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11-27-2015, 07:01 AM   #1
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Upgrade from K10D / GX10

Hi All. Technology moves on and I am thinking of replacing my trusty Samsung GX-10. I am torn between a K5IIs and a K3. Is the K-3 worth the extra 100 secondhand and will I see any difference in real life? Usage is mainly landscapes and motorsport and I tend to keep my cameras for a long time. Not interested in a K-3ii as the built-in flash comes in handy.

Lenses I have are as follows:-
Schneider-Kreuznach D-Xenon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Sigma 70 - 300 f/4-5.6 APO Macro (full frame as far as I recall)
Sigma 10 - 20 f/4-5.6 EX DC

I am thinking of just getting the body and keeping the existing 18-55 as it came out well in tests and reviews, albeit 8 years ago.

Any hints, advice, appreciated. I am not sure how the lenses I have compare to modern ones, but they seem pretty fine to me.

Thank you, Allan.

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I moved from a K5 to a K3 and it was worth it.
11-27-2015, 07:46 AM - 1 Like   #3
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I went from a K-x to a K-5ii & although I still have no idea what I'm doing, the camera does! It was a massive upgrade & well worth it.
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If you are happy with your existing glass, I can't argue with you--but a K-5IIs or K-3 will definitely stress your lenses more than the 10mp K10D does. By all accounts the new DA 16-85 is a very good lens which would complement your new high-res body well.

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I've gone k-x>k-5>k-5IIs>k-3>k-3II. K-3II is the best of the bunch, though in your case the k-3 since you want the flash. In real life at most normal printed sizes you will not see any difference between the k-5 and k-3. However, there is a significant difference in the AF and general responsiveness of the camera. If the difference is only 100I would not even hesitate, get the k-3.
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Having gone from a K10 to a K5, you'll be blown away even if you just get the k5. Much more responsive, much better dynamic range, and (IMO) way more ergonomic.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ima poster Quote
Hi All. Technology moves on and I am thinking of replacing my trusty Samsung GX-10. I am torn between a K5IIs and a K3. Is the K-3 worth the extra 100 secondhand and will I see any difference in real life? Usage is mainly landscapes and motorsport and I tend to keep my cameras for a long time. Not interested in a K-3ii as the built-in flash comes in handy.

Lenses I have are as follows:-
Schneider-Kreuznach D-Xenon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Sigma 70 - 300 f/4-5.6 APO Macro (full frame as far as I recall)
Sigma 10 - 20 f/4-5.6 EX DC

I am thinking of just getting the body and keeping the existing 18-55 as it came out well in tests and reviews, albeit 8 years ago.

Any hints, advice, appreciated. I am not sure how the lenses I have compare to modern ones, but they seem pretty fine to me.

Thank you, Allan.
The K-3 is a pretty big upgrade in most areas over the K-5, but the K-5 is already a considerable improvement over the K10D to begin with.

I'd still go for the K-3 though, if you can afford it. Worth it in my opinion.

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11-29-2015, 10:58 AM   #8
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The K-3 is a pretty big upgrade in most areas over the K-5, but the K-5 is already a considerable improvement over the K10D to begin with.

I'd still go for the K-3 though, if you can afford it. Worth it in my opinion.
Just gone out and bought a slightly used (4k activations) K-3. Now need some decent weather to try it.

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Good choice with the K-3. As for the decent weather to try it. . . I'm just up the road from you on Dartmoor and I don't think we'll be seeing the sun anytime soon.
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