I've noticed that lately that when I'm grabbing a camera to have with me
when I go out, I've been a lot less picky about whether I grab my K-1 or
K-3. Ignoring price, if you happen to have both lying around, there are
a lot of ways in which the K-1 is a better camera than the K-3, and a
few that the K-3 is better than the K-1. If size, weight and fps don't
tremendously matter, then the K-1 is a pretty damn nice APS camera in
crop mode. It doesn't have the resolution in APS of the K-3, nor the
frame rate, but the focus is better, and its focus points cover much
more of the APS frame.
In challenging light, or challenging focus conditions, the K-1 does
better, not hugely but noticeably so, than the K-3. However, in decent
light and for that matter even some pretty lousy light, walking around
taking pictures, I can think of very few cases (if any) where I'd look
at the final image and be able to tell whether I shot it with the K-3
and 16-50 or the K-1 and the 28-75.
To be sure, there are lots of times that to get a particular shot, I
really need the larger sensor in the K-1, those are usually night time
wide angle shots. Also, when I'm photographing musicians and don't want
to get great shots of microphones with blurry musicians in the
background, the K-1 far outshines the K-3. But I've recently been
surprised to realize how often, for basic shooting, it really doesn't
matter to me which camera I grab.
I will note that I haven't gotten to the point of grabbing the K-1 and
APS only lenses like the 18-250.
Larry Colen l...@red4est.com (postbox on min4est) http://red4est.com/lrc
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