Pentax K-3

Discussion in 'Pentax DSLR Forum' started by john m flores, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. john m flores

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  2. Biro

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    Aug 7, 2011
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    Steve
    Yeah, it reminds me of how bad all Pentaxes are. I'm going to toss my K-5, K-30 and K-01 (even the Q) in the dumpster right now. :wink:
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    John, you can pre-order the limited edition here......there are only 2000 of them. Don't wait too long. http://www.adorama.com/IPXK3P.html
     
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  4. Luckypenguin

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    Dec 24, 2010
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    Nic
    I thought for a second that someone had shoehorned the Samyang 7.5mm M4/3 fisheye onto that camera.
     
  5. john m flores

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    Aug 13, 2012
    No thanks, Luke. I'm too cheap!
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    that leather strap pushed me over the edge.
     
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  7. john m flores

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    Aug 13, 2012
    I guess I'm just not that kinky.
     
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  8. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    UHUH. Sure. :p
     
  9. CM_SK

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    Hah - nobody believes you John... I will probably replace my K-5 with this once the early adopters have de-bugged the early production run. I've passed on the 5ii etc minor upgrades waiting for this one, but this seems to justify staying in the Pentax world after a bit of time where that seemed rather in question. The upgraded AF and a bit more resolution (which I usually deploy in cropping) is always good.

    Noticed the specs indicate it is now 40g heavier... so it now might not qualify for Serious Compacts photos?? :wink:
     
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  10. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I didnt see that. It immediately takes it way out of my arthritic league.
     
  11. bartjeej

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    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I'm not sure I really like the looks of the limited edition, it looks kinda dated and I'm not yet convinced that it's the classic or classy kind of dated... other than that, if I were in the market for a DSLR, it'd probably be this or the K-50. Fortunately for my wallet, I'm not in the market :smile:
     
  12. Biro

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    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I picked up a K-30 body on closeout for $450. And my K-5 still works fine, so I'm good on the DSLR front. Of course, if the K-5 II body ever drops below $500, I wouldn't mind its better low-light auto-focus. But nothing urgent.
     
  13. john m flores

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    Aug 13, 2012
    Methinks we need a new website - DenseCompacts.com
     
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  14. drd1135

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    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    The forum is aimed at compacts not lightweights.:smile:
     
  15. CM_SK

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    Nah... I plan to lose the 40g by cutting back on lattes... evens it out.
     
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  16. john m flores

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    Aug 13, 2012
  17. drd1135

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    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Darn you, John. It had to be the silver one, didn't it? As a long time Pentax guy, I really like seeing them produce a camera this nice. Those last two shots are great, and the rendering of the flower is just fabulous.
     
  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm green with envy. That is a beautiful camera.
     
  19. CM_SK

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    Just realized I had predicted back in Oct that I would upgrade to the K-3; but I decided not to.... instead I picked up an OMD EM5 (down to $799 now...), plus a couple of lenses. Finally into m43.... But to John - I'm sure the K-3 will be a joy to shoot with... Future posts predicted.
     
  20. christilou

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    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Nothing wrong with those K's, love the Pentax skin tones :)