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06-21-2016, 08:34 PM   #1
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What was/is your first lens to be mounted on your K-1?

After reading a recent review, the thought came to mind as to what lens people have mounted or will mount first on their new K-1. I apologize if this has already been addressed but I haven't seen it (I imagine it has at some point). For me, it was my 31 Limited (after taking off the aftermarket hood).

I've been so excited since, that I enjoy shooting any lens on, whether FF or APS-C. The images look spectacular either way (even in crop mode), even compared to my K-3, which I will be selling in the near future.

I know that the K-3 has more room to crop with a higher resolution, but I am so pleased with the images from the K-1 that I don't hesitate to get rid of the K-3. People complain about the "mushy" trigger of the K-1, but I have no complaints, seems so much quieter and responsive. Maybe it's just me or my K-1? Either way, I am in love with the K-1 and am good with the fact that it cost twice as much as the K-3. I will likely be posting some of my DA APS-C lenses for sale, even though the market has dropped. I still have an K5IIs (with a defective rear dial - no big deal - only cost me $100) for wildlife due to the crop factor.

I am in the stages now of sorting out which lenses to keep. Just ordered the D FA 28-105, so we'll see.

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Are we getting to be primo Dona that much that we complain about a "mushy" trigger? On a rifle, shooting out to 200 yards, it is important, but a camera release being too mushy? Personally I find my K-1 release to be nice and crisp! Anybody remember "soft" release buttons for SLR film cameras?
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The new 28-70. It arrived before the K-1 yes.
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Sigma Superwide 24mm AF f2.8, i took a walk on the beach after getting sick of shooting the dogs and cat!

Sun was down and perfect for the Sigma, its as wide as i need and handy 36mm on crop.

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Don't know Yet........ Its been a bit over 24 hours since I got mine and still enjoying the Fresh Smell and Packaging at this point......lol.

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The new 28-70. It arrived before the K-1 yes.
28-70 ? .... Do You mean the new DFA 24-70 ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dlanor Sekao Quote
Don't know Yet........ Its been a bit over 24 hours since I got mine and still enjoying the Fresh Smell and Packaging at this point......lol.

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28-70 ? .... Do You mean the new DFA 24-70 ?
Yeah, that too. D'oh.
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Mine was the DA*55.
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DA*55, too.



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As promised in another thread ages ago, it was the FA43 (for the first shot) although I put the new D-FA28-105 on it to see what it was like size wise first....
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FA43. Great on the K-1.
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D FA 28-105. But the first (test) frame was shot with the DA 35mm Limited.
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First lens on K1 was an A 24mm f/2.8. Compared to the 15mm Limited on APS-C, it felt like a big V-8 idling down the road next to a high revving 4 cylinder import. Both are good; one doesn't seem to be working as hard to achieve the same results.
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