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Mockingbird: Revisiting the K-3
Lens: DA* 300/4 Camera: K-3 Photo Location: Neighbor's Roof ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/750s Aperture: F9.5 
Posted By: Sailor, 03-27-2020, 10:42 AM

When I got my K-1 at the very end of 2016, I assumed I would alternate between the new camera and my K-3, depending on circumstances. As it happened, while I've never been fond of the bulk and feel of the K-1, the camera's output is so seductive (to my eye) I used my K-3 only once (March 20, 2017) since the K-1's purchase. Yesterday, mockingbirds were everywhere around our house, so I dragged out the K-3 to try its use with my DA* 300; below is a shot (heavily cropped) I grabbed of one the critters on our neighbors' roof.

Before mounting the DA* 300 on the K-3, I re-familiarized myself with the camera with a smaller lens. I have to admit it was a real pleasure to feel the svelte, light K-3 after using the K-1 all this time - like going from an SUV back to a sports sedan.

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Your K3 still has got it ! Nice pix.

I find I generally use my K1. I love it. Although I do use my K5 every so often, mostly attached to my Sigma 150-500 and then that's for wildlife shots. I understand, perhaps misunderstand, that the 500mm end of the Sigma is in reality functioning like a 750mm when used with the smaller sensor K5. On my K1 with it's full frame sensor a 500mm lens is just that a 500mm lens. I like the extra reach of the K5 on a telephoto for wildlife.
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Nice shot Jer. This kind of shot is right in the K-3's sweet spot.
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A nice catch, we don't get them here

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
I have to admit it was a real pleasure to feel the svelte, light K-3 after using the K-1
Excellent image Jer. BUT..............................please don't wait another 3 years before posting some pix with this camera/lens combo buddy.............
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Even heavily cropped the combo is a standout. Nicely done Jer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
Your K3 still has got it ! Nice pix.

I find I generally use my K1. I love it. Although I do use my K5 every so often, mostly attached to my Sigma 150-500 and then that's for wildlife shots. I understand, perhaps misunderstand, that the 500mm end of the Sigma is in reality functioning like a 750mm when used with the smaller sensor K5. On my K1 with it's full frame sensor a 500mm lens is just that a 500mm lens. I like the extra reach of the K5 on a telephoto for wildlife.
Hey, thanks, Les. Yeah, sounds like we followed similar paths; as I said in the OP, after getting the K-1, I essentially stopped using my K-3. For some reason I never got around to trying my DA* 300 with the K-3 until yesterday. I'll have to experiment further with the 300 and K-3.

Jer

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Nice shot Jer. This kind of shot is right in the K-3's sweet spot.
Thanks, Todd.

Jer

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A nice catch, we don't get them here
Thanks, EM. They're noisy devils, and wife Connie tells me they chase the neighborhood cats. I guess Hubble would like them!

Jer

QuoteOriginally posted by pjv Quote
Excellent image Jer. BUT..............................please don't wait another 3 years before posting some pix with this camera/lens combo buddy.............
Hey thanks, Pete - I'm sure I'll try it again.

Jer

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Even heavily cropped the combo is a standout. Nicely done Jer.
Thanks, Susan!

Jer
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