K-3 shutter Count...


JudithAnn

Link Posted 13/06/2018 - 02:06
In 2013, I bought the silver addition of the K-3 pentax. Within the first year I did have some problems with the shutter flapping ....going crazy like a possessed camera. I sent it in for fixing, and it behaved well for a while, then within a few months it had another attack (honestly it is like attack) ....So it was sent away again, and for a while behaved itself, until the 2 year warranty was up...then it had another attack! This year in January it suddenly stopped working after I did some seascape, and has a splash from a wave "get me". I cleaned it inside and out, let it rest for a few day...and BINGO...she drew in new life. I am very seriously considering moving up to the K-1 or the K-1 Mark 2. For the first time in my camera life...I did a shutter count. Is my time up?

It is Your photo's metadata indicates the following:
Camera PENTAX K-3
Shutter Count 94,689
Manufacture Date 2013:09:30

I am interested in other K-3 owners..and or other models too...What is your shutter count! You can simply upload a Jpeg photo on this site. it will give you the info.

JA



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richandfleur

Link Posted 13/06/2018 - 02:36
Have you updated the firmware during all of this?

I believe they never found the cause of the problem, but did write a check into the firmware that would stop it if it was detected happening again.
(not the ideal solution, but better than nothing)

You're nearing 100,000, so getting up there. I believe the mechanism is rated at twice that, but as always anything could fail before that particular component does.
In terms of resale, you can pass a point where it's just as worthwhile hanging onto it and running it into the ground.

In terms of sheer capability, the K-3 is still relevant today. In a lot of ways Pentax haven't released anything dramatically better since. There are mkii versions of both the K-3 and K-1, but the K-3 is still more than capable. Many would argue so is the K-5 from before it as well, but I think the K-3 places you in the modern Pentax world still, despite being quite old now.

Remember the K-3 and K-1 have quite different focuses. Ha photography pun there... The K-3 has a large buffer and a fast burst rate, making it the most suitable Pentax for sports/birding, where as the K-1 is FF and more focused on image quality/lower light use. I think they complement each other more than they compete.

stub

Link Posted 13/06/2018 - 07:55
Plenty of life in the K3 yet in my view....
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

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davidstorm

Link Posted 13/06/2018 - 21:38
Not sure of my shutter count Judith Ann, but I've had my K-3 for about 5 years now and I've experienced the crazy shutter flapping a few times. I've come to the conclusion it is related to low battery power, it behaves itself again when the battery is replaced. I would think yours has plenty of life yet, the shutters are rated at least for 200,000 shots.

I'm not looking to upgrade my K-3 or K-5iis, I don't do commercial photography, I don't display in galleries or exhibitions, it's just for fun. I don't think I'd get any more fun shooting with a K-1, plus I would have to spend a lot of money on new lenses.

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stub

Link Posted 13/06/2018 - 21:46
davidstorm wrote:
Not sure of my shutter count Judith Ann, but I've had my K-3 for about 5 years now and I've experienced the crazy shutter flapping a few times. I've come to the conclusion it is related to low battery power, it behaves itself again when the battery is replaced. I would think yours has plenty of life yet, the shutters are rated at least for 200,000 shots.

I'm not looking to upgrade my K-3 or K-5iis, I don't do commercial photography, I don't display in galleries or exhibitions, it's just for fun. I don't think I'd get any more fun shooting with a K-1, plus I would have to spend a lot of money on new lenses.

Regards
David

You wouldn't get tired arms either carrying full frame equipment....lol
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

davidwozhere

Link Posted 15/06/2018 - 01:21
My K3ii is a baby by comparison at 7662 and the only time I've had a shutter fright was when using a cable remote with the camera set to 'continuous burst'. 1st click, off it went, 2nd click, then frantic clicks and presses of shutter release failed to stop it ! I had to turn it off manually at the switch. I have no desire to buy a K1 because the K3 is a super camera. (ignore the video - I have no use for it anyway).
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JudithAnn

Link Posted 15/06/2018 - 04:34
Thank you all for your input.... I am still planning to use my K3 for a while.... but I do think I will eventually go full frame!
I updated this week making sure I have the latest and greatest. I just bought the 70 -200 lens, it is a big brute, with great work ethics... sharp, as a pin! LOL

Ja
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womble

Link Posted 16/06/2018 - 21:17
Just checked my K-3 which I bought in October 2014. It's at 22,696 so has a way to go yet. Fingers crossed: I've never had the problem mentioned. It has worked flawlessly since I have had it. Hopefully, that's not its death knell.

K.
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