Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-16-2014, 12:29 PM   #46
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 714
QuoteOriginally posted by Wolfeye Quote
I got my K-3 on a whim b/c it was a great package deal. Comparing it to my other cameras, it lacks the tilt screen and video AF of my Canon 70D, and the AF is generally terrible overall, in comparison, although I don't have any fancy Pentax lenses to test. Images seem noisier than from my Nikon D7100 and I'm sad that Pentax has nothing that compares, pricewise nor in IQ to the cheapo Nikon 35mm 1.8 lens. They offer the 35mm 2.4 but it's not the same.

OTOH I have a 24mp camera with all my Pentax lenses image stabilized so if I want better quality images, I do have good (enough) Pentax-M lenses to use. I'm annoyed that Pentax decided to disable wireless (even non-TTL) flash when you use M lenses. Of course they don't want you to use them, they want you to buy new ones.
neither does canon.

What about the FA 35 f/2. BHphoto has them in stock new.


Last edited by Venom3300; 12-18-2014 at 10:09 AM.
12-16-2014, 02:18 PM   #47
Senior Member




Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 211
Original Poster
ok, first testshots with my macro DFA 100mm WR are in.

Verdict:

Holy Molly!

and some other things better not said here.

But:
focus peaking in liveview in low light is better with the K30.
12-19-2014, 04:22 PM   #48
Senior Member
Lokusart's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Algarve
Posts: 173
The K-3 is better in every aspect (except weight) than the K-30, no question about it. I'm a K-30 user
12-20-2014, 03:57 AM   #49
Senior Member




Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 211
Original Poster
Lifeview focus peaking is better with the K30 actually. Hm. But viewfinder is so much better. Also, unlike with my K30 with the K3 the focus notification in manual focus mode is spot on.

12-21-2014, 08:25 AM   #50
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,812
QuoteOriginally posted by Volker76 Quote
Lifeview focus peaking is better with the K30 actually. Hm. But viewfinder is so much better. Also, unlike with my K30 with the K3 the focus notification in manual focus mode is spot on.
Congratulations on the new purchase.

I have a K5 and a K5-IIs and the focus notification is definitely better than either of them. Unfortunately I didn't realize this until I got back from a trip out west that included a quick one day trip through Yellowstone NP. This years quick trip through Yellowstone was much better because I trusted my eye over focus confirmation. The auto focus lenses I now have work fine with both cameras.

I have tested focus confirmation on my newly arrived K3 and, like yours, it is spot on.
12-24-2014, 10:35 AM   #51
Veteran Member
kp0c's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Montreal
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 721
QuoteOriginally posted by Wolfeye Quote
Well, one issue for me is paying the same price for a lens that only goes to 2.4. With the crop sensor bodies I like to have as much DOF to play with and limit as possible. The other thing is that the Nikon has a built in motor and focuses fast even in low light. My Pentax isn't quite as good. Still, the image stabilization is quite nice, so in some cases I'd actually prefer the Pentax, especially where light is low and the subject is static, like a museum.
I actually thought the DA 35mm 2.4 was regarded as a fast focussing lens - your experience seems to dictate otherwise. However, the fact that the Nikon lens focusses fast even in low light doesn't really have anything to do with the lens though right? I thought the camera was the limiting factor for low light focussing - could be wrong.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just Ordered a K-5ii…need some lens and sensor input zx-m Pentax DSLR Discussion 14 09-21-2014 04:24 PM
Just ordered my K-5ii... tele_pathic Pentax K-5 8 07-03-2013 05:17 AM
Just Ordered A K-5 from Adorama Take-5-JB Pentax K-5 7 02-23-2013 03:40 AM
Just ordered a K-5lls Harish Hegde Pentax K-5 7 11-16-2012 01:16 AM
Help! I just ordered a K-5 but no lenses. kshapero Pentax K-5 16 11-30-2011 12:56 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:06 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top