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06-01-2017, 10:45 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
The 70-200 HSM II performs well on the K-1, so getting the fix done is worth the hassle.
Thanks, they should get it tomorrow and I am hoping to get it back soon after that.

The 70-200 has become my favorite lens on my K-3 for Barrel Racing and just walking around. I can't wait to get it back and try it out on the K-1.

06-01-2017, 10:59 AM   #17
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The 70-200 has become my favorite lens on my K-3 for Barrel Racing and just walking around.
With the K-1 and my Sigma 70-200, I find the ability to switch from 70-200mm to 105-300mm with one quick click of the function dial is very handy for event and sports shooting. Not only do you get extra reach if needed, but also improved AF point coverage (and tracking) on demand.
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^ Okay, let the "equivalence" and "reach" debates begin ...
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^ Okay, let the "equivalence" and "reach" debates begin ...
Recently there haven't been too many of those. Maybe I'll be able to sneak under the radar with such comments this time.

The K-1 makes it 'one-click' easy to play with crop/FF as needed. I just do whatever works during a shoot.

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Wow, the lens arrived to Sigma on Friday 06/02/17 they did all the work and cleaned it on Monday 06/05/17 and mailed it back out to my on Tuesday 06/06/17. That was quicker than I expected. I can't wait to see it on Friday to try it out.

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I have the older APO EX version without macro.

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 APO EX Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

I've not experience any problem so far, but i'm wondering if Sigma would accept the lens and update the lens to latest firmware :3
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I first emailed them about mine and they flat out told me "no, your lens is too old to work with the modern day digital cameras". After several people from here told to me to call Sigma and talk to some one that is what I did. And told the Sigma person the specs on the lens and he told me "oh yes, there is a K-1 update that we can do" and he gave me the link to the form I needed to fill out. Funny thing is the person who emailed me is the same person I talked to on the phone. I would call them with all your lens info in front of you and talk to them. The worst they could say is no.

Good luck with your lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Capture Lights Quote
I have the older APO EX version without macro.

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 APO EX Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

I've not experience any problem so far, but i'm wondering if Sigma would accept the lens and update the lens to latest firmware :3
Their answer will be NO because your lens is not on their list for K-1 upgrade. See the link regarding that in one of my previous messages in this thread.

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I just received my lens and wow it works perfectly with the K-1. Couldn't be happier and it is just in time for Barrel Racing tonight under the arena lights.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Capture Lights Quote
I have the older APO EX version without macro.

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 APO EX Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

I've not experience any problem so far, but i'm wondering if Sigma would accept the lens and update the lens to latest firmware :3
This lens will work with the K1. I have the same lens.
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.... thats why you want Pentax glass on Pentax cameras ....
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.... thats why you want Pentax glass on Pentax cameras ....
"Want" is the key word. Sometimes we "need" third party glass.

The 15-30 zoom is a good lens but heavy for hiking, and needs a bulky expensive filter solution. Pentax' widest full frame prime is the FA 31 Ltd. We're "forced" to use Samyang or others.

There's no tilt-shift lens. Samyang is the only one AFAIK.

This thread started with the Sigma 70-200. Most owners bought that lens before the Pentax DFA 70-200 was available.
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What I want and what I can afford are two different things.

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.... thats why you want Pentax glass on Pentax cameras ....
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