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07-24-2014, 06:29 PM   #106
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Wow! 8 pages long thread about a new K-3 colour. But we are Pentaxians, after all

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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Every year, we wait for Photokina
Only half true Photokina takes place every two years
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Maybe we are missing the point of this K-3 prestige release.
Earlier a couple of posts touched on fact that there is possibly other news coming........
Anyone checked on the popcorn orders going into Ricoh?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sorver Quote
Please make sure you do I imagine we will get a certain number distributed
Responded with update on P3 or so - Clem Kennedy from the CR Kennedy co responded to me within 20 mins or so to say that it was going to be posted on the pentax site within 2-3 days. Not there yet just checked.

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I actually don't like it as much in these photos, assuming they're legit
When you scroll to the last body picture on that Japanese web page there is a picture of the black body next to the grey. The black looks dark grey and the grey is a lighter tone. Seems like the lighting setup is making the image very light - a "black balance" issue.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Alcazar Quote
Only half true Photokina takes place every two years
That's why we are disappointed twice as often.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alcazar Quote
Only half true Photokina takes place every two years
Indeed. So, it just feels like it's every year! So, if I've been waiting for four Photokina's for Pentax to announce a FF, then I've been waiting eight bloody years!
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
FF will be a single Titanium Edition run of 5000 units with the Golden Section focusing screen and a special leather strap. It will be offered in a presentation box complete with a Titanium colored grip and 540FGZ flash.

Amazon will get 300 B&H will get 250. Adorama 200. All 47 remaining B&M Dealers in the USA will get one each. Pentax Webstore will get 3.

Canada will get 500. Henry's will get 400 of them. EU will get 1195. Austrailia will get 5.

Rest of world will get 500.

Japan will get 2000 and sell out by pre-order.

Six months later, outside Japan, B&H and Adorama will offer 2-day specials packaged with a free Pentax FluCard-II and a Titanium O-RC2 Remote with a tablet mouse pointer control feature.

PF will offer a presentation kit as the annual photo contest prize. 167 members will post a photo to the thread.

That crystal ball of yours offers incredible specificity.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Quicksand Quote
I like this and I want this BUT I DO NOT WANT A GRIP! GAAAAAAH!
That is the thing with these limited bundles, they can sell grips (probably a really high markup) to people that would never have bought one separately.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Alcazar Quote
Only half true Photokina takes place every two years
Well, you can still wait every year.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Every year, we wait for Photokina, and every year, we're disappointed. I'll believe they've made a FF when I see it!
I think it's now or never for Pentax this time around to be honest... it's just a feeling I have.

My comment re' Pentax/Ricoh trying to squeeze sales was idiotic and I apologize. They are maintaining a presence via this special edition though, which can only be good.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
FF will be a single Titanium Edition run of 5000 units with the Golden Section focusing screen and a special leather strap. It will be offered in a presentation box complete with a Titanium colored grip and 540FGZ flash.

....... Pentax Webstore will get 3. ..Canada will get 500. Henry's will get 400 of them. EU will get 1195. Austrailia will get 5.....Rest of world will get 500..
As an Australian who bought a D810 I really don't care
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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
My comment re' Pentax/Ricoh trying to squeeze sales was idiotic and I apologize. They are maintaining a presence via this special edition though, which can only be good.
I don't think it was idiotic... i think they do try to squeeze a few more sales out of the K3, before they announce the K3-II
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alcazar Quote
I don't think it was idiotic... i think they do try to squeeze a few more sales out of the K3, before they announce the K3-II
Thanks.

I guess a special edition makes the standard model look appealing anyway so they could still get those extra sales.

I don't think that a K3 MkII is on the cards just yet, but I feel they will at least announce a FF this year. I realise that people have been saying this very thing for many years but eventually you'd expect it to be correct.
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That crystal ball of yours offers incredible specificity.
Didn't specify the year.
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The photo made it appear that the 20-40mm lens came with the new color body for $1400. I was contemplating getting on this steal of a combo until I realized my error when going to add the item to cart lol
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The photo made it appear that the 20-40mm lens came with the new color body for $1400. I was contemplating getting on this steal of a combo until I realized my error when going to add the item to cart lol

Too good to be true... a camera + grip for $400?
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No, I thought it was the K3 and the 20-40mm lens for $1400
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