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Forum: Pentax K-3 08-13-2014, 03:57 AM  
New beep sound when shutter trips
Posted By lochness
Replies: 12
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What kind of idiots are mel and Tjopompen1968! Pentax make weather resistant cameras and lenses not weather proof and extreme conditions conditions proof. For jet boat ride the only sensible thing was to use a water proof compact or else a weather proof housing, as for steam as opposed to humid conditions I am not sure what the best solution would be. Weather resistance cameras and associated lenses are a good partnership for milder weather conditions or beach use on a slight windy day, for anything else you can take your pictures when owners of other makes put their cameras away but have keep your fingers crossed as at times you may taking too much of a chance.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-07-2015, 04:03 AM  
k50 o k30
Posted By lochness
Replies: 25
Views: 3,598
At current prices the K50 is sanity, the K30 is vanity!

Only good reason for spending a lot more on the K30 is if you personally find it handles a great deal better. The K50 however has more features. Looks should be irrelevant unless you are wearing it as jewelry.....perish the thought!!!!!

If really you do have that little extra burning a hole in your pocket why not look at the K-S2. The way the prices are these days it is not really that much more expensive than the K30. Its handling however is a little different, having a slightly smaller grip, and is not to every current Pentax owners taste. It is however excellent value for money and those who own one really seem to like it. Alternativly put it (the little extra) aside for more glass later in the year.

The K3(ii) is a very different camera from all of the above. It is much more demanding on technique and requires good prime or semi-pro zoom lenses to make the most out of it. I would advise against it unles you are seriously into wildlife or sports photography, in which case its increased relsolution could be a cheaper option than a lens with a longer focal length; in the short to mid-term at any rate. It also appears to have slightly better auto focus (not a Pentax strength) than the K30 or K50. On the negative, for a new Pentax owner, the paper manual in the box ought to be much bigger; but a least it has one. Also it has a built in GPS instead of a small (emergency?) flash, which is not to everyones taste. Its is however a good camera.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-07-2015, 02:34 PM  
k50 o k30
Posted By lochness
Replies: 25
Views: 3,598
I stand by what I said "looks should be irrelevent unless you are wearing it as jewelry": and that applies to speakers and cars and homes as well as cameras. The key phrase is "should be". However, as you say, people are human and if an object looks good to them their reaction to it is much more positive to it. The problems start when (too much) emphasis is put on looks and not on functionality and, in the case of cameras, ease of use, reliability, how comfortable it feels to the user.
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