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10-26-2013, 04:57 AM   #31
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Not sure if you guys are familiar with Duracell batteries, they just keep on going. Well there is something similar with this. Outstanding.



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As a sports photographer, I absolutely need the new AF. I'm likely waiting for Black Friday or Cyber Monday to get mine, though (I got my K-5 IIs last Black Friday).
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QuoteOriginally posted by WillWeaverRVA Quote
As a sports photographer, I absolutely need the new AF. I'm likely waiting for Black Friday or Cyber Monday to get mine, though (I got my K-5 IIs last Black Friday).
Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the same week?
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My K-5 works just fine and I love it. It's not that I need the K-3, but I want it.
Am I going to buy it? Not sure yet.
I know that I want it because it would be very similar and familiar to what I am using, but better. And I want to play with the new features.
On the other hand, does it justify the expense? Rationally, for me, not.
Ah, but we are not always rational.

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My K-5 works just fine and I love it. It's not that I need the K-3, but I want it.
Am I going to buy it? Not sure yet.
I know that I want it because it would be very similar and familiar to what I am using, but better. And I want to play with the new features.
On the other hand, does it justify the expense? Rationally, for me, not.
Ah, but we are not always rational.
"Rational" is way over-rated.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
"Rational" is way over-rated.
Thanks, that's just what I needed!
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QuoteOriginally posted by repaap Quote
Outstanding.
From what I could understand from the video and the blog, it was also a pre-production K-3.

So if the pre-production K-3 was a hot-rod, the production K-3 [matched with a fast SD card like a Sandisk Extreme Pro] should be a drag strip racer.

The manual says the K-3 will do 8.3 fps, with 23 RAWs or 60 JPGs in the buffer, even with it's 24 MP files ... Notably, the $6000 16MP Nikon D4 only does 10 or 11 fps, and the $6500 18MP Canon 1Dx can only push 11fps. In APS-C, the Canon 7D can do 8fps too, of course, with a 25 shot RAW buffer, but only at 18 MP. And the 24 MP Nikon D7100 can only do 6fps, with a very modest 6 shot RAW buffer.

In it's class, nothing comes close to the K-3, it seems, for shooting speed and performance.

Over time, the K-3 fps and buffer depth may improve even further due to extra firmware tuning after v1.0 is released. The v1.01 firmware update significantly improved the buffer depth of the K-5, for example, over what it launched with.

Top camera in its class for low-light (-3EV) AF. Plus top camera in all categories for low-light (-3EV) exposure metering. Top of it's class for shooting speed ... the reasons for buying a K-3 keep stacking up

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The stalwart K20D has been my main camera for five years. I returned a K-5 for front-focus in tungsten light. The K-5 IIs was appealing, but by the time it was offered the K-3 was in the air. My backup was a K-x that I never warmed up to. I tried to give the K-x to my wife, but she prefers the look of her K100DS jpegs for nature, and doesn't use high ISO, so I've just sold the K-x.

My K-3 is on order, the K20D will stay, as I often carry two bodies. The K-3 selling points are crop-ability and improved AF for birding. It's weird and a little uncomfortable to be without a body that can use AA batteries.


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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
... It's weird and a little uncomfortable to be without a body that can use AA batteries.
Get a grip man.
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20 seconds Times' 8.3 fps is somwhere Around 166 imagens. And the buffer was not full. They stoppad pressing the shutter
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20 seconds Times' 8.3 fps is somwhere Around 166 imagens. And the buffer was not full. They stoppad pressing the shutter
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I'm going to get a K-3 because it's gonna be such a chick magnet. Also too, it takes pictures.
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I'm going to get a K-3 because it's gonna be such a chick magnet. Also too, it takes pictures.
I was thinking the other day, it's been 25 years since a 26 year old hit on me. I'm not sure the chick magnet thing will work for me. Is there such a thing as a Hen magnet?
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I'v already made my desicion. This will be my new camera. So much to like. Even if you would not need all of those things all the time, it still means that it is capable of doign it!

Not much to overlook on a camera in APS-C sensor tier.

QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
From what I could understand from the video and the blog, it was also a pre-production K-3.

So if the pre-production K-3 was a hot-rod, the production K-3 [matched with a fast SD card like a Sandisk Extreme Pro] should be a drag strip racer.

The manual says the K-3 will do 8.3 fps, with 23 RAWs or 60 JPGs in the buffer, even with it's 24 MP files ... Notably, the $6000 16MP Nikon D4 only does 10 or 11 fps, and the $6500 18MP Canon 1Dx can only push 11fps. In APS-C, the Canon 7D can do 8fps too, of course, with a 25 shot RAW buffer, but only at 18 MP. And the 24 MP Nikon D7100 can only do 6fps, with a very modest 6 shot RAW buffer.

In it's class, nothing comes close to the K-3, it seems, for shooting speed and performance.

Over time, the K-3 fps and buffer depth may improve even further due to extra firmware tuning after v1.0 is released. The v1.01 firmware update significantly improved the buffer depth of the K-5, for example, over what it launched with.

Top camera in its class for low-light (-3EV) AF. Plus top camera in all categories for low-light (-3EV) exposure metering. Top of it's class for shooting speed ... the reasons for buying a K-3 keep stacking up
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I don't want a hen magnet.

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I was thinking the other day, it's been 25 years since a 26 year old hit on me. I'm not sure the chick magnet thing will work for me. Is there such a thing as a Hen magnet?
And since I have a wifey, don't need a chick maget either, but what can you do. Must have one.
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