Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-14-2013, 12:51 AM   #1
Forum Member
esancho's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 55
k3 memory card storing quick switch?

Does anyone can tell me where can i switch the card storing from card 1 to card 2 on k3 please?
What im talking about isn't jpeg or raw store setting... just simple switch between cards...
Thank you!

If i take out one of the cards, take a photo, and I put it back, the storing card changed, but how can I switch back to original ???
OK... If you take out the other one , you take a photo, it's gonna change again back, but is there any simplier way to do that?
I mean by buttons or menu???

Thank You!


12-14-2013, 12:58 AM   #2
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,949
There is no such option. They must have forgotten to implement it

The only way to switch cards, as you're describing, is to take out one card, power the camera on, then put it back in.

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

12-14-2013, 01:17 AM   #3
Forum Member
esancho's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 55
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
There is no such option. They must have forgotten to implement it

The only way to switch cards, as you're describing, is to take out one card, power the camera on, then put it back in.
Thanks for Your answer!

That's pretty nice! I mean awesome! Woe is me!.
Poor me! How am I gonna work with K3 till March 2014? (flucard)
12-14-2013, 01:17 PM   #4
New Member




Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Bucuresti
Posts: 20
it only works in playback mode ( the little button on the bottom right ) but has no influence in the shot mode

12-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #5
Forum Member
esancho's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 55
Original Poster
thank You!
03-28-2014, 10:07 AM   #6
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Photos: Albums
Posts: 424
Was wondering this too, totally barmy!
03-28-2014, 10:12 AM   #7
Veteran Member
crewl1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,795
This has not been an issue for me yet, so I am wondering about the use case?
( just want to anticipate a problem down the line.)
03-29-2014, 08:29 AM   #8
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Photos: Albums
Posts: 424
How about one card is a lot faster than the other, and you want to switch to the faster card (or the slower one, in order to save the fast one).

Could easily happen if you have a (relatively slow) Flucard.

Right now this means switching on and off and juggling the cards. What a bore!

John

05-18-2014, 09:28 AM   #9
Pentaxian
mattb123's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Colorado High Country
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 7,031
I was just trying to figure this out too. I hope this gets addressed in a firmware update.
Having to open the camera to change what card is being used seems like it shouldn't be necessary.
05-18-2014, 10:40 AM   #10
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,576
QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
I was just trying to figure this out too.
Struck me today too.

About to begin shooting, formatted both cards in camera, then the last card to get formatted (#2) remained the active recording card. Had to switch the camera off, take card #2 out, close the card door, start camera up again, then it selected card #1 as the default, then switch off camera again, re-insert card #2 etc etc etc.

Hardly an elegant solution.
05-20-2014, 11:29 PM   #11
Junior Member
leungclj's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2014
Photos: Albums
Posts: 46
There are so many quality of life feature missing in the K3... I wish RICOH get a grip and implant them in their next firmware, or someone make a custom firmware...
05-21-2014, 08:02 AM   #12
Pentaxian
mattb123's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Colorado High Country
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 7,031
QuoteOriginally posted by leungclj Quote
There are so many quality of life feature missing in the K3... I wish RICOH get a grip and implant them in their next firmware, or someone make a custom firmware...
This is really the first annoying issue for me that seems like it was completely overlooked by Ricoh. I think for the most part the K-3 is well thought out and a pleasure to use. This scenario is not something I'm likely to hit often, but it could be a pain to encounter it in certain conditions.
Like a the bike race I'll be shooting this weekend in what is predicted to be bad weather. I'd like to keep the camera sealed up as much as possible even if I fill up a card.
05-21-2014, 08:50 AM   #13
Veteran Member
crewl1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,795
QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
I'd like to keep the camera sealed up as much as possible even if I fill up a card.
Doesn't the camera just switch to the next card slot automatically? It has done so in my experience shooting dance competitions.

---------- Post added 05-21-14 at 09:02 AM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Struck me today too.

About to begin shooting, formatted both cards in camera, then the last card to get formatted (#2) remained the active recording card. Had to switch the camera off, take card #2 out, close the card door, start camera up again, then it selected card #1 as the default, then switch off camera again, re-insert card #2 etc etc etc.

Hardly an elegant solution.
Again - I believe the intent of the dual slots if you are assigning both as same use is for continuous capacity.
In that situation with matching cards why should I care what slot is written to?
One slot is not slower than the other AFAIK.
Only reason I would care if it is #2 or #1 is if I have OCD which fortunately (or unfortunately as I tend to be rather careless) I do not have.

(Obviously if you have assignments to the slots such as one jpg other raw, one wifi other not wifi or you are writing to both simultaneously in duplicate mode then I would expect all those settings to be respected.)
05-21-2014, 09:03 AM   #14
Pentaxian
mattb123's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Colorado High Country
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 7,031
QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Doesn't the camera just switch to the next card slot automatically? It has done so in my experience shooting dance competitions.
I guess I don't know. I'll test before the weekend with a small card. So far this is just a theoretical problem for me. That would make it less of a problem as running out of space is why I would need to switch cards. Maybe it's a (mostly) non-issue after all?
05-21-2014, 09:17 AM - 1 Like   #15
Veteran Member
crewl1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,795
I just tested it by placing a very small capacity card only in slot 2.

Took a number of shots to where it was almost full, then put another card in slot 1.

Camera filled up card 2 then seamlessly switched to capturing to card 1 in the middle of a burst.

I had already proven this to myself when going from card 1 to 2, but had not tested going from card 2 to 1.

This works as I need it to, so is not an issue for me.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, card, cards, care, dslr, k-3, k3, k3 memory card, memory card, pentax k-3, photo, slot, slots, switch, wifi
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which SD card for K3? WA-surfer Pentax K-3 39 02-29-2016 05:33 PM
K-30 and UHS1 card "Memory Card Error" pavanbabut Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 18 12-29-2013 05:10 PM
K3 Battery Grip & Flu Card Wheatfield Pentax K-3 6 12-14-2013 12:58 AM
2 quick questions on K3 PBandJ Pentax K-3 9 10-28-2013 05:40 PM
Lever / switch in Memory compartment bymy141 Pentax DSLR Discussion 6 08-22-2007 07:23 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:52 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top