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06-25-2015, 05:36 AM   #31
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I think the autofocus sytem on the K3 has had me way more frustrated than my old K5, its like theres too many options now to figure out. And in auto it never focuses on what you want, certainlty never the eys.

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Back to the OPs original post, yes, you will regret not spending the extra for the K3 in a year. If you're out climbing around and banging against rocks on occasion you will appreciate the ruggedness of the K3. The AF is improved on it. The lack of AA filter allows pixel peeping sharpness (and crops) that I couldn't get from my K5, K-01, or going back, my old Kx. The feel between the K50 and the K3 is vastly different (I bought a K50 at the Target sale). The K3 is a whole other level, yet you can use it right off and still learn and grow with it. The dual card slots are awesome, and I send jpg to one and dng to the other. You really can't go wrong with the K3.
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QuoteOriginally posted by no694terry Quote
I think the autofocus sytem on the K3 has had me way more frustrated than my old K5, its like theres too many options now to figure out. And in auto it never focuses on what you want, certainlty never the eys.
I've found that spot focus use the AF button (shutter depress disabled) works really well, but it does require a lot of practice to get the muscle memory down. But I am still experimenting, so I may change it again in the future. I'm intrigued by center spot, expanded area AF.C focus...

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Sounds like a lot of good advice. I would go for a K3 as the price has dropped. You can do what my wife does with my K5iis, leave it on "P" mode (full automatic) and leave it there until you are ready to experiment. She gets perfectly good shots. If you are bouncing a bit around the rocks the K3 would be more durable. Last thing, don't under estimate the K5iis.... my wife semi-retired her K100D for my K5iis so now I am forced to by a new K3

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I shot mostly P mode. Normally adjusting the Fstop and ISO settings per situation. Should probably just use AV mode, actually i'm going to start now. I usually use center point focus with the shutter. I'll set focus on what i want then pan to compose, but even in AFS the focus always changs on me.
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I believe that the high ISO performance of the K50 is superior. Also there is an option to use AA batteries, and the lighter weight is important. 16 megapixels is quite capable of giving excellent results, I have a K3 II, but my old K100 (6mp) still gives great results. As others have said before, good lenses are kept, camera bodies get upgraded. With the K50, there is more leeway in getting a better WR lens.
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Overwhelming in my mind because while both have a lot of the same features the K3 has more options within those features in many cases. There also are more buttons on the K3 which, after using the K50 for 18 months I'm ready for. On the K50 you change focus from auto to continuous by flipping a switch. On the K3 you hold down a button and use the roller wheels to change all the focus options. This is something I actually like now but it would have been confusing as can be when I was just learning.

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Billk,

Those two shots are both from Black Mountain, which is right outside of Palm Springs, CA.

Ted,

Why would you say the K3 is overwhelming? Are there just a lot more features as compared to the k50?

thanks everyone for the replys so far, hopefully they both keep dropping in price
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Just pulled the trigger on the K50 with the 18-135mm refurbished off of KEH, cant wait to start shooting with it. Thanks for all the help everybody!

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K50 and some glass if you're not made of money. Believe me it's worth getting some nice glass.

Edit: looks like you made your choice, good on you mate. I'm sure you'll love the setup.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mr_spencer Quote
Just pulled the trigger on the K50 with the 18-135mm refurbished off of KEH, cant wait to start shooting with it. Thanks for all the help everybody!
Good choice, but then there wasn't a bad choice.
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Great to hear. Have fun!

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Just in case anyone is interested i threw a few photos up from my first walk around with the new k50, love it so far!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133927131@N06/
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The K50 and 18-135 is a wonderful combination I love both of mine. Congratulations and enjoy your new camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Uncle Jaque Quote
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