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03-09-2017, 03:34 PM - 4 Likes   #1
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The K-3: The Honey Badger of Cameras

(The scene: A windswept basketball court atop a hill, during the golden hour. A wind advisory is in effect.)

(Outis sets her K-3 up on her lightweight carbon-fiber tripod, sets the intervalometer going for one exposure every 4 seconds, and begins taking selfies)

K-3: Snap!

(strikes a pose)

K-3: Snap!

(strikes another pose)

K-3: Snap!

(strikes yet another pose)

K-3: Snap!

(wind begins to blow tripod over)

K-3: Snap!

(Outis starts to run forward in slow motion)

(K-3 hits the ground)

Outis: NOOOOOOO!!!!!

K-3: Snap!

(Outis is puzzled. She picks the camera up.)

K-3: Snap!


(She turns it over in her hands.)

K-3: Snap!

(She reviews the photos on the back. They look fine.)

K-3: Snap!

(She finally stops the intervalometer, checks to make sure the viewfinder looks OK, sticks the camera back on the tripod, splays the tripod legs out as far as they'll go, and sets the intervalometer going again.)

K-3: Snap!


03-09-2017, 03:45 PM   #2
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Would have been even better if the camera had caught a picture of the panicked owner lunging toward the camera.
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I have not gone through the pictures yet. I will report back.
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well, you know without pics, it didn't happen....

03-09-2017, 04:34 PM - 5 Likes   #5
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K-3 don't give a sh*t.
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My K-3 fell onto a gravel path with Sigma 120-400 attached when a shoulder brace broke. Dusted both off and continued shooting (Terns in flight) with good results. The K-3 has a little scratch near the hotshoe, but is otherwise unscathed. It continued to work perfectly on a one-month road trip last October with no maintenance whatsoever. Built like tanks, they are!
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Excellent report @Outis. I choose not to replicate your experiment with my K-1.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Outis Quote
I have not gone through the pictures yet. I will report back.
This I have to see. The mad dash to the camera!

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Between my progressive lenses (on my head, not my camera) and looking at this on an ultraportable, I was sure the title of this thread was "K-3, the horny badger of cameras." Few of God's creatures are nastier than an American badger (the honey badger isn't native to these parts); while little is known of the American badger's breeding behavior, I don't know if I should be relieved or disappointed that I misread your title. Regardless, I look forward to pictures.
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Lol ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Nope, we just these photos: (1) Camera upright (2) Camera tilted (3) Camera on the ground Sorry to disappoint!
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Nope, we just these photos: (1) Camera upright (2) Camera tilted (3) Camera on the ground Sorry to disappoint!
Such a loss... such a loss. I would have given a lot to see your horrified face and flailing limbs - but only because it would be pasted to my camera bag and tripod case to remind me to tether or weight down my tripod! LOL.
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I know, I know. It was the 77mm, too, so you just see little views of chicken wire and basketball court, not some sad panorama.
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(Outis starts to run forward in slow motion)

(K-3 hits the ground)

Outis: NOOOOOOO!!!!!

K-3: Snap!
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I know, I know. It was the 77mm, too, so you just see little views of chicken wire and basketball court, not some sad panorama.
Heart in throat! No wonder you sprinted!
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