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11-06-2013, 04:50 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by djc737 Quote
Speaking of accessories, I find the different focus screens intersting but do not have a clue what one would do that the other would not. Anyone a wiz on screens who could enlighten me. Thanks
If you are interested in an alternate focusing screen check out KatzEye Optics, KatzEye
They have a greater selection of optional screens and cover most of the cameras out there.
If they don't have one for the K-3 they will very soon. That's how dedicated they are.
(happy owner of a K-5 KatzEye screen)

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QuoteOriginally posted by FireDog Quote
If you are interested in an alternate focusing screen check out KatzEye Optics, KatzEye
They have a greater selection of optional screens and cover most of the cameras out there.
If they don't have one for the K-3 they will very soon. That's how dedicated they are.
(happy owner of a K-5 KatzEye screen)
They don't have for the K3 yet, but from what I see on the accessories page on Ricoh K3 uses the exact same forcusing screens as K5 - so you would me able to use the K5 KatzEye screens with no problem.
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Someone said that while the batteries were the same form factor, the K3 will have a different battery charger than the K5 and they won't be interchangeable.
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I think the limitation is that you cannot recharge new batteries with an old charger. But you'll get the new charger with the camera, so that's not really an issue (K-5 owners should be careful when buying new batteries, though).
Am I missing something? I haven't even unpacked the charger that came with my K-3! I think I'm still using my K-7 charger for all my Li190 batteries.
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No idea.
Is your battery a D-LI90, or a D-LI90p? (i.e. does it have 3 contacts, or 4?)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
No idea.
Is your battery a D-LI90, or a D-LI90p? (i.e. does it have 3 contacts, or 4?)
All my batteries (coming with my K-7, K-5, K-5IIs, K-3, plus one extra) have 3 contacts.
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Then, they're all 100% compatible.
The issue appeared with 4-contacts batteries.
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Then, they're all 100% compatible.
The issue appeared with 4-contacts batteries.
It this something to do with national laws? Or something else? Do any K-3s ship with 4-contact batteries?
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The battery I got with my K-3 has three contacts. D-LI90. The charger is identical to the one I got with my K-5. D-BC90. I bought from Canada, so maybe that makes a difference.

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Battery that came with k-3 is identical to k-5, 3 contacts.
O-me53 fits and works fine
Markins plate from k-5 fits perfectly
O-gps works fine
Cactus v5 triggers work fine

Shame about the grip but I bet they had a good reason.
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