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01-06-2014, 09:19 PM - 13 Likes   #1
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Put my K-3 through its paces this weekend

Overnight backpacking at Mt. Rainier NP. Temps dropped to about 8 degrees, and the K-3 stayed outside all night. Threw some hand warmers on the lens to ward off the fogging on the lens (18-135wr). Zero issues all weekend!
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01-06-2014, 09:38 PM   #2
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Wow.



Yes, I think that covers it.
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Yep, that's what I'm talkin' about! That's what Pentax is all about.

That's the honest life for photo equipment. Anything less is wimpy.
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Awesome !!! Please add more shots taken with the camera....

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Awesome indeed! Go Pentax WR!
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QuoteOriginally posted by DJSponge Quote
Overnight backpacking at Mt. Rainier NP. Temps dropped to about 8 degrees, and the K-3 stayed outside all night. Threw some hand warmers on the lens to ward off the fogging on the lens (18-135wr). Zero issues all weekend!
Excellent - I am so pleased I am in NZ and it is the middle of summer, it has been a very pleasant 70F here today.

Very good to know that the K3 will handle that sort of punishment for when we head into winter here.

I trust you kept yourself warm
01-06-2014, 11:19 PM - 2 Likes   #7
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Warm was tough to achieve, but here is the result:

http://500px.com/photo/57048938

Cheers!


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Beautiful shot. Those star trails are from a longer exposure than 30 seconds, though. I assume at least two exposures here?

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It's about 45 exposures. It didn't turn out perfect, but I'm fairly happy with how it turned out. First time trying the star trail thing.


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I believe it was 30 sec at f3.5 and ISO 800. I used the built in intervelometer. Set it to 100 frames. About 50 were usable, as my buddy was bivying in front of the camera and turned his headlamp on :-).


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Nice documentation, really cool to see all that frost on the body and know it kept working fine Nice image with the star trails overtop the mountain, too!
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Warm was tough to achieve, but here is the result:
Great result, worth the effort and a little bit of cold . Thanks for sharing the image.
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Sell it to Pentax. These are great marketing shots.
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Also, post it on DPR to show why the K-3 got the DSLR of Year 2013 award:

Which is the best of the best? Vote for your product of the year: Digital Photography Review
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Great photos and I suppose a marvelous experience, too. Were those handwarmers sufficient to prevent fogging troughout your 100 exposures?
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