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02-18-2016, 09:49 PM   #1
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Will you leave APS-C for the K1?

Looking at the K1, there are some very impressive reasons to pick one up. I shoot both with FF and a crop (K3), but I might replace the K3 with the K1.

What about you? Crop has some benefits as does FF. Would you be happy with just FF?


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I'm still a newby in photography, so a FF in my hands would be a waste. I plan on practicing a lot with my K-50, and when I feel like my skills in Post Processing and in photography are more advanced, I will upgrade to a K-3II. After that, if my photos justify it, I will consider a FF.
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Probably. The extent of my flirtation with APS-C will most likely be for review purposes from now on.

When I need to travel light I prefer to use a compact anyway, and I have that covered with my RX 100 III.

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02-18-2016, 09:58 PM   #4
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Yes! But I'm far from ready to make the swap as I need two bodies and multiple lenses, so it will take some time. Right now I'm still quiet happy with my K-3 II.

I am concerned though about the total weight I'll have to carry around when I'm covering weddings all day long.

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I will certainly get a K-1 ASAP, but my K-3 will be staying until a next-level APS-C body replaces it.
Crop offers significant advantages in reach and frame rate for sports, events and wildlife, while 36MP full frame will rule for landscapes and portraits.
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No. I plan to use my K3's until they're broken or not worth selling. If I were to get a K1 (no plans of getting one currently), I would still use my K3's.
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Nope, I will use both. The K3 will be my long distance camera for wildlife and deep sky objects and my quick go to paired with the 18-135 for light hiking. The K1 will be my landscape and people camera.
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It depends. I suspect we will see an apsc similarly appointed by this time next year for a very good price.

There are two things I have yet to see. How good is the af, and how fast is it in afc mode. The K3 is very nice but better af will get me more shots.

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QuoteOriginally posted by SteveM Quote
Would you be happy with just FF?
Nope, for birding I will use DA300 with K5iis, and will buy TC for it.
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The Pentax FF system doesn't have the lenses that fit my shooting style, whereas that's not an issue at all with the Pentax APS-C system. So I'll be sticking with APS-C for the nonce. I do hope that some of the features, particularly the 5-axis IBIS, will migrate into the APS-C bodies. I don't have a huge amount of confidence on Pentax's current SR, and often use an Olympus EM-5 for hand-held work. It would be nice to use my Pentax glass in hand-held situations.
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Yes, but I don't have the $$$ to do it now. My trusty K-5 does me well, but if I get the chance, I will definitely move up to the K-1. It allows me the freedom to use my crop lenses, my FF lenses and switch between them with crop mode for shooting wildlife. I don't see any reason not to upgrade, if I had the money. Besides, it is a lot of a camera for US$1800.
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Nope, I will stay with APS-C format.
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Yes. My kit is probably better suited for it anyway. I've been playing with film quite a bit in the past couple months and the transition has been a good one. Looking forward to being able to flop back and forth between film and digital with fewer adjustments.
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Once price comes down a bit (and I'm pleasantly surprised that it will probably come down into my price range given launch price) I am very keen to buy a K-1.

I will be keeping my K-5 and K-01 to start with, then decide which one(s) will go... I'm thinking about keeping the K-01 so that I have a "compact" set up for travel etc.
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Leave APS-C for the K-1? No, definitely not, I have the K-3 and K-5, with several lenses, actually it is some lenses that I need at this point (and I want to see what prime lenses Pentax bring out for the K-1). It will be maybe 24 months from now when I purchase a K-1 second hand, there will be some bargains around at that time. From that point on I hope to use the K-1 as a main camera, having the other two for different purposes. The K-5 I may set up to use mainly older manual lenses including the M42 type, the K-3 will be my main camera, maybe get a K-5IIs (or maybe even a second hand K-3II, but I have a soft spot for the K-5 series) as a back up camera. Loads of options. Let the early adopters sort out the bugs (if any) on the K-1.

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