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10-05-2013, 07:35 PM   #31
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My K-5 is good enough ... almost. I will preorder a K-3 if:

1. significantly improved AF
2. tethering
3. workable rear curtain sync and 1/200+ sync
4. did I mention significantly improved AF?

10-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #32
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Huh!

QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
THERE WE HAVE IT! Confirmation that it's a FF.
10-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #33
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QuoteOriginally posted by sandilands Quote
My K-5 is good enough ... almost. I will preorder a K-3 if:

4. did I mention significantly improved AF?
Yes you did
10-05-2013, 08:25 PM   #34
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I won't upgrade to the K-3 because I already got a K-30 last year.

The 2 things I miss the most on my K-30 are :
1) microphone input . The built-in mic on the K-30 just sucks. No other way to describe it.
2) articulated LCD . This is really important for video

It looks like the K-3 solves 1) but not 2) .

Realistically, without those 2 improvements, I won't be upgrading to any other model.
It wouldn't hurt also to have the following, but they are less important to me :
3) battery grip option
4) full frame sensor

10-06-2013, 09:38 PM   #35
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Well now that I know whats in the immediate pipeline...

No, I won't be re ordering or buying the K3. I won't be buying this because 1) Its out of my price range... way out. 2) I'm a simple hobbyist, and the K3 is more camera than I need, and 3) Its out of my price range.

Right now I have a *ist D that still works well, but if I upgrade it will be to the K30 or K50. I figure if the camera I'm still using is 10 years old and still working fine if I upgrade to a camera thats already a year or two old I'm still ahead of the game.
10-06-2013, 09:55 PM   #36
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QuoteOriginally posted by madbrain Quote
I won't upgrade to the K-3 because I already got a K-30 last year.

The 2 things I miss the most on my K-30 are :
1) microphone input . The built-in mic on the K-30 just sucks. No other way to describe it.
2) articulated LCD . This is really important for video

It looks like the K-3 solves 1) but not 2) .

Realistically, without those 2 improvements, I won't be upgrading to any other model.
It wouldn't hurt also to have the following, but they are less important to me :
3) battery grip option
4) full frame sensor
It'll have the BG-5 grip. I agree on #2, but I'll still get one
10-06-2013, 10:10 PM   #37
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I skipped the K5II waiting for the K-3, seems as though the wait was well worth it.
10-07-2013, 07:41 PM   #38
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I'm not a big fan of black-and-silver cameras for birding. I just pre-ordered regular (black) K-3 with free shipping and free 32GB SanDisk Extreme card from B&H. And I ordered it, following PF link to B&H. Adam beware

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