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11-12-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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Preparing for the K3 with great lenses ?

I thought of throwing that in before I make the final steps to "upgrade" my K5 to the K3.

It has been discussed on this Forum that to take full advantage of the higher resolution of the K3 (vs. K5) it is better to invest in high quality glass.

The best lenses in my possession that I have in mind, and that I own, are as follows:

- FA 31mm Ltd
- FA 43mm Ltd
- DA 15mm Ltd
- DA*300/4
- Zeiss T*Planar 85/1.4 ZK (prone to focus shift)

I was also tinking that my Tamron 70-200/2.8 and DA*16-50 could be good candidates to explore the higher K3 resolution.

So, the question: will those lenses benefit from using the K3 vs. the K5 ?

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I can only address the DA*300 and the answer is yes in terms of AF performance and detail. I also have the DA* 16-50 and DA 15 Ltd but I have not done much testing with those two lenses. The detail on the 300 with 20MPixels and the AA filter off is visibly much better, the detail is by far superior. When I get time to test the others I will respond about them but it may be awhile before I get back to photography - probably next week.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RockvilleBob Quote
I can only address the DA*300 and the answer is yes in terms of AF performance and detail. I also have the DA* 16-50 and DA 15 Ltd but I have not done much testing with those two lenses. The detail on the 300 with 20MPixels and the AA filter off is visibly much better, the detail is by far superior. When I get time to test the others I will respond about them but it may be awhile before I get back to photography - probably next week.
Thanks for the feedback !
Looking forward to your "tests".
Cheers!

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Initial results with my DA* 50-135mm are showing very good results - really letting that lens sing!

Regards to AF with it, I can't comment as to whether the speed has increased (difficult to tell), but it is far far more certain about things, hits focus, bang on, every time. With real confidence.

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I have the FA31 and have also used my DA40 and DFA100 since getting the K3. The K3 is more detailed and every other aspect of the camera is improved over the K5 which was a wonderful camera. Even my old Sigma Autofocus 75-200 f3.8 performed well at two basketball games.

In my opinion the K3 is a no brainer for lots of reasons.
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