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10-08-2019, 09:00 PM   #181
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Forgot to add before that I also use the DFA28 - 105 for WR capability and when traveling (the k-01 for traveling very light).

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QuoteOriginally posted by peggers Quote
the 55-300? How is it with the full frame?
I have one and its not too bad on the K-1 in that:
1. Covers the frame from about 100 - 300mm.
2. Center is as sharp as on APS-C (not surprise there)
3. Corners sharpness lags a bit and benefits from stopping down a stop or two (but honestly better than I was expecting).

So I was using it for a while but now have a cheap (second hand) Sigma 70-300 APO (, which in comparison:
1. Obviously full range full frame coverage
2. Center sharpness similar
3. Better corner sharpness
4. Rubbish build (zoom sticky at times).

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10-08-2019, 11:33 PM   #182
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I use the Pentax D FA 15-30 f/2.8 and D FA 24-70 f/2.8 (probably in that order) for landscapes. If I'm going somewhere that might spray up mist or dust (e.g. on a recent trip in an ocean going RIB with three big outboard motors on the back) I will go for the 24-70 as I have a filter protecting the front element on that lens but mostly I will use the 15-30. That lens got a serious workout last month when we took a two week vacation in Tasmania and the results were very pleasing indeed.
I use a Sigma APO DG 70-200 f/2.8II for most of my theatre photography (If I hadn't picked that up for a relative song and if it didn't perform as brilliantly as it does, I probably would have the Pentax equivalent by now).
Pentax FA 100 f/2.8 macro for... well... macro and also for portraits.
I also use a Pentax D FA 150-450 but I've only had that for about a month.
Occasionally I will use my Pentax DA* 55mm f/1.4 if I need the extra light. Even though that lens is for a crop sensor, it works pretty nicely on the K1 if you stop it down a little.
My really wide lenses are not getting much use now given that they are for crop sensors (Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8 & Pentax DA 10-17mm fisheye zoom)
10-28-2019, 04:24 AM   #183
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travel bakcpack...

Hi, my pack to travel :
Pentax K-1 mark 2.
DA* 300mm F/4..
FA* 85mm F/1.4.
FA 50mm F/1.4
FA 20-35mm F/4.

I use all these lenses for sailing competition, street view, landscape...
All these lens are interesting, That why I use the backpack for have all these lens on hand.
the 85mm is terrible for street and landscape.
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10-29-2019, 08:34 AM   #184
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For my kids' dance recitals, ice-skating performances, etc? D-FA* 70-200/2.8, because only the best will do (and flexibility is a must).

If I know I won't need flash, I'll sometimes be trashy and put an FA 28-90 3.5-5.6 on it. I know that sounds like a terrible thing to do to a camera like this, but if I'm mostly shooting for 6x4 glossies and Facebook, I can live with the result.

For film scanning, the DA 35/2.8 macro gets the job because I can put the old M42-era film/slide holder right on the end of the lens. Thank you Pentax for keeping the 49mm thread on your shorter macro primes, and for that incredibly close manual focus distance. At MFD there are no vignetting issues, and even if there were, they would get cropped.

For parades and other outdoor stuff in bad weather I'll stick the D-FA 100/2.8 WR macro on it. It's a nice enough lens, I can stand back far enough for most purposes, and the nasty hunting behaviour it exhibits on the K-5 and the *istDS doesn't happen on the K-1.

11-04-2019, 01:14 PM   #185
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I've been searching for a longer lens for my K1 for a while. I bought a Sigma 135-400mm but have ended up giving that to my son for use on his K5 (he likes long lenses so will probably love it), replacing that with a Sigma 400 F5.6 which I quite like. Today I've got my hands on a Sigma 100-300mm F4 and that seems more my sort of thing, so I'm hoping for good results with it.
11-08-2019, 05:54 PM   #186
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Too many according to my other half.

My main Lenses are (all Pentax):
15-30 f/2.8

24-70 f/2.8
70-200 f/2.8
300mm f/4
100mm Macro f/2.8 WR
FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro
FA 50mm 1.7
Sigma 50-500 (though I prefer the IQ of the 150-450)

I've also got a bunch that I don't use as much
11-09-2019, 12:03 AM   #187
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K-1 and its lenses

I use the K-1 for a wide range of "native" lenses as well as adapted Mamiya C, Pentax 645, and Pentax 67 lenses. By "native," I mean any lens currently on K-mount.

NATIVE (K-mount)
Pentax-DFA 50mm f 2.8 macro
Canon-FD 55mm f 1.2
Pentax-FA 77mm f 1.8 Limited (when I can get it from my wife)
Zeiss 100mm Planar f 2.0 T* macro

Mamiya 645 N 80mm f 1.9
Mamiya 645 C 120mm f 4.0 macro

Pentax-FA 35mm f 2.8
Pentax-FA 120mm f 4.0 macro

Pentax 67 100mm f 4.0 macro
Pentax 67 75mm f 2.8
11-13-2019, 03:50 AM   #188

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As a "do everything" lens I always keep the DFA 28-105/3.5-5.6 on the camera: WR, good IQ, light and practical... the *only* "but" is that it doesn't go to 24mm.

Then, I might add the "specialty" lenses:
Pentax-M 50/1.7, if I really need the speed. Tamron 90/2.5 macro, which is a tad heavy but doubles as a portrait lens.
For tele, I might take the Tokina 70-210/4.5 or the M135/3.5, depending on how much I'm willing to carry (and the M135 makes better portraits I think).


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