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Old Jul 11, 2018, 5:39 PM   #1
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Haven't been here in quite a while-surgery-relatives, etc. Purchased a K3II in early May-have been using my trusty K5IIs for quite a while. Got talked into buying the body and the new 55-300 PLM-thought it would be a lot faster focusing than the original DA 55-300-boy was I wrong-a $1225.00 mistake (for the pair). Camera body is really heavy-tough to carry all day. Worst part is that all my lenses have to be individually micro adjusted for sharpness. Still have to use unsharp mask in Elements. Too late to return.
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Old Jul 13, 2018, 6:56 AM   #2
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Have you contacted Ricoh to see if it is a warranty issue. Sounds like the camera is not properly calibrated.
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Old Jul 18, 2018, 12:12 PM   #3
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No-I have not contacted Ricoh. I have checked their website and the only repair center is Precision Camera. They have had terrible reviews about their service-takes forever and the end result is questionable. Just spent 3 weeks in Florida-took about 500 shots. Of the ones I kept they all had to be adjusted using unsharp mask in Elements in order for them to be usable. Just don't want to make every shot to be a science project.
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Old Jul 18, 2018, 12:27 PM   #4
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K3II using PLM 55-300. Circular polarizer-unsharp mask in Elements-additional sharpening. Shot after a thunderstorm in Bellaire Beach Florida
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