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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-10-2019, 05:56 AM  
Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC HSM ?
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 13
Views: 728
I live right near the downtown. Not exactly a large city, but I think I know what you're looking for.

I'm happy to take some pictures for you so you can get a sense of the distortion at 17 mm. Of course, there's always going to be some barrel distortion, as others have noted, with wide angle zooms and if you correct for it through software you'll typically lose a little bit of the width or you'll end up stretching the sides. So, it depends upon what you're comfortable with.

I use Capture One Pro for my raw conversions, although occasionally I'll use DXO Photolab or Adobe Camera Raw.

I typically find that I correct for barrel distortion very little, although to be fair, I tend not to shoot shoot very wide all that often.

I find that the lens profiles in software for wide-angle primes and zooms corrects the wide-angle by stretching things too much. Instead, I will manually correct for the distortion to taste.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-09-2019, 07:09 PM  
Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC HSM ?
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Hi:

I just purchased this lens (arrived today).

I have a K1 and most of my lenses are full frame.

I shoot mostly fitness, BJJ, and MMA and use the K1 for this most of the time.

I also have a K3 and K5ii and sometimes like to have a smaller camera with me and did not have an aps-c zoom.

Given the current price I picked up the Sigma 17-50.

I used to own it in the past, but sold it as I moved to full frame.

I just started playing with the lens (it arrived today).

I will play with the lens some more over the week and this weekend.

Are there any pictures you'd like me to take at 17 mm?

I live in (somewhat rural) Maine. I am not too far from the capital and am happy to take some pictures of the capital and a few statehouse buildings which should provide you with examples of distortion.

I can upload to Dropbox the RAW files.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 09-06-2018, 07:40 PM  
Maine Pentax Shooters! This weekend?
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Hi. I think I can make it, but I would only be able to stay for perhaps part of the afternoon. I'm hopeful that I can convince one of our children to come with me. I think it would be fun. I don't remember the last time I was at the suspension bridge. I can bring my K1 and my K3 or k5ii. I also have the new DFA 50 and a bunch of lenses that I'd be happy to share. Not exactly sure how long I can stay, but it would be fun to meet up. My sense is that one of my children may hasten my departure, but it is also possible that I may end up coming alone if I can't convince one of them to come with me!

Noon sounds good. Let me know if this works and we can PM each other and exchange cell phone numbers.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 09-05-2018, 06:25 PM  
Maine Pentax Shooters! This weekend?
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 11
Views: 665
I am in Augusta. Saturday is easiest, but it all depends on where given work I have. I'd love to meet up with Pentax folk, though.

I was in Portland this weekend and ate at The Lobster Co. on Commercial Street with visiting family. While eating I saw a Pentax shooter. I think it might have been the first Pentax other than mine that I have ever seen. I said hello and expressed my surprise. He seemed a bit reticent. Perhaps he is not a member of this forum! I don't think I was scary.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 09-05-2018, 05:05 PM  
Maine Pentax Shooters! This weekend?
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Hi. I would love to meet up. Depends on my schedule and the exact time and location. Keep us all posted!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-27-2018, 06:37 PM  
D FA 50 First Impressions
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Hi:

I posted the below in the "other" forum.

I had meant to upload pictures this past weekend, but work and family have made life very busy. I will be uploading images soon and linking to RAW images, but thought I would add some additional observations.

I took my K1 and K3 to a local park and then to the Kennebec River here in Central Maine (in the US).

I compared the new D FA 50 to the 43 and 77 Limiteds, the D FA 24-70, and the D FA 28-105. I have not looked at the 28-105 images yet, but it is very clear that the new D FA 50 outperforms the 43, 77, and 24-70 in a very noticeable way at all comparable apertures--of course, looking closely at test images. Things even out a bit as you get to the more narrow apertures, but the D FA 50 is the clear winner (at least to me).

Funny thing happened with the D FA 28-105. Not sure if anyone else has noticed this. I could not get it to take a 50 mm image. It was either 48 mm or 53 mm--and, I tried several times making very slight adjustments.

I have used the 43, 77, and 24-70 to take great pictures and I think we all know these are all very nice lenses. The new D FA 50, though, really does squeak out better contrast, more sharpness (over a greater area of the frame), and has extremely pleasing bokeh. It is of course, bigger, heavier, and more expensive (well, comparable in price to the D FA 24-70). And, so far I have not noticed any weak areas in images suggesting all elements are properly in place (i.e., no de-centering).

I did (sometimes) notice more LoCA--but I was looking for it (pretty noticeable at f1.4 at times and other times when I would have thought it would be apparent at 1.4 it was barely noticeable). Using Photoshop CC 2018 Adobe Camera RAW I clicked the lens profile, clicked "Remove Chromatic Aberration," and under the manual tab under lens corrections I defringed green by +2 and any remaining magenta/purple by +1 or +2. And, I did this for testing. I may not have chosen to remove anything unless it was obvious.

A few years ago chromatic aberration was more problematic for me. I was over thinking things, I am sure. I tried the DA* 200 and obtained one of the best pictures of one of our children, which I printed and have framed in our living room. I returned the DA* 200 due to the very noticeable purple fringing. If I had it back I might be more patient with it.

I will post pictures soon and link to either Dropbox or Google Drive so you can review the RAW images.

So far, looking good.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-21-2018, 05:10 AM  
D FA 50 First Impressions
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 11
Views: 980
By this weekend I'll post some images of my most cooperative model-our Golden Retriever.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-21-2018, 04:02 AM  
D FA 50 First Impressions
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 11
Views: 980
I received the D FA 50 f1.4 this past Friday.

I used it at a shoot on Saturday. Have not had too much time to play around with it, but I can make some observations. It was the only lens I used at the shoot (at the ocean), although I brought other lenses with me. I shot about 375 images.

My plan is to post examples and link to Dropbox comparison images to other lenses such as the 31, 43, 77, D FA 24-70, and D FA 28-105. All different price points, focal lengths, and purposes, but hopefully helpful to others.

So far:

Build Quality

As other have noted, it is a heavy lens, but a bit less so than perhaps I was expecting based upon what I had read. It is a little slimmer and slightly less tall than the D FA 24-70. In use, it kind of feels like shooting with the DA*200: solid, a hunk of glass and metal, but well built and balanced. It operates very smoothly.

The petal hood is of decent size, but, again, slightly less in size than I had expected.

Nonetheless, this is no Limited or DA*55 lens. It is has heft to it and size. It is well balanced, though, on my K1 (have not used it on the K3 or K5ii yet)

Lens Performance – the raison d'être

I did make some informal comparisons to the Lmtd 43 and Lmtd 77. Cannot say too much right now, but the D FA 50 is noticeably sharper at similar apertures (I tested wide open through f4 so far). That is not to say the 43 and 77 are not sharp, but when looking for sharpness, and trying to keep in mind depth of field and auto-focusing accuracy, I found the D FA 50 to be noticeably sharper and have a larger area of sharpness at similarly wide apertures. Having said that, the 43 and 77 are very good lenses, particularly for their size. So, as with all new equipment these days, the differences are often small or at least not terribly great. Noticeable perhaps to all of us, but in the grand scheme of things, not night and day.

I did look for purple fringing and Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration (green and magenta fringing). Yes, if pushed in very high contrast areas (picture of my youngest son against a bright blown out window) you can see some purple fringing and LoCA at very wide apertures (1.4 – 1.8). Of course, LoCA can show up even under not blown out backgrounds in front of and behind the plane of focus. Nevertheless, it is when looking at high contrast scenes that forms of chromatic aberration tend to be more visible.

The purple fringing is pretty minimal in any event and really only obvious at fully wide open (f1.4). I took some pictures of some tall trees against a bright sky and did not see any purple fringing. At close up distances I could find it if looked for it, particularly at 1.4.

I think the lens is very well corrected for chromatic aberration and a little bit of Camera RAW (or whichever RAW editor you use) and the issue is gone. LoCA is perhaps harder to correct for, but I see it as not really an issue and if it was noticeable enough to be problematic an adjustment layer and masking in Photoshop should resolve it. And, at least in my opinion, even as a bit of pixel peeper, I think the D FA 50 looks like it has a similar level of chromatic aberration as the high end 50s from Canon and Nikon (as seen on photozone.de).

I did some quick centering tests and the lens looks perfectly spot on. At least from my quick shots I saw no difference in sharpness across the frame.

Bokeh—I did a senior picture shoot this weekend. Not really what I usually do. I typically photograph Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu events and do some fitness photography. I tend to live around f2.8 and wider since I am in low or at best modest lighting, but I usually do not notice bokeh too much. Looking over the pictures from this weekend’s shoot, however, shows nice smooth buttery bokeh.

The lens needed a +1 correction for the K1 to make it spot on when wide open.

I did not do any formal testing, but focusing seems reasonably fast and very accurate.

Conclusion—so far

I only have had the lens for a couple of days. All in all, so far, the D FA 50 looks like an extremely high quality lens. Well built, handles like a peach, accurate and sharp (I do not have my DA*55 anymore, but the new D FA 50 looks noticeably sharper and I had a good copy of the DA* 55). When I have a chance to look through my images I will compare it to DA*55 images I have taken in the past.

That's about it for now!
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 07-26-2018, 08:29 AM  
Maine tips wanted - several days in south Maine en route to Acadia
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 21
Views: 1,324
Hi. Vaughan Woods in Hallowell, right near Augusta. Its a 160 acre preserve. Small, but once inside it feels like you are deep in a midieval forest.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 07-25-2018, 07:58 PM  
Maine tips wanted - several days in south Maine en route to Acadia
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 21
Views: 1,324
Hi:

Good suggestions so far.

Taking Route 1 is definitively (somewhat) scenic, but it will be a long trip to Acadia that way. Lots of stop and go.

I would recommend going through Augusta or Bangor.

If you take 95 to Augusta you can take Route 3 to Belfast, through Ellsworth, and continue to Acadia. In the alternative you can take 95 right past Augusta on to Bangor, take exit 182A (I395) as you approach Bangor, and go to Exit 5 or 6 off of I395 (I drive it all the time but forget the number) and take the exit (which is Route 1A) through Ellsworth and then on to Acadia from Ellsworth.

On the way to Augusta you can go to Freeport. Very touristy, but LL Bean (in Freeport) really is worth the trip. It is open all day, every day. It never closes. Literally.

If you stop in Augusta be sure to go to Vaughan Woods, also called Hobbit Land. It is a great visit. Easily missed. It is small and tucked away. And, it is free.

Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead


Belgrade Lakes (about 20 minutes northwest of Augusta), will be busy, but there are great views around the lakes and it is easy to find a tucked away place to relax.

If you drive through Belfast you can walk around the (small) town. It is less touristy and near the water.

Cobbosseecontee Lake (also called Cobbossee Lake) in Manchester (a few minutes from Augusta) can be fun. It will likely be busy, but it is a quick stop and depending upon where you are from you may not think it crowded. You should be able to rent a canoe or kayak or paddle boat. It is fun to look around there and easy to get to.

Morse's is a great place. In the middle of nowhere (not far from Augusta), but well stocked with European (particularly German) food.

Morse's Sauerkraut & European Deli

I normally would recommend Hallowell (a few minutes from Augusta), but there is a lot of construction going on. Hallowell is a small town, kind of like New York/SoHo plopped in the middle of nowhere. It is not to hard to navigate the construction and parking really is not hard to find on side streets if you are ok walking a bit. Good food in Hallowell (which is really just one main street).

Depending upon how much time you have, driving to Lubec from Acadia could be fun. Very rural, but Lubec is the easternmost town in the US. Then you can take the bridge from Lubec over to Campobello Island in New Brunswick (you'll need your passport). Campobello is where Franklin Roosevelt used to vacation. Very scenic.

Hope these are helpful.

Have fun on your trip!
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 07-24-2018, 07:14 PM  
Maine tips wanted - several days in south Maine en route to Acadia
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 21
Views: 1,324
Hi. We live in Central Maine and have lived here for over 20 years.

I will follow up tomorrow evening and try to provide suggestions.
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-30-2017, 11:05 PM  
Re: K1 and MMA, Boxing, and Strongman/Strongwoman
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Thank you all for the kind words.

I am fortunate to have access to great fights and events. For the fights, I am usually 30-40 above the cage in the rafters. I have a few select spots from where I shoot, but my angle is often dictated by where the fight is taking place.

The K1's dynamic range is particularly helpful since I cannot use a flash, shoot at somewhat high ISO, and have to deal with uneven lighting.

I am usually able to anticipate the shot, but I do wish I had more frames per second for some action sequences.
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-30-2017, 06:24 AM  
Re: K1 and MMA, Boxing, and Strongman/Strongwoman
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Let's see if this will work.

Here they are:

---------- Post added 12-30-17 at 08:25 AM ----------

Got it!

:)

I think i was user error last night when I tried to post them!
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-29-2017, 06:12 PM  
Re: K1 and MMA, Boxing, and Strongman/Strongwoman
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Here are some images from this past year at MMA, Boxing, and lifting events.

All with the K1, D FA 70-200, 31 and 43 Limiteds, and the 24 Sigma (I recently sold the Sigma and miss it).

Post processed in Photoshop CC, Nik Silver Efx, and Alienskin Exposure.

I look forward to later this winter and spring taking pictures at new events.

---------- Post added 12-29-17 at 08:14 PM ----------

Ok, part 2--could not upload all at once.

---------- Post added 12-29-17 at 08:18 PM ----------

Still trouble uploading. Will try again soon.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-12-2017, 02:05 PM  
hello from israel
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Hi from the US.

Welcome.

Our oldest teenage son will be in Israel next summer. I have a cousin living there now for one year. One day I hope my wife and I get a chance to visit.

Is Pentax popular in Israel? Pretty limited here in the US, although Amazon, B&H, and Adorama provide great service and selection.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 06-04-2017, 02:14 PM  
Flash modifiers - anyone try the Lastolite Ezybox Speedlight 2.
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Sounds good. I think you will like it. Very well built and portable.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 06-03-2017, 03:17 AM  
Flash modifiers - anyone try the Lastolite Ezybox Speedlight 2.
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Hi:

I have two Lastolite Ezyboxes--with both I use my Metz speedlites. One is 24x24 and the other is 8x8 (I think 8.6x8.6). I also own the Hilite 6x7 background.

Lastolite is a very good brand and value. A touch expensive, but I have owned the Ezyboxes and Hilite for several years and they have stood up very well. The Hilite is great to work with. I take pictures as a hobby. So, I do not put my equipment through harsh use, but all my gear still takes the typical use, bangs, and knocks as most others, though, I do my best to treat everything as carefully as I can.

I really like the Ezyboxes. They set up well, quickly, and are easy to use. There is of course a limit as to how soft the light can get with a very small softbox, but I really like using the Ezyboxes and are they very worthwhile. They set up easily and store flat in a really nice case. The smaller one easily fits in a front pocket of my Lowe Pro bag (it's a large backpack). The 24x24 is too big for a backpack, but stores and travels very easily.

Over the years we all accumulate "stuff," but i consider the Ezyboxes, and especially the Hilite, as some of my best purchases.

I typically have used the smaller Ezybox for indoor portraits, triggered with a CyberCync. I place the smaller Ezybox on the end of a small light stand or extension arm which I hold by hand and use my other hand to shoot. I have shot musicians in bars and nightclubs with the smaller Ezybox. I have found this is much less intrusive and bothersome than a bare flash. I used to think flash would not be permitted, but I am pretty quick with shooting and the local musicians have really liked the images. For the 24x24 I use a small light stand and take it with me when I want a softbox on location and do not want to bring larger lighting gear and a portable power supply.

Any other questions, let me know.

Good luck.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-01-2017, 05:25 PM  
The Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC on a Full-Frame (K-1)?
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 13
Views: 3,524
Hi:

Vignetting at the widest end is that bad or slightly worse--it clears up a fair amount by around 14mm, but is always present to some extent. I think the bigger issue is that the quality of the image outside of the APS-C area starts to degrade somewhat quickly. So, you will get some additional image area, but not as much as you likely will want.

For the price of postage--perhaps up to $75 ($US)--I say go for it. If you were looking to purchase it outright than I would suggest Clackers' idea of looking for a DA 12-24. I have heard from others that at about 17mm or 18mm the image is quite good on the K1.

I used to own the Sigma 10-20 variable aperture model you father may send you (and I liked it). I later bought the f/3.5 version after I sold the variable aperture version and wanted a wide zoom again. At full price the f/3.5 lens just did not work for me on the K1, but if postage is reasonable I think it would be worth it so long as you know you will have to do some cropping.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-01-2017, 05:26 AM  
The Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC on a Full-Frame (K-1)?
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 13
Views: 3,524
Hi:

I tried the Sigma 10-20 f/3.5 on my K1 and also my K3.

Long story short, there was vignetting at all focal lengths on the K1 (greater at the wide end, less so at the narrower end). Having said that, there was additional usable space outside of the APS-C area before the lens got really soft and faded into vignette.

I compared the same images on my K1 and K3 and found that the K3 provided better images of the edge field of view when comparing like image to like image. For example, if I used 18mm on the K1 and 12mm on the K3 and shot with both cameras on a tripod, the field of view would be essentially the same, but the K3 provided better images at the edges. It may be the lens (with the wider end of the lens being softer, i.e., 18mm on the K1 is the same field of view as 12mm on the K3, but at 18mm the edge performance may be better) or it may be the newer in body stabilization on the K1 which caused edge degradation, but I found that edge performance, when comparing like image to like image, better on the K3.

This is not to say you will not get additional usable space with the Sigma 10-20 and then you can crop when the lens begins to get really soft.

Kengoh, a very experienced user on this forum, has the 10-20 (I forget if it is the variable aperture or the 3.5). He has posted some amazing images. You might want to send him a message and get his advice.

Good luck.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-15-2017, 04:31 PM  
Pentax D FA* 70-200MM observations and concerns
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 105
Views: 8,328
Randee:

I have the D FA 70-200 which I use with my K1.

I previously purchased it early last year in anticipation of getting a K1. I used the lens with my K3. I almost always order from Amazon and did here, as well. I went through two copies, and sent back both, because the D FA 70-200 on the K3 had issues very similar to yours. I had focus accuracy problems and it also was not as good as my Sigma 70-200 (the latest version for Pentax before Sigma stopped making the lens in the Pentax mount--which was a very good lens). And, I had made sure to update the firmware for the K3 to make sure it functioned with the D FA 70-200.

Fast forward to me getting the K1 last summer. I purchased again the D FA 70-200 and I love the lens and it works amazingly well with my K1.

My unscientific conclusion is that the lens simply does not work well with the K3, or at least it is susceptible to not working well, since I assume other K3 owners may be happy with their copy of the lens.

I sold my Sigma and now use the D FA 70-200 as my main zoom when photographing MMA and BJJ events.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-09-2017, 08:49 PM  
Sigma 24-70mm Issue
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Whoops! I meant -10 to +10. I made the edit.

I agree with disasterfilm re live view. I do not typically use it, but it clearly will eliminate AF as a possible culprit. And, of course manual focus, too.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-09-2017, 11:15 AM  
Sigma 24-70mm Issue
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Hi:

I do not have this lens and live in the US, but have owned a number of Sigma lenses (still have the 24 f1.8 and the Sigma 15 f2.8 fisheye).

I currently own a K5ii, K3, and K1.

I had problems with the Sigma 18-35 f1.8 and my first copy of the Sigma 24 f1.8. Tech support and service here in the US for Sigma is excellent. My 18-35 was calibrated and returned to me within approx. 10 days free of charge. My 24 f1.8 was visibly decentered and I received a new lens, again within perhaps a week or so. Sigma also answers their phone and the techs are very helpful.

I used to have the Sigma 70-200 (the most recent version for Pentax before the line was discontinued). It needed some AF adjustment. I sold it to buy the Pentax 70-200 (the Sigma was a nice lens, though).

You stated that you have checked for font and back focus. Have you run a full calibration (test shots from -10 to +10 for a number of focal lengths--such as 24, 35, 50, and 70)? I know that is a lot of work, but I have found that on my K3 in particular most of the lenses--even my Pentax Limiteds--required adjustment. Not so much on the K5ii and K1.

I also have read that the Sigma 24-70 can be very good, but not great. The lens I believe is from a time when Sigma's QC was not what I think it has become. If your lens is new I would send it back for warranty service (if AF adjustment does not help) and you have ruled out any technique issues.

At f8 the lens should be sharp, although 24 may be a weak point for this lens no matter what the f stop--but the lens does seem a bit soft in any event.

I am sorry that I do not have better advice, but perhaps put on a good show or movie, set up a tripod, and spend an hour or so shooting AF calibration shots. Zooms can vary a bit as to what is the best calibration, but take the number which works the best for all focal lengths, and then if that does not work out, send it to Sigma. If the lens is not new you may find their service worthwhile as compared to purchasing the Pentax (Tamron) 24-70.

Good luck!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-11-2016, 05:37 PM  
43mm limited on K-1 - looking for experiences
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 22
Views: 2,518
Hi:

I have the 43 (along with the other two amigos).

I own a K5ii, K3, and K1. The 43 was one of my least used lenses on the K3 and K5ii, but it is one of my most used lenses on my K1 (for walk around and studio portraits).

It is a bit wider than the 31 is on my K3 and K5ii.

I have a silver 43. I like the retro feel to it. It is very light. I often shoot in low light (I shoot a lot of MMA and BJJ events). I tend to use the D FA 70-200 for these events (and I had a Sigma 70-200 before that). The 43, however, is great for when I am in a small gym or dojo. It is more than sharp enough wide "ish" open (I usually shoot around f/2.0 - f/2.8).

I also have used the 43 to photograph firefighter portraits (albeit at f/8).

AF is more than fast enough and the sound doesn't bother me (to be fair the sound is not an issue since I am in environments where silent AF is not needed).

Any questions, let me know!
Forum: General Photography 11-29-2016, 06:52 PM  
What Info Sources Do You Use?
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Hi. I read several of the European photo magazines available at a local Barnes and Noble.

I also read posts at dpreview, along with of course at pentaxforums.

For more intensive learning I have purchased tutorials from Joel Grimes, Benjamin Von Wong, Creativelive, and RGG Edu. Expensive, but generally very well worth it.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 11-24-2016, 07:53 PM  
Pentax K-1 as a wedding camera!
Posted By candgpics
Replies: 109
Views: 19,039
Hi:

I use my K1 for MMA events and while the AF and processing is not as fast as the Nikon or Canon equivalents I really do not find I get held back by the slightly slower (but noticeable) overall operating speed. I shoot RAW, fully manual, and in low and changing light conditions.

The buffer issue you are facing is not normal. I use San Disk Extreme Pro cards (black label) and have pretty good performance: https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-UHS-I-Memory-SDSDXPA-032G-AFFP/dp/B00...2Bsandisk&th=1

I typically get about 13 shots before the buffer fills, but am shooting at about 2000 - 3200 ISO (which I have read reduces the buffer a bit from the rated 17 shots).

I also have a K3 and I do miss the frame rate. It is nice to be able to get a series of shots--for example, after a punch or kick connects and the reactions from the two fighters over that split second.

I have used the DA 55 on my K3 at MMA events and I found it to be extremely useful and though not particularly fast, not too slow, either.

On my K1 I generally use the D FA 70-200. Amazing combination. Super clean and information rich files.
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