Pentax K-3 III eBook Version 1.5 Released

Overhauled figures, Harubeni samples, and more AF tips

By PF Staff in Site News on Apr 8, 2023

Today we are happy to announce our fifth update to the Pentax K-3 Mark III: The Ultimate Guide eBook. As the name implies, this eBook is a comprehensive guide to help you get the most out of your K-3 III camera. It focuses on practical use cases and real-word tips, and is thus the perfect supplement to the verbose owner's manual.

If you already own the eBook, download the new version for free here.

Otherwise, you may purchase the eBook here.

A key highlight of this update is that we have improved the illustrations by adding arrows, labels, and side-by-side menu screenshots to illustrate exactly how to navigate to some of the camera's less intuitive settings.  We have also added new sections and tips related to focusing, and of couse added samples of the new Harubeni (Spring) custom image mode.

  • Focusing
    • Added a section about back button autofocus.
    • Added a section about focus point selection in vertical and horizontal orientations
    • Clarified information about the selection of the focus point with manual focus lenses due to a behavior change with new firmware versions.
  • Image Capture
    • Added samples from, and recommendations for, the new Custom Image mode Harubeni

  • Layout
    • Improved or added screen captures to highlight how to access settings in menus
    • Streamlined general layout, image sizing, and positioning.

The full list of changes, and revised sections, can be found on the second-to-last page of the eBook itself.  In case you have printed the eBook and would like to update the print copy, only the sections explicitly mentioned have substantively changed.

Special Offer

Save $5 on the Pentax K-3 III eBook 
First enter the coupon code EBOOKS2023 at the bottom of the page above, before beginning checkout. This offer is only available until April 15th. (free forum account required to purchase and download)

Written from the ground up, this is the our first new eBook since Yvon Bourque, the author of all prior Pentax eBooks, passed away in 2020. We hope to honor Yvon's legacy by continuing making similar eBooks available to the Pentax community for newer Pentax models.  Free, ongoing updates to the K-3 III eBook are planned throughout 2023.

Learn more about the K-3 III eBook in the forum announcement, or download a sample today!

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