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10-10-2013, 07:20 AM   #616
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I spotted this cool looking leather strap on the "limited" K3:


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Yeah because I like FA Silver a lot and I want the Silver body. I don't know why but whenever I hold my Silver camera with my Silver FA Ltd, I always have passion to take pictures lol, it's difficult to describe :P. You have all black lenses so that would be better to have black camera. I never preorder the camera before but this K3 is so tempted to me, I have to sell other lenses to afford it, I hope it will worth it. There's a lot people out there complain about Pentax lacks of FF camera (include me) but I take a serious look on FF and Crop again then I realize that:
- The most significant different between FF and APS-C now is DOF, that will be always the difference due to its sensor
- Like my friend said, with the development of technology, the gap between FF and APS-C now narrowed down more and more, DR, ISO with reduce noise software, color, sharpness, AA filter... will be not much difference.
- Of course every one wants to afford FF but price is still high for most people. Moreover, I think DOF will be considered seriously if you take portrait much more than landscape. If someones prefer wide, they can buy 8mm or 10mm or 15mm lens. Of course some one likes super wide will take FF

Anyway, I buy K3 because I like the camera with a lot of technology and improvement, I see Ricoh works very hard to make this, and if you search on the Internet about K3 now, there is a lot of website mention about it =>That's show what they did with marketing, I am glad that.

Let's see when we have the camera on hand

P/S: 2 days ago I preorder from BHphoto on my laptop and it said I have problem with my address for no reason, so weird, then I order on Pentaxwebstore as I mentioned, then I got email about address and credit card issue. So when I come back home, I log into BH through my phone, and I preorder from BH successfuly, I don't know why. By the way, you can click on notify when in stock button then you can get email about it , I have no idea about transfer money, I am sorry
thank you ^^ i checked, they take paypal or credit card... now i am trying to decide if i preorder or buy when it is in stock... do you think you can't maybe get one the first week or so if you don't preorder? will they all be gone? i only wanted to preorder because of the silver, now i don't get the silver so i don know if preorder is any good. someone said the price will drop after launch, but i am buying it the first week of the launch (cannot wait for longer) so maybe price don drop in that time i wonder if i can get it more locally, but i haven't seen any store here advertise it yet...
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QuoteOriginally posted by cream Quote
thank you ^^ i checked, they take paypal or credit card... now i am trying to decide if i preorder or buy when it is in stock... do you think you can't maybe get one the first week or so if you don't preorder? will they all be gone? i only wanted to preorder because of the silver, now i don't get the silver so i don know if preorder is any good. someone said the price will drop after launch, but i am buying it the first week of the launch (cannot wait for longer) so maybe price don drop in that time i wonder if i can get it more locally, but i haven't seen any store here advertise it yet...
Actually I haven't called back the Pentaxwebstore yet so I might still have my silver version there I don't know. If you really want the Silver now, I think you can call them and tell them that you are my friend and you verify your card and address, do you think they can fix it and allow you to order?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ledohung Quote
Actually I haven't called back the Pentaxwebstore yet so I might still have my silver version there I don't know. If you really want the Silver now, I think you can call them and tell them that you are my friend and you verify your card and address, do you think they can fix it and allow you to order?
i have never had a limited camera, collector's item... it is a nice idea! my card? I have no credit card... I never use credit... i have no debt... just money you mean call bhphoto or pentaxwebstore? I don know if i want to call pentaxwebstore like i said... i don like dishonest business... but if it means i can have a silver, maybe i will... ^^ i really like the idea of having one... if they never produce more...

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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
I spotted this cool looking leather strap on the "limited" K3:
I noticed it as well..... VERY nice and I might buy one if they offered it. I also stumbled onto this interesting pentax strap...
Pentax DSLR Leather Hand Strap 85101 B&H Photo Video
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I noticed it as well..... VERY nice and I might buy one if they offered it. I also stumbled onto this interesting pentax strap...
Pentax DSLR Leather Hand Strap 85101 B&H Photo Video
that is very useful!
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2. Ricoh WILL NOT fade out Pentax. They are not stupid enough to remove a brand name known around the world for one thing: top quality DSLRs and optics.
I really wish you are right with this assumption.
A company naturally wants to put its name on products which it designed and built.

Minolta was a great "name" (my first Film SLR was a Minolta). Sony was then only known for producing Video-Cameras, etc.
I don't know the details about the merger of Sony and Konica-Minolta, but the long-standing Minolta name vanished.

I can live with a big Pentax on the Pentaprism casing and a small Ricoh on the back under the lcd, but I hate the idea that this is just the beginnng of the end of a great, great name (Pentax).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bernie_Rain Quote
I really wish you are right with this assumption.
A company naturally wants to put its name on products which it designed and built.

Minolta was a great "name" (my first Film SLR was a Minolta). Sony was then only known for producing Video-Cameras, etc.
I don't know the details about the merger of Sony and Konica-Minolta, but the long-standing Minolta name vanished.

I can live with a big Pentax on the Pentaprism casing and a small Ricoh on the back under the lcd, but I hate the idea that this is just the beginnng of the end of a great, great name (Pentax).
If they get rid of the name, the K-mount is sure to go with it. Otherwise, wouldn't make much sense just for the fact of those millions of lenses...maybe they just want to remind people that old Ricoh lenses are K-mount too. (Maybe they'll uncripple the mount AND re-enable the Ricoh pin for whatever it was for.)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bernie_Rain Quote
I really wish you are right with this assumption.
A company naturally wants to put its name on products which it designed and built.

Minolta was a great "name" (my first Film SLR was a Minolta). Sony was then only known for producing Video-Cameras, etc.
I don't know the details about the merger of Sony and Konica-Minolta, but the long-standing Minolta name vanished.
I guess I was surprised about that too until someone said that the "Minolta" name was not in the purchase agreement when Sony acquired the Minolta camera division... the original Minolta mount then became the alpha mount that Sony uses in the DSLR. That was what I heard... someone please correct me if it is not the case..
The bottom line is that it is different in the case of Ricoh acquiring Pentax from Hoya.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bernie_Rain Quote
Minolta was a great "name" (my first Film SLR was a Minolta). Sony was then only known for producing Video-Cameras, etc. I don't know the details about the merger of Sony and Konica-Minolta, but the long-standing Minolta name vanished.
The Konica/Minolta name was retained by the company for its business imaging division. Konica-branded office copiers and printers and optical devices.

Sony bought camera patents, manufacturing facilities, technology and the mount.
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I noticed it as well..... VERY nice and I might buy one if they offered it. I also stumbled onto this interesting pentax strap...
Pentax DSLR Leather Hand Strap 85101 B&H Photo Video
The hand straps work very well on the K10D/K20D bodies.

They totally blow goats on K5 bodies.

The issue is that the ISO button is too far back and toward the edge of the top plate to reach without loosening the strap. I guess shorter fingers might help.

It's like they never tested it together, which I find amazing.

I still use one on my K5, it just has to be either worn loose to change ISO quickly (more like a handicam strap), or if I'm in consistent light it's not as bad it can be more secure... but it certainly isn't as awesome as on my K20D.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cream Quote
i have never had a limited camera, collector's item... it is a nice idea! my card? I have no credit card... I never use credit... i have no debt... just money you mean call bhphoto or pentaxwebstore? I don know if i want to call pentaxwebstore like i said... i don like dishonest business... but if it means i can have a silver, maybe i will... ^^ i really like the idea of having one... if they never produce more...
Oh I forgot that camera is ordered by my card so you cannot call them. Sorry!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bernie_Rain Quote
I really wish you are right with this assumption.
A company naturally wants to put its name on products which it designed and built.

Minolta was a great "name" (my first Film SLR was a Minolta). Sony was then only known for producing Video-Cameras, etc.
I don't know the details about the merger of Sony and Konica-Minolta, but the long-standing Minolta name vanished.

I can live with a big Pentax on the Pentaprism casing and a small Ricoh on the back under the lcd, but I hate the idea that this is just the beginnng of the end of a great, great name (Pentax).
It's not an assumption, is something communicated by Ricoh Imaging.

They did, it's right under the LCD.

Konica-Minolta sold their camera division to Sony. Konica-Minolta continues to exist, they didn't transfer the name - and Sony wouldn't want it anyway. In the last 5 years, I don't remember seeing people complain about the name change, and I'd say many of them don't even know about Minolta.

I'd rather live not fearing that something might happen. Ricoh said they'll continue using the brand, so far they kept their word - that's good enough for me.
After all, what I want are "Pentax-like" products, not products bearing a Pentax label (that's just a bonus).
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QuoteOriginally posted by ledohung Quote
Oh I forgot that camera is ordered by my card so you cannot call them. Sorry!
oh okay... that's okay ^^ black or silver, I will be happy... (but good you said, I was going to call them on monday )
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QuoteOriginally posted by noser Quote
The hand straps work very well on the K10D/K20D bodies.

They totally blow goats on K5 bodies.

The issue is that the ISO button is too far back and toward the edge of the top plate to reach without loosening the strap. I guess shorter fingers might help.
You know you can set the front wheel to control ISO? I use Av most of the time - with ISO on the front wheel. In Tav I don't need the ISO button, I almost never use Tv or P, so that leaves only M. I think I can live with that.
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