Pentax K3 iii Next Week


Mike-P

Link Posted 31/03/2021 - 11:57
womble wrote:
Pwynnej wrote:
Ah I was wrong about the K100D I thought it came out more or less the same time as the K10D. And I thought the K100D Super was the variant that gained SR.

But the K10D was not released in 2008, that I am sure of, as I bought mine in 2007, wikipedia says 2006 for the K10D. The K20D came out in 2008.

I bought mine in 2007 too. My first dSLR...

Mine was April 2008, I was living in Spain and I got it used from someone in the USA off PentaxForums.

I went on the Talkphotography forum and everyone told me to buy Canon or Nikon because Pentax would be bankrupt within a year so I came here, saw some macro shots taken with the K10D and the rest is history.
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pschlute

Link Posted 31/03/2021 - 13:24
Pwynnej wrote:


But the K10D was not released in 2008

Yes you are right. It all seems such a long time ago.
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womble

Link Posted 31/03/2021 - 15:52
Mike-P wrote:
I went on the Talkphotography forum and everyone told me to buy Canon or Nikon because Pentax would be bankrupt within a year so I came here, saw some macro shots taken with the K10D and the rest is history.

I almost bought a Canon but some snotty sales assistant in the shop annoyed me so much I walked out without buying anything. A couple of months later my then girlfriend (now wife) showed me a review of the K10D and, amongst other things, the fact I could use my old glass on it had me reaching for my wallet. The rest is history...
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mattie

Link Posted 31/03/2021 - 17:23
Looks a lovely camera, but it ain't cheap!

I'll be keeping a very keen eye on comments around the AF performance in all upcoming reviews, really think this is where a telling difference to earlier models could be made. All the current noises coming from Ricoh suggest it will be notably improved.

Flan

Link Posted 31/03/2021 - 17:39
There’s a video on the other side Pentax forums with a photographer first initial experience, clarity in the viewfinder and rear screen on a different level also high iso performance is also major step forward

mattie

Link Posted 31/03/2021 - 18:12
Flan wrote:
There’s a video on the other side Pentax forums with a photographer first initial experience, clarity in the viewfinder and rear screen on a different level also high iso performance is also major step forward

It looks a decent step up in quite a few areas, but it's the AF that would make me think seriously about an upgrade

Mike-P

Link Posted 31/03/2021 - 18:17
mattie wrote:
Flan wrote:
There’s a video on the other side Pentax forums with a photographer first initial experience, clarity in the viewfinder and rear screen on a different level also high iso performance is also major step forward

It looks a decent step up in quite a few areas, but it's the AF that would make me think seriously about an upgrade

Have you seen this youtube video link
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 31/03/2021 - 18:17

mattie

Link Posted 31/03/2021 - 18:24
Mike-P wrote:
mattie wrote:
Quote:
There’s a video on the other side Pentax forums with a photographer first initial experience, clarity in the viewfinder and rear screen on a different level also high iso performance is also major step forward

It looks a decent step up in quite a few areas, but it's the AF that would make me think seriously about an upgrade

Have you seen this youtube video link

Ta for link Mike (apols - was reading another post whilst replying!)

My GH5 has the joystick controller for AF point and it's so much easier than any other method I've tried. The choice of a load more AF point is an added bonus, and the joystick will really help exploit these.

The promise of the tracking is the real standout for me, I've just never had any real joy with any Pentax body (admittedly the lenses are older sigmas but they're decent primes) so getting that functioning - and the critical focus more consistent - wold be such a bonus. My GH5 is much better than my K3, despite being contrast focus, so really keen to see how the K3III goes. Much as I llke the GH5 it's just not the same as looking through a real viewfinder.
Last Edited by mattie on 31/03/2021 - 18:29
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