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08-27-2014, 12:27 PM   #16
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I like my K-3. Until there's an FF, a 645D will be the goal.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
From the three camera's I have I use the K-3 the least....
Why is that Ron?
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K-3 is the best APS-C camera I've owned.
Video is the only area where I think it's lacking behind the competition. From a photography point of view, it's more than I need
Only experienced the mirror-flap once on firmware 1.0. Don't use P-TTL, only manual strobes so it's never been an issue.

Haven't looked back since.

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08-27-2014, 01:11 PM   #19
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The K-3 works well for me. As does the K-5.

For what's important to me an FF is pretty much useless.

08-27-2014, 01:29 PM   #20
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QuoteOriginally posted by jake14mw Quote
Why is that Ron?
Basicly I love my K-01 more and the K-5 can do all the tricks I want (most of the time).
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QuoteOriginally posted by MJSfoto1956 Quote
I need an APS-C format for more reach without all the weight of full-frame long lenses.
The K-3 + DA* 60-250mm is a joy to use and no other manufacturer offers a similar setup.
And besides, I already own a D800 so I'm sticking with a two-body solution for the foreseeable future.

Michael
Sorry, but the FF Canon 6D + EF 70-200/4 have a weight only 1530 grams plus better AF-C. Low light ISO 2390. Pentax K3+DA 60-250/4 have weight 1920 grams and low light ISO 1216.
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Mine's been great; better lenses also helped.

As for full frame, I don't need it, but that never stopped me from buying things before.
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I am very happy with my k-3.
and Ino need ff for my work.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MJSfoto1956 Quote
I need an APS-C format for more reach without all the weight of full-frame long lenses.
The K-3 + DA* 60-250mm is a joy to use and no other manufacturer offers a similar setup.
And besides, I already own a D800 so I'm sticking with a two-body solution for the foreseeable future.

Michael


What decides which camera you use?

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QuoteOriginally posted by nomadkng Quote
My K3 is an improvement over my K5iis, but I'd love to see some tweaks:

I'd PAY for a firmware upgrade that would allow me to Calibrate lenses LIVE in Live View without all the hassles of take a picture, view it on your computer, adjust, repeat.

I'd like 50+ AF points that cover the whole frame because you can never have enough AF points.

I'd like the USER MODES to be push button, instead of on the dial. I can see many many times where'd I'd like to be able to transition between Spot AF and 9 or even 25 Point and/or center weighted/matrix metering.

I'd like to see LOCKS put on the e-dials, my big hands seem to turn them a lot, especially those on the grip as I rotate portrait and landscape orientation. I've gone from 1/2500 @ f8 to 1/250 @ f5 without even knowing. Sometimes it has cost me shots @300mm and fast moving objects.

I miss the dial for AF-S to AF-C, though if they gave me programmable user modes for buttons I wouldn't care so much about this

and I'd like 11FPS

Maybe the K-2 will have some of these features...

Which cameras offer 11fps? I didn't even know that was possible. The last I left off was with film Nikons and a motor drive. Back then we had to lock up the mirror for far less than 8fps.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tjompen1968 Quote
I am very happy with the K-3 so I will keep using it. I will add a FF-solution before next summer, if Pentax does it I will be happy, if not I will look arround. The only thing I am not so happy with is the K-3 + O-GPS combo. The K-5 was easier to shoot in the dark and gave me better results when using longer focal lengths.


Why is that? (easier in the dark.)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
The K3 was a great improvement in IQ over the already very good K5. It has two issues though that it would be good to fix:
  1. The infamous mirror-flop bug. However, this only happened once to me, and was an inconvenience for less than a minute, so it's not a big deal. May have been (partially) fixed by firmware 1.11.
  2. The noticeable shutter lag when using P-TTL flash. This disturbs me more.
I am in no rush to jump to FF. A few of my lenses are FF-capable, and I'll consider getting a Pentax FF DSLR body if one ever emerges in K-mount, but I value the relative compactness of the present K3 setup.


Am not familiar with the mirror-flop. What causes it?


Are newer cams still prone to this issue or did Pentax fix it?
08-27-2014, 04:53 PM   #25
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Mine keeps getting better. At first I thought it was on par with the K5. But as I get use to the camera I keep getting more incredible photos. I thought I would mostly like the autofocus improvements. Even the subtle changes to the grip make it even better to hold. We could have a competition to find out who has the most likes over older models. Having said all of that I still like my K5s and K01.

The only thing I would like now is a second K3 body. I suspect if a FF comes along I will get a second K3 - how do you like that for excellent logic?
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QuoteOriginally posted by hilda4sea Quote
Sorry, but the FF Canon 6D + EF 70-200/4 have a weight only 1530 grams plus better AF-C. Low light ISO 2390. Pentax K3+DA 60-250/4 have weight 1920 grams and low light ISO 1216.
The Pentax K-3 + DA*50-135/2.8 is the equivalent for a more or less direct optical comparison, and that combination weighs 1565 g, so your point is made, but not quite as emphatically.
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No need for full frame...started with k10d, up to K-7 and just fine with a K-3. Again, no need for full frame!
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The K-3 is an incredible tool. FF? At some time in the future? Sure! For now, my 35mm and large format film cameras are not getting as much use as they should so I feel no angst.


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The K-3 is working out just fine. It's pretty much dedicated to long lens wildlife shooting where the extra pixels are a great help. For most other things, I'm using the K-5IIs--which is a terrific camera (I actually prefer its ergonomics to the K-3) Out & about, I'll often carry both. I'm not lusting for an upgrade--much less FF. I could be tempted by some new lenses, though. ;~)
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Moved up from a K-x, very happy with the K-3.
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