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10-12-2016, 11:39 PM   #16
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lightbender, your camer should not be giving you those results. Those are terrible exposures. I think we can all tell you how to compensate for your problem. However you said it was used when purchased. I would like very much to see you reset the camera back to the factory defaults and then repost a few pictures. Then we have a known starting point to help you. Thanks.

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You know, I think that is a good idea--just return to factory settings and start over. I have the suggested settings in this site's review of the K3 to follow.

thanks for the help!
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My K-3 exposure issues revisited--success!

I realize I'm opening an old thread, but I wanted to get back here and thank the people who helped out and didn't think I was a Nikon troll or whatever. I did put the camera down for a while and played with some mirrorless stuff. But I got back to the K-3 and wiped the camera to factory settings. I followed the settings suggestions from the K-3 review on this site and am going to continue to use some of the great comments I got. Here's what I ended up with: The top photo is from a Nikon 7100. The middle is the Pentax photo that had me worried. The last is a photo of the same scene after re-setting the camera. The bottom photo is definitely the closest to the real colors. The paint is ivory, not white and not gray. So thanks all, I'm taking to the K-3 with renewed energy. Thanks from Scott
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Great to hear it Scott. Looks like the previous owner had some idiosyncratic settings. You can now tweak to your taste.


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