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07-14-2015, 08:37 AM   #1
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I am joining the ranks of the K3 owners!

As of this Friday I should have a nice shiny new K3 with grip and flucard.

A few minor questions:
1) The grip does not come with the required spare Li-Ion battery does it?
2) How is the battery life of a single (no-grip) battery K3 vs. a K50?
3) Do you find the flucard useful or just a gimmick?

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The grip does not have a battery included. Battery life is shorter because of all the added electronic goodies.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gaweidert Quote
The grip does not have a battery included. Battery life is shorter because of all the added electronic goodies.
Thanks and Thanks.

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At current prices you shouldn't be alone I am on the small-budget plan so a K-s1 will arrive here this week.
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no battery, and there is an issue it can get stuck kind of easily on the camera.

I have taken quite a number of images with the flucard, depends on what you need it for, I guess. I can set the camera someplace unusual and then go sit in a more comfortable spot while I trigger the shutter and focus. I had no issues with the image view on my kindle, but on my iphone6 it looks terrible, I can't describe it, but it has a weird glow and it is hard to judge exposure when I had no issues like that with the kindle. Just something I haven't looked into yet, but otherwise I use it often.
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I think you did good

Looking forward to seeing if you find the flu card useful - I don't have one.

And I must be the odd man out; I do have a grip, but don't use it. The AA adapter could potentially be very useful when travelling far off the beaten (and powered) track.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
As of this Friday I should have a nice shiny new K3 with grip and flucard.

A few minor questions:
1) The grip does not come with the required spare Li-Ion battery does it?
2) How is the battery life of a single (no-grip) battery K3 vs. a K50?
3) Do you find the flucard useful or just a gimmick?
The K-3's battery life is around 1.5x as long as that of the L-li109 models. You need to buy your own spare battery, but the grip also comes with an AA tray so you can use AA's right away.


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I purchased a Wasabi battery charging kit for about US $ 25 from Amazon. It contained 2 batteries and a much better cordless wall mount charger that sits in my bag all the time. With 2 fully charged batteries in my kit, I am covered
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Thanks all!
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Congratulations! I just made the same move to K3 from K50 last month and have no regrets. My experience with the battery is it seems to last longer on K3. I haven't checked capacity but I found myself looking at the battery staus thinking, "this should be going down by now." Finally I just charged it because it seemed like I should. lol

Have fun, there is a bit of a learning curve because of more options and settings can be controlled with buttons so you don't have to hop into the menu nearly as much.
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My dad is also following me in the same path. Wish me luck as I am his tech support... lol. I had a 6 month lead on the K50 - this time he will be right there with me.
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I'm also hoping to join the fold! I've been using a K20 for years, so it's time to upgrade and the K3, fits my needs nicely! Just waiting for my Fall bonus so I can take the dive!
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The battery grip is invaluable to me I would not buy one without it. The convenience of the extra shutter button is great... Also if you vacation you will appreciate double batteries..
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The battery grip is invaluable to me I would not buy one without it. The convenience of the extra shutter button is great... Also if you vacation you will appreciate double batteries..
Having never had a grip and being used to holding cameras vertically a certain way I'm not sure I will get used to that extra button. Having both batteries on me is easy. Not sure I care if I have to cycle one out and swap one it. The weight and bulk on the other hand - that's a question for me.
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