New lens required


ilovesaabs

Link Posted 15/06/2020 - 16:33
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
For something cheap & cheerful but quite capable the DA 50mm f/1.8 is your best bet if you want to get started ASAP. Not the focal range you're looking for but will be faster than any zoom and will allow you to at least start using the camera with a general-purpose prime.

Probably better to get an F50 f1.7, as the DA is a DA (someone can enlighten me) it might vignette on the K-1 - no such issues with F or FA
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bforbes

Link Posted 15/06/2020 - 17:55
ilovesaabs wrote:
Probably better to get an F50 f1.7, as the DA is a DA (someone can enlighten me) it might vignette on the K-1 - no such issues with F or FA

According to RiceHigh's compatibility page link the DA 50 f1.8 is ok on full frame
Barrie
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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 16/06/2020 - 09:34
ilovesaabs wrote:
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
For something cheap & cheerful but quite capable the DA 50mm f/1.8 is your best bet if you want to get started ASAP. Not the focal range you're looking for but will be faster than any zoom and will allow you to at least start using the camera with a general-purpose prime.

Probably better to get an F50 f1.7, as the DA is a DA (someone can enlighten me) it might vignette on the K-1 - no such issues with F or FA

I've used it on film and it seems fine.
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

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 16/06/2020 - 15:43
But according to another Pentax Forum.....
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HarisF1

Link Posted 16/06/2020 - 16:37
It's softer on the corners but should be fine for most uses unless you enjoy putting your subject in the corner of an image.

davidruane

Link Posted 16/06/2020 - 20:55
Thanks for all the input Gentlemen (at the risk of the PC crowd)

So - following all the extremely helpful suggestions / recommendations, it looks like I`ll go for two options - and go for both (that should fill in any gaps and give me a little better on the DA 50,mm F1.8 :

DFA 28-105
DA 50MM f1.8

SRS have a deal going until the end of the month on the DFA 28-105.... wonder if I can convince them to do a job lot

Again - thank you for all your help...

BTW - the deal runs until the end of the month so if there are any of you out there with available items - (between now and then)..............

Many thanks

David
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HarisF1

Link Posted 16/06/2020 - 21:52
You'll do very well with the 28-105, it's a real stunner of a lens. A modern day stack of primes.

There's also lesser spotted lenses like the FA 24-90 but personally I don't feel the IQ compared to today's offerings justifies the cost.

Kmount

Link Posted 20/06/2020 - 19:06
The 28-105 is mandatory for the K-1,but thats only my opinion.Its a great FF "kit"lens and produces nice images.Also performs well on a crop camera or in crop mode on a K1(40-150ish,which is a handy range)

davidruane

Link Posted 21/06/2020 - 09:03
Thank you all for all of the comments. I`ve now ordered the DFA 28-105 from SRS - NOW WE WAIT
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