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01-11-2014, 05:30 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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K-3 Awesome For Wildlife

This wont be much of a Thread but I just wanted to say the K-3 is awesome for wildlife!
I have owned the K-3 since November 2nd and the amount of BIF keepers I have achieved because of the AF capability and of the 24MP sensor is ten fold compared to my K-5 classic and has removed 85% of my second thoughts for choosing Pentax.
Thank You Pentax/Ricoh!


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01-11-2014, 05:37 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by dane.dawg Quote
This wont be much of a Thread but I just wanted to say the K-3 is awesome for wildlife!
I have owed the K-3 since November 2nd and the amount of BIF keepers I have achieved because of the AF capability and of the 24MP sensor is ten fold compared to my K-5 classic.
Thank You Pentax/Ricoh!
Glad to hear that. So...how are the computer resources dealing with it.
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Glad to hear that. So...how are the computer resources dealing with it.
Memory is cheap
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After seeing some of your images in the 300mm plus club I agree. Not sure if it is the k-3 or the photographer but you have that whole bird in flight thing figured out. Glad you think highly of the k-3.

Now what do we need to get rid of that last 15%?

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I guess I should post some photos.
Sigma 500/4.5
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Note of caution: it ain't just the camera--dane.dawg is an outstanding photographer.

That said, it's getting very hard for me to hold out (financial responsibility is such a drag.)
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Impressive. Really spectacular. I am also passionate of birds in flight photos, and your post is for me the final argument to sell some of my gear, and buy a K-3. Thank you.
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Excellent shots.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dane.dawg Quote
I guess I should post some photos.
Sigma 500/4.5
I have to say... admire....
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Wow wow wow. Brilliant shots there. The sigma 500mm looks like an excellent lens. Is the screwdrive noisy on the K3? Does the sound alert the animals?
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QuoteOriginally posted by dane.dawg Quote
This wont be much of a Thread but I just wanted to say the K-3 is awesome for wildlife!
I have owed the K-3 since November 2nd and the amount of BIF keepers I have achieved because of the AF capability and of the 24MP sensor is ten fold compared to my K-5 classic and has removed 85% of my second thoughts for choosing Pentax.
Thank You Pentax/Ricoh!
Dane.Dawg, Just one word. AWESOME! I think you should also post them on Pentax photo gallery, I guess you already would have opened an Artist account.
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Great pics - yes, the specs of the K3 look very promising and you have proved that they are indeed right on the money!!!
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Thanks for sharing the review and the images. It is great to get field feedback on how the K3 is performing.
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I'll agree with Travis. I have a DA*300 and have the same experience. Shots are in focus. Period. All these shots are cropped. With rare exceptions the light has been awful since I got the body, but it produces. If there is a shot to be had, I have the choice of focused and sharp shots. With the K5 that definitely wasn't the case.





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QuoteOriginally posted by dane.dawg Quote
This wont be much of a Thread but I just wanted to say the K-3 is awesome for wildlife!
I have owed the K-3 since November 2nd and the amount of BIF keepers I have achieved because of the AF capability and of the 24MP sensor is ten fold compared to my K-5 classic and has removed 85% of my second thoughts for choosing Pentax.
Thank You Pentax/Ricoh!
amen to this, I specifically got the k3 for wildlife to complement my ff nikon.
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