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
206
Questions
asked
42
Questions
answered
Filter questions by
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
24
replies
One of the reasons that I chose Pentax when I bought my K-3 was that few other manufacturers at the time were producing cameras with good weather resistance. The world has changed and other manufacturers have since improved their weather resistant options along with other features like video, while Pentax video seems to be stuck in 2009.  I've been holding onto my Pentax gear while waiting for a K-3 III with vastly improved autofocus and video, but my patience is running out. Fuji is looking...
14
replies
Could I get opinions on what I could do better to photograph dark subjects on light backgrounds? I think that increasing the length of the exposure time and increasing the ISO would both have the effect of blowing out the background. This photo was taken with a Pentax K-3 at f/4.5, 1/80th sec, ISO 100 I know that the composition was not great but my question is about the lighting rather than the composition. Thanks for any advice.
By: mgolin (2 months ago)
Posted to: Pentax SLR Talk
2
replies
Camera has started defaulting to saving images to SD1.  Yes, I checked (three times) that I set the function correctly.  Once I realized it, I copied all the SD2 images to SD1 & then formatted SD2; tried a couple of shots, & they go to SD2. Set the card to SD1 in viewing mode, & next image again to SD2.   I acknowledge that I can live with this, but it is annoying.  I further acknowledge that I expect that I'm doing something dumb, but as you can see, that's where I'm at. Anybody know the...
11
replies
My K-3 DNG's are more vibrant and appealing than its JPGs. Shouldn't DNG files be flatter and duller? Adjust camera menu settings?  Thanks, Dave
By: mgm2 (2 months ago)
Posted to: Pentax SLR Talk
10
replies
I noticed on the other Forum during an interview with Pentax that the K3 apparently had significant problems with the mother board shorting and thus a need for replacement.  This is the first I heard about that. Can any one shed more light on the subject?
68
replies
Answered
I am "playing" with my K-3 for the first time, and using a 50mm manual Ricoh Rikenon f/1.7 lens. When I am asked to set the focal length initially, do I put in the actual (50mm) or the relative (75mm, apparently) number? Thanks for any advice!
Phil_Rose
By: Phil_Rose (7 months ago)
Posted to: Pentax SLR Talk
44
replies
Hi all, I just bought a used lens (16-50) on ebay and I'm finding I have some focusing issues and I don't know if I'm being a pixel peeper or if I need to return it. If I zoom in to 50mm and manual focus then pull out it loses focus. I thought a rule of lenses was that you zoom in to get critical focus then pull back out and you should ensure perfect focus that way but this one goes out of focus. Secondly and more importantly, it seems to frequently (though not always) focus just a little...
1
reply
This question to all K3/K3-II owners who might have experienced such issue: I just noticed today that the liveview button on my K3 (which I use very seldom) doesnt work anymore, as well in still mode for liveview as in movie mode to start and stop recording. Has anybody also met this issue? Is it an hardware problem or a possible bug? I reinitialized the factory settings, it didnt fix the issue; I then reinstalled the firmware (version 1.3), but it didnt fix the issue. Is there anything else...
By: Sir Autofocus (11 months ago)
Posted to: Open Talk
2
replies
My K-3 seems to have some dirt specks inside of it that are very prominent through the viewfinder, but in the RAW files I can barely see indications of dirt. I have used a hand blower to blow out the interior of the camera, including both the sensor and what I think is the OVF sensor which is above the main sensor, but the dirt is still there. I have looked all through the interior of the camera with a bright light and I don't see any dirt. Where could the dirt be and how can I get rid of it...
10
replies
I'm testing a used 150-450mm lens. These sample images were taken with my K-3 with my 1.4 TC attached, and I tried a test without the TC and got similar results. The lens seems to have good quality at the short end and poor quality at the long end when focused at objects a long distance away. The images are crops of larger versions and are downscaled. Is this a bad lens, or is my technique wrong, or is the lens only designed to focus on objects that are a shorter distance from the camera? I...
Filter questions by
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »