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Forum: Pentax K-3 07-06-2016, 02:33 PM  
K3 wifi
Posted By gebco
Replies: 86
Views: 17,274
I just put my Flu Card back into my K3 and connected to my Z30. It was actually a lot faster than I remembered. The thumbnails displayed fairly quickly, and loading a 14 mb jpeg to my phone took a few seconds. Only drawback is that you cannot just hold a thumbnail, select more and then copy, as it will only copy the thumbnail, not the full size pic. You need to tap on each thumbnail one at a time, and save each pic one at a time.
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-04-2016, 07:51 AM  
K3 wifi
Posted By gebco
Replies: 86
Views: 17,274
I have a Z30 which I think has a bit less processing power than your Passport. I find that uploading the pics from the card to the phone works but slowly. Essentially it is uploading a full size jpeg each time. If you are doing several pics it can take a while. But I do like it for the odd time I want to post pics to FB, Twitter, etc.
I haven't used the function in a while. I will do a timed test in a couple of days and let you know.
Just a note: I cannot get my computer to read the card properly. When I put it in the card reader, the card beeps as if looking for a wifi connection then stops, and the computer cannot access. The only way of accessing is by plugging the camera in.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-31-2015, 10:39 PM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By gebco
Replies: 5,570
Views: 721,211
I just got back from 2 weeks in Hawaii, and did not see a single other Pentax. :(
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-16-2015, 08:05 AM  
flu card 0-fc1 'crashes' when opend on pc
Posted By gebco
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
How did you manage to turn off wifi in the browser? I can't see that option.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-14-2015, 08:44 AM  
flu card 0-fc1 'crashes' when opend on pc
Posted By gebco
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
I've had the similar issue as I've indicated in other threads. My flucard won't allow itself to be read as a USB storage device. Similar as op: turn wifi off in camera, put card into card reader on pc, card beeps, then shuts down. Tried the card with an external card reader connected to pc, same result. Even connected card reader to my BlackBerry, same result. I've searched the net for a solution and can't find one. I've given up. Only solution is to connect camera straight to PC or BlackBerry, tablet, etc.
That being said, wireless functions work great.
Forum: Photo Critique 08-10-2015, 06:53 PM  
Nature First eagle in flight
Posted By gebco
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Thank you for the feedback and OldGeaser for the pp.
Forum: Photo Critique 08-09-2015, 07:00 PM  
Nature First eagle in flight
Posted By gebco
Replies: 5
Views: 874
I finally caught my first eagle in flight over our cabin with a beautiful blue sky. I like the capture (not cropped) but I am frustrated by the lack of sharpness and lack of "pop", realizing of course that the DA L 55-300 is a consumer grade telephoto. I'm wondering if I need to use a faster shutter speed? Other C&C welcome.



The photo below was taken with the same lens (on my K-x) and is much sharper, although I used a SS of 1/2500:

Forum: Pentax K-3 07-12-2015, 08:46 PM  
problem using Flu-card in computer
Posted By gebco
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Using the browser is not a problem. I can do so on my BlackBerry or my computer. It's when I want to batch copy/move that I want to use the card reader, as the transfer rate is faster.
I'll keep digging.
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-12-2015, 08:44 PM  
So does the K-3 AFC tracking work at all?
Posted By gebco
Replies: 45
Views: 7,900
Thanks @audiobomber, I'll try that setting and see how it works.
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-12-2015, 07:36 PM  
So does the K-3 AFC tracking work at all?
Posted By gebco
Replies: 45
Views: 7,900
To my logic, if it is designed to hold a lateral plane in focus, it should actually be slower to refocus on an object approaching.
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-12-2015, 07:33 PM  
problem using Flu-card in computer
Posted By gebco
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
@photolady95 I didn't know the reader needed to specifically support them. I assumed it would read it as it does any other SD card.
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-12-2015, 06:12 PM  
problem using Flu-card in computer
Posted By gebco
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Whenever I try to use my Flu-card in the card reader of my computers, it beeps as if looking for a wifi connection, then disconnects, thus giving no access to the images. I thought by turning off wifi function in the camera first would work, but it hasn't. Anyone had any similar problem / solution?
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-12-2015, 06:00 PM  
So does the K-3 AFC tracking work at all?
Posted By gebco
Replies: 45
Views: 7,900
Can someone clarify how Focus hold works? My understanding was that if subjects were moving laterally and went say behind a tree, the camera would hold the focus on the plane of the subject.

Does it also work for objects moving toward the camera? My understanding is that it isn't designed for that.
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-07-2015, 01:48 PM  
AF-C gives up
Posted By gebco
Replies: 19
Views: 2,674
It is inconsistent. Although I found with the speedskaters, as soon as they came out of the corner of the oval towards me, that is where the focus gave up. Pressing the button again reacquired focus.
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-07-2015, 01:18 PM  
AF-C gives up
Posted By gebco
Replies: 19
Views: 2,674
In my case I was able to consistently track the skaters, but the focus just gave up. I had to reacquire focus. When things are happening quickly, you can lose the shot.
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-07-2015, 12:28 PM  
AF-C gives up
Posted By gebco
Replies: 19
Views: 2,674
No go. It still gives up, especially if something is too close to the focus range, it still doesn't want to refocus on something else when recomposing. Not consistently, but unreliably so.

---------- Post added 03-07-2015 at 01:31 PM ----------



I have also tried Centre point expanded, as well as auto 9 point. Same results.
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-07-2015, 11:54 AM  
AF-C gives up
Posted By gebco
Replies: 19
Views: 2,674
I was at a shoot recently with my new K-3, taking pics of speedskating and I noticed it seemed to give up trying to maintain focus after a few seconds of tracking the skaters, especially as they neared me. The only way to reacquire focus was releasing the button and pressing again.

I tried out AF-C at home and it is doing the same thing with all my lenses, both Pentax and non-Pentax. I've tried different settings related to FPS priority, focus priority etc, and it happens everywhere, especially when it hits a non contrasty subject and has difficulty focussing; it then seems to give up..

Am I missing something? Is this a limitation of Pentax AF-C? Is there a repair? I have the latest firmware installed.
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-03-2015, 07:08 PM  
K-3 Durability Test
Posted By gebco
Replies: 14
Views: 1,977
My first K-3 shoot was in approximately -25C with a significant windchill. When I was done I put the camera into a sealed plastic bag, brought it into the house and let it warm up before taking it out. Not sure if it was needed but I was being cautious with my new toy.

Side note, my K-x was ''caffeinated'' once when, as it was hanging on my neck, the lid of a cup of coffee I was drinking opened up and spilled coffee onto the camera and my lap. I put it into rice for a couple of days and it has worked since. I think it's even snappier! ;)
Forum: General Photography 01-21-2015, 10:14 PM  
VICTORY!!! K-3 now a Pentax
Posted By gebco
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
I just got my K-3, but I gotta say, I cut my teeth on the K-x and it is an amazing camera. I could have/should have sold it to fund my K-3 and LBA, but I don't think I can part with it.
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-21-2015, 04:13 PM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By gebco
Replies: 10,411
Views: 1,263,129
How was focus tracking? Percentage of keepers?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-20-2015, 08:31 PM  
K3 + flu card "memory card error" (both new)
Posted By gebco
Replies: 28
Views: 3,963
I only recently got my K-3 and Flu card as well. I formatted it in the camera and it has been fine. Sorry to hear you're having problems.
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-15-2015, 09:22 AM  
K3 wifi
Posted By gebco
Replies: 86
Views: 17,274
I have a new BlackBerry and the remote control works in my browser, even though it isn't officially reported as doing so.
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-13-2015, 06:34 PM  
Concert shot with K-3 and Sigma 18-35.
Posted By gebco
Replies: 28
Views: 7,301
Awesome shots and great NR!
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-13-2015, 06:30 PM  
First weekend with K-3, sample photo
Posted By gebco
Replies: 2
Views: 1,547
I find the DR to be quite good so far

Forum: Pentax K-3 01-13-2015, 06:28 PM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By gebco
Replies: 10,411
Views: 1,263,129
One of my first shots at the dog park.

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