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07-29-2018, 05:21 PM   #31
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You can never have too many lenses.

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You can never have too many lenses.
So true. They do start to get expensive after a while... Only downside.
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Sorry for bringing this back from the dead... However I have made up my mind...

I am going with the K1-II kitted with a DFA 28-105 and am adding a battery grip along with the inexpensive AF201FG flash so I have a bounce flash. As currently I only have the AF200FG.

I am done sitting on the fence about the next crop flagship. My KP is an awesome crop camera and will last a long time as will my K3-II. Each have under 10K shutter releases. I will have four great full frame lenses plus all my excellent Limited crop kit - along with a few more.

Full frame here I come!
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Congratulations on the move to FF.
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09-15-2018, 11:12 AM   #35
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QuoteOriginally posted by gm4life Quote
Sorry for bringing this back from the dead... However I have made up my mind...

I am going with the K1-II kitted with a DFA 28-105 and am adding a battery grip along with the inexpensive AF201FG flash so I have a bounce flash. As currently I only have the AF200FG.

I am done sitting on the fence about the next crop flagship. My KP is an awesome crop camera and will last a long time as will my K3-II. Each have under 10K shutter releases. I will have four great full frame lenses plus all my excellent Limited crop kit - along with a few more.

Full frame here I come!

That's exciting!

The resolution difference with the 36MP FF is nothing short of stellar. The DFA*50 is going to sing on it too.


That 28-105 is pretty nice from 28 to around 70ish mm then it gets softish (at least ime wasn't terrible just noticeable to me), but it pairs nicely with the K-1 imo.


Your hard drive will fill a lot faster though due to the larger filesize, so maybe ponder a hard drive upgrade at some point, unless you are careful with culling (or already have tons of space). And the K-1 is a bigger, heavier camera from what you're familiar with through your crop bodies and lenses.. just be prepared.


Next is lenses... Once you see what one can do on it, you'll want to try others...
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QuoteOriginally posted by gm4life Quote
Sorry for bringing this back from the dead... However I have made up my mind...

I am going with the K1-II kitted with a DFA 28-105 and am adding a battery grip along with the inexpensive AF201FG flash so I have a bounce flash. As currently I only have the AF200FG.

I am done sitting on the fence about the next crop flagship. My KP is an awesome crop camera and will last a long time as will my K3-II. Each have under 10K shutter releases. I will have four great full frame lenses plus all my excellent Limited crop kit - along with a few more.

Full frame here I come!
I think you'll really like it. The DFA 28-105 is a very nice walk around and clearly the DFA *50 is something special. You may not be able to get the 50 off to try the 28-105 on!
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That's exciting!

The resolution difference with the 36MP FF is nothing short of stellar. The DFA*50 is going to sing on it too.


That 28-105 is pretty nice from 28 to around 70ish mm then it gets softish (at least ime wasn't terrible just noticeable to me), but it pairs nicely with the K-1 imo.


Your hard drive will fill a lot faster though due to the larger filesize, so maybe ponder a hard drive upgrade at some point, unless you are careful with culling (or already have tons of space). And the K-1 is a bigger, heavier camera from what you're familiar with through your crop bodies and lenses.. just be prepared.


Next is lenses... Once you see what one can do on it, you'll want to try others...

Funny you mention hard drive space. I have a networked 4TB setup with RAID so no worries, well at least not yet. However a next year project is going to 8TB running RAID.

However, I am not good at combing through images and will commonly shoot 500 frames a day when traveling. I ordered two 64 gig cards to get me started. I am very much so looking forward to this addition to my kit.

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I think you'll really like it. The DFA 28-105 is a very nice walk around and clearly the DFA *50 is something special. You may not be able to get the 50 off to try the 28-105 on!
I am kind of fearful of that actually.

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And I thought this hobby would be easier on the billfold!
If it's any consolation, it is probably easier on the billfold than many other hobbies. Yachting, horse riding, motor-biking, car collecting and numerous other notorious money drains spring to mind.

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If it's any consolation, it is probably easier on the billfold than many other hobbies. Yachting, horse riding, motor-biking, car collecting and numerous other notorious money drains spring to mind.
Very true... I would love to collect old cars however the budget and storage would be a major issue. Heck for what I have invested in camera gear would only be one world class paint job on a classic automobile.
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Once you get your camera a realize how great cropped images still look, APSc may become a non event. A second set of memory cards might be a good idea too. Maybe 128gb,


FWIW, when I travel, I sneaker net the images onto my laptop and then dupe them onto an external hard drive each evening. If I fill up the cards, I can safely format them knowing that I have two copies of the images. With the current cost of memory cards, owning several is not an issue.
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Now I am thinking about full frame...
Just go it and enjoy, feed both your GAS/LBA mistresses.
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Just go it and enjoy, feed both your GAS/LBA mistresses.
Trust me she is well fed. Very well fed indeed.
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Once you get your camera a realize how great cropped images still look, APSc may become a non event. A second set of memory cards might be a good idea too. Maybe 128gb,


FWIW, when I travel, I sneaker net the images onto my laptop and then dupe them onto an external hard drive each evening. If I fill up the cards, I can safely format them knowing that I have two copies of the images. With the current cost of memory cards, owning several is not an issue.
Great idea. I went with 64gb for the K1 II as the 32gb cards are what I use on my K3 II and KP.
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So the K1-II came in and it is a very nice camera... It does feel even without the battery grip absolutely massive with the DFA 50 on it. However it will be an awesome pairing and will enjoy the well balanced DFA 28-105 as well.
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