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04-16-2018, 06:08 PM   #1
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Pentax K-3 II with weather proof-sealed body

I am interested in Purchasing the Pentax K-3 II which also has a weather proof, sealed magnesium alloy body w/92 different environmental seals, which sits over the top of the steel chassis. Can you tell me where and the cost of this Pentax? Thanks in advance for your help. Deb Weber.


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Hi Deb
The K-3ii can be bought from a number of retailers.
Here are two options: Pentax K-3ii | B&H Photo Video
And: pentax k-3ii buy or learn at Adorama

You could also look at the KP as an option:
https://www.adorama.com/l/?searchinfo=pentax+kp
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Pentax%20KP&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&...op+Nav-Search=
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QuoteOriginally posted by debjimweber Quote
I am interested in Purchasing the Pentax K-3 II which also has a weather proof, sealed magnesium alloy body w/92 different environmental seals, which sits over the top of the steel chassis. Can you tell me where and the cost of this Pentax? Thanks in advance for your help. Deb Weber.
The K-3 II itself is weather sealed. No need for any other accessories.

Note that weather sealed does not mean waterproof (i.e. don't put it underwater).

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I have a K-3II. It is an excellent camera.

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As Adam said, It is more like "weather sealed" body than "weather proof" body.
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As already mentioned, the K-3 II is widely available. For specific advice it would help to know where you are.

The weather sealing is a reassurance, not a guarantee. I have had my gear thoroughly soaked in conditions where other photographers have put their cameras away, and lived to tell the tale, but that doesn't mean I go out of my way to get it wet. Also be aware that you need a weather sealed lens mounted on the camera for the sealing to be effective.

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For the WR lens, I recommend the DA16-85. Quite nice and also weather resistant.
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I pushed my K-3's WR too much in the rain forests of Costa Rica last year. It did not survive. I blame myself not the camera. A great camera but just know that there IS a limit on how much rain it can take.

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A very good camera, Deb, but no camera is waterproof, which is why pros buy housings for them.

It's great at being weather resistant, as you've read, but that's not the same thing. You will not be able to claim warranty if sand or water's found inside it by repairers.
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The K-3 II is technically discontinued but remains available from major dealers, including B&H and Adorama. While it is highly resistant to water and dust ingress, it is not completely impervious to the elements. I've personally dealt with a malfunction on my K-3 II (with no lasting damage) after continuous exposure to heavy rain for more than an hour during a soccer assignment more than two years ago.

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