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03-06-2016, 11:22 AM   #16
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Maybe you can assign more modes to the knob by diving a little deeper in the menus.

03-06-2016, 11:27 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Was both 5th and 6th march, 1 euros fee I gladly paid for trying the beast
Thanks again for the prompt response . What a price to pay & to think it was deserted !
I am going to try it in April.
I am beginning to imagine 82mm filter size for the DFA 24-70 - fat indeed, but my FA*85 lens hood is fatter at 100mm on the wider end, so I am not worried.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Got to handle K-1 and DFAs yesterday.
Guys from Ricoh had at least 3 K-1 bodies, firmware in beta stage of course.
Will post a couple photos later regarding size comparison with my K5.
Of course, feel free to ask any question, it is difficult to check so many things when you finaly get the camera.
Thank you for taking the time to write this report, and also for the images. The K-1 to K-5 size comparison is very useful for me.

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I see little to no vignetting with the da35 macro on my a7r when fully open

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I see little to no vignetting with the da35 macro on my a7r when fully open
So that would confirm my findings. What happens when closed somewhat?
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Thanks very much for that report. But, crucial question, did it make coffee? Coffee function? CFX?
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Thanks very much for that report. But, crucial question, did it make coffee? Coffee function? CFX?
If it doesn't make lattes, i shall have to rethink purchasing the K-1.
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QuoteOriginally posted by melander Quote
I see little to no vignetting with the da35 macro on my a7r when fully open
That's good to hear, maybe it will do well with the K-1. It's a great lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JBox Quote
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How would you say the viewfinder compares to other Pentax viewfinders? I am used to the LX FA-1, which I think is slightly smaller than the MX (I have not used the MX). I have also been playing with a Super A. It's viewfinder is noticeably smaller than the LX, but still very usable in my opinion. Any thoughts on those?
From smallest to biggest:
  1. K-1: 100% coverage with 0.7x magnification
  2. SuperA: 92% coverage with 0.82x magnification
  3. LX (FA-1 = standard viewfinder): 98% vertical coverage and 95% horizontal coverage with 0.9 magnification
  4. MX: 95% coverage x 0.97 magnification.
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Love the size of it. Thats the size I wish my K5 was.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Mmm I should check all my cameras and compare but the remaining crop to APS is clearly smaller than a K-5 VF. Usable IMO but smaller.
It might be equal or bigger using the O-ME53 or alike.
I'd say the K-5 (uncropped of course) is somewhere between cropped K-1 and FF K-1. But even cropped, the K-1 seemed brighter to me.

With proper (FF) lens, the K-1 kills a K-5 IMO: bigger (not way huge, NOT like an MX) but brighter too. But its usability (with the LCD surimposition) is IMO so good and practical, I would not be bothered personally. You lose a bit of area but you gain much more usability (IMO of course).
Thanks. Good to hear a user report on this. I only have FF lenses, so I am not too concerned with the crop performance.

QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
From smallest to biggest:
  1. K-1: 100% coverage with 0.7x magnification
  2. SuperA: 92% coverage with 0.82x magnification
  3. LX (FA-1 = standard viewfinder): 98% vertical coverage and 95% horizontal coverage with 0.9 magnification
  4. MX: 95% coverage x 0.97 magnification.
Thanks Mistral75. I got a similar hierarchy when I did my own calculations. The ME Super is between the Super A and LX as well.

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Re: 1:1 crop mode - sorry to rain on everybody's parade but:

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Does the production K-1 support a 1:1 crop mode as we saw in a prototype?

No; the supported settings currently include no crop or 1.5x (APS-C) crop.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Got to handle K-1 and DFAs yesterday.
Guys from Ricoh had at least 3 K-1 bodies, firmware in beta stage of course.
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Does the K-1's mirror move when taking photos in live view mode?
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Does the K-1's mirror move when taking photos in live view mode?
It doesn't on the k5, so I would be VERY surprised if it did on the K-1.
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Re: 1:1 crop mode - sorry to rain on everybody's parade but:



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Yep, that's why I wanted to check. But if Kenspo did only try the top knob, indeed it is NOT possible. But still was in the menu

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You guys need to try this VF.
IMO it's just brilliant (not talking about size).
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