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03-30-2016, 03:37 PM   #1
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Another K-1 demo day...

...and this time not on April 1st.

Downtown Camera in Toronto.
https://www.facebook.com/downtowncamera/posts/1044650532263361

03-30-2016, 05:56 PM   #2
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If , It's the one at Henry , theiralready a thread on it , few days ago
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When's the one at Henry's? Which location? I google Henry's Pentax K1 and it only shows announcements for the K01. not quite as exciting.
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Look here
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/169-pentax-full-frame/317609-henrys-k-1-demo-day.html

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Downtown Camera is not Henry's but the two workshops are in practically the same location. But, Downtown Camera actually have some Pentax product in the store. I wrote to Downtown Camera specifically to ask them and if they would have a Pentax K-1 day, and they never wrote back... da bums.

IN any case, my steps son and grandson are coming and we'll have our solstice dinner.. during that time. We don't let some pope tell us when to have our holidays, or appropriate our pagan festivals.

They'll just move a few doors down and do it a downtown a day later form the looks of it. Downtown camera is i think making a serious move to become "the" Pentax store in Toronto.

Meanwhile I just got my DA*200 from the Camera Store in Calgary.
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If I remember correctly, Downtown camera and Henrys stores are about half-a-block away from each other in downtown Toronto.
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I'm going to the downtown camera event and bringing a couple people
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QuoteOriginally posted by MightyMike Quote
I'm going to the downtown camera event and bringing a couple people
Nice... please let us know your thoughts after you have handled/tried one...

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QuoteOriginally posted by aleonx3 Quote
Nice... please let us know your thoughts after you have handled/tried one...
I know i don't post my opinions here that often, I'm more well known on DPR... however i doubt my opinion will change just because i handle the camera, I want it, I already pre-ordered it, I'm not a FF fanatic, I know the differences and based of features am willing to give it a go. so handling it won't change any of that and i'm not sure how i can help people out with my opinion. so long as it works as expected its good.

Maybe someone can give me insight as to what they want to know about it that isn't already specified then i might be able to report back.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MightyMike Quote
I know i don't post my opinions here that often, I'm more well known on DPR... however i doubt my opinion will change just because i handle the camera, I want it, I already pre-ordered it, I'm not a FF fanatic, I know the differences and based of features am willing to give it a go. so handling it won't change any of that and i'm not sure how i can help people out with my opinion. so long as it works as expected its good.

Maybe someone can give me insight as to what they want to know about it that isn't already specified then i might be able to report back.
Does the shutter rate change in AFC mode?
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Does the shutter rate change in AFC mode?
It usually does, unless you're in manual focus... however at 4fps i suspect not as much when compared with 8.3fps
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QuoteOriginally posted by MightyMike Quote
It usually does, unless you're in manual focus... however at 4fps i suspect not as much when compared with 8.3fps
That is my question. The K3 drops speed significantly, does the K1?
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That is my question. The K3 drops speed significantly, does the K1?
On a challenging setup, ISO3200 F2.8 poor lighting and moving from subject to subject at close but irregular distances with the DFA70-200 @ 200mm the burst did slow down when set to focus priority and no focus hold. Had it not been refocusing or firing even if out of focus it might not have slowed down as much. between subjects at close range but not the same distance there seemed to be at least 1 shot inbetween where nothing was in focus. the performance might be significantly better on more distant subjects in better light where tracking more more often done. this was firmware version 0.55

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The feature that IMO was most impressive was the pixel shift, I did some shots handheld and found they looked sharper than expected, i didn't compare directly against single shots but they still looked better than expected, I wasn't crazy steady either. I did this with the 15-30mm F2.8 at 30mm F2.8 and ISO 1600 or 3200. The next feature i really liked was the SR was definitely better, 105mm at 1/20th sec doesn't require a lot of SR however i believe it resulted in a steadier photo than such a shutter speed and focal length on my K-3. Finally the Samyang 135mm F2.0 when tested on a 5D III shows 2.44 stops vignetting at F2.0 according to lenstip.com, on the K-3 I really couldn't see any vignetting, this is not scientific but heck 2.44 stops should be quite visible.

I suppose the older FA 28-105mm F3.2-4.5 will be my everyday walk around lens for the foreseeable future, sure the new 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 might be better but i can't justify the cost nor can i afford it. Yes the borders and corners aren't spectacular with the older lens and the CA increases as you stop down but shooting it at F8-F11 for every day stuff is just fine, good enough and should be a welcome addition to my kit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MightyMike Quote
On a challenging setup, ISO3200 F2.8 poor lighting and moving from subject to subject at close but irregular distances with the DFA70-200 @ 200mm the burst did slow down when set to focus priority and no focus hold. Had it not been refocusing or firing even if out of focus it might not have slowed down as much. between subjects at close range but not the same distance there seemed to be at least 1 shot inbetween where nothing was in focus. the performance might be significantly better on more distant subjects in better light where tracking more more often done. this was firmware version 0.55

---------- Post added 04-02-16 at 07:21 PM ----------

The feature that IMO was most impressive was the pixel shift, I did some shots handheld and found they looked sharper than expected, i didn't compare directly against single shots but they still looked better than expected, I wasn't crazy steady either. I did this with the 15-30mm F2.8 at 30mm F2.8 and ISO 1600 or 3200. The next feature i really liked was the SR was definitely better, 105mm at 1/20th sec doesn't require a lot of SR however i believe it resulted in a steadier photo than such a shutter speed and focal length on my K-3. Finally the Samyang 135mm F2.0 when tested on a 5D III shows 2.44 stops vignetting at F2.0 according to lenstip.com, on the K-3 I really couldn't see any vignetting, this is not scientific but heck 2.44 stops should be quite visible.

I suppose the older FA 28-105mm F3.2-4.5 will be my everyday walk around lens for the foreseeable future, sure the new 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 might be better but i can't justify the cost nor can i afford it. Yes the borders and corners aren't spectacular with the older lens and the CA increases as you stop down but shooting it at F8-F11 for every day stuff is just fine, good enough and should be a welcome addition to my kit.
Thanks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by derekkite Quote
Thanks.
I wrote a bit more here

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