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04-15-2016, 02:03 AM   #121
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DA 55-300 working nicely enough in FF mode. Good to see.
^^ I agree. Up to now the DFA 28-105 has made an impression with that great from many aspects picture and given that it is the "cheap" DFA zoom option for the K-1.

One optics expert had once told me that no matter how much you love vintage and old glass new lenses that come out now have superior optics and improved performance and I think that the DFA series seem to confirm this...

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DA 55-300 working nicely enough in FF mode. Good to see.
Actually, there's pretty severe darkening in the extreme corners for the DA 55-300, which is not unexpected. The edges don't look bad though. Useable.
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DA 55-300 working nicely enough in FF mode. Good to see.
Can i ask why? Just curious.
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Can i ask why? Just curious.
I have 2 X DA 55-300 - the DAL version and the HD WR version. It's always been a good performer for me, so it's nice to see the 55-300 is likely to be usable on K-1 in FF mode.

Plus the DA HD 55-300 WR + K-1 may not be a totally ideal kit, but it will make a very light, compact and flexible package for outdoors.

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Ok, thank you I suspected the same..that this combo might not be ideal. I think you need the correct lenses, to get the most out of the K-1 sensor. But as long as it works for you. You have a valid point mate
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I have the strong feeling, that we will see the first shots of the awesome BG6 Grip here shortly...
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Ok, thank you I suspected the same..that this combo might not be ideal. I think you need the correct lenses, to get the most out of the K-1 sensor. But as long as it works for you. You have a valid point mate
There is always the option to shoot in the crop mode of the K1, something I intend to do often, even with my FF Bigma 50-500 HSM OS lens. I can get the same size files as I get in my K5IIs and a few extra benefits too...like the much better SR and better low light shooting.

The flexability is one reason I went for the K1 instead of another K5IIs or a K3. There will be times when FF shooting will have an advantage, and I will use it. For me, where most of my shots are for web posting, giant files are unnecessary. If I did a lot of prints, it would make a difference, but I hardly print nowadays.

I have also read several articles about how some lenses "get worse" on a FF camera. None of these articles backed up that idea. Perhaps the lens was never up to a Ltd to begin with, but it doesn't just "get worse" because it isn't. Excellent glass is always better on any camera, there is no secret there. Vignetting aside, the same results should be possible with a FF as with APS-C if compared at the same sizes. Same as if you enlarge a shot in APS-C and find more defects in the result. It is going to depend on what you do, why you do it, and how particular you are.

I'm not going to run out and buy a lot of new glass until I check out what I already have. I could be pleasantly surprised by some of my older lenses.

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K1+43

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Pretty nice, these look better on pentaxforum after I saw your post on wuji,
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K1+43
congrats I think you may have scored firsties here on PF. lookin' good!
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Beautiful pics especially the colours. Congratulations as @todd said, you have the unofficial record of being the first one to post K-1 pics in this thread from a production model!

Please post more when you find some time
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Wow! Impressive IQ! I haven't tried the DFA 15-30/2.8 yet but I have my K-1 since the afternoon and I have 5 days to test it and get some real world photos as it's Easter season here

I will come back with some samples for you but meanwhile I will take a look at your pics when I have Internet access

Happy shooting to all K-1 users!
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Germany speaking here... K-1 landed. Grip will be later next week in my hand.
btw... hand. This thing fits in my hand like no other camera ever has. the feeling ist just amazing! Oh my gosh! All these years of waiting... soooooo worth it. unbelievable camera.
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