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12-26-2019, 10:10 AM   #1
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K-3 II replacement release

is there any information on the release date of the new crop body ? the reason i am asking is that a load of my gear was stolen at Bill Baggs state park including the K3 and since insurance is covering a little less than half what i lost i replaced the newer stuff with that and am replacing crop body equipment as i can afford it. i am looking at a used K3 on the forums but if the new one will be released soon i might wait for it. also if the moderators say its ok i will post what happened as a warning. nothing is safe in a locked car anymore.

12-26-2019, 10:16 AM   #2
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Only wild speculation at this point. Here is one of several threads discussing the topic:

New information about new flagship's selling date - PentaxForums.com
12-26-2019, 10:40 AM   #3
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That thread won't tell you much in the way of anything useful
12-26-2019, 10:57 AM   #4
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@nitehntr

The short answer to your question is: no.

People speculate the new camera will be announced at CP+ (end of February) and available between April and June.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
@nitehntr

The short answer to your question is: no.

People speculate the new camera will be announced at CP+ (end of February) and available between April and June.
Be on the lookout for a concurrent 16-50 replacement as well.
12-26-2019, 12:51 PM   #6
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Sorry to hear about your troubles

how long ago was it

have you looked at Lenstag.com

Lenstag - Free theft protection and monitoring for cameras, lenses and video equipment

they do say they have been helpful in recovery of stolen items

although it is more difficult to register equipment after the theft
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That sucks. Especially at Christmas. 4-6 months maybe is quite a wait.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
People speculate the new camera will be announced at CP+ (end of February) and available between April and June.
this seems sensible

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6 months of waiting should be enough
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QuoteOriginally posted by fsge Quote
6 months of waiting should be enough
At least, now people can do some planning/thinking, which is different from when K-3ii owners had only a promise that "someday" Pentax would release a replacement.
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You'll all miss the excitement of anticipation once the K-New is actually released. At present it's all potential. Enjoy it while
it lasts, the camera will be here soon enough.
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Its like waiting for a baby as the expectant father .... I have K20d, passed on my K5 to a student, a K3 and a K1 I am hoping the new crop will be just the trick with the 150-450 for wildlife... I would love Pentax to revive the 600mm f4... just a bit of a gamble buying from ebay.
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I'm now hoping it doesn't come too soon, since I've just purchased a K1-II.
But for everybody else I'm hoping for a CP+ anouncement.

Personally I'm probably waiting on the first cash back promotion (unless that takes longer than christmas 2020)
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QuoteOriginally posted by nitehntr Quote
is there any information on the release date of the new crop body ? the reason i am asking is that a load of my gear was stolen at Bill Baggs state park including the K3 and since insurance is covering a little less than half what i lost i replaced the newer stuff with that and am replacing crop body equipment as i can afford it. i am looking at a used K3 on the forums but if the new one will be released soon i might wait for it. also if the moderators say its ok i will post what happened as a warning. nothing is safe in a locked car anymore.
I am sorry you don't have a backup camera - if you could depend on that, you could wait to make a decision.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nitehntr Quote
is there any information on the release date of the new crop body ? the reason i am asking is that a load of my gear was stolen at Bill Baggs state park including the K3 and since insurance is covering a little less than half what i lost i replaced the newer stuff with that and am replacing crop body equipment as i can afford it. i am looking at a used K3 on the forums but if the new one will be released soon i might wait for it. also if the moderators say its ok i will post what happened as a warning. nothing is safe in a locked car anymore.
Slightly off the topic, however what sort of insurance covers this ..is it Homeowner's policy?
Or some additionally purchased travel policy?
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