Need to replace my K1...!!


stub

Link Posted 03/05/2018 - 18:57
Has anyone noticed any good May deals in the UK.. Looking for the battery grip too.. Already spoken to SRS obviously...
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Stuart..

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 03/05/2018 - 21:46
What happened to your K1? How did you get on with your search for an ultrawide lens?
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stub

Link Posted 04/05/2018 - 00:07
It was declared uneconomically repairable by Johnsons after it was dropped in a puddle of seawater on Whitby Beach... So my insurers had to get involved After SRS couldn't repair it either... But after they gave up and returned it to me without screwing the bottom baseplate back on. I can only assume it dried out in the post as it all works perfectly now except the focus point red square dosnt appear in the view finder... Or the crop rectangle when using crop mode. So my insurers are replacing it..

I havn't managed to find a wide angle as yet... Thought about getting the Rokinon 14mm.. But not sure ill like the manual lens or no zoom ability.... Guess I'm just lazy...lol
Plus a lot of the super wide angles now have front elements that protrude the lens ring. So you cant attach your ND filters without a new very expensive clamp on system. And I don't do enough Landscape photography to justify that....

Though I love the K1 and grip... I have to say I'm tempted also by the K3II and its low price and far cheaper lenses..
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Stuart..
Last Edited by stub on 04/05/2018 - 00:18

HarisF1

Link Posted 04/05/2018 - 01:07
Do you get to keep the damaged but working K-1?

If so, might as well buy a crop body and save a bit of cash so you get the best of both worlds.

stub

Link Posted 04/05/2018 - 10:50
Yes I got to keep it.. Love my K5II for a crop body.. Don't have any complaints..
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Last Edited by stub on 04/05/2018 - 10:51

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 04/05/2018 - 11:36
Sorry to hear that, Stu; I guess you discovered the limits of Pentax's weather sealing. Try the Rokinon 14mm. I'm using it on full frame. Manual focus is easy - look at this shot which was set at infinity and f8... everything's in focus except for maybe the first foot and half of grass...




I used to have the Sigma 10-20mm... I only used it when I wanted the crazy ultrawide look, so nearly all the shots were at 10mm... I'm not sure the zoom is that crucial.
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 04/05/2018 - 11:36
(It's not my shot btw, it's from this review: http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/review-samyang-rokinon-14mm-f2-8/)
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stub

Link Posted 04/05/2018 - 11:59
Thanks Wil, I have a copy of the Sigma 10-20.. So i'm getting by using that in crop mode at present. Yes I too find it a bit scary at 10mm But I find about 12mm suits me.. Which is why I wanted to try and stick with a zoom..
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Stuart..
Last Edited by stub on 04/05/2018 - 12:03

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 04/05/2018 - 12:56
I use the Rokinon as a 14mm in full frame mode and a 20mm in crop mode ;P (In reality you can crop how you like but I find it easier to frame using the crop-mode lines in the viewfinder).
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HarisF1

Link Posted 04/05/2018 - 13:05
If you can stretch to a new Irix 15mm then I think you'll be very very pleased. They're amazing lenses. Just remember to get them with warranty as they have a small tendency to develop aperture issues.

stub

Link Posted 04/05/2018 - 17:42
Ah looked at that one too.... Looks a great lens. Had great review on digital rev.. Not sure about the rear filters and I'm guessing 95mm front ND filter wont be so cheap....
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Stuart..

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 04/05/2018 - 18:09
At least it takes a screw-in filter! (The Samyang 14mm and the Pentax 15-30mm have bulbous front elements that require the use of a filter holder).

You can replicate the effects of an ND filter in post.
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stub

Link Posted 04/05/2018 - 18:25
Correct Will, Well at least for darkening sky.. My efforts at moving water or in fact flat water havn't been too convincing..!! I had Just invested in a set of Kase 82mm ND filters to go with my new 24 70 which I'm very very pleased with. No colour cast at all. So really didn't want to go larger or square... lol
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Last Edited by stub on 04/05/2018 - 18:26

jeallen01

Link Posted 04/05/2018 - 19:58
stub wrote:
..I havn't managed to find a wide angle as yet... Thought about getting the Rokinon 14mm.. But not sure ill like the manual lens or no zoom ability.... Guess I'm just lazy...lol
Plus a lot of the super wide angles now have front elements that protrude the lens ring. So you cant attach your ND filters without a new very expensive clamp on system. And I don't do enough Landscape photography to justify that......

If you want a decent CHEAP w/a zoom for the K-1, you could always consider my Vivitar 19-35 Series 1, which does take filters because the front element does not protrude. Was in the Classified, but now on evilbay with a BIN price of 60 + P&P (NB: 5 "watchers" so the price might just, if I am lucky, go higher! ).
K-3 II, K-3 and K-30 (now running the Hacked K-50 f/w, so it thinks it is one of those ), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!) - and now a K-70 from SRS

stub

Link Posted 04/05/2018 - 21:06
Ive bought a few older zooms in the past.. admittedly at the cheaper end of the market and 80% of them produce poor images. On the K1. Id be dubious why you havn't used it for 10 years... Or bothered to remove the UV filter.. But thanks for the link its not totally out of the question..
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Last Edited by stub on 04/05/2018 - 21:07
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