Watch Us Run the Pentax K3 Under a Faucet

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We recently published our Pentax K3 review, but did not do a thorough weather sealing test. In all honesty, that was our fault. When I was packing the camera back up to be shipped back to Pentax, I didn’t realize that they sent us a weather sealed lens along with it. And as a result, we’re working on updating our review of the camera.

So, just how much weather sealing does the Pentax K3 have?

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Review: Pentax K3

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The K3: Pentax’s flagship camera that many thought would be a full frame option. Instead, the company gave them an APS-C DSLR with a couple of interesting features. For starters, users have a digital AA filter. Then you can add in all the typical Pentax features such as incredible weather sealing, stabilization on the sensor, lots of megapixels, and other features targeted at the outdoors crowd.

But is the Pentax K3 really a camera for you?

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Essentials: The Street Fashion Blogger

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Essentials is a series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend. 

They appear all over the web: street fashion blogs and images are the thing of Tumblr and Instagram amongst many of the images that you see on Pinterest. The street fashion world is one of finding cool locations out in the busy streets of a city and capture a moment that looks candid. And to do that, you don’t need the most sophisticated of gear. However, the details and a vision can surely help.

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First Impressions: Pentax K3

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Pentax K3 first impressions product photos (3 of 8)ISO 4001-80 sec at f - 3.2

Pentax recently announced their K3 DSLR that is the new flagship of their APS-C lineup of cameras. As with nearly every Pentax product, it is incredibly rugged as it sports a magnesium alloy body with full weather sealing. The K3 also has a 23.35MP APS-C CMOS sensor at its heart with a user-selectable anti-aliasing filter. Essentially, the processor can mimic the look of having an AA filter on the sensor, but do note that the sensor doesn’t have one in order to get the best sharpness possible.

We’ve been spending a bit of time with the camera so far, and we have to say that it has a lot going for it, but there are some things that are irking us a bit.

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Pentax’s K-3 Gets Announced; Comes in Black and Silver


There were rumors and even reports that Pentax’s K-3 would be a full frame camera. And today, the company is going official. Ricoh is officially announcing the Pentax K-3 DSLR: which at the moment of publishing this piece, we’re not sure if this replaces the K-5 II or not. Either way, the K-3 is a 24MP APS-C DSLR that can shoot 8.3 fps, a selectable anti-aliasing filter (which is quite interesting technology), an 86,000 pixel metering sensor, H.264 video capabilities, weather sealing with a magnesium alloy body, a 100% viewfinder, and boasts an ISO range from 100-51,200.

From what it looks like on paper, it seems like a very big contender to our Editor’s Choice award winner the Nikon D7100.

Ricoh is also announcing today a brand new lens in the form of their 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED WR. The lens sports Pentax’s new HD coatings recently announced, weather resistance and ED elements.

Tech specs and more images are after the jump. The K3 is available for body only at the price of $1,296.95, $1,646.95 with the 18-135mm lens, and $1,596.95 for the silver version.

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Alleged Images of a Pentax Full Frame Camera Appear; Proving it Isn’t a Unicorn


You know that Pentax Full Frame camera that we’ve all been waiting for and many folks have been sick and tired of hearing about? Well, Sony Alpha Rumors is stating that it may just indeed be coming. So why is it on the Sony oriented site? Well, the camera may feature a Sony sensor built in–which is the approach that the company has taken for a couple of years now. But that’s not all, a source gave them the image showing a full frame mirror.

But that’s not all the proof out there…

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