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Pentax K3

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K3 Image Review and Deletion

Pentax K3 firmware version 1.00

The image review (play) feature is frustratingly modal: one can have a histogram (two variants) OR an uncluttered full image view OR two info windows, but there is no cycling between them as with Nikon or Canon.

Suppose one wants to see the histogram, then see the uncluttered image, to cycle between them. This ought to be as simple as cycling to the alternate view using the up-down arrows on the 4-way controller. Instead, it takes a button to raise a menu, then one has to scroll to the desired view, then confirm. Then to get back to the histogram, the process has to be repeated. After doing this a few dozen (or hundred) times, a frustration starts to build.

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Diglloyd DAP is DSLR-oriented, but also contains workflow and other topics. Much of the focus is on Canon and Nikon but also Pentax and Pentax medium format.

Special emphasis is placed on lens evaluation, focusing on Canon and Nikon and Sigma lenses, but with a few others like Rokinon/Samyang.

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  • Workflow discusses image organization, raw conversion and post processing. Many examples show processing parameters for direct insight into how the image was converted.
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  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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