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04-25-2019, 09:48 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vangassen Quote
How about old primes and tele from ff SLRs?
I'm planning on getting k1 myself and it seems nobody really encourage buying it since k3 is enough?
Old primes work pretty well - as long as you have the right ones and you can live with their limitations.

The K-3 is a better fit for me. But I took a few weeks to test using a K-1 before making my mind up. I don't think the K-1 is a bad choice - it was just heavier (particularly when paired with modern FF lenses) than I was willing to carry.

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A good reason to combine a top-quality APS-C model with the K-1 is using the K-1 to its best strengths in shorter lenses, making it more portable, while using the APS-C body more in the tele range, and also when lighter carrying is a particular need.

There are some very fine older prime lenses, which would be great when used on a K-1, such as the FA 31 and 43mm Limiteds, and the very compact FA 35mm f/2 which has been recently reissued with HD coatings. Unfortunately, Pentax did not also upgrade to WR seals as well. It would be hard to resist if getting a K-1, to also include the excellent DFA 28-105mm DC WR lens.
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This thread is over a year old, so the OP may well have moved on. For the record though:

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I have the 15mm, 35mm macro, 40mm and 70mm, all limited.
50-135mm, 12-24mm and 16-85mm.
Sigma art 18-35mm.
None of those lenses are properly full frame.

The DA40 and DA70 come close, but corner performance is not really good enough. The DA35 macro is OK at close focus, but it doesn't quite cover FF at infinity. There are plenty of people who happily use all three of them in FF mode though.

The DA15 and DA*50-135 are definitely crop mode only. I have no experience with the Sigma 18-35 or the DA16-85, but I suspect they are in the same boat.

The DA12-24 is apparently pretty good from about 15-16mm to 24mm.

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For FF I have FA 50mm f1.4, FA 35mm f2.0 and DA 300mm f4.0
They will all do the job nicely. The DA*300 especially is superb on FF.
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Apparently Vangassen, who is a new member, came in on this old thread with concerns instead of starting a new thread, which brought the old one back.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mikesbike Quote
Apparently Vangassen, who is a new member, came in on this old thread with concerns instead of starting a new thread, which brought the old one back.
Sorry guys if my post was inappropriate. I seriously don't know how to use forums I thoughts it's OK to add rather than start the new one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vangassen Quote
Sorry guys if my post was inappropriate. I seriously don't know how to use forums I thoughts it's OK to add rather than start the new one.
No problem. Keep it going if same topic and new perspective.
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No problem. Keep it going if same topic and new perspective.
Yep, sometimes it is better because it cuts a lot of repeating. I only said what I did because it looked like Sandy was responding to info from the old original post rather than that by Vangassen.
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