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11-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Grip is now shipping.

Got an email a little while ago saying my grip has shipped from B&H. So, those are a little ahead of schedule as well. Guess I can just maybe fondle it a little bit until my replacement K-3 arrives.

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11-06-2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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I still haven't gotten that email but I sure am waiting for it, I have shot gripped for so long it just feels strange without it and I guess my most used lens is a sigma 50-500 makes a difference too. Really sorry to hear about the problems with your K3, mine came in this afternoon and so far seems perfect..... minus the grip
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Yeah, me too. In fact now that I think about it, that's probably what went wrong with my first one. Me + Pentax DSLR - grip = a disturbance in the force. So glad I'll have my grip when the replacement arrives and I'm sure everything will be fine.
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I received an email yesterday from B&H informing that the grip I ordered with the K-3 shipped yesterday. Got the K-3 yesterday. The grip arrives next Tuesday for me. Can't wait to get it as it helps in balancing things with the bigger lenses. So far, the K-3 seems fine. Reading through manual a bit. Like what I see so far.

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I'm now a happy K-3 owner, but I don't have it yet! B&H told me it was being shipped today together with the battery grip and a complimentary SD card. I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas to get here!

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I'm now a happy K-3 owner, but I don't have it yet! B&H told me it was being shipped today together with the battery grip and a complimentary SD card. I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas to get here!

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Well, that may be good news for me too, then. They apparently have some more in stock so they should be able to send my replacement back out asap.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DogLover Quote
Well, that may be good news for me too, then. They apparently have some more in stock so they should be able to send my replacement back out asap.
Did your K-3 need replacement? Why?

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Did your K-3 need replacement? Why?

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Yeah, here's the thread about it.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/172-pentax-k-3/241702-well-relax-everyone...t-bad-one.html

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Thanks, I was not aware of a front-focus issue with any of the new K-3s. I'll cross my fingers for both of us that this was just an anomaly.

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I had the chance to get a grip for free at "Le salon de la photo" in Paris today. Some store is offering the grip when you buy a K3

It feels good, well built and kinda heavy (heavier than the 50$ grip I bought for my K5 back in the days).
The door opener especially looks solid.

Handling is amazing with this but the extra weight is noticeable. It will be probably glued to my body as far as I can see.
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Thanks, I was not aware of a front-focus issue with any of the new K-3s. I'll cross my fingers for both of us that this was just an anomaly.

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Me and you, both!
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I had the chance to get a grip for free at "Le salon de la photo" in Paris today. Some store is offering the grip when you buy a K3

It feels good, well built and kinda heavy (heavier than the 50$ grip I bought for my K5 back in the days).
The door opener especially looks solid.

Handling is amazing with this but the extra weight is noticeable. It will be probably glued to my body as far as I can see.
Helluva deal! Color me jealous.
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Helluva deal! Color me jealous.
It was a nice surprise, I didn't expected such a gift !
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Ordered my grip about an hour ago. Should be in next week.

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HMMMM, my grip has been on order for a couple of weeks, B&H site still says available for pre order. I called them earlier today and they could not give me a timeframe.
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