Cheep K1 but no Lenses


pipinmels

Link Posted 30/06/2018 - 08:59
Just been offered a very good deal on a K1 body.. Shop used model with a 100 shutter count, 1100chf instead of 2200chf.. Can I use my K5 lenses on this without detrament to the pictures. The shop did mention I should buy some new lenses.. Or should I give it a miss, till I can afford a kit, with lenses..

pschlute

Link Posted 30/06/2018 - 09:07
Answer 1. All your current lenses can be used on the K1 in crop mode, where the K1 will just use an aps-c sized portion of the sensor. This may be useful to you if you cannot acquire FF lenses just yet.

Answer2. Some aps-c designated lenses can be used on the K1 in FF with no or little vignetting. Others cannot.

So the question back to you is what lenses do you have?
Peter



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Last Edited by pschlute on 30/06/2018 - 09:08

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 30/06/2018 - 17:53
It should be possible to pick up some old manual or A series lenses which will take advantage of the larger sensor but won't offer the modern luxuries and may not be as sharp as modern glass. If it were me then I'd be quite happy with that until I could get some better lenses.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

Aitch53

Link Posted 30/06/2018 - 17:59
Or you could drill a small hole in the middle of the body-cap and have one of the more expensive pin-hole cameras about...
SteveH!

Some people call me 'strange'. I prefer 'unconventional'.
But I'm willing to compromise and accept 'eccentric'.

stub

Link Posted 30/06/2018 - 18:21
Give it a miss until you can get full frame lenses...!
If you use the K1 in crop mode with your existing lenses. Then you get a 14Mb image. Exactly the same as you now get with your k5.
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

pgweber

Link Posted 30/06/2018 - 21:10
stub wrote:
Give it a miss until you can get full frame lenses...!
If you use the K1 in crop mode with your existing lenses. Then you get a 14Mb image. Exactly the same as you now get with your k5.

Really?
1100 Swiss Francs instead of 2200.
Half price and a time limited offer (I presume)?
Even with the limitations (for now) of using the crop area, there will be wider ISO range, GPS, WIFI and don't forget improved autofocus!
Peter

Pentax K10D & K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, , 55-300, 35 f2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f1.4
Ricoh KR10 Super + 50mm f2, Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm
Last Edited by pgweber on 30/06/2018 - 21:12

HarisF1

Link Posted 30/06/2018 - 21:20
That's probably the cheapest second hand price I've seen for the K-1, well worth it.

Lenses won't be a big issue. You can use crop mode but you'd be surprised how well many lenses work well in FF mode on the K-1. The DA 35 and 50mm lenses would be a great start to building up a good set of FF lenses, since they work very well on the K-1.

stub

Link Posted 01/07/2018 - 01:37
pgweber wrote:
stub wrote:
Give it a miss until you can get full frame lenses...!
If you use the K1 in crop mode with your existing lenses. Then you get a 14Mb image. Exactly the same as you now get with your k5.

Really?
1100 Swiss Francs instead of 2200.
Half price and a time limited offer (I presume)?
Even with the limitations (for now) of using the crop area, there will be wider ISO range, GPS, WIFI and don't forget improved autofocus!

Don't forget extra weight..
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

richandfleur

Link Posted 01/07/2018 - 15:39
Surely you’d just pick up some legacy glass?

Slap a cheap manual focus 50mm lens on and you’re away.

As always, depends what you want to take photos of.

pgweber

Link Posted 01/07/2018 - 22:50
stub wrote:
pgweber wrote:
Quote:
Give it a miss until you can get full frame lenses...!
If you use the K1 in crop mode with your existing lenses. Then you get a 14Mb image. Exactly the same as you now get with your k5.

Really?
1100 Swiss Francs instead of 2200.
Half price and a time limited offer (I presume)?
Even with the limitations (for now) of using the crop area, there will be wider ISO range, GPS, WIFI and don't forget improved autofocus!

Don't forget extra weight..

And I was kidding about the improved autofocus!
Peter

Pentax K10D & K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, , 55-300, 35 f2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f1.4
Ricoh KR10 Super + 50mm f2, Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm

pipinmels

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 16:35
Baught.......

RobL

Link Posted 12/07/2018 - 20:45
pipinmels wrote:
Baught.......

Well done, have fun!
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