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09-16-2014, 01:29 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ben78 Quote
In Australia I have just paid $1660 for 6D body. K3 body is $1344. I paid $1650 for my K5 when it was released. Yes, I think improved ISO, GPS, Wifi and larger format is all worth the $300 body premium over the K3, additionally I can walk into multiple stores and buy lenses and other accessories - which I cannot do with Pentax.

I have listed some of my items in the marketplace, but no not all, K5 still has a performance edge over 6D in some specs that make it well worth hanging onto.
And the K-3 has a lot more advantages over a 6D than a K-5, including dynamic range and resolution..., but that low light thing can be a big deal. Have a great time with your new system.

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And the K-3 has a lot more advantages over a 6D than a K-5, including dynamic range and resolution..., but that low light thing can be a big deal. Have a great time with your new system.
Please, tell me: is there any APC-S camera, Pentax or otherwise, that has a viewfinder that closely match a FF/Medium Format film camera? To me this is my major concern, because, I want to be able to see through the viewfinder the same way I do with my film cameras, e.g., LX, Norita 66, PZ-1 (I do not yet own a digital camera). So far every digital camera (APC-S) I have played with at the big retail stores leave a lot to desire in comparison to my film cameras viewfinder. Moreover, I used my film cameras almost exclusively for portraiture (I really like that big shallow depth of field)), and family group pictures where I need to be able to visually see all details without having to guess, because the viewfinder is too dark/image too small, etc. I figure what good is a little bit of better dynamic range and resolution, if I am mostly printing at 4X6 and 8X10.
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the k5 viewfinder is fantastic compared with other apsc systems, others are a tunnel really. I have the 6d in my hands now and the viewfinder reminds me of my mz-50, large and bright.
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I have the 6d in my hands now and the viewfinder reminds me of my mz-50, large and bright.
Pls stop. You are making me waver.
Not long ago the Nikon D610 was available for $1550 after discounts and cash-backs, plus with a 3 +2 year warranty...

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Sorry :-(
Maybe CP next February will bring some good news!

Yeah, this weekend just gone Jb hi Fi had the 610 for $1550. Would have grabbed that except I really wanted to move away from screw driven af lenses. Af-s are comparatively expensive compared with the canon offerings, plus it's easy to fit Takumars to a canon. An adaptor is in the mail for those!
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