Official Mike's Pentax K1/K1 MKii Thread

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I'm awaiting delivery of a mint, low shutter count K1 (1300 activations), bought from a PU forum member. It's the first edition, but that's not a problem for my use.
I'm going to be using some lovely F & FA primes, as well as some fabulous M42 SMC Takumar and Zeiss Flektogon lenses - I'm really looking forward to seeing how those lenses perform on a full frame body.
For my wildlife/birding I will still be using my M43 gear, at the moment I'm not going to be acquiring any long lenses for the K1 or K5iis. (Although looking at some of Mike's 150-450mm images I don't know how long I will be able to resist!).
I leave next Monday for a 5 week holiday in South Africa - the dilemma being 'what gear to take'. At the moment I think it's got to be the M43 due to size/weight considerations as there are some longer lenses required.
Anyway, hopefully after the next month or so Mike will have some company!
 
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I quite liked the exclusivity but it will be nice to have some company :)

Personally I would only take the K-1 on a wildlife shoot (I imagine that's what you will mostly be doing in South Africa) as a last resort, long lenses are just too much of a pain when travelling, M43 was built for that sort of thing I imagine (and macro). I had a K-5IIs when I first got my K-1 and vowed I would never sell it (best sensor ever in any crop camera IMO) but the K-1 is like a IIs on steroids in crop mode and gives better performance.

Anyway, have a good holiday :D
 
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