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Pentax K-1


27 Jul 2017 8:57AM
Hi all,

So in another thread I've recently mentioned that I do wrestling photography in a lot of low lit venues. I am looking into full frame high ISO camera's and as I'm sure you can gather its quite a struggle trying to manage a budget when looking for something that will work.

Thus I have come to the Pentax K-1. It looks affordable, the ISO is crazy high (up to 204k), and lenses (although a bit sparse) looks a lot more affordable.

As a wrestling photographer, the only thing that is a little disappointing is the fps (5).

What I'd like is the pro's and con's of using the camera from people that own it or have used it themselves as well as the best wide angle lenses that you would recommend to use as a mount?

Again, your help is greatly appreciated.
Chrism8 14 977 28 England
27 Jul 2017 10:01AM
Try anticipating and timing your shots better rather than machine gunning, and try small bursts rather than filling the buffer.
27 Jul 2017 11:04AM

Quote:Try anticipating and timing your shots better rather than machine gunning, and try small bursts rather than filling the buffer.


Hi Chris,

Do you own a Pentax K-1?
Chrism8 14 977 28 England
27 Jul 2017 11:11AM
Yes, had it for over a year now, whilst I don't shoot wrestling, I do shoot fast action, particularly military jets on the mach loop, I've had to use ISO's above 3200 to get a decent shutter speed for jets moving at 500mph ish in sometimes poor light or low light,

Pentax K1 - Pentax 24 - 70 F2.8 - 1600iso 1/8th Sec F4 handheld

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27 Jul 2017 11:41AM

Quote:Yes, had it for over a year now, whilst I don't shoot wrestling, I do shoot fast action, particularly military jets on the mach loop, I've had to use ISO's above 3200 to get a decent shutter speed for jets moving at 500mph ish in sometimes poor light or low light,

Pentax K1 - Pentax 24 - 70 F2.8 - 1600iso 1/8th Sec F4 handheld

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That looks incredible. And I guess shooting over ISO 3200 gives you enough room to maneuver given that the higest ISO is over 200k.

How much was the lens if you don't mind my asking?
Chrism8 14 977 28 England
27 Jul 2017 11:55AM
From SRS in Watford, before the prices went up re the Dollar V GBP rate, so I think about 1400
Chrism8 14 977 28 England
27 Jul 2017 12:13PM
Similar to before, this was with the K1, a Sigma 100 - 300 F4 @ F5.6, ( the lens is a good 12 years old if not more ) 1600 ISO and 1/1600 sec shutter speed.

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