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05-30-2016, 11:53 PM   #1
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Samyang 14 2.8 and K1

Quick question - I bought the Samyang 14mm 2.8 to go with the K1. When you switch on the camera and get the prompt to input the focal length, is it normal that I cant select 14mm? I cant input specific focal lengths (ie 14mm), only chose from a drop down list which goes from 12mm to 15mm. Is there something I'm missing?

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Same for all Pentax cameras: go to the next widest FL. In such a wide lens not going to be needed much anyway.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LukeOB Quote
I cant input specific focal lengths (ie 14mm), only chose from a drop down list which goes from 12mm to 15mm.
QuoteOriginally posted by Arjay Bee Quote
Same for all Pentax cameras: go to the next widest FL. In such a wide lens not going to be needed much anyway.
As Arjay said, go with the next widest. I use a 25mm and enter it as 24mm, the 21mm is entered as 20mm.

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I also miss some choices in between. This is a problem that could and should be fixed in a firmware update. I specifically miss 420 mm (300*1,4). I also have a Samyang 8mm so rolling between 8 and 400 is a little annoying. I hope they change this part of the menu so I can make a custom list of specific focal lengths to choose between, in stead of rolling past a long list of choices that is irrelevant to me.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Simen1 Quote
I also miss some choices in between. This is a problem that could and should be fixed in a firmware update. I specifically miss 420 mm (300*1,4). I also have a Samyang 8mm so rolling between 8 and 400 is a little annoying. I hope they change this part of the menu so I can make a custom list of specific focal lengths to choose between, in stead of rolling past a long list of choices that is irrelevant to me.
I like that idea. There could be custom settings for 20 lenses (like the custom focus adjustments settings).
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As you select focal lengths, it actually updates the shortcut list on the side to include them, and over time, the list populates with those focal lengths you use the most. Q series, K-5, and K-3 series do too, IIRC.
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Thanks everyone. Had a short go from home at the night sky last night with the Samyang. Am heading up to Cradle Mt next week so will give it a proper run up there!
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QuoteOriginally posted by LukeOB Quote
Thanks everyone. Had a short go from home at the night sky last night with the Samyang. Am heading up to Cradle Mt next week so will give it a proper run up there!
Cool, looking forward to seeing your results as I'm looking at the Samyang as well.

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