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Forum: Pentax K-1 03-09-2017, 08:34 AM  
Was I expecting too much?
Posted By Rupert
Replies: 56
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Yes, I was referring to the Crop Mode....different story on FF mode, and not comparable with the K5IIs. My finding was based on an all day study of my shots from both cameras and my memory of the K5 processing and end results.
It wasn't scientific...I'm a damn plumber, not a scientist or pixel peepin' expert!:lol:
The K1 is not bad, I didn't mean to imply that, but I do think the K5IIs is better than the K1 Crop Mode...for whatever reasons, I am not certain.:confused:

The much, much, superior AF of the K1 offsets any advantage the K5IIs has...or doesn't have.... by a huge margin.:D

An example...of many instances....I was sitting at my desk and peeked out the windows to see this little girlie in the cloudy afternoon light. Having my K1 & Bigma next to me on my desk, and knowing she would be gone as fast as she came...was there time to pick it up, zoom in, focus and snap? With the K5IIs I would not have likely wasted my time. Hunting could last forever...
But...with the K1 as soon as I zoomed in and half pressed the focus was instant, the Crop Frame lit up and beeped and I snapped. This is a huge difference and results in many more keepers. Gotta love it! :D:D

IMGP5837-800-K1 by James Williams, on Flickr

I am currently looking for another K5IIs...I need a backup.....and what could be better! :D

Forum: Pentax K-1 03-09-2017, 06:52 AM  
Was I expecting too much?
Posted By Rupert
Replies: 56
Views: 5,448
I have compared my K5IIs shots to my K1 Crop Mode shots and the K5IIs is the clear winner in low light noise. I think this posted by Clackers is very informative.... Pentax K-1 vs Pentax K-5 IIs

If I had bought the K1 for better low light shooting and less noise, I would be highly disappointed. My desire was for much better AF in all light, good or bad, and the K1 has certainly delivered in that respect:), and made a huge difference in the number of keepers and the ability to get shots fast and accurate. A birdie will not sit and pose while my Bigma spends five minutes hunting for focus. On the K1 there is zero hunting, just point, half press and snap. No other Pentax I have owned even comes close to this action.

My personal dream camera...a K5IIs with the K1 AF system. It would be a killer for wildlife shooting for me! :D

As for noise....photographers obsess about noise, even when it is ridiculously low. Old Granny that views our shots is more interested in content and the quality of the subject/mood/story told of the shot. What it says or doesn't say.
Noise, within reasonable limits, is not much of a factor to Old Granny.

Squirrels will pose for as long as it take to get a shot of their handsomeness. They will even take a nap while the K5IIs and Bigma go on a hunting trip to find focus...

K5IIs "Wake me when it's over."
IMGP9628-800 by James Williams, on Flickr

Birdies...not so much....:(

K1 "I'll give you two seconds with your K1/Bigma to see under my wings....after that I'll find me a Nikon shooter!" :lol:

IMGP0639-800K1 by James Williams, on Flickr

K1 for me! :D:D


---------- Post added 03-09-17 at 07:55 AM ----------

That is a really nice shot Clackers!:) I wish I had known I could convert my 50-135 before I sold it.:( One of the best lenses I have ever owned, just terrific!:)
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