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02-24-2020, 10:49 AM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Discontinued is not death, it means it is now on it's own. It has become a grown up
Is that what I am, "discontinued"?

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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
Might be a sign that the K1 successor is on its way.
As mentioned above, it basically means that they are unable to supply distributors from residual stock.


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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
Now both K1 and K1 II sell at the same price new.

Not in Europe. In some countries they ask 500 euros more for the Mark ii.

https://www.idealo.de/preisvergleich/OffersOfProduct/4966072_-k-1-pentax.html
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I've had my K1 since Feb, 2017. Very pleased with it. Great camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
So did I. I wasn’t planning to purchase one regardless
Ha reh--good one. considering I've had mine almost 2 years and the Forum had already listed it as discontinued following the release of the K-1 mk II, this announcement is meaningless....As an aside, I checked the FMV for the K-3ii and that has shot up in value. DO you think it's because of the delay in the "new" APS-c flagship Ricoh has been toting around?
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QuoteOriginally posted by texandrews Quote
Is that what I am, "discontinued"?

I consider myself "bespoke".
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
Might be a sign that the K1 successor is on its way.
Hope so -- looking forward to see what improvements would be in a K-1 iii. The k-1 is a wonderful camera and one of my favorite small format cameras ever, just a hair behind my long ago retired Canon T-90.
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Yes I thought this was well known, its very hard to find a new K-1 in a shop... K-1ii however... easy peasy and will be for some time I imagine.

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Good catch.... I might have to buy another one just in case..... ooops.... I already did.....
*Brittany Spears "Oops, I Did It Again" plays in background* 😂
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QuoteOriginally posted by texandrews Quote
Is that what I am, "discontinued"?
you are a one off model, so it depends on whether you still live with your parents or not
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Thought it had been discontinued long ago. Still love mine. It would be interesting if Pentax kept the mkII in the line up when the higher performance and priced mkIII arrives.
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Had the Mk2 and was happy to replace it with the Mk1, after learning more about the accelerator chip! Should still be plenty of Mk1 around, used at a discount, for anyone that wants a second (or their first?)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Oktyabr Quote
Had the Mk2 and was happy to replace it with the Mk1, after learning more about the accelerator chip! Should still be plenty of Mk1 around, used at a discount, for anyone that wants a second (or their first?)
Did you notice any difference in actual shooting?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Serkevan Quote
Did you notice any difference in actual shooting?
The MK2's accelerator chip seemed to deal with high ISO better (12800 and above) but I don't like any more "in camera" processing than absolutely necessary, especially when shooting raw. Ultimately it was the price difference between the two, used, when I made the switch. Stepping back "down" to the mark 1 freed up more money to throw towards the 150-450 that I bought at roughly the same time.

Both are excellent bodies but if I had to do it again? I'd take a lightly used mk1 over a new mk2, assuming a significant savings could be found.
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