I think that the reason the K3 sells for more than the K3II is the pop
up flash. It can be very convenient, and while GPS which replaces it
would be very useful in a number of applications, it really isn't that
important in most shooting situations, whereas when you need a little
extra light, you definitely need a little extra light. In most every
other way the K3II looks like the superior body.
Modern lubricants shouldn't be causing the the erratic behavior in drive
speed, which is what used to be what causes cameras sitting in boxes to
stiffen up over time. If it did you'd probably also notice serious
exposure problems. I expect something else is happening.
Silly question, did you upgrade the "new" cameras to the latest firmware?
On 4/9/2018 11:05 AM, Jack Davis wrote:
Anyone using the Pentax K3ll? Have you used "H" burst rate setting in AFC? If
so, what do you think of the
frame rate. Sluggish and irregular or aggressive and crisp?
I regularly use TAv setting with a 2000 to 2500 shutter and, of course, Auto
ISO. I just wore out my K3 and
am attempting to replace it with another. I've received two replacement K3's.
Returned the initial replacement
due to a sluggish and slow AFC frame rate and am now considering doing the same
with it's replacement.
I see the date 2013 in the K3 literature and can imagine their getting old and
stiff for having sat around in
boxes for 4 or 5 years.
I see the K3 is priced slightly higher than the newer K3ll. Obviously wondering
why that is.
My question is, have you used the described high speed shutter setting and care
to let me know what you think
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