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12-09-2022, 10:03 PM   #136
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I can’t see myself taking one to some of the ‘grungy’ places I take my primary camera to.
I can't see why. It isn't that extravagant in terms of design or price. This camera will be just as durable as a regular K-70.

And it isn't even expensive really. A standard KF with the DA 18-55mm costs 138,800 yen on the Ricoh store, so when you consider you are getting a better lens and a strap, it looks like good value already. That's before you even consider the customizations that TKO has added to this model.

All these limited camera models that Pentax comes out with are very much designed to be used, and I've seen people using them over here. Sure, you want to take care of them, but they are not designed to be kept in the box or on a shelf.

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I can't see why. It isn't that extravagant in terms of design or price. This camera will be just as durable as a regular K-70.

And it isn't even expensive really. A standard KF with the DA 18-55mm costs 138,800 yen on the Ricoh store, so when you consider you are getting a better lens and a strap, it looks like good value already. That's before you even consider the customizations that TKO has added to this model.

All these limited camera models that Pentax comes out with are very much designed to be used, and I've seen people using them over here. Sure, you want to take care of them, but they are not designed to be kept in the box or on a shelf.
It is expensive to me - I already have a KP, and one working camera {a KP} is enough, and I already have a K-30, Q-7 to back it up in case of problem. I might purchase a properly-price improvement.
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It is expensive to me - I already have a KP, and one working camera {a KP} is enough, and I already have a K-30, Q-7 to back it up in case of problem. I might purchase a properly-price improvement.
But that's irrelevant. Normally, one wouldn't say "I don't see myself using the camera" if the reason is that they don't see themselves buying the camera in the first place. If I had need for a K-70/KF as a backup, I'd most likely buy this version, because it's much prettier and it costs less than the regular KF with the same lens.

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But that's irrelevant. Normally, one wouldn't say "I don't see myself using the camera" if the reason is that they don't see themselves buying the camera in the first place. If I had need for a K-70/KF as a backup, I'd most likely buy this version, because it's much prettier and it costs less than the regular KF with the same lens.
IMO you're wasting your time but I completely agree of course.
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I can't see why. It isn't that extravagant in terms of design or price. This camera will be just as durable as a regular K-70.

And it isn't even expensive really. A standard KF with the DA 18-55mm costs 138,800 yen on the Ricoh store, so when you consider you are getting a better lens and a strap, it looks like good value already. That's before you even consider the customizations that TKO has added to this model.

All these limited camera models that Pentax comes out with are very much designed to be used, and I've seen people using them over here. Sure, you want to take care of them, but they are not designed to be kept in the box or on a shelf.
My cameras 'live hard lives". My K-30 basically looks new but I damaged the top of the KP during the first year I owned it. The top of the flash unit was broken somehow when I took it out of my bag one day. I "stabilized" it with a product called "Gorilla Glue", but it will never look the same even though it works OK. I already back it up with my Q-7 {which I used to take the photo below} and K-30, so I would gain nothing from purchasing a K-70, regardless of how it looked, so I will make another purchase from Pentax only if I gain something. At the end of my career, I discovered that I think as a Western engineer {hardware or software} - the tool's use to me is based on the utility I gain from it, not its apearance. I would gain no utility from any K-70, so I would spend my money on any KF/K-70 only if my KP stops functioning. Incidentally, I accidentally glued the flash down, but that is OK; I use flash only indoors, using either the Q-7 or the K-30.


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All these limited camera models that Pentax comes out with are very much designed to be used, and I've seen people using them over here. Sure, you want to take care of them, but they are not designed to be kept in the box or on a shelf.
To prove your point: I saw an original K3 in gunmetal silver on the used market recently, almost 300k shutter count, 300 euro I guess, not expensive for a used K3, but still a bit of a bet to buy it at that shutter count.

There's still some jet black K3iii cameras on stock in camera stores here in Europe. Price is basically the original K3iii release price. I just use my cameras and have small kids, so if I would buy one it won't be in collectors condition for long. I will wait a bit to see how funds are next year and maybe make the jump

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Like the reports and updates.
Hoping to go next week.
How was your visit?
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How was your visit?
Sorry for the late reply.
I posted a comment in the more recent Clubhouse thread.
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