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Posted 13/06/2023 - 11:19 Link
I love this new Pentax firmware upgrade for the K-3iii to improve the fast focus.
It made a heron appear and suddenly take off. It was the first time I have been able to see one at close range and get reasonable photos. It still needs some work as the sequence was great BUT the heron flew away from me. Maybe the next version could make the wildlife come towards us - rather than going away from us?

I wonder if Sony, Nikon, Canon, Fuji, OM etc have a feature that makes the wildlife come towards you, rather than away from you????

Pentax K-3iii with 55-300 plm lens at full stretch (and then cropped a tiny bit) 1/1000th sec f7.1 ISO 400
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Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
MHOL190246
Posted 13/06/2023 - 16:25 - Helpful Comment Link
Perhaps holding a pole in one hand above your head with a fish attached whilst operating the camera with the other hand might work Nice shot though
Edited by MHOL190246: 13/06/2023 - 16:26
pschlute
Posted 13/06/2023 - 16:51 - Helpful Comment Link
MHOL190246 wrote:
Perhaps holding a pole in one hand above your head with a fish attached whilst operating the camera with the other hand might work

I want to see the video when he tries this.
Posted 13/06/2023 - 17:22 Link
"I want to see the video when he tries this"

You want me to do a video AS WELL as fish twirling????????????
Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
spinno
Posted 14/06/2023 - 13:05 Link
Video...on a Pentax camera...that'll never fly...!
David
Lubbyman
Posted 14/06/2023 - 21:42 Link
MHOL190246 wrote:
Perhaps holding a pole in one hand above your head with a fish attached whilst operating the camera with the other hand might work

You mean to say that some enterprising Chinese company hasn't produced a fishing rod with hot-shoe attachment???

Steve
MHOL190246
Posted 15/06/2023 - 16:23 Link
I wondered which type of fish would be best for this experiment and after a great deal of pond ering, decided on a Perch. Does anyone have any better suggestions?
Defragged
Posted 15/06/2023 - 23:13 Link
GrumpyGrandPa wrote:
I love this new Pentax firmware upgrade for the K-3iii to improve the fast focus.
Maybe the next version could make the wildlife come towards us - rather than going away from us

Try positioning yourself at the other end of the Heron next time so that it takes off towards you

Seriously though, birds, especially larger birds, prefer to take off into the wind to enable them more lift for less effort. If possible, try to position yourself upwind of your target to give yourself an edge.
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(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

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davidwozhere
Posted 15/06/2023 - 23:56 Link
If I did that it would fall off its perch. Or would the perch fall off the pole? Or would the Chinese hot shoe hold it on? This is becoming very confusing.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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malvern_man
Posted 27/06/2023 - 17:16 Link
Hi all,

It says on the Pentax firmware page for the K-3 Mark III firmware version V2.00 the following...

Added Type 3 to the item of the AF.C tracking AF point method.
Added focus sensitivity setting item for AF.C.

What does the first item mean and where is the AF.C focus sensitivity setting, I've looked through the various menus and I cannot seem to see it, unless I've missed it.

Regards, Chris.
Edited by malvern_man: 27/06/2023 - 17:19

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