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  1. OH. I thought you were talking from direct experience. There is a massive difference in the demands on a lens going from crop frame to 36MP full frame and that has to be experienced directly at full size on a decent monitor. No doubt the K-1 is a fabulous camera for the price but I doubt that too many Nikon users will be shedding their lens collections just yet. Well Pentax have been making lenses for over 60 years, mostly for 36x24mm. I seriously doubt there is anything to worry about. Haha. That last statement is actually funny and it's absolutely not true. 36MP is getting close to medium format. A lot of Nikon users were shocked when they found the old glass didn't do the trick on 36MP back in 2012. Read around and you will see or better still buy or try a 36MP camera out and look at the results at 100% on screen ( a good photography monitor, not a Mac Retina or a 4K screen) and have a good look at the sharpness as you move out from the centre. Corner sharpness has never ruined a photo for me. Plenty of other problems to worry about! All the reports of the new lenses made for the k1 are highly positive. You may have issues with some old lenses, but as you point out, that is a universal problem with high resolution sensors, not a problem particular to Pentax.
  2. OH. I thought you were talking from direct experience. There is a massive difference in the demands on a lens going from crop frame to 36MP full frame and that has to be experienced directly at full size on a decent monitor. No doubt the K-1 is a fabulous camera for the price but I doubt that too many Nikon users will be shedding their lens collections just yet. Well Pentax have been making lenses for over 60 years, mostly for 36x24mm. I seriously doubt there is anything to worry about.
  3. I only use the crop semsor bodies so cant really say.. Basically when you thiink of Pentax you have to think of a Nikon with IBIS, pixel shift resolution, astrotracer and a GPS, for half the price, at the expense of slightly slower AF, less sophisticated flash options and fewer sexy lenses to choose from at the long end,
  4. I got back into Pentax about 18 months ago after a long time with Nikons, attracted by ridiculous prices. There is not a huge selection of new lenses for the K-1 but there is a huge selection of legacy optics which are all compatible. The DA* and FA* lenses are all excellent, and many of the old M42, K, A, M manual lenses you will remember are as good as always. The new budget end consumer lenses are a bit hit and miss (avoid the horror known as 50-200 at all costs). And of course, there are the usual third party lenses from Tamron, Voigtlander (all yummy) et al, which are the same as you are used to. You can find out the lowdown at pentaxforums where they have a huge review database of just about every lens that ever existed in K mount. There are some real gems out there. I recently picked up an old F 70-210 circa 1990 for 60 euros, and it's really ugly and really great. I'm blown away because I can put a high end kit together for peanuts, compared to other brands. I don't think it's all quite as rosy as you say. The currently available Tamron lenses for K-1 mount are all the cheaper consumer lenses - they are not doing the new high quality primes nor the excellent high quality zooms in Pentax mounts (at least they are not advertised on Wex so presumably they don't exist) and I am quite certain that these consumer lenses won't provide what is required of a 36MP sensor. I've used my older Nikkor lenses with 36MP Nikon and some are great (e.g. 50 and 55 mm primes) but others disappoint when you really look at them for edge to edge sharpness. And older lenses can be optically sound but don't have image stabilisation which means you are shooting at high shutter speeds handheld with longer lenses. I expect that old 70-210 you mention will have serious limitations in low light. You haven't realised the amazing thing about Pentax DSLRs is that they all have built in Image stabilisation so all your lenses are stabilised, even your old 1974 K 50 1.7 (this alone makes Nikon start to look so last century). The Tamron 70-200 is apparently excellent, as is the 17-50 2.8 and the 90mm macro although I have not owned any of these. The newer 15-30 for full frame is in fact a Tamron lens also. Pay more to have it branded Pentax, or don't. Apparently it's fabulous too. The F 70-210 is a slow lens sure, 4-5.6, not really made for low light, but I wasn't expecting it to be. It does have great sharpness, micro contrast and colours though. Another thing about Pentax though is the sensors are darn good, with the highest dynamic range in the field, and very good shadow recovery when you need it.
  5. I got back into Pentax about 18 months ago after a long time with Nikons, attracted by ridiculous prices. There is not a huge selection of new lenses for the K-1 but there is a huge selection of legacy optics which are all compatible. The DA* and FA* lenses are all excellent, and many of the old M42, K, A, M manual lenses you will remember are as good as always. The new budget end consumer lenses are a bit hit and miss (avoid the horror known as 50-200 at all costs). And of course, there are the usual third party lenses from Tamron, Voigtlander (all yummy) et al, which are the same as you are used to. You can find out the lowdown at pentaxforums where they have a huge review database of just about every lens that ever existed in K mount. There are some real gems out there. I recently picked up an old F 70-210 circa 1990 for 60 euros, and it's really ugly and really great. I'm blown away because I can put a high end kit together for peanuts, compared to other brands.
  6. what's that? One of these I believe.... Nice camera if you've lots of K mount lenses. Even if you don't have, you can go online and have lots of them in 48 hours. I don't work for Pentax by the way, just saying. Good sales pitch! However, I break out in a sweat at the thought spending money. Particularly if it isn't going to generate more money! Yikes! All this talk of spending's given me bad vibes - off for a lie down in a darkened room.... Believe me there is no-one more cost-benefit optimised than I when it comes to gear. Hence the attraction of a system that does more, for half the cost. To me it's a no-brainer...
  7. what's that? One of these I believe.... Nice camera if you've lots of K mount lenses. Even if you don't have, you can go online and have lots of them in 48 hours. I don't work for Pentax by the way, just saying.
  8. Well, if you have a bag full of extremely expensive Canon lenses, there might just be some incentive... For my part, I'm hanging onto my 5D mkII and my 6D, both still produce cracking files, and owe me nothing. 5D mkIV? 5DS? Maybe one day .... Good kit is easy enough to sell online, especially L lenses, which hold their value pretty well.
  9. Why would anyone want a 5D iv when there is a wonderful thing called a K-1 for half the price?
  10. ....exxcept that's not written into law. Precisely. In this case, Alamy are making the law, as I guess they don't want to tread on toes, risk legal problems or garner a bad reputation from potential clients. I can kind of understand. It has made me more mindful of potential copyright and intellectual copyright problems...I wanted to do some stock shots at a popular tourist attraction here in Ballarat,and i know that many photographers have just taken images and uploaded them to stock libraries...I do forsee a potential problem down the track,so i think that i will approach them and be upfront about it...maybe i can sell them some shots and or they may let me use some shots after they vet what i have taken...Maybe that way i can i can gain something rather than risk losing out down the track...What are your thoughts? Bill You can try I suppose, everyone can try this once. The only response I have had to such approaches is to be escorted off the premises with angry verbal warnings. Or you could move to a country where no-one gives a toss. There are still a few about.
  11. ....exxcept that's not written into law. Precisely. In this case, Alamy are making the law, as I guess they don't want to tread on toes, risk legal problems or garner a bad reputation from potential clients. I can kind of understand.
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