PIX 2015

K-3 v's K-5 with SDM lenses

Started May 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Forum MemberPosts: 59Gear list
K-3 v's K-5 with SDM lenses
May 18, 2014

This is a question for all the K-3 owners who have also used a K-5 and 50-135mm F2.8 SDM and 16-50mm F2.8 SDM lenses.

I find the combination of a K-5 with the 50-135mm F2.8 SDM lens hopelessly slow for fast action photography even in good light.  When I use this combination to photograph dogs running at me and the like I'm lucky if I get one in thirty shots sharply focused on what the focus indicator said was in focus.

Is the K-3 any quicker to focus or more reliable with this lens when used for this type of photography?

 seans1969's gear list:seans1969's gear list
Canon PowerShot G1 X II Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Leica M9 Pentax K-5 +25 more
Pentax K-3 Pentax K-5
If you believe there are incorrect tags, please send us this post using our feedback form.
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow