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12-10-2021, 04:18 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
ue to lack of options, I reluctantly settled on the DFA 15-30, which was wider than I needed (I thought) and heavier than I wanted.
Such an excellent lens...Tamron really hit it out of the park with that. But yeah, it is enormous, in a kind of short and stocky way that you see with fast ultra-wide zooms.

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You might try and resist but you must get the FA 43 ltd
It's about as small as that rig gets. Lovely lens on the K-1ii...so is the 77 really as well, and not much bigger.

12-10-2021, 04:36 AM   #17
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My questioning is why you feel the need to capture in square mode?

As far as weight I Iike some weight to my cameras. I use a harness when I am carrying my camera with a heavier lens otherwise I trek with a backpack that I attach my camera to or use a hand strap with smaller lenses. I stupidly fought going full frame until after the Mkll came out though now that I have one it's like going back home to my film days with much better results. I still maintain an Apsc but I'm finding I am using it less and less. I wound up picking up a couple more expensive full frame lenses but also have some of the older F lens which I am loving on my K1. So enjoy, there is a learning curve. Do pick up one of the K1 E books available, it's well worth it.

PS. I bought one of these years ago when I trekked with two Apsc cameras now use it with my K1.
https://www.optechusa.com/dual-harness.html
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New PC storage to come ;-)
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New PC storage to come ;-)
Ummm, yeah, about that....
I could have spent a little more time thinking through an organization plan before sprinkling photos across three removable drives and two internal ones....

Clean-up please on aisle 6.

12-10-2021, 08:49 AM   #20
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After years of wondering, I shall wonder no longer. I picked up a used K-1 here and will soon be playing full-field 3624!
Well, mostly - I do plan on using 24Mpx square mode quite a bit too
Congrats and welcome! It is a little bulky, yes, nothing you can do about that, but I haven't regretted the move either!
Enjoy
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Enjoy! I can only speak to the older prime glass that you asked about. It's all wonderful.

Please don't pass up the opporutnity to play with some fun glass on this camera body.

I'm having an absolute blast with a nice Helios 44-2 58 mm f2.0.

Was kind of expecting the k-mount to m42 ring to be a rather frivolous purchase.

I'm getting as much use out of the Helios and a few Takumars as the Pentax K / M's

Weight, ah, who cares when the images are this nice!
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One of the most fun features of the K1 is its flippy-screen-from-Mars. Irrespective of its utility (which I use for inconspicuous street photography), its a fascinating piece of design.

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I think you will find that as you use the K1, you'll shift in your desires with respect to formats and lenses.
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I use the 55-300 PLM this way on my K-1
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LBA, resistance is futile 😀
So - you've heard of my seeking a 20mm prime..

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Ummm, yeah, about that....
I could have spent a little more time thinking through an organization plan before sprinkling photos across three removable drives and two internal ones....

Clean-up please on aisle 6.
My 'life sentence' is coming when I go through my 2GB "library" (more like a virtual pile ) to add tags. Oh my.
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You will have to try your lenses, all the Full Framed ones will work beautifully... the otyhers are a bit of a crap shoot with some being OK, others not at all. But you have modes to make them all work if you want. This is a great camera. You are going to love it!
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You will have to try your lenses, all the Full Framed ones will work beautifully... the otyhers are a bit of a crap shoot with some being OK, others not at all. But you have modes to make them all work if you want. This is a great camera. You are going to love it!
It's now in hand and well supported. The DA21 just got superseded by the 16-45 (20-45 for K-1, I hear), the DA35 macro looks decent at 3624, and elderprimes 50-85-135 work as expected. The old Σ100-300 'slowpoke' (f/4.5-6.7) has always served me well on aps.c bodies; I promise not to scrutinize the edges

Sure is nice to have a place for my pinky on the grip!!
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