first birding with K-3... BAM!

Started Jan 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
audiobomber Veteran Member • Posts: 5,761
Re: my impression of K-3 focusing and metering with birds

paulkienitz wrote:

Screw-drive autofocus is very fast and very positive compared to what I'm used to, but with fast-moving subjects, sometimes it has more near-misses than actual hits.

How is your camera set up? I use a User mode for BIF; TAv mode, AF-C, focus priority, 27-point expandable focus point and SR off. AF Hold is set on Low, but if anything can come between me and the subject, I bump it to High.

The metering, I am very impressed by.

That was an unexpected bonus for me too. I have highlight and shadow correction set for Auto. They are set very conservatively (rarely activate, and well justified when they do).

The colors of the OOC jpegs seem like a definite improvement

I found all Pentax DSLR's since the K-x too blue in daylight, especially low intensity daylight. The K-3 is the first to overcome this fault.

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