Popular Photography K-3 review is out.

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LDBOK
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Popular Photography K-3 review is out.
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Sorry if this has already been posted, but  the latest issue of "Popular Photography" (January) just came out and it includes their review of the K-3.  It is a positive review IMO.

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LDBOK wrote:

Sorry if this has already been posted, but the latest issue of "Popular Photography" (January) just came out and it includes their review of the K-3. It is a positive review IMO.

Is it available on line?

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LDBOK wrote:

Sorry if this has already been posted, but the latest issue of "Popular Photography" (January) just came out and it includes their review of the K-3. It is a positive review IMO.

Thanks. So's the one at Amateur Photographer in the UK

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/reviews/dslrs/129446/1/pentax-k-3-review

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A positive review, but a rather blatant effort to not step on Canikon's toes, IMHO.

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Bob Corson wrote:

LDBOK wrote:

Sorry if this has already been posted, but the latest issue of "Popular Photography" (January) just came out and it includes their review of the K-3. It is a positive review IMO.

Is it available on line?

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Don't think so unless you subscribe to the digital edition. I subscribe to the hard copy.

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A positive review, but a rather blatant effort to not step on Canikon's toes, IMHO.

I believe you are right about that.

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Bob Corson wrote:

LDBOK wrote:

Sorry if this has already been posted, but the latest issue of "Popular Photography" (January) just came out and it includes their review of the K-3. It is a positive review IMO.

Is it available on line?

It will, probably when the next new paper issue is printed.

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Paul_R_H wrote:

LDBOK wrote:

Sorry if this has already been posted, but the latest issue of "Popular Photography" (January) just came out and it includes their review of the K-3. It is a positive review IMO.

Thanks. So's the one at Amateur Photographer in the UK

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/reviews/dslrs/129446/1/pentax-k-3-review

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Same with Chrome. I rarely use IE, though for this article its readable using it.

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Based on image quality alone, the Pentax K-3 is one of the best enthusiast DSLRs we have tested. Images are full of detail and there are more than enough colour settings to satisfy most photographers. The metering is a little on the dark side, although this does have the benefit of preserving highlights, and the AF could be faster. However, the camera handles well, once you have set it up according to how you wish to use it, and the weather-sealed body means you needn't fear the British winter weather. It is a little heavy though, particularly in a world where we are getting used to small and light compact system cameras.

Once again, Pentax has come up with a camera that photographers should really enjoy using. It is a pleasant experience, and there is something about the K-3 that feels more tactile than many other cameras.

Enthusiasts looking to break away from Nikon or Canon could do far worse than the K-3, although expect to have to put in a little more legwork to get the results you want.

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LDBOK wrote:

Sorry if this has already been posted, but the latest issue of "Popular Photography" (January) just came out and it includes their review of the K-3. It is a positive review IMO.

Thanks. So's the one at Amateur Photographer in the UK

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/reviews/dslrs/129446/1/pentax-k-3-review

Beware their messy layout which is near-unreadable in Safari

Paul

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LDBOK wrote:

P645 wrote:

A positive review, but a rather blatant effort to not step on Canikon's toes, IMHO.

I believe you are right about that.

It's not the first or last time they'll do it either. Can't say I much respect their reviews as I used too a while ago. I ended my PP subscription and have completely forgot about them since. That says something I think.

I really don't like sounding like a negative nanny either, but based on their subs declining so much over the last few years I doubt I'm the only one.

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