my shiny new toy

Discussion in 'Pentax DSLR Forum' started by JKLso, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. JKLso

    JKLso SC Regular

    Nov 24, 2014
    near Kelso WA USA

    I really wanted a K-1 badly - but the budget would have to stretch a bit far for that. When I saw the silver Ricoh-anniversary edition K-3ii was available I went for that. I'll miss a few of those K-1 features, but having PxShift capablilty in the camera + motion correction for same on the computer (Pentax/silkypix software) was too tempting to ignore.

    My lens plan was simple: a 16-85 or silver 20-40, whichever I saw below $500. Adorama dumped the 'demo' grade Limited zoom, and it arrived the same day as the camera. A spare battery came a day before that with USB charger, so I cannot complain about timing!
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  2. JKLso

    JKLso SC Regular

    Nov 24, 2014
    near Kelso WA USA
    Image shot with GM1 + 14-42ii + star filter & underexposed a bit. I like the effect!
  3. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Veteran

    Jan 19, 2015
    Sure is a sexy looking lens there.
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  4. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    K-3 has the best grip of any camera I have ever held. Enjoy!
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  5. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    congrats. i have a weatherproof ks2 and weatherproof 20-40. that lens is very underrated. i love mine, has great pop, color and clarity. the kit renders closer to ccd than any cmos ive used. i couple it with the 77/1.8 limited which is an outstanding portrait lens and im good to go anywhere. pentax makes some great looking, high quality equipment. best of luck.
  6. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Just ordered a K30 with 18-135... looking forward to this very much
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  7. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Def a pretty cam. Enjoy it, share pics soon!! :D
  8. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Congrats! I still use my K5 and K200D, probably wont ever upgrade. THat lens though... yummy.