_(ツ)_/
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QuoteOriginally posted by bilybianca Quote
1000 euros! If they sell it at that price, I hope they have a bottle of Champagne at hand. I paid ~ 350 euros for mine, and I thought that was a fair but not bargain price.

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Yeah, that seems like someone trying to gouge a desperate K-1 buyer. I'm keen to have a nice wide prime for the K-1 but for that price I can wait for Pentax to release something new next year (early next year, right Ricoh??).
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Why would someone buy a 20mm lens with AF?
Maybe because it's a remarkably good lens, it's for sale and at a reasonable price?

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Mr. Jun Hirakawa is a Japanese lens designer best known for creating the Pentax FA 43mm Limited and FA 77mm Limited lenses during his time at Pentax. He is additionally credited with the designs for the FA* 24mm f/2, FA* 85mm f/1.4, FA* 80-200mm f/2.8, FA 28mm f/2.8, FA 35mm f/2, DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye (co-developed with Takayuki Ito), DA 14mm f/2.8, DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited and DA* 55mm f/1.4 lenses.[1]
Hirakawa said at the time that he regretted his "early retirement" from Pentax in 2010, around the time that Hoya acquired the company, and was subsequently hired by Tamron.[2]
Half of. All full frame.
K1 is the reason.
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Maybe because it's a remarkably good lens, it's for sale and at a reasonable price?

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My question is more information gathering (thirst of learning) than critic. Here is a re-word: How do you control the focus in a very wide angle, if you are using AF? It will tend to focus the center of the photo, or if you have focus point, then those focus points. What if ou just want to focus the foreground which could be framing the subject? If you can help me, go ahead and answer. Thanks, Pepe
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pepe Guitarra Quote
My question is more information gathering (thirst of learning) than critic. Here is a re-word: How do you control the focus in a very wide angle, if you are using AF? It will tend to focus the center of the photo, or if you have focus point, then those focus points. What if ou just want to focus the foreground which could be framing the subject? If you can help me, go ahead and answer. Thanks, Pepe
Well I'd say except if you go for near macro/proxy, you have lof of deph of field with a WA. At 18mm on APSC, at f/2.8 and focussing 2meters away the deph of field is already more than 1meter.

In this kind of conditions you can focus with the center AF point and reframe. If you want to have all in focus, you can use hyperfocal distance...

17mm f/4, 4 meter is the hyperfocal distance with everything in focus from 2 meter to infinite. close down to f/8, hyperfocal is 2meters, and then if you focus on hyperfocal everything from 1meter to infinite will be in focus.

To use hyperfocal distance, just use the center AF point to focus to something that is at this distance approximately and you are done as long as you foreground is not outside the area of focus.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pepe Guitarra Quote
Here is a re-word: How do you control the focus in a very wide angle, if you are using AF? It will tend to focus the center of the photo, or if you have focus point, then those focus points. What if ou just want to focus the foreground which could be framing the subject? If you can help me, go ahead and answer. Thanks, Pepe
Of course, you can set the camera to manual focus and focus manually even with an FA lens. Or, as Nicolas writes, use center focus and recompose.

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