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02-21-2016, 03:51 AM   #46
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Don't understand why you want to limit yourself by only looking at lenses currently in production, unless of course, you are planning on making a separate thread for discontinued lenses for full frame format.

If I was going to buy the K1 I would want to know every lens I can buy, or at least the great ones. I just want the best damn lens I can get my hands on for reasonable cost. Since when did Ebay not count as a source for quality glass? I have no problem buying glass second hand.

The 24mm F2.0 is very high on my wish list. It's no longer made, but that's irrelevant. I'm confident I can score one in good condition on Ebay. I had to do so much research to find this one. It's hard to find a good fast prime for K-mount that gives the pop that I want. All the good wide angle primes Pentax offers are F3.2 or F4.0 which is just unacceptable in 2016.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Mahadragon Quote
Don't understand why you want to limit yourself by only looking at lenses currently in production
If this is to be a list of every K mount lens that has ever existed, this thread could conceivably be an unfinished work for several years. I think Class A stated his objective quite clearly:

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The motivation of this list is twofold: 1)Provide a resource for anyone interested in looking which FF lenses are ( currently) available for the K-1, and 2) dispel the myth that the K-1 is lacking a proper FF lens selection.
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Upon doing a little bit of research, it looks like there are at least 5 different options from LensBaby in the K-mount.
Yes, there are.

The only model that I could confirm to be FF is the one I listed, though (Velvet 56). There might be more, but for some of the others I found evidence (in the FAQ) that they are only APS-C lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
Yes, there are.

The only model that I could confirm to be FF is the one I listed, though (Velvet 56). There might be more, but for some of the others I found evidence (in the FAQ) that they are only APS-C lenses.
It looks like the fisheye barely even covers APS-C, lol. However, it seems that the interchangeable optics for the Composer II do cover FF fully, albeit with prominent softness beyond the APS-C area.


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it seems that the interchangeable optics for the Composer II do cover FF fully, albeit with prominent softness beyond the APS-C area.
isn't that the point of lensbabies?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mahadragon Quote
Don't understand why you want to limit yourself by only looking at lenses currently in production, unless of course, you are planning on making a separate thread for discontinued lenses for full frame format.

If I was going to buy the K1 I would want to know every lens I can buy, or at least the great ones. I just want the best damn lens I can get my hands on for reasonable cost. Since when did Ebay not count as a source for quality glass? I have no problem buying glass second hand.

The 24mm F2.0 is very high on my wish list. It's no longer made, but that's irrelevant. I'm confident I can score one in good condition on Ebay. I had to do so much research to find this one. It's hard to find a good fast prime for K-mount that gives the pop that I want. All the good wide angle primes Pentax offers are F3.2 or F4.0 which is just unacceptable in 2016.
There's another thread more to this philosophy, though at this time it only considers Pentax lenses.

One of the hallmarks of PF is that the members spend their own time doing this kind of research and making these threads. Sometimes they become sticky. Sometimes they become Articles. Sometimes they become a Forum or sub-Forum. That kind of idea goes back to the Pentax Discuss List (our member PDL), from which such websites as Boz Dmitrov's K-mount Page, Stan's Pentax Photography, J. Colwell's SPLOS database pricing list (actually, look that up - it's a good starting point for your idea), Die Cast Pro and quite logically PentaxForums originated, as well as dozens I haven't named. These things happened because people decided to do them, Many people here helped create the support infrastructure, the databases, write the articles and support the Forum voluntarily.

IMHO a separate thread listing every single non-Pentax lens, not in production available for purchase anywhere in the world is a great idea.

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isn't that the point of lensbabies?
Yup, exactly. It's just way more prominent beyond the APS-C circle.

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I have added three Irix lenses and a number of Samyang lenses.

Any recent additions that I missed (e.g., Photokina announcements)?

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