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10-10-2014, 03:34 AM   #16
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Hi All,

S/N 4916407. Just has to go back to Kennedy's for a firmware update.

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is there a problem with firmware update?
10-10-2014, 04:57 AM   #18
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Cheers thanks, reckon i will get one
dxpert has a K3 bundle with the DA 18-135 lens and flu card on their eBay store for AUD 1499.

If they were a week earlier I would have bought it before heading overseas to get the GST back but I'm going to wait and see for a bit longer now.
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thanks, however i am only after the body, and they have one, but I'm in no rush.

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I recently bought a K-3 and DA 18-135mm WR kit and bonus 8GB FLU-Card from Pentax DSLR | Camera-Warehouse for $1545.00. That price is still available on their site. Good people to deal with.
Serial number 4970729. It came with latest firmware. I have had zero problems with this kit. I also got a D-BG5 battery grip and extra D-LI90 battery.
I have a Pentax AF-360FGZ flash and a Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 flash. The AF-360FGZ was problematic on my K10D and the Metz 52 AF-1 was more predictable. The K-3 has exhibited much improved flash performance with both flashes.
I am very happy with my purchase.
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Mine is sn486---- purchased autumn, no flash lag with AF540. I'm guessing the 49 numbers are newer!
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eGlobal is selling the D7100 body for $825

Nikon D7100 Body Only Digital SLR Cameras :: Nikon :: Digital SLR Cameras - eGlobaL Digital Cameras Online Store

I realize this is grey market but thought I'd post it for reference.
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Mine is sn486---- purchased autumn, no flash lag with AF540. I'm guessing the 49 numbers are newer!
yes 49 and later is what I'm after.

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DCEXPERT (C R Kennedy) has one "body only" on eBay for $1199. That's even cheaper than Camera Warehouse at $1225.
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yes a good price for sure.
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QuoteOriginally posted by felixkh Quote
The issues seems to have been from earlier batches of K3s but newer batches should not have this problem. Firmware version 1.11 is supposed to fix the flopping issue and I have no issues after upgrading the firmware. I got the 1st batch of K3.
V1.11 does not really fix the problem, just stops the mirror from flapping continuously by resetting the camera. I have had two instances of camera reset since upgrading to v1.11. The mirror flaps about 4 times then the camera resets, missing a frame if you were shooting at the time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike L Quote
dxpert has a K3 bundle with the DA 18-135 lens and flu card on their eBay store for AUD 1499.

If they were a week earlier I would have bought it before heading overseas to get the GST back but I'm going to wait and see for a bit longer now.


The problem with that idea is that on return the ex-GST price exceeds the permitted AUD900, unless you are travelling with others as a group. And I have heard of checking for high value items on return.
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The problem with that idea is that on return the ex-GST price exceeds the permitted AUD900, unless you are travelling with others as a group. And I have heard of checking for high value items on return.
I got my refund a month ago when going OS.....no issues....
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QuoteOriginally posted by jhmos Quote
V1.11 does not really fix the problem, just stops the mirror from flapping continuously by resetting the camera. I have had two instances of camera reset since upgrading to v1.11. The mirror flaps about 4 times then the camera resets, missing a frame if you were shooting at the time.
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I must be having good luck then. So far so good.
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Hi guys,

I sent an email to CRK with a link to the B&H pricing for the K-3 and included BG-5 (US$896) and got this reply from Clem Kennedy:

"Thanks for the feedback.

The K-3 pricing will be adjusted next week. "

I look forward to the pricing update.

Cheers
Steve

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