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Antony
Posted 29/08/2022 - 22:18 Link
I've just bought a GR3X as a pocketable companion to my K-70. So far we're getting on fine and I thought I'd share our first day out! All shot in RAW and PP in LR Classic.

1 Gymkhana on the beach
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2 The Motte - or Moat - which has a Camera Obscura inside. It's a 19th century gunpowder store on a 12th century moat.
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3 Donaghadee in bloom!
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From the garden, shot after dark in macro mode with a LED light attached to the hot shoe.
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6 -Or if you're feeling a little dreamy -
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davidwozhere
Posted 29/08/2022 - 23:05 Link
Excellent selection that makes the camera look as good as the photographer ! The red dahlia is a stunner.
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Jonathan-Mac
Posted 30/08/2022 - 09:28 Link
Looks good. The X variant is certainly the one I'd go for over the standard model if I were to go for a GR III.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
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pschlute
Posted 30/08/2022 - 10:06 Link
Lovely set, especially the tower.

I have often thought about one of these cameras as alternative to the K-1 or iphone.
LennyBloke
Posted 30/08/2022 - 11:16 Link
Super selection and as Peter said, the tower is especially good, but the others show the capabilities of the camera and photographer too

I don't think I could justify (to myself) the X, the earlier GRIII is a similarly good performer but obviously with a different angle of view.
LennyBloke
HarisF1
Posted 30/08/2022 - 14:31 Link
They're both excellent cameras. The X is a bit more of a situational type of camera so it's very annoying to have to choose between the two. It means I take both and lose the motivation to keep switching - weak willed
All the gear with no idea
Posted 30/08/2022 - 17:17 Link
'Weak willed' comment from HarisF1 - made me laugh out loud. Immediate thought - yep, that's me as well.
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neiljgriffs
Posted 30/08/2022 - 19:38 Link
Like no 2 the B&W works well
Antony
Posted 30/08/2022 - 21:19 Link
Thanks for your comments. In common with all screen viewers it's difficult to see what your taking in bright light. What about a viewfinder on the hotshoe? Any of you guys got one? I was looking at a Youtube video where the presenter made one from a single-use camera, it worked for him, but is it any good without a dioptre adjustment for differing eyesights?
oldhat
Posted 31/08/2022 - 15:45 Link
I have an optical viewfinder for the GRiii. It was included with my street edition and can assist framing in certain situations (when the screen is washed out) I generally do not use it apart from family shots where usually folks don't mind too much if you are in their face with a camera!!

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