Caught Short with the K1


bforbes

Link Posted 26/05/2016 - 13:56
Yesterday was my first day out with the K1 and as the weather forecast was poor I intended to stay indoors at NRM Shildon. Not because I'm worried about the cameras weather proofing, more concern for my own weather resistance.
Knowing Shildon, I only took short focal length lenses for what I needed. Anyway the weather stayed fine so I ventured out to try some landscape stuff up in Weardale, it was either not the weather for it or it's completely not my thing, least said the better!
From Weardale one of the local Red Squirrel hot spots is now on the way home. Since Tom Keetley and I saw one on our first visit I've called in a few times and never seen any, so yesterday I was not expecting to have four running about, nor was I prepared with only 77mm and 90mm lenses.

So I have to say I'm really impressed with the cropping you can achieve with the K1 images. Here are some of the crops with the original
















I don't think I would have been able to do it with the K5IIs
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fatspider

Link Posted 26/05/2016 - 14:11
Didn't know you were in the FF camp Barrie???

Anyway it looks like your making good use of it, even if you can't plan ahead which lenses to take
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bforbes

Link Posted 26/05/2016 - 14:23
fatspider wrote:
Didn't know you were in the FF camp Barrie???

Paid for the funerals and had some left over, so just joined
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Darkmunk

Link Posted 26/05/2016 - 14:45
Why would the K5ii not be able to do this? The pixel pitch is the same, so ultimately, the number of pixels covered by the squirrel will be the same for a given lens.
By all accounts the K1 focusing is a couple of leagues better and the shake resistance and high ISO ability, so I guess it's certainly easier with the K1.
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bforbes

Link Posted 26/05/2016 - 14:57
Darkmunk wrote:
Why would the K5ii not be able to do this? The pixel pitch is the same, so ultimately, the number of pixels covered by the squirrel will be the same for a given lens.
By all accounts the K1 focusing is a couple of leagues better and the shake resistance and high ISO ability, so I guess it's certainly easier with the K1.

That's probably it then.
Barrie
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Blythman

Link Posted 26/05/2016 - 18:14
Very nice to see Barrie. Stop tempting me !!
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McGregNi

Link Posted 26/05/2016 - 19:35
Just to help you along Alan, I've seen some shots on Pentax Forums that show the 560 is perfectly useable on it ....
http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/12-post-your-photos/320722-nature-k1-560mm-ra...
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JAK

Link Posted 26/05/2016 - 19:40
It's officially designated full frame. There's an official list somewhere (can't find it now) and the 560 was on it.
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Blythman

Link Posted 26/05/2016 - 20:17
McGregNi wrote:
Just to help you along Alan, I've seen some shots on Pentax Forums that show the 560 is perfectly useable on it ....

http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/12-post-your-photos/320722-nature-k1-560mm-ra...

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bforbes

Link Posted 26/05/2016 - 22:05
JAK wrote:
It's officially designated full frame. There's an official list somewhere (can't find it now) and the 560 was on it.

If you do come across it I'd be interested. I thought the DA designation meant it was designed for crop censor, and it was D-FA which indicated full frame.
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