18 months later .... So how you getting on with the K1?


Mike-P

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 11:35
Am thinking of acquiring a K1 but to do so I will have to get rid of the K3II, I may also sell the K-5IIs as the K1 gives me the same resolution in crop mode and just go fully Canon for things that move.

Just wondering how people are getting on with it, I have enough lenses to cover most FF eventualities (may just have to buy a Tamron, sorry Pentax 15-30mm in the future).

Cheers.
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Chrism8

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 11:46
Hi Mike,

I get on exceptionally well with mine, even with things that move

Fast jets and BIF no problem, although keeper rate is probably down v Canikon, but how many images " nearly the same " a fraction of a second later do you want ?

I did struggle with Dragonflies on the wing the other week with the 150 - 450 but the light wasn't good and its a heavy piece of kit, even had it on a gimbal head mounted on a monopod and keeping the DF in the viewfinder was still tricky.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

alimid

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 12:11
Hi Mike,

I am thinking of selling my full frame gear as frankly it is too heavy for me. It is a fantastic landscape camera but sadly I do not use it enough.

Alistair
Pentax K-1, K-3,K-5,

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 13:27
Not had the opportunity to use mine yet...Shutter Count = 0
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff

Blythman

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 14:05
It's all I use now Mike. Should sell all my crop cameras really. Getting on well with it. Occasionally I use it in crop mode.as I believe the AF is slightly faster. But it's so easy to switch between crop and FF, that it isn't an issue.
On the subject of dragonflies which Chris mentioned, I find it better using the 300mm and 1.4x for them. It has a closer minimum focus distance. There's a bit of vignetting in FF mode but a little bit of cropping still gives a bigger image than in crop mode.
Alan


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Chrism8

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 14:11
Blythman wrote:
I find it better using the 300mm and 1.4x for them. It has a closer minimum focus distance.

Thanks Blythman, I'll give that a try next time
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

Blythman

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 14:42
Chrism8 wrote:
Blythman wrote:
I find it better using the 300mm and 1.4x for them. It has a closer minimum focus distance.

Thanks Blythman, I'll give that a try next time

With the 150-450 I found I was too far away for damsels Chris. The other bonus of the 300 and TC is that I was able to leave the monopod at home
Alan


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stub

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 15:11
I never got the pleasure to enjoy a K3 or II to compare. But you have to hold your hands up to the cropping capabilites of the 36MP.
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

Mike-P

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 15:47
Alan, does it need a grip on the 150-450mm or 560mm?
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ronniemac

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 15:47
K-1 is a pleasure to use. I particularly like the third dial which I have defaulted to iso control. Articulating screen is another plus. Of course, the biggest benefit is the image quality that the sensor produces especially for landscape photography. The Tamtax 15-30 is a truly wonderful lens. (The K-1 & 15-30 combo is also good for muscle toning!)

Still keeping the K-3ii for long shots, although in truth it seldom sees the light of day.

Mike-P

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 16:02
The main trouble as I see it is that my photography is mainly long shots. How is the 1.4x with the 150-450mm on the k1?
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Chrism8

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 16:21
Difficult to hand hold and stay sharp unless the light is extra good, can be done on a Gimbal with a monopod or better still on a Tripod + Gimbal probably.

If you'd like to try before you buy, happy to meet and try mine out if you wish ?
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
Last Edited by Chrism8 on 23/08/2017 - 16:21

Chrism8

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 16:32
This was shot recently, not in great light, K1 - 150 - 450 @ 450mm, 1/400 sec, F7.1, ISO 400 with Gimbal on a monopod



Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

Blythman

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 19:17
I tried a 1.4x on the 150-450 and the 560. Not bothered since. Nothing special, I'd Sooner crop. I use the grip all the time for the 300 and longer. Usually use it with a 70-200. Don't use it with the Sigma 105 and smaller.
Alan


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Last Edited by Blythman on 23/08/2017 - 19:17

Kevriano

Link Posted 23/08/2017 - 19:36
Interesting that you find the 150-450 unsuitable for Dragonflies. A recent shot, handheld (in good light) - Norfolk Hawker




I have also been successful with using it with the 1.4 TC for the same subject, this was on a monopd though.




Not showing off, just showing it's possible.
K3, K3 II, 100MM 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20 3.5, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Nikon D7500, Tamron 150 600 G2
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