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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

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    still the 100 macro? or 77?
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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

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    still the 100 macro? or 77?
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    100mm macro.
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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

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    ..one thing, Quentin...please do a selfie and post here, the 15-30 and you (and K-1 at the end)...
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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Pentax-A 28/2

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    .. I wasn't aware that DFDS Seaways was sailing Amsterdam-Newcastle. Now I am...
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    I get a malware warning with this link, Quentin. Whatever it is.

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    Pentax A zoom 24-50/4. Not to bad.

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    I get a malware warning with this link, Quentin. Whatever it is.
    I guess almost every link started from GetDPI will show this warning.
    Looks like GetDPI has been blacklisted ...
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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    I get a malware warning with this link, Quentin. Whatever it is.
    just go through it (details..then click "go to the unsecure site" - at least at my pc) nothing bad happens, and my Norton 360 Premier gives no warning.
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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

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    I get a malware warning with this link, Quentin. Whatever it is.
    Take a look at this thread :

    Fishing problem when viewing images stored at Flickr

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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    I get a malware warning with this link, Quentin. Whatever it is.

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    Pentax A zoom 24-50/4. Not to bad.

    Michiel:

    Now that you've used the K-1 for a short time, do you have any comments comparing files to those from the 645Z?

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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Quote Originally Posted by tsjanik View Post
    Michiel:

    Now that you've used the K-1 for a short time, do you have any comments comparing files to those from the 645Z?

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    Hi Tom,

    I am sorry but my reaction has to wait a little. I just wrote a long piece answering you question but this bloody annoying thing happened to me again.
    Once you're ready and post, Getdpi logs you off and everything is gone. Just forgot to copy it before posting.
    I have got to do other things now.
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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Quote Originally Posted by tsjanik View Post
    Michiel:

    Now that you've used the K-1 for a short time, do you have any comments comparing files to those from the 645Z?

    Tom
    Made in a text editor first. Well it is not that long

    Hi Tom


    I must say I am not a very good pixelpeeper, But what I can say to start with is that the files from the K-1 are much better and more editable then those from my Sony A7r with the same sensor.
    But my mind is quiet simple and to me 51 million (bigger) pixels are a lot more then 36 million pixels, sothe Pentax Z should be better, although when pixelshift is used, the punch in the files is really great and look as good as the Z. (Could it be done for the Z as well with a firmware upgrade?)
    The proof of the pudding would be to examine a big print which I did not do yet.


    I am really happy with this camera! Like the Z it is very well made and very sturdy, but not to big for a dslr. It is a bit fat, so to speak. A real good streetcam as well and a joy to use with legacy Pentax or M42 lenses because of the focus assist beep, but you know that from the Z already.
    Every mirrorless cam should have this feature, it is faster and more relyable then focus peaking.
    And for slow photography the huge magification with live view works like a charm.


    For me it is a great addition to the Z,for if you want to travel lighter. Also having the two different sensor sizes with the same type of Sony sensor treatment is a big plus.
    Pentax was a late surprise for me. A real great traditional camera maker.
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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Thanks Michiel:

    As much as I like the 645Z, I am increasingly aware of its weight (especially with the 28-45mm), the lack of an ultra wide lens and the conspicuousness of the camera. I would like a smaller system where I don't feel I'm foregoing quality. I tried a DP2, but its quirks and limitations were too much for me. I have a shelf of old SMC Pentax lenses from my LX days waiting for a full frame body, so I am hoping the K-1 with pixel shift, will compete with the Z. Please let me know any further observations.

    Best,

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    Thanks Michiel:

    As much as I like the 645Z, I am increasingly aware of its weight (especially with the 28-45mm), the lack of an ultra wide lens and the conspicuousness of the camera. I would like a smaller system where I don't feel I'm foregoing quality. I tried a DP2, but its quirks and limitations were too much for me. I have a shelf of old SMC Pentax lenses from my LX days waiting for a full frame body, so I am hoping the K-1 with pixel shift, will compete with the Z. Please let me know any further observations.

    Best,

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    The problem is wide primes at the moment and with 15-30 you have another huge zoom in the bag. I prefer primes. It is also to expensive.
    I dropped the IRIX people a mail to ask when their 15/2.4 is coming. I have high hopes for that lens.
    The answer was that they aim for this summer. (It was spring before.)

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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    The problem is wide primes at the moment and with 15-30 you have another huge zoom in the bag. I prefer primes. It is also to expensive.
    I dropped the IRIX people a mail to ask when their 15/2.4 is coming. I have high hopes for that lens.
    The answer was that they aim for this summer. (It was spring before.)
    Agree, I don't want another huge lens. I still have a 20mm M lens, which has been getting good reviews and is almost a pancake lens. Isn't there a 14mm lens that got good reviews on the Sony (Samyang?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsjanik View Post
    Agree, I don't want another huge lens. I still have a 20mm M lens, which has been getting good reviews and is almost a pancake lens. Isn't there a 14mm lens that got good reviews on the Sony (Samyang?).
    I am jealous. Those M 20mm are very hard to find! The Samyangs are good, I have one for Sony E, only the ligt stars at night are ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    I am jealous. Those M 20mm are very hard to find! The Samyangs are good, I have one for Sony E, only the ligt stars at night are ugly.
    I'll try to post some shots with the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL for Pentax.......it is a chipped pancake lens (auto-aperture in camera).......extremely small and light.

    I am finding it razor sharp in the center with the corners sharpening up @f/5.6. It close focuses to @ 15cm or so.

    They're still out in the wild......just have to look.

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    Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 SL.......shot from about 5" away at f/5.6.

    Haven't found a landscape to test it on yet.

    Actually, I like the B&W version better.........uncropped

    [IMG]20160610-IMGP0158-Edit by Richard M, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Talk about someone turning their back on you.......shot with the 300mm

    [IMG]20160610-IMGP0170-Edit by Richard M, on Flickr[/IMG]

    The K-1 files are so malleable.....here is a 100% crop.......so much detail....and this is unsharpened

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    There's definetely something really special about this camera. Or you guys came from another galaxy.
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    There's definetely something really special about this camera. Or you guys came from another galaxy.
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    It really is that good I'm having so much fun that I haven't touched the Z in two weeks!
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    I'll try to post some shots with the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL for Pentax.......it is a chipped pancake lens (auto-aperture in camera).......extremely small and light.

    I am finding it razor sharp in the center with the corners sharpening up @f/5.6. It close focuses to @ 15cm or so.

    They're still out in the wild......just have to look.
    I have been looking for that one! Hard to find. If it is as good as the Ultron 40/2 SL I have, I would be very happy.

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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    I have been looking for that one! Hard to find. If it is as good as the Ultron 40/2 SL I have, I would be very happy.
    I will keep my eyes open on this side of the pond for you Michiel..
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    Please do Rich!

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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

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    It really is that good I'm having so much fun that I haven't touched the Z in two weeks!
    Ray:

    I'd be interested in your thoughts as well on the K-1 vis-à-vis the 645Z.

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    .... I'm afraid Quentin is just seriously using his short vacation for...vacation....
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    Ray:

    I'd be interested in your thoughts as well on the K-1 vis-à-vis the 645Z.

    Tom
    Tom

    Had to take the time to compare images of the same subject. As you know the images from the Z are really good. Been the usual route. K5, K5s, K3 and 645D. The only camera I have never warmed up to is the K3 for some reason. Output is technically correct from the K3 but always left me unimpressed.

    Comparing images of the same scene with the Z and K1, the Z has an edge only in the amount of data. The K1 files are really hard to explain. They just have an organic feel to them. Images appear more 3D if that is possible. I find that ooc files require very little if any adjustment when opened. Color is spot on, dynamic range is impressive, and noise is nearly nonexistent at high iso and easily controlled.

    Just be careful ! If you do get your hands on one you likely won't want to put it down. I tried

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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Greetings,

    took the K1 for a spin yesterday, and I must say, the last time I was so excited about a camera was, you're gonna beat me with a stick now, when I started shooting with my very first digital, the Olympus E-1. Seriously!

    There is something about this lovely maschine that I can not really explain, it just feels right. I have no photos to share, I just tried her for 30 minutes in front of the shop, because usability and how it feels is so very important to my needs, I would even compromise to some extend on image quality.

    I am not so much into videos, and this is apparently a weak point of the K-1, but for the occaisional memory clip for home use, I guess it is more than sufficient.

    Very, very nice camera with some extraordinary features like compensating earth rotation for basic astrophotography is a big plus, let aside the robust feel, and that was where my Olympus E-1 came to my mind, she too was build like a tank and trustworthy under some rather extreme conditions, the K-1, only being six letters apart from the E-1 feels the same.
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    Yes agreed Ray and Georg! It is a wonderful camera and that could be the reason it took them so long.... It is a pity they couldn't use the latest 42mln pixel sensor from Sony, then it should have been by far the best dslr around, IMO wise. And now I want pixelshift on the Z, should that be a possible upgrade with firmware?.....

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    Took this with the M 50/1.7 a cheapo €40,- lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    ... And now I want pixelshift on the Z, should that be a possible upgrade with firmware?.....
    AFAIK, the pixel shift in the K1 is done by the IBIS, and the Z does not have IBIS, so it seems unlikely.
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    ....................Just be careful ! If you do get your hands on one you likely won't want to put it down. I tried

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    Fortunately there is none available, but based on the comments I'm reading it will be hard to resist.
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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Yes agreed Ray and Georg! It is a wonderful camera and that could be the reason it took them so long.... It is a pity they couldn't use the latest 42mln pixel sensor from Sony, then it should have been by far the best dslr around, IMO wise. And now I want pixelshift on the Z, should that be a possible upgrade with firmware?.....

    Voigtländer Ultron SL 40/2

    I love the color and depth in this Michiel. Anything special in PP, or just K-1 magic?

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    I love the color and depth in this Michiel. Anything special in PP, or just K-1 magic?
    I blended 25% clarity in in Topaz adjust. But colors and 3D were all there.
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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorkil View Post
    .... I'm afraid Quentin is just seriously using his short vacation for...vacation....
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    I've been taking a few pictures...

    Put the weather sealing well and truly to the test (well, it is summer in England..). Passed with flying colours (K1, Pentax 15-30mm F/2.8, Lee 150 filters).
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    Evening At Sandymouth



    K1, Pentax 15-30mm @15mm, F/9, 4sec. , Lee .6 ND Grad, polariser, tripod, one shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Bargate View Post
    Evening At Sandymouth

    K1, Pentax 15-30mm @15mm, F/9, 4sec. , Lee .6 ND Grad, polariser, tripod, one shot.
    This is seriously good, Quentin

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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

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    This is seriously good, Quentin
    Thanks, Michiel

    Eliminate colour, all you have left is the truth...
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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

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    Thanks, Michiel

    Eliminate colour, all you have left is the truth...
    How many bits?

    I never understood why you didn't buy a monochrome camera.
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    Who knows?

    Shapes in the sand


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    That 15-30 looks to be a great tool! Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Quote Originally Posted by ddanois View Post
    That 15-30 looks to be a great tool! Thanks for sharing.
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    Not being knowledgable in any way on the Pentax system. If you had to commit to a systenm with three lenses, which would you get to cover the biggest possible range?

    I think currently there is nothing out there that would compare to my Sony G 70-400, and my Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 would that be right?

    On the long end, the D FA 150-450mm seems to be an alternative, I wonder, on APS-C this would be equivalent to 230-690mm, can you switch that to APS-C and have the longer length available as well?

    On the wide end the 15-30 looks a killer.
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    Forgot one to ask, has anyone of you tested the shft/tilt capability of the sensor on architecture for example? They say 1.5mm shift and +/-1% tilt is possible. If you checked that out, how useful is that for landscape?

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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Bargate View Post
    Thanks, Michiel

    Eliminate colour, all you have left is the truth...
    I am glad my own eyes are not stucked with the truth....

    But seriously these B/W images look good.
    If you get a chance could you make an image in a village/town to
    see how the lens handles architecture and straight lines?

    I have a Pentax FA 20mm on the way. Seems to be good and small
    I am now testing a Pentax-A 24/2.8 and A 35/2.8

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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    I am glad my own eyes are not stucked with the truth....

    But seriously these B/W images look good.
    If you get a chance could you make an image in a village/town to
    see how the lens handles architecture and straight lines?

    I have a Pentax FA 20mm on the way. Seems to be good and small
    I am now testing a Pentax-A 24/2.8 and A 35/2.8
    I love colour but sometimes see things more clearly in mono.

    Will try out the 15-30mm F/2.8 on an urban situation soon I hope. Here though are my thoughts about the combo so far.

    First, I purchased the lens with the Lee's Tamron 15-30mm adapter to use their 150 filters. This further increases the size of the lens which is already large, to say the least. Lenses like the 21mm Zeiss Loxia on the Sony A7RII show just how good a well designed compact wide angle lens can be.

    The Pentax version of the design has the exact same front profile and the Lee adapter designed for the Tamron lens is a perfect match. Lee were unaware of this, but I told them and they were grateful for the information.

    The 15-30mm is well made. Intial impressions were good. However, it was thrown in to battle with a vergeance in the wet weather of a Cornish "summer".

    Be careful with focussing. When I first received the lens, It appeared soft, with poor edges. It needed some lens adjustment with the K1, -7 in fact, then things snapped in to focus (literally). Better still, use live view and examine focus using focus peeking at 100% on the rear screen. The tendency is to focus too close - you need to focus very very near infinity for it to work as advertised. The lens will focus well past infinity.

    Overall, sharpness is excellent particularly at F/10 which is optimum for sharpness and DOF.

    However, a tad bigger than that Loxia...

    EDIT: I'm not saying performance at wider apertures is not good - far from it. Reviews suggest that it is very good. It's just not my style, with a massive lens like this, to go street shooting with it. Once on a tripod, I would tend to use smaller apertures, up to F/11 or so.
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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    Quote Originally Posted by Georg Baumann View Post
    Not being knowledgable in any way on the Pentax system. If you had to commit to a systenm with three lenses, which would you get to cover the biggest possible range?

    I think currently there is nothing out there that would compare to my Sony G 70-400, and my Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 would that be right?

    On the long end, the D FA 150-450mm seems to be an alternative, I wonder, on APS-C this would be equivalent to 230-690mm, can you switch that to APS-C and have the longer length available as well?

    On the wide end the 15-30 looks a killer.
    The 3 limited lenses (31, 43 and 77) are really good is the general concensus. The 100 macro is really good according to Quentin. But I understand you like to work with tele lenses then the D FA 150-400 would be an option.
    Personally I will later on buy the Samyang 135/2. An MF lens, but that is no problem on the K-1. It gets really good reviews as being the best Samyang of their lens line. There is no reason for disdain.

    APS-C size is just a crop function as I understand it so it just takes a smaller part of the image.
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    Re: Fun with images taken with the Pentax K1

    To say that I am enjoying using the the K1 is an understatement. Getting to play with some old friends. This image is from a Pentax smc-m 75-150 zoom lens that I just purchased for $37. Is it going to set any resolution records, no. Is it fun to use, you bet. I have tried it in the studio and it creates a very nice portrait. The attached image is at 150mm 1/80 f11@ iso 200 Camera Raw +.45 exposure and 100% sharpening. No other adjustments.
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