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09-30-2020, 06:50 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Hello from the heart of Sweden

My name is Peter Ladan and I live almost in the middle of Sweden. I have been working mostly with Nikon and Panasonic/Olympus. As I am an amateur-astronomer I am of course very interested in the capabilities of the Pentax cameras that have the AstroTracker functionality. I have been trying to read everything I can find about the difference between the K1 and K1 mk 2 but to me it is still not clear which one to get. Currently I can pick up the Mk 2 new for a lower price than the Mk1 used in Sweden. So if the Mk1 is better for astro than I would like to know that. Unfortunately I cannot find that answer anywhere. I guess I will go for the Mk2 as I will have full guarantee and service if something happens with the camera. I have been "playing" with it during the weekend when we had an astro-meet and I am extremely impressed by what it can do. I do not know if anyone has red the review of DigLloyd (diglloyd.com) but he is very positive about both models. He compares it with the Nikon D850 (which I have) and the Pentax comes out on top! I am looking forward to start using it and learn more from all of you!! Peter

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Hi Peter, welcome from Australia.
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Welcome to the forums

you will find friendly members and a lot of knowledge here

before you buy the K 1 II over the K 1, both full frame sensor camera bodies., you may want to buy and read the ebook that covers both and explains the differences

the ebook is worth its price


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you could, for free, look at this article:

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Pentax Astrotracer Guide and GPS Feature Comparison
A look at the O-GPS1 versus in-camera GPS
By K David in Articles and Tips on May 10, 2018
Pentax cameras offer GPS functionality in two ways: either through the built-in antenna found in the Pentax K-1, K-1 II, and K-3 II, or through the O-GPS1 accessory, which works with most other DSLRs since 2010.

Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/photo-articles/pentax-astrotracer-guid...#ixzz6ZXHcBqNe
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Welcome to Pentax Forums. I have the Pentax K-1 II and it is fantastic.

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Thank you guys!!

I look forward to learn a lot and also give back what I have learned during the years. I have both bought the K1/K1 mk2 guide. Impressive source of information. I also bought and received my K1 mk 2 and am now anxiously waiting on the glass that I ordered. But the good news is that I now have time to read the manual!!!!
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