Pentax K-3

Announced Oct 7, 2013 •
24 megapixels | 3.2 screen | APS-C sensor
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How well does the Pentax K-32 perform in taking astro photos with its GPS unit and Astrotracer unit? Any examples? Any limits for ISO, shutter time settings? Best regards, HermanTwitter @hermandijkhuis
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Occasionally, the autofocus will suddenly lock up on my K-3. When I press the shutter release button sometimes the AF will lock up without focusing. The focus indicator in the viewfinder remains lit as it it is supposed to when focus is achieved but the red light in the screen where the focus points are does NOT light up. The shutter will release but the lens will not focus. This locked status remains stuck for five seconds or more and then eventually returns to normal focusing operation.  It...
sterretje
By: sterretje (1 week ago)
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I think my search skills are not up to scratch, but I could not find the information. Anyway ... I need to finetune AF on both my K10D and K-5; for the latter because the +10 adjustment no longer seems to cut it for a number of lenses. K10D V1.30The AF test menu has an entry for an af area test; I can select numbers from 0 to 3. What are they? K-5 V1.16 (if not mistaken)Except for af area test, the AF test menu also has an entry for af area number; I can elect numbers from 0 to 10. What are...
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At this moment I’m shooting with a Pentax K-7/K10, which are both fine camera’s but I need an upgrade. De K-7 has recently past de 150.000 clicks and the front-wheel doesn’t work that well anymore (sometimes it gives random values for apertures, very annoying). And the K10 only has a global af-tuning system so I can’t quickly change lenses. A logical upgrade for me would be a K-5II(s), K-3 of K-3II. But I have doubt about sticking with Pentax because I want a full-frame sensor and better...
Vladislav Ruban
By: Vladislav Ruban (1 month ago)
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After 1.11 to 1.20 update AF key has side effect. 1. "Instant Review" is OFF, "Guide Display" is OFF, "LCD Panel Illumination" is OFF. So LCD is off until explicitly invoked. 2. "AF Button" is AF2 (AF is performed with AF button only). With 1.11 LCD stays off when AF button is pressed. With 1.20 LCD lits black when AF button is pressed. Yes, it looks black but it is on. Question: is there another (new?) option that regular LCD behaviour?
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Sorry for the long post. Thanks to those who read it, and thanks in advance for any input, suggestions, etc. OK, first, I'm all excited! I bought a K-3 today! I should get it by Monday! But I have a question: I currently shoot with a K-30. I bought a K-3 in part because of the improved AF performance. I own only ONE lens with the motor built into the lens itself: The Sigma 18-250 OS HSM. I like to shoot sports, but only when my kids are involved. (I'm not a "serious" sports shooter.) I shoot...
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Hi, I currently have a midrange zoom and a long zoom for my K-3. The long zoom performs just fine. The midrange zoom seems to have problems with autofocus, and I hear that this is a common problem when people mount non-Pentax lenses on Pentax cameras. Can anyone recommend some midrange zooms for the K-3 that do *not* have focusing problems and produce good quality images? Some I am considering are below. Only some of these have reviews on DXOMark. 1. Pentax smc DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SDM 2....
JMathews05
By: JMathews05 (2 months ago)
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I have been looking at getting into photography for a while now. Since having my two sons and seeing my wife and grandma miss out on a lot of really great photos with regular PS cameras or their phones I am ready to take the plunge into uncharted territory. I'm sure you have all been asked a gazillion times about which one to choose and I know it's going to come down to what I mainly want to take photos of. With that being said I would mainly be taking photos of my family, wildlife around the...
Ronald Yudo
By: Ronald Yudo (3 months ago)
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Guys, I want to buy mid range SLR. From what I heard from my friend, Pentax is actually very good for lower price (especially the 2nd hand). In some countries, 2nd hand is only €400ish Now my question is, providing the price is the same, which 1 is better K-3 or 70D or D7100? I dont take video, and mostly I go take pictures in the city How about the lens quality, for example I like my friend's Sigma 18-35 Art on Canon, how is the Pentax premium lenses in comparison with Sigma Art series,...
davids8560
By: davids8560 (3 months ago)
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With all the major advances in still camera video capabilities being talked about of late, I am starting to wonder which, if any, of my cameras would be best at capturing video? Because I really never use that feature. Here are my current cameras: Pentax K-3 Sony NEX-7 Olympus Stylus 1 Canon SX50 HS Panasonic LF-1 I've heard the NEX-7 is good at video, but that its sensor can't take the heat. But other than that, I don't know. One time I videotaped a short dance performance with the SX50...
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