K-3 sample images


Smeggypants

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 15:26
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/products/k-3/ex/
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Gamka

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 17:18
Some of those were taken in early August ...

leytono

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 17:19
Why do samples never show a new product off very well

Can't say I am very impressed with the first one and gave up after that due to the download time

Mongoose

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 17:21
two things jump out at me

1: nothing taken above ISO 200

2: on a camera which has a shiney new metering module which is one of its flagship features, all but one of them has a significant exposure compensation applied.

As always it's hard to tell anything much from sample images, looking forward to some reviews and user experiences!
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but it does help

Algernon

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 17:52
The 1st one's 13343KB I wonder how big the RAW is?
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Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

grahamcoad

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 18:00
Please don't find TOO many faults, mine is already pre-ordered!
K-1, Sigma 12-24mm DG EX, Sigma 24-70mm DG EX, K-3, White K-01 with 40mm XS and white 35mm f2.4, SMC Pentax FA 1.8 31mm AL Limited, 43mm f1.9 Limited, 77mm f1.8 Limited, Sigma 17-50 f2.8, SMC Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8, MX + SMC M 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.2, Spotmatic F 55mm f1.8, ES with 55mm f1.8 and 28mm f3.5, Program Plus (Chrome) with SMC A 50mm f1.7, Pentax 6x7, Leica ii, plus misc. odds and sods)

snappychappy

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 18:48
Very expensive considering the similar competition. Needs to be around the 800 mark.
My piccies.
Last Edited by snappychappy on 08/10/2013 - 18:49

Smeggypants

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 18:48
Algernon wrote:
The 1st one's 13343KB I wonder how big the RAW is?

I've had RAWs over 30Mb at higher ISOs with the K-5 Expect them to get to 45MB
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Gamka

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 19:02
leytono wrote:
Why do samples never show a new product off very well

Can't say I am very impressed with the first one and gave up after that due to the download time

I don't know why but the Pentax servers seem to limit the download speed on any file be it the test images, PDFs of manuals, updates &c. I was watching a manual download and it was running at around 500kbps.

MrB

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 19:18
Mongoose wrote:

...on a camera which has a shiny new metering module which is one of its flagship features, all but one of them has a significant exposure compensation applied.

Surely that is the photographer taking creative control of the output of the camera? If the K-3 knew what he was trying to produce, that would be really amazing technology.

Philip

DrOrloff

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 20:32
Interesting examples. I have quite similar examples to the first and fifth shots. With the first the image quality is pretty much up to what I would expect to achieve with the K5 and my favourite lenses around that focal length, although I don't have a 16-50 to judge it against. The fifth struck me as more interesting. The detail on the beak is again pretty much I get from the K5 and DA300. Here are comparable crops from the background. The K3 is a camera processed JPEG and the K5 is raw through Lightroom with sharpening of 25 and no noise reduction:








Obviously completely unscientific and the only proper way to judge is by all things being equal. However I have drawn my own initial conclusions.
You can see some of my photos here if you are so inclined
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