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dovah
Posted 11/08/2017 - 23:46 Link
Greetings. Little to mention, long time Pentax user from the film days, Pentax K-3, K-1 and recently picked up a KP and a 16-85mm lens.

Before one inquires yes my name is short for dovahkiin.
Edited by dovah: 11/08/2017 - 23:46
pschlute
Posted 11/08/2017 - 23:56 Link
Hi and welcome
JAK
Posted 11/08/2017 - 23:59 Link
Hi. Look forward to hearing of your experiences and seeing some of your photos. Which lenses do you like for your K-1?
John K
Edited by JAK: 11/08/2017 - 23:59
dovah
Posted 11/08/2017 - 23:59 Link
Thank you Pschlute.
dovah
Posted 12/08/2017 - 00:10 Link
JAK wrote:
Hi. Look forward to hearing of your experiences and seeing some of your photos. Which lenses do you like for your K-1?

JAK. D 150-450mm, 28-200mm (from 35mm film Pentax), 28mm f2.8 prime with 2x teleconverter, 20-40 ltd (aps-c mode), 85mm f1.4, and a few others mostly from 35mm film Pentax cameras Tamron, Vivitar, Formula 5, and Sigma. I do have the 50-500 sigma PK mount but since i purchased the 150-450 i rarely use it.

I was planing on a new Pentax D 24-70 but i do not care for its image quality.

I am curious as to the rumored D 50mm.
Edited by dovah: 12/08/2017 - 00:24
JAK
Posted 12/08/2017 - 00:18 Link
Thanks, good selection there! If you're not keen on the 24-70 have you considered the 28-105? If nothing else it's a bit cheaper!
John K
dovah
Posted 12/08/2017 - 00:21 Link
JAK wrote:
Thanks, good selection there! If you're not keen on the 24-70 have you considered the 28-105? If nothing else it's a bit cheaper!

I believe i have a 28-105mm, will have to make an effort to test it out.

Flea markets and garage sales boxes of lenses to rummage through. Why do i do this to myself?
Edited by dovah: 12/08/2017 - 00:28
JAK
Posted 12/08/2017 - 00:32 Link
There's several incarnations of that. the latest being the DFA28-105 which came out at about the same time as the 24-70. Others go back to film camera lenses which aren't too bad but the DFA is fine. Another, if you have one or come across one is the FA24-90, the last zoom of the film era before the istD came out. While plastic construction, optically it's pretty good.
John K
Edited by JAK: 12/08/2017 - 00:33
dovah
Posted 12/08/2017 - 00:37 Link
JAK wrote:
There's several incarnations of that. the latest being the DFA28-105 which came out at about the same time as the 24-70. Others go back to film camera lenses which aren't too bad but the DFA is fine. Another, if you have one or come across one is the FA24-90, the last zoom of the film era before the istD came out. While plastic construction, optically it's pretty good.

I will look into that, thank you.
stub
Posted 12/08/2017 - 08:01 Link
Hi there great to have you around,, hope you will share some of your efforts with the K1..
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..
dovah
Posted 12/08/2017 - 15:37 Link
Indeed. The quest to contribute to the commonwealth of Pentax knowledge and wisdom.

I also use a Pentax K200d. Helps keep the skills honed.
Edited by dovah: 12/08/2017 - 15:40

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