Pentax K-3

Announced Oct 7, 2013 •
24 megapixels | 3.2 screen | APS-C sensor
Pentax K-3 Ask a question in forums about the Pentax K-3.
Ask a new question
189
Questions
asked
39
Questions
answered
Filter questions by
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
2
replies
This is an update to a previous thread I started:Repair/adjusting the AF in my K-3 (United States) I'm starting a new thread because it also poses a new question. I was at firmware 1.21, so the first thing I did was install the latest firmware, 1.30. Then I took my three fastest lens (Pentax F50 f/1.7, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, and Tamron), and did some informal testing on the AF. For the 50mm and the 28-75mm, I had to use much closer targets than what I used for the 70-200. The bottom line: I...
8
replies
Hey, everybody! I have a K-3, and I'm pretty sure the camera itself has some back-focusing issues. It's consistent with virtually all of my lenses, so I don't think it's an issue with any of the lenses, themselves. I've dialed in the global Max +10 in the AF adjustment, and that helps some, but it still seems to focus about five or so feet behind the subject. I use center-point. I'd like to send it into Pentax fro assessment and adjustment, but I was surprised at the cost. I tried contacting...
By: phil_t (3 weeks ago)
Posted to: Pentax SLR Talk
4
replies
Answered
I just discovered that switching to Liveview on the K-1 disables the flash function.  Am I missing something, or can someone explain why?  I found this when I went to use Image Sych as a remote, which effectively puts the camera in Liveview mode with the phone display. PTTL flash (internal or Sigma external) works with Liveview on my K-3 and (of course) K01 so the technology exists.
Manzur Fahim
By: Manzur Fahim (1 month ago)
Posted to: Pentax SLR Talk
6
replies
Hello everyone, I'm asking another question again and want to know what most of us prefers. K-3 supports both PEF and DNG format RAW, and I would like to know who uses what format and for what reason? Also, I believe the PEFs are 14-bit RAWs (Please correct me if I'm wrong). Does anyone know if the DNGs are also 14-bit or 12-bit? Many thanks and have a lovely day! --http://www.mf-photography.com
By: davids8560 (1 month ago)
Posted to: Open Talk
25
replies
I think I have a reasonably good understanding of all the debating regarding sensor and lens equivalency. The crop factor and sensor size dictate the reach, light gathering ability, and possible depth-of-field effect in comparison to a 35mm camera. Nevertheless I was wondering if anyone would care to provide a more detailed explanation of the pros and cons of equivalence and how it applies to my cameras, as examples. For example, which is the best choice for a 300mm shot in less than sunny...
25
replies
Hi, Is it possible to use a similar Live view AF and quick magnification/ focus check function with K-1 and K-3 (also K-70 etc.) than what Pentax K-5 have?? : ...I found this K-5 feature very useful. And miss it with K-1. Thank you for help, Ari --- Ari Aikomus -'Why should I feel lonely ? is not our planet in the Milky way?'
18
replies
Answered
Hello, everyone!I first started my DSLR journey with a K-30 in 2013 and it has been my loyal travel companion since then. Unfortunately, there has been some issue with its aperture in all modes except Manual. I discovered this in April, a month before my last summer trip, and the shutter count at that time was less than 4000. As I shot landscape in Manual most of the time on my holiday, it wasn't a problem until I gave wildlife a try. Every shot I took in Av and Tv modes was pitch black and...
42
replies
I would like to switch from Pentax camera systems to Nikon. My major problem with Pentax is its focusing system, I own the K-30, K-50, K-01, K-5II and K-3, all give me a 50% hit or miss on the focus in bright or low light situations and drives me nuts. I don't want to invest a ton off money on my first Nikon so was looking at possibly a good used D610. I am a hobbyist and mostly take pictures at the Zoo's, air museum's  and my favorite granddaughter,  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
8
replies
Looking for a little longer reach...  I've been kicking around the idea of replacing my old DA50-200 (non-WR) with a 55-300.  Actually the 50-200 will just find a permanent home on my old *istDL where it performs great. Not sure whether I should grab the old 55-300 if I find a good deal or if I should spend a little more for the new PLM version.  So far, I've found roughly a $90 price difference which isn't a deal breaker for me.  But I hate to be an early adopter for new firmware until I...
TomWret
By: TomWret (3 months ago)
Posted to: Pentax SLR Talk
3
replies
Answered
I have read that there is an upgrade for the K-3. Does that include the K-3ll? Thanks, tom W(ret) --...a bad picture is like a missed putt, it's never your fault.http://photographybythomaswhitehurst.zenfolio.com
Filter questions by
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »