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punkrockemo

Link Posted 26/11/2013 - 23:28
Another review of the K3 to get your knickers in a twist about!

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We really can't think of anything bad to say about the new Pentax K-3, other than it deserves a better lens than either the 18-55 or 18-135mm kit lenses to realise its true potential.

robbiec

Link Posted 27/11/2013 - 00:21

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robbiec

Link Posted 27/11/2013 - 00:22
Actually a pretty good review for the K-3, wins an Essential award... Whatever that means
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JAK

Link Posted 27/11/2013 - 00:40
Knocking the kit lenses isn't knocking the camera and as Pentax kit lenses are possibly the best of any make in any event that's a pretty good thumbs up.

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Lancer3397

Link Posted 27/11/2013 - 13:30
I can only assume the reviewers are either lens snobs or have never really used the 18-55 or 18-135 and just gone out and read a few bad reviews.

They are both rock solid lenses and as a starter are really good. I get quite annoyed when reviewers make dumb comments like that.
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 27/11/2013 - 13:57
The 18-55 is pretty bad in my experience, smeared looking and cyan fringed towards the edges even stopped down. No such issues with my DA16-45 or Tamron 17-50mm. Maybe people have had better luck with their samples, but I find myself in agreement with the reviewers - the K3 deserves a better lens!
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jules

Link Posted 27/11/2013 - 15:44
Pentaxophile wrote:
The 18-55 is pretty bad in my experience, smeared looking and cyan fringed towards the edges even stopped down. No such issues with my DA16-45 or Tamron 17-50mm. Maybe people have had better luck with their samples, but I find myself in agreement with the reviewers - the K3 deserves a better lens!

I think the kit lenses are ok for what they are but I hear you there Pentaxophile! It would not do Ricoh/Pentax a disservice to resurrect the 16-45 as the kit lens, and what a kit lens it would be!
Cheers Jules...
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johnriley

Link Posted 27/11/2013 - 15:56
The 18-55mm WR works well for me, usually at f/11 or f/16. Wide open it will be softer, but that might be good for portraits. It suits this sort of thing:



I prefer the 18-135mm, which is sharp and wiry and gives a nice gritty feel to the images. That suits this type of image:


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