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08-07-2016, 11:13 PM - 4 Likes   #1
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My K1 works fine

I read all sorts of problems with the K1. Beside some of the things such as layout of hardware user interface which I got used to, I really have nothing that I can work around to complain about. The K1 focuses quickly, and the sensor deliver great images. I just have to go out and take pictures, everything works, except sometimes my errors (shutter speed to slow or things like that). Just wondering if that's normal or if I should look for hidden troubles that I could complain about? Everything works fine = no drama = boring. No discussions about APSC vs FF since I can select both with the same camera. What should I do now?

08-07-2016, 11:16 PM   #2
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Find a new hobby......

But to be serious. I haven't found any problems with my K-1 either.
08-07-2016, 11:26 PM - 1 Like   #3
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Its strange isnt it,a new camera and apart from some minor hiccups,the owners love it.But some non owners want to complain!
08-08-2016, 12:04 AM   #4
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I can only second that!

There is only one thing limiting the use of my K-1, and that is myself!
It takes a while to master such "problems" as narrow depth of field or the wider view of the fullframe. I am rewarded with reliable quick autofocus, lots of detail and dynamic range, great ISO performance, pixelshif and what not else...

Technically - nothing to complain about so far.

08-08-2016, 12:16 AM   #5
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I received mine in the first batch that B&H shipped out and the only problem I had was user error. I was so excited to try it out on my DA 560 I forgot to set it for full frame so my first shots with it were in crop mode, but they still looked pretty good.

I have no regrets in buying it, I just hope one day I'll be good enough to get the full potential out of it.
08-08-2016, 12:23 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
I read all sorts of problems with the K1. Beside some of the things such as layout of hardware user interface which I got used to, I really have nothing that I can work around to complain about. The K1 focuses quickly, and the sensor deliver great images. I just have to go out and take pictures, everything works, except sometimes my errors (shutter speed to slow or things like that). Just wondering if that's normal or if I should look for hidden troubles that I could complain about? Everything works fine = no drama = boring. No discussions about APSC vs FF since I can select both with the same camera. What should I do now?
Obviously you are not pushing it hard enough.
Try a 30 minutes exposure without dark frame subtraction and let see the how that turns out. Shouldn’t be a problem, and I hope it isn’t.
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Good thread.
Mine's a ripper too
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QuoteOriginally posted by KiloHotelphoto Quote
my first shots with it were in crop mode, but they still looked pretty good.

Crop mode is excellent, just ask Rupert!
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If it aint broke, you answered your own question. Go out and take photos!


And we all have our share of dud and doh! shots.
08-08-2016, 01:15 AM   #11
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Mine is a superb camera!!!!!!!!

Any errors are mine, and now I am adapting to the narrow DoF and the wider FoV, those errors are becoming fewer. I am doing a photography course at the moment and my images are most definitely more than holding their own in a roomful of Cannikons...the DR is great as is the overall image quality.

No complaints here. Love the layout and it is a delightful camera to own and use....makes me smile.
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Haven't found any problems with mine.
08-08-2016, 01:29 AM - 1 Like   #13
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Wish for K1 even with problems such as inability to focus on drongo's on bicycles or the limited lens line up, everything like that would burden me for sure.
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Mine was a bit of a complainer until I bought it some more lenses.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
shutter speed to slow
and that's my problem with my k-1. the shake reduction is so impressive that i cant find a rule for lowest shutter speed
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