UPGRADING TO FULL FRAME


McBrian

Link Posted 27/07/2017 - 17:12
I went full frame with the K1 from a K3 (kept a K3ii) not that I needed to, but wanted to and could do.

Was it worth it? sometime yes, sometimes no - yes for landscape and studio work - definately no for everything else (my K3ii has since been replaced with another marquee).
Cheers
Brian.
LBA is good for you, a Lens a day helps you work, rest and play.
Last Edited by McBrian on 27/07/2017 - 17:15

stub

Link Posted 27/07/2017 - 18:52
Quick comparison

http://cameradecision.com/compare/Pentax-K-1-vs-Pentax-K-3-II
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..
Last Edited by stub on 27/07/2017 - 18:52

HarisF1

Link Posted 27/07/2017 - 21:39
K-1 and KP here.

I thought I was done with APS-C when I sold my K-3. Now it turns out that APS-C really has a lot to offer. When you can't be bothered hauling a heavy bag for every single outing, you realise the importance of the crop sensor. The KP really is something else. It's not as bulky as the K-3 but offers quite a bit more (in many ways). It's definitely worth a look if you're wanting a great sensor and camera but none of the weight to go with it.
All the gear with no idea

JAK

Link Posted 27/07/2017 - 21:59
HarisF1 wrote:
I thought I was done with APS-C when I sold my K-3. Now it turns out that APS-C really has a lot to offer. When you can't be bothered hauling a heavy bag for every single outing, you realise the importance of the crop sensor.

I do agree and for a camera to carry all the time, the K-1 isn't really it. For me it's a toss up between the MX-1 and the K-S1 with just the 16-85. I'm quite amazed at the quality I get with both.
John K

microlight2010

Link Posted 27/07/2017 - 22:01
The comparative compactness of APS-C still has a lot going for it in many ways - not least the fact that I would really miss my fab 20-40 as a walk-around if I changed formats.
K-3II - HD DA20-40 Limited, HD DA55-300PLM, SMC DA10-17 Fishy, AF201FG Flashy

aybee

Link Posted 28/07/2017 - 10:06
I can only agree with the wise words in the previous three posts, I'm glad I kept an APS-C body when I tried 36Mp fullframe a few years back. For all the positive qualities, it's just too heavy and bulky to just 'walk-around' with. Without having a particular project or subject in mind the big cam got left behind, and the K5 (now K-S2) does the job.
Alan B

JAK

Link Posted 28/07/2017 - 11:12
I suppose to those who usually carry a 645D or 645Z with a selection of lenses the K-1 is a lightweight camera!
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 28/07/2017 - 11:12

johnriley

Link Posted 28/07/2017 - 12:04
You're right John, it's all relative.
Best regards, John

Algernon

Link Posted 28/07/2017 - 12:24
Wimps!! Brooklyn Beckham walks round carrying a Hasselbald

He also has a girlfriend named Beer!

That's what I call butch!

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 28/07/2017 - 12:27
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