Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-01-2013, 10:49 PM   #16
Greyser's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Los Angeles, California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,150
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
Not me. I'll let you early adopters test it out for me first and the wait for the first FW update.
You are not alone. At this exact time when I'm writing this 50% out 97 responders think the same. However, your hope for brave early adopters makes sense: there are almost 30% of them out there.

10-01-2013, 11:46 PM   #17
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
RobA_Oz's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,097
I skipped the K-5II/s specifically because of this anticipated new body, so I'll probably be buying early, like I did with the K-5. I was lucky with mine, though - no sensor stains - although my friend and fellow Taswegian David, a PF member, wasn't so lucky.
10-02-2013, 01:53 AM   #18
Veteran Member

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 818
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
IMO it should go K-500 -> K-50 -> K-5 II -> K-3. There's no reason to get rid of the K-5 since it's reasonably-priced yet still powerful. But, following Pentax tradition, I have a hunch that it will be discontinued.
Haha.... Well, i'm looking at the final "tier" grouping.


Tier 1: K50/K500 (Entry level with no difference other than WR)
Tier 2: K3 (Mid level)
*Tier 3: 645D (Top level)/ ?FF

So yea... The rest will be laid to rest as they have done their purpose, beta-testing products for Pentax..

*Hmm..... Since this seems to be Pentax tradition, looking ahead, in next year running if they do launch a FF, we can rest assure that the K3 will serve as the minimum specification, perhaps with upsized sensor and a little tweak here and there.. Therefore, it should be good IF it launches..
10-02-2013, 05:39 AM - 1 Like   #19
PePe's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 548
No preorder, but probably I am going to get the K-3 as soon as it becomes available. If there is a FF body coming, will get it as well and enjoy the benefits of both formats.

QuoteOriginally posted by Greyser Quote
I almost pulled a trigger on K-5IIs. I reconsidered when I learned that it did not match well with my major tool - Sigma 500/4.5.
I havenīt heard of this. Is there a compatibility problem with the Sigma 500/4,5 and the K-5IIs?

10-02-2013, 06:43 AM   #20
Veteran Member

Join Date: Sep 2012
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,728
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
IMO it should go K-500 -> K-50 -> K-5 II -> K-3. There's no reason to get rid of the K-5 since it's reasonably-priced yet still powerful. But, following Pentax tradition, I have a hunch that it will be discontinued.
I doubt the K-5 II and 's' stay for very long. There's just not enough of a difference from the K-50 to justify it when those differences will be in the K-3 anyway (and assuming your knowledge of K-3 pricing is correct). Even Nikon only has three tiers of APS-C cameras if you leave the ancient D90 out of the equation.

Last edited by IchabodCrane; 10-02-2013 at 06:49 AM.
10-02-2013, 12:20 PM   #21
Veteran Member
richard balonglong's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Baguio City, Philippines
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 350
If the K-3 has only very little improvements from K-5IIs I might skip or pass. But if it has great improvements (especially its AF system) and new practical techs on it, I will buy one. And, but if the rumors of FF next year will come true, I will pass from K-3 and get that FF. I really need a bigger sensor for my type of work and my type of photography style, and the 645D is not that fitted for my needs.
10-02-2013, 02:46 PM   #22
Veteran Member

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,873
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
If it's the same Toshiba sensor that the D7100 uses, then the noise will be slightly lower when scaled down to 16Mp. However, this is already pushing the limits of APS-C...
THERE WE HAVE IT! Confirmation that it's a FF.
10-02-2013, 04:19 PM   #23
Veteran Member
dane.dawg's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: B.C.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,436
I am hoping to buy one as soon as Greyser tell us how good the AF..

10-02-2013, 05:06 PM   #24
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Ex Finn.'s Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southern Maryland.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,797
Only thing I will be buying is BB&J... if this shut down crap does not end.
Other than that, the K3 looks sexy and awesome and something that I would not mind having.
10-03-2013, 04:02 AM   #25
joergens.mi's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 405
Buying YES, but I want to hold i in my hands first. Therefore no preorder.

I'm hoping for tethering and a possibility for an external Monitor.
And I hope, I can use my cable bound remote control.
10-03-2013, 06:02 AM   #26
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
disco_owner's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sydney
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,623
I won't be buying any more apsc bodies , my k5 and k5 ii s are both good enough cameras for my purpose. Ill just wait till others buy the k3 and put it through its paces and will read their testimony here.
10-04-2013, 03:51 AM - 2 Likes   #27
MetteHHH's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,613
I am going to WANT DESPERATELY to preorder. And I am going to plan to wait until the price goes down. And then I am going to suffer not-so-quietly for a while, while the price doesn't go down. Then I am going to whine a bit. And then my dear, lovely, sweet, tolerant husband is going to say "Go ON, buy it already!"

That's the plan anyway...
10-04-2013, 04:12 AM   #28

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NY/Germany
Posts: 1,183
I don't understand anyone who would say, sight unseen, performance unknown, etc. etc. anyone who would preorder this or anything.

Never early adopt anything. They are the ones that pay for the last phase of testing that overlaps with release in this era of marketing and the selling of goods. They are the ones subsidizing everyone else to get lower prices.
10-04-2013, 04:51 AM   #29
RockvilleBob's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lewes DE USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,777
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Moved to the K-3 forum Why not also create a poll here?

I bet that most people will say they'll pre-order it, and then not do it but instead wait for prices to go down...but from what I know, the K-3 is fortunately going to be reasonably priced.
I did vote to pre-order and probably will. I enjoy wildlife photography and really look forward to a superior AF system. I would be happy with the K-5 and a robust AF system, the rest is gravy. What I really need is the AF and the 1.4 TC.

If I can go to a brick and mortar place to try it with my lenses I will buy it there - hopefully ACE photo in VA gets one in at announcement so I can go there and buy it. If not available locally to test with my lenses I will probably buy it at Amazon because of the hassle free return policy.
10-04-2013, 10:11 AM   #30
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 35,964
It has to be a replacement for my k-5s. It has to have equivalent DR, better resolution and faster AF. I am planning to stop into a Brink and Mortar store to test one as soon as they are available, but pre-order? Not unless there are some very positive reviews after it's announced.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[Poll]the results are hidden sterretje Site Suggestions and Help 9 03-21-2011 09:15 AM
amazing results in dpreview's current "quick poll" mattdm Pentax News and Rumors 64 10-18-2010 06:45 PM
60d vs d7000 vs k5 3rd party poll results opiedog Pentax K-5 10 09-29-2010 10:00 PM
Interresting Poll results ghelary Pentax News and Rumors 21 12-18-2009 10:07 PM
News New Feature: Hide Poll Results Adam Site Suggestions and Help 5 01-03-2008 10:11 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:41 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]