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K-1 in Glasgow

alimid
Posted 12/04/2016 - 13:27 Link
I just noticed that Merchant City Cameras in Glasgow have the K-1 to try this Saturday 16th April.
I will be going so hope to see some of you there.
Pentax K-1, K-3,K-5,
alimid
Posted 16/04/2016 - 19:52 Link
Well worth the journey, secured a k1 and grip, with promise of guaranteed first batch of k1's
Pentax K-1, K-3,K-5,
joostdh
Posted 16/04/2016 - 21:22 Link
I got to fondle the K-1 a few weeks ago and was seduced by it also. The wait is horrible...
Pentax K-1| D-FA 24-70mm | FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd | FA* 85mm F1.4 | D-FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR | DA* 200mm F2.8 | Pentax AF 540FGZ
Daronl
Posted 17/04/2016 - 00:40 Link
Weight is an interesting subject, totally of no interest to me as I take the same care when carrying my Leica compact on my hip as my heavy duty birding gear.

All of it needs to be treated with care, all of it is a "PIta"; even the little
Leica is like a boil on my hip so who cares; everything you carry is a pain.

Might as well carry the best then !

I Have in my car; a macro kit in one bag, a birding kit in another (150 -450 with a K3 II S ) and a K3 with an 18-135 in a neoprene stretch case for "walkies"

On very infrequent occassions I take the large format and acompanying paraphenslia, I forget the difference when hiking around brcause it is always a necessary part of the game and the total weight of the bag or the zoomster is all that matters.



So it is a fact that all are obtrusive and inconvenient, weight and shape-wise.

Two camera bodies might be 200 gms different when you ad a 3kilo lense what is the issue with the body weight; it is a consideration that id spurious at best.

My large format presents no more of a weight challenge than the rest , so buy the best for your needs and forget weight; that is my motto.

Regards
Daronl
RobL
Posted 18/04/2016 - 16:33 Link
K-1 has won it's first award already: the Technical Image Press Awards (TIPA) 2016 expert FF dslr.
pgweber
Posted 18/04/2016 - 17:46 Link
RobL wrote:
K-1 has won it's first award already: the Technical Image Press Awards (TIPA) 2016 expert FF dslr.

See: http://www.tipa.com/english/XXVI_tipa_awards_2016.html

They seem to have invented a category so that each brand can win a prize!
Peter

Pentax K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm
Edited by pgweber: 18/04/2016 - 17:49
petrochemist
Posted 20/04/2016 - 11:06 Link
pgweber wrote:

They seem to have invented a category so that each brand can win a prize!

You could be right as there's a 'Best Premium Camera' that separate from Professional DSLRs/Mirrorless. Perhaps Premium means overpriced/snob value in this case
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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