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12-18-2013, 03:12 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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K-3 best DSLR of 2013 on DPR poll !

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12-18-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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What a surprise 3 cameras from Pentax feature in the probables list Has pentax finally upstaged Sony for the 3rd spot in DSLR land?
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Its still early days (poll has not been open very long and not very high vote numbers) but still its very encouraging.

I have a feeling the K-3 is going to continue to sell like hotcakes. This is great for Pentax - but maybe not for availability of lenses on the second hand market!
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QuoteOriginally posted by kiwi_jono Quote
This is great for Pentax - but maybe not for availability of lenses on the second hand market!
Yep, I remember when the K10D debuted in fall of 2006. By spring of 2007, Pentax-A lenses were extremely scarce and the prices were very, very high.


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Vote Early, Vote Often!

Yep, the K-3 has the early lead. But, hey, it's DPR. Guess who's going to win, no matter what?
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Interesting, 91 users already have a K-3, since it's only been out a month, that's not to shabby.
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Agree on the pentax A lens experience when k10d came out in 2006/07. Holy crap! All the ebay prices for used lenses shot through the roof. Next thing you know Pentax jacked up the prices of their entire lineup by almost 40% in some cases as of 2013.
Have costs of manufacturing lenses gone up so much in past 7 years? Dont think so but it may be a demand supply situation. Guess who is pocketing sizable profits in not as much sales marketing budget? PENTAX/RICOH!!
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This poll is kind of daft. Without trying all the cameras, how can Joe Public decide which is best?

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The last time I looked the K-3 had dropped substantially in the ranking.

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Thanks for sharing, jogiba.

I hope many pentaxforums users will vote for the K-3.
Pentax/Ricoh could do with some more exposure.
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Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop?

As improbable as it might sound, the K-3 (as of 06:35 AM MDT, 12/19/2013) is still ahead, with 2,830 votes cast. I'm going to post the current top 5 here, since it will change soon. Might be nice to have a record!

Pentax K-3- 26.1%
Nikon Df- 18.9%
Canon EOS 70D- 17.0%
Nikon D7100- 16.9%
Nikon D610- 9.0%
Not bad for a camera DPR hasn't bothered to give a 'Full Review' to yet, and isn't listed on their 'Most Popular' poll. Any doubts about their objectivity yet?
So, I'm not expecting any ringing endorsements from them when (if?) it gets the full, honest, unbiased review they're so famous for. Heck, the flash sync speed and firmware-release issues are enough to knock it back to kiddieland, where it belongs. Can't sit at the grownups table until we say you're ready!
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QuoteOriginally posted by rbefly Quote
DPR = Down Payment Required.
Heh!! Filed for future use.
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But the poll has some odd choices, no? I don't know why they would offer K-3, K-50 and K-500. I mean, how could the K-500 beat the K-50? And the Nikon Df seems to stick out quite ab it.. I dunno, I think this poll is mostly "lets see which cameras has the most fans" - or rather "lets get lots of people to visit out website, vote, and argue in the comments!" Its good that the K-3 is doing well, though.
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Although I don't own one I put my vote in for the K-3. It's surging ahead right now. Nice!
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This is the part of the Pentax forum, I finds most amusing… rousing the rabble to fudge a poll.
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