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01-12-2016, 01:47 AM   #16
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I'm resurrecting this thread as I have a K3 and 16-50 on the way...and I spent many years shooting exclusively with Olympus 4/3 dslrs with a large arsenal of lenses.

I've read that the K3 is the 'spiritual successor' of the Olympus E1. Is this true? That was my favourite Oly dslr - i owned three of them over the years.

m4/3 didn't do it for me...and neither did Sony NEX nor the Fuji X100s...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Flipmack Quote
I'm resurrecting this thread as I have a K3 and 16-50 on the way...and I spent many years shooting exclusively with Olympus 4/3 dslrs with a large arsenal of lenses.

I've read that the K3 is the 'spiritual successor' of the Olympus E1. Is this true? That was my favourite Oly dslr - i owned three of them over the years.

m4/3 didn't do it for me...and neither did Sony NEX nor the Fuji X100s...
welcome to PF!

hope to see some of your work with the K-3...
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Pepperberry, I believe I remember you from E community. Welcome to PF. Your going to love your new K3. There are differences but I believe you'll wind up being happy with your switch.

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welcome to PF!

hope to see some of your work with the K-3...
I'm reading the posts now and it looks like the 35/2.8 macro is a must-have...

The ZD 35/3.5 macro is my favorite lens of all time...and I was sad when I sold it because m4/3 was not so good without an optical viewfinder.

My inbound K3 has a DA* 16-50 included with it; I may just trade it for the 35/2.8 macro.

I'm not much of a zoom guy. Even with 4/3, I rarely used my 14-54/2.8-3.5, which was an excellent lens on its own.
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I left the Oly e-system when the e-5 arrived on the scene and underwhelmed, and I haven' bought oly since, despite fond memories of those cameras. The Pentaxes are a bit bigger and heavier, but I find that the interface is probably the easiest transition from the Oly one (nd I prefer both to Canikon). Pentax DR is better, but if you use OOC Jpgs, I preferred the Olympus look. I shoot primarily RAW, so it;s not been big deal, buut the Pentax JPGs tend a lot more toward a greenish look than those gorgeous Oly blues.

The upgrade in sensor size necessitates larger lenses, so expect a bit heavier a kit, but now that I'm shooting K-1 exclusively, I am looking back with nostalgia at the lightness of the APS-C kits, so it's all relative, I suppose.

If you're into rugged outdoors shooting, you will be very pleased with the Pentax as well.
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