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11-27-2013, 04:26 PM   #256
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Has anybody sourced a K3 body only from Aust re-sellers??
I bought mine,black body only,from Camera Warehouse for $1295 including Flu-card
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Has anybody sourced a K3 body only from Aust re-sellers??
I picked up mine (body only) this week from Camera Pro in Brisbane. So it seems there may be a few body-only's floating around. Have you tried Camera Warehouse, like some of the other folks in this thread?

The K-3 I ordered from Camera Pro was the only one they had, and I get the feeling that they must have nagged CRK about it sufficiently for them to secure it. I had, in turn, been nagging the store weekly about the camera since I placed my order in early October. Up until last week, they were also saying the camera wasn't likely to be available until December, then suddenly it appeared.

I'm pretty sure Camera Pro won't have any more K-3's in stock, so I wouldn't suggest them as a potential source.
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ARGH!!!

Processed order with camera warehouse over night. Got to check emails before calling CRK to cancel the order and discover mine had been sent today!

Hope I can cancel camera warehouse order in time?!?
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QuoteOriginally posted by RedBoomer Quote
I have been waiting patiently on a pre-order from DCW since before the launch. DCW told me that a shipment was due around the 20/11 and when it arrived it was K3 kits with lens. I am after a body only. I think this may explain why some orders are fulfilled (kits) and some staying on back-order (body only). DCW have said the next shipment is due around 20/12 but they don't know if it is body-only or K3 kits.

Has anybody sourced a K3 body only from Aust re-sellers??
See how this pans out. Might have one for you....

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Managed to intercept the camera warehouse order.

At least I know where I will go to first in the future.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bob from Aus Quote
1. My scew drive went screwball. It sounded like the screw drive would not engage but the issue was much more interesting. At first it wouldn't find focus. then the screwdrive motor would be going and not moving the lens. Turing the camera off didn't turn the camera off, I had to pull out the battery. The problem was repeatable. So you have plenty of warning.

I only got the K-01 as backup because one of my K5s had a once off issue. I have used it a lot because it is light and I have one or two K5 with big lenses hanging off my shoulders. I was surprised at how much I enjoy using it with a small lens.

2. I had a look at the FLUcard website about 3 weeks ago and they only referred to the 8gig card.
That happened 1x with my K-5 and it was scary but after cycling power it has never happened again.
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QuoteOriginally posted by G and T Quote
I bought mine,black body only,from Camera Warehouse for $1295 including Flu-card
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Ditto

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Thx for your responses everyone. DCW called today say my K3 has arrived so I will be in action next week.

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Got mine today... battery charging now.
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K3 Arrived at camera house in bendigo will pick up in the morning
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Hrm,... I keep looking on the Vanbar website for the K3 to appear in stock,.. No joy,.. still has K-01 'not in stock' notes
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Picked it up this morning,waiting for battery to charge
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Well, following up my post on the less-than-happy experience a friend had at the local Camera House store, with an enquiry about the K-3, he went back and haggled them down to $1,400, including kit 18-55WR lens and a 16GB SD card, as well as the 8GB FLUcard. Not a bad deal for a local sale. Is he a happy camper!

I have noted that the K-3 isn't even on the Camera House website yet (and yet various combination kits of the K30 are still there), even though they're advertising pre-orders for the Df. It shows that CRK have a way to go dealing with the mindset of this major retail chain. Still better for CRK than the old-established Walch Optics who apparently announced that they have no intention of stocking the K-3.
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So, then it seems the biggest 'issue' with the K3, is the lack of Vendors stocking it?

I'm thinking I'll move on it after the New Year, so far it's looking like the obvious upgrade path for me.
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I don't think it's a case of vendors stocking it. It seems more like CRK just can't get enough of them into the country fast enough. Which is a good thing I guess.

It seems as though most places that sell Pentax are selling out of their stock.
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