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03-15-2016, 09:29 AM   #1
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hi all . my question here is Tamron lenses will be compatable to work with the new K1?
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03-15-2016, 09:37 AM   #2
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You didn't mention any specific lenses, so I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for.

In short, if it has a K-mount, it is compatible with the K-1.
The long version,

Not all Tamron lenses are available in K-mount.
Some Tamron lenses have been re-labeled as Pentax lenses.
Lenses designed for digital may work in APS-C crop mode but show vignetting in full frame mode.
New future Tamron lenses may or may not be released in K-mount; this remains to be seen.

If you look in the Lens Review Database you can find info on many Tamron lenses compatible with the Pentax K-1.
(Some are fully manual only, some are manual focus, some are screw drive auto focus, and some are adapted from other mounts.)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pks Quote
hi all . my question here is Tamron lenses will be compatable to work with the new K1? thanks
Tamron makes lenses for many different camera mounts. Pentax uses K-mount. So if the Tamron lens has a K-mount it will work. However, be aware the exact same Tamron lens might be fitted to work on Canon, Nikon or others.

So verify the mount before purchasing.

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If you look in the Lens Review Database you can find info on many Tamron lenses compatible with the Pentax K-1.
Just FYI, but the use of color, enlarged fonts and so on may look cool on the computer they make your posts very difficult to read on mobile.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pks Quote
hi all . my question here is Tamron lenses will be compatable to work with the new K1?
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Take a look here:
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Just FYI, but the use of color, enlarged fonts and so on may look cool on the computer they make your posts very difficult to read on mobile.
Good point; I keep forgetting that there are different apps that display it differently on mobile.
I've edited it so it should show better now.
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For Tamron lenses, the name insignia indicates Di lenses for FF-compatibility, while Di II and Di III are APS-C format.
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QuoteOriginally posted by disasterfilm Quote
For Tamron lenses, the name insignia indicates Di lenses for FF-compatibility, while Di II and Di III are APS-C format.
Which isn't to say that it isn't compatible, just that it's only guaranteed to fill an APS-C image circle so it might have vignetting or softness on the edges and corners in full frame mode. They should work perfectly fine in APS-C crop mode.

Once the K-1 is widely available there will probably be a list developed somewhere on this forum where people will share the extent that their APS-C lenses do or don't work on the K-1 in full frame mode.
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I'll suggest Tamron FF lenses, such as the Tamron AF28-300mm F3.5-6.3 XR Di for Pentax. One word of caution: always use the lens shade that comes with it, because a hard bump can potentially break it.

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I use the Tammy 28-75, 70-200 and 90 Macro, Pks - all f2.8 lenses, all full frame.
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