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11-15-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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K-3 with Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 HSM experience?

Wondering if anybody with a K-3 also has the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 HSM lens, and what your experiences have been with that camera and lens combination? I have a K-5 with that lens and, while I like the combination, I wish the K-5 would have more accurate AF (mainly shoot my daughters hockey with that lens). I find I have to delete more images that I think I should because the K-5 missed focus. Any info from K-5 to K-3 upgraders would also be appreciated.

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Mine seems to work fine on the K-3, but I have not tested it in detail.
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Ditto, it works just fine.

As I did with the K-5, I feel like I need to bias the meter down 2/3 of a stop to get the same exposure and richness of colour compared to Pentax lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JeremyP Quote
Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 HSM
Which version? The newer OS HSM one, or the older Macro II HSM one?
Probably both would work better on the K-3, I suspect, due to the more evolved AF system.

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I have the older 70-200mm f2.8 Macro HSM II model.

How would you guys compare the autofocus speed and accuracy compared to the K-5 (with this lens or even in general)? Do you feel your getting less missed shots and more keepers?
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The newer OS HSM one seems to work pretty well
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