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03-18-2014, 05:54 AM   #1
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I am a novice in photography, all I did in the past was take family holiday snaps etc. I had an old Pentax camera many years ago which I always liked and considered to be the best film camera in its day. I have a Nikon D3200 which I have had for about nine months which has proved to be okay but I was considering upgrading to a Nikon D7100. Then last week I saw an advert for the Pentax K3 and memories of the old days came flooding back. I read a couple of reviews and hey presto I couldn't resist upgrading to this fantastic Pentax. I am still a novice but I am determined to learn how to use this camera to its full potential.


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Welcome aboard! That K3 is quite the bit of kit, with plenty of capability.

I suggest you play around in TAv mode - a front dial for shutter speed, rear dial for aperture and keep the ISO in a comfortable range. To me this is most like the old manual shooting. I also mostly use center-weighted metering and center focus point for 99% of what I do. I know the K3 has more options than the K5 did, though, so you might find some more suited for your needs.
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Welcome to the forum, enjoy that K3.
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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France, Bill ... hope to see a K-3 image or two soon ... Salut, J

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Welcome! God advice from Ter-or above, that is 90% of my shooting mode with the K-3.

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