Matt Bishop

Experience Report about PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome by Matt Bishop

Matt Bishop, Photographer from Italy:

"... it seems to be slightly more responsive than K-3III on field and has better dynamic range/ISO performance. The details in the RAW files are just stunning and a joy to work with."

Matt Bishop presenting K-3 Mark III Monochrome

PENTAX photographers had the opportunity to test the K-3 Mark III monochrome in their everyday photography before its market launch. We share their assessment here.

 PENTAX K-3 III Monochrome  //  HD PENTAX-DA16-50mmF2.8ED PLM AW  //  Focal length: 29mm (44mm 35 mm equiv.)  //  ISO200  // Exposure time: 1/13sec.  //  Aperture: F4.5  

 

 

Matt Bishop, is well known to all Pentax users. He is a sought-after contact for the PENTRAX system far beyond the borders of Europe. As such, his YouTube channel has been established for a long time, whereby he also tries out new ways of communication through his curiosity and talks here about the recording system, the camera technology and also about his photography.

Whenever he has time, he visits "his" Tuscany, which always provides new impressions, also for his workshops.

Unfortunately, he only had the new PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome at his disposal for a short time, but was able to gather a few impressions with the camera at his other favourite places.

 

 PENTAX K-3 III Monochrome  //  HD PENTAX-DA16-50mmF2.8ED PLM AW  //  Focal length: 22mm (34mm 35 mm equiv.)  //  ISO3200  // Exposure time: 1/2500sec.  //  Aperture: F3.5 

 

 PENTAX K-3 III Monochrome  //  HD PENTAX-DA16-50mmF2.8ED PLM AW  //  Focal length: 29mm (44mm 35 mm equiv.)  //  ISO400  // Exposure time: 1/2500sec.  //  Aperture: F8 

 

 

Even though the test period was very short, he summarises his impressions here. 

"...The K3III Monochrome operates very similar to the K3III, however it seems to be slightly more responsive on field and has better dynamic range/ISO performance. The details in the RAW files are just stunning and a joy to work with..."

 

"This camera has a very important place to stand for the creative photographer especially within landscapes. The details that monochrome captures with respect to highlights and shadows and how their relationship works together in harmony is a beautiful thing to respect for any artist. The more I used this camera the more I was seeing in black and white and the more I was understanding the fine relationship that It plays amongst landscapes, especially even during broad daylight photography, where normally the landscape photographer would hinder against because of intense light..."

 

PENTAX K-3 III Monochrome  //  HD PENTAX-DA16-50mmF2.8ED PLM AW  //  Focal length: 45mm (69mm 35 mm equiv.)  //  ISO200  // Exposure time: 1/320sec.  //  Aperture: F7.1 

 

PENTAX K-3 III Monochrome  //  HD PENTAX-DA16-50mmF2.8ED PLM AW  //  Focal length: 50mm (77mm 35 mm equiv.)  //  ISO200  // Exposure time: 1/30sec.  //  Aperture: F9 

PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome
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