Another Review of the K-3 ;-)


McGregNi

Link Posted 19/02/2014 - 21:30
That's 94% from me David.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 19/02/2014 - 21:37
McGregNi wrote:
That's 94% from me David.

I'm a bit upset Nigel, I was really hoping against hope for a 95% on that one, gutted really

Maybe it's because the AF improvements didn't work so well on that shot.

Oh, sorry it's manual focus

Cheers
David
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McGregNi

Link Posted 19/02/2014 - 21:48
No, I remember another one that got 95, and that had better depth of field and less noise on the sky - that's 2 things really, so this should have been 93, but I'm being generous because I know the K3 is a great camera
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 19/02/2014 - 21:49

Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 19/02/2014 - 21:59
pgweber wrote:
"Likes: Inproved autofocus"

"Dislikes: Autofocus could still be improved"


...well it's a pass from me then.

Well if you're going to quote, at least quote it accurately.

Likes: Improved Autofocus

Dislikes: Autofocus could still be better

I think that's fair. I liked that the autofocus was much better, but was a bit disappointed it still fell short in some areas. It was about 93.8% as good as I'd have liked.

Dan
K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...

Smeggypants

Link Posted 19/02/2014 - 22:39
McGregNi wrote:
No, I remember another one that got 95, and that had better depth of field and less noise on the sky - that's 2 things really, so this should have been 93, but I'm being generous because I know the K3 is a great camera








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davidstorm

Link Posted 19/02/2014 - 23:18
McGregNi wrote:
No, I remember another one that got 95, and that had better depth of field and less noise on the sky - that's 2 things really, so this should have been 93, but I'm being generous because I know the K3 is a great camera

I can't think of anything funnier to say than that, so all I can say is I give that post 99% - almost perfect!

Cheers
David
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ronniemac

Link Posted 20/02/2014 - 00:51
Before I reached the last ten posts I thought ‘This is all rather serious’, so I decided to engage but try to give a little (of a personal) perspective.

When a first year architecture student, the head of year said he would give us feedback every week through critical analysis of our work. He explained that he was obliged to mark our work, but if we wanted to know the % mark, we would have to go to the school office and ask for it. He would not tell us the assessment because he believed we were not there for the marks, but for something more important – to do our best, and each individual student would be the best judges of that.

I took his advice to heart and plodded on, responding to criticism, developing a critical mind, learning from him and doing my best. He was the finest tutor I had throughout 5 years of study. I did not go to the school office, and never found out my marks, didn’t rate my work as particularly good and always tried to improve. It was the same with a friend of mine, but the remaining 52 students couldn’t resist, and on learning their percentages found themselves having to deal with it.

The sad fact is that we are given percentages because the vast majority of people ask for them. It is the outcome of Argumentum ad Populum. I am reminded of the old adage, 1,000,000 flies can’t be wrong; eat poo.

Having said all that, I have to admit to hypocrisy. Although, as an architectural tutor myself, most of my time is spent giving critical analysis feedback to students, I also have to, and do, give their work a percentage mark. Shame on me, I sold out, but I do tell students the marks are not important, feedback and their own critical assessment of their work matters far more.

There is one further irony. At the end of first year my friend and I were summoned to the school office to collect two cheques – apparently we had been marked higher than our colleagues. Tosh, I thought, but we took the money and bought our first Pentaxes, hers an ME, mine an MX. Although later Jane and I parted, Pentax and I are still together, thank goodness. I should add that my next and enduring relationship was with an ME Super owner, Joelle.

Did I later buy the K-5 because it scored so well on DPReview? Of course not! I just wanted that feeling I got when first holding a Pentax. It’s now just a matter of time (and money) before I fall for the K-3; time, and not percentage points.

Until then I am having a monogamous relationship with K-5 (plus a few film floosies on the side). Joelle has a K-x and our children are developing relationships with their own Pentaxes.

And I absolutely refuse to allocate comparative percentage points to Jane and Joelle!

I do hope my contribution lightens things up a little, and thanks Mille19 for posting a link to the excellent K-3 review by Matthew Saville. Love your landscape photograph David, a picture speaks better than a thousand words.
Last Edited by ronniemac on 20/02/2014 - 01:02

McBrian

Link Posted 20/02/2014 - 05:38
^^^^

Say's it all really, fantastic post.
Cheers
Brian.
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alfpics

Link Posted 20/02/2014 - 08:11
Love your post Ronnie!
Andy

LennyBloke

Link Posted 20/02/2014 - 10:14
Ronnie's post is by far the most interesting part of the chain (excluding the OP - which has it's own merits) - nicely conveyed
LennyBloke

SteveF

Link Posted 20/02/2014 - 11:08
Ronnie - great story, thanks for sharing

womble

Link Posted 21/02/2014 - 09:08
At work we give percentage scores to coursework. 80% is as good as it gets, 70% is very good, 60% is a bit below average, 50% is rubbish but just enough to be ok-ish, 40 is really rubbish and less than 40 means you wrote your name on it but even managed to mis-spell that.

Go riddle me that Batman...
Kris Lockyear
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womble

Link Posted 21/02/2014 - 09:11
Great post Ronnie.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

kingfisher

Link Posted 22/02/2014 - 12:42
Not sure if anybody posted this here before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPAu0q6rRSE

I can't believe this clown is still around...

anyway his comments on Pentax dSLRs seems to coincidently match the releases of Pentax kickass cameras, see his previous k5 'review'
enjoy and have a good laugh
Last Edited by kingfisher on 22/02/2014 - 12:51

Smeggypants

Link Posted 22/02/2014 - 13:48
kingfisher wrote:
Not sure if anybody posted this here before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPAu0q6rRSE

I can't believe this clown is still around...

anyway his comments on Pentax dSLRs seems to coincidently match the releases of Pentax kickass cameras, see his previous k5 'review'
enjoy and have a good laugh

I vaguely remember that being posted and thinking he was indeed a 99.993888773% Clown. ( Looks like he's in a US mercenary unit )
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