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Pentax K-1, a new player in FX cameras?

I just finished reading up on dpreview's review of the new FF Pentax K-1....
although lacking in some areas it is a very well priced FF camera with a 34mp sensor...
it also favors the look of the old pentax K2 DMD film camera....
I shot a lot with pentax cameras, including the K2 DMD back in the day...
they were very good, well made, cameras. the dslrs are still using the "K" mount so if you have any old legacy glass it will work on their cameras, albeit, manual focus....

here's the link:

give it a may be surprised, but I will tell you that their AF needs some tweaking...

The Real White Dog

if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
#12976, joined 8-17-2002


  • WaterEngineerWaterEngineer Posts: 24,412 AG
    If I shot portraits I would shoot Pentax - I like the way Pentax renders skin. Great glass at least in the old daze.

    As for the K-1, the "Multi-shot Pixel Shift Resolution" mode seem like pretty great technology, if it works.

    It is certainly prices right at $1,800 +/-.

    I don't even know where to go to fondle one in person.
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    it seems the only major gripe the testing crew had was the AF system....
    otherwise, the sensor performs just about as good as the Nikon 810 and at half the price...
    I'd say that other than a canon 6d, there isn't anyway cheaper to get into a FF camera...

    The Real White Dog

    if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
    #12976, joined 8-17-2002
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