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Thanks! Yes, the bride and groom are both into walking, tramping (hiking) and running. It was all thoroughly enjoyable.

I'll add that, of the 600 or so photos I took, I have kept about 450. Not because of focussing issues, but rather because I discarded poor composition shots and shots of strangers that wandered through whom I photographed because I did not know they were hikers unrelated to our party at first. From a technical perspective, nearly every photo is a keeper.

I took a few shots with the K-5 and it's very apparent which is the K-5 and which is the K-1.
I'm learning the same with my new K-1 vs my K-5IIs. I'm keeping the K-5IIs, put the K-3 in the mail today to its new home, but the K-1 does show it up in the images captured.

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I'm learning the same with my new K-1 vs my K-5IIs. I'm keeping the K-5IIs, put the K-3 in the mail today to its new home, but the K-1 does show it up in the images captured.
In your opinion, how does the K-3 compare with the K-1?
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In your opinion, how does the K-3 compare with the K-1?
I kept the K5IIs. 😀 I used the K3 but never felt it was as good as the K5IIs in normal use. If I was shooting in low light I felt the K-5IIs was a better choice. AF was better in the K3 but not significantly IMHO. I did enjoy the extra card slot in the K3. In the end, I felt that the K-1 + K-5IIs made the most sense to me. I'm also selling my almost unused K-01 as redundant and I hope someone will actually use it regularly.

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Thanks Robert. I realised, once I saw how little space we had at the top, that I needed the 28mm end. However, later, when the light was poor, I switched to the 35-70mm as the 28-80 is not great for focussing in low light.
I love the shots & the couple! The bride wore muddy hiking boots! And they had a "cheese" cake!

(I can tell that the only wedge that might come between them is a cheddar. )

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I love the shots & the couple! The bride wore muddy hiking boots! And they had a "cheese" cake!

(I can tell that the only wedge that might come between them is a cheddar. )
She did have to walk / climb four hours to get there! Hence the muddy boots. (She got changed into her dress near the summit.)
The "cake" was very nice indeed!
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I kept the K5IIs. 😀 I used the K3 but never felt it was as good as the K5IIs in normal use. If I was shooting in low light I felt the K-5IIs was a better choice. AF was better in the K3 but not significantly IMHO.
Interesting. I spoke with someone else some time back regarding their upgrade from the K-5 to the K-3 and that person felt that the K-3 was really fantastic, when it nailed all aspects of the shot, but that the K-5 was easier to get a good picture out of.
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Interesting. I spoke with someone else some time back regarding their upgrade from the K-5 to the K-3 and that person felt that the K-3 was really fantastic, when it nailed all aspects of the shot, but that the K-5 was easier to get a good picture out of.
It's hard to describe in many ways. On paper the K-3 is superior, period. In use, not so much IMHO. Nonetheless, the K-1 is excellent in every way so far, except it weighs so much more than the K-5IIs.
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It's hard to describe in many ways. On paper the K-3 is superior, period. In use, not so much IMHO. Nonetheless, the K-1 is excellent in every way so far, except it weighs so much more than the K-5IIs.
Interesting. My friend said very nearly the same thing. I don't mind the weight of the K-1. It's certainly noticeable with the battery grip attached, but having held it for hours on end, I have no complaints. It sits in the hand so very nicely.

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Interesting. My friend said very nearly the same thing. I don't mind the weight of the K-1. It's certainly noticeable with the battery grip attached, but having held it for hours on end, I have no complaints. It sits in the hand so very nicely.
Weekend before last I did a 3 day event with it. 4 hours the first day, 12 the second, and 10 the third. It's definitely heavier but I decided that the output from it is worth the extra weight. Added a neoprene strap with some cushion and give to it and that made a positive difference. I even shot the Sigma 150-500 on a monopod with it. Definitely superior to my K-3 (which is winging its way to its new owner as of this morning).
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Weekend before last I did a 3 day event with it. 4 hours the first day, 12 the second, and 10 the third. It's definitely heavier but I decided that the output from it is worth the extra weight. Added a neoprene strap with some cushion and give to it and that made a positive difference. I even shot the Sigma 150-500 on a monopod with it. Definitely superior to my K-3 (which is winging its way to its new owner as of this morning).
12 hours! Yeah, why not. It's not like I mind one arm being longer than the other!
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12 hours! Yeah, why not. It's not like I mind one arm being longer than the other!
Neck strap and two hands on the camera. 😎
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Enjoyed this thread immensely and the results. Glad to see another fan of the F series lenses and their renderings. The F 24-50 is an excellent all purpose F if you can find one.
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Neck strap and two hands on the camera. 😎
Sorry - it was a poor attempt at humour.
I have never found the weight of the camera to be a problem. Some older lenses are bloody heavy though. The (very robust) K-5 does feel rather puny alongside the K-1 though.
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Enjoyed this thread immensely and the results. Glad to see another fan of the F series lenses and their renderings. The F 24-50 is an excellent all purpose F if you can find one.
F24-50; There's one I've never seen.
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Sorry - it was a poor attempt at humour.
I have never found the weight of the camera to be a problem. Some older lenses are bloody heavy though. The (very robust) K-5 does feel rather puny alongside the K-1 though.
Probably me, I've been a bit humorless since the 12-24 turned up defective.....sorry.
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