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08-19-2016, 02:52 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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sooner than I planned



Once the five-year budget crisis was defused my wife and I talked about the cameras I had slaughtered sacrificed for the common good. She agreed that the K-1 was a reasonable item, and that was OK by me. For the most part. In all honesty the APSc sensors, lenses and rendition were perfectly acceptable to me, and the K-3 had most of the updates that would satisfy me. I told her that I could live with that, and that it could wait until Christmas.

Like several other items in the budget fix, my calculations were optimistic.

After looking and reading of the benefits of the II model, and especially that motion correction can be applied to its pixel-shifted files using DCU5.x, my attention shifted there. It was especially locked in when I saw the Pentax webstore had it in silver - so that became my perfect plan. For Christmas.

Today I wondered about that 'special edition' silver. Pentax / Ricoh tend to make very short runs on silver models, and maybe Christmas was a pinch too long to wait. Sure enough, I see notes from several sources that only Five Hundred silver K-3ii bodies were planned!

And now it's on its way. For Labor Day!

Yes, the K-1 has some features I'd love to have on hand. SR-II, screen updates like tilt and night mode, custom Info screen and the like. Maybe some of them will pop up in K-3 firmware, fingers XXd. In any case this is more camera than I've ever contemplated, will look very distinctive and allow me to keep wearing my Forums t-shirt from a few years back

I did order a K-1 shirt though.. so I have a K-1 (logo) for my chest anyway!


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Congratulations, Jim! The K-3II is simply awesome... you're going to love it. I'll bet it looks fantastic in silver, too. Pics when it arrives, please?
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Nice one. With the money you saved not buying a K-1 you can get some tasty matching silver limited lenses
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QuoteOriginally posted by caliscouser Quote
Nice one. With the money you saved not buying a K-1 you can get some tasty matching silver limited lenses
Or some of dcshooter's handiwork...
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Or some of dcshooter's handiwork...
I have a smc m100/2.8 for him, some day soon!
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I have s K-3II. The detail it gets in images, AF, Pixel Shift Resolution, Astrotracer, GPS, and other features are all very nice to have.
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Good call!

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Good call!
What he said ^^^


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I'd have gone for the big one, but in the end it's your siren song needs/wants and your call. Enjoy.
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Congrats!

It's funny, but back inthe early 70s, I bought a Minolta SR-1(?), and at that time all the consumer SLRs were silver and black and "pros" used all-black cameras. Naturally I wanted an all black version, but I settled for the silver/black.
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Yes, the silver has reversed to the exclusive color. I too lived through the 70s - the disco era was rough but I managed .

---------- Post added 08-22-16 at 17:02 ----------

Received a shipping # today, which was a comfort. Pentax' site has the unfortunate phraseology to call an order in progress a "Preorder" - that prompted me to send a flurry of messages to ensure that we meant the same thing I also had a notice that the camera was still in my cart, but after giving them the order number I was assured that I had ordered one already! If I had wanted to spend that much for two K-3s I definitely would have ordered the K-1!!
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That silver does look pretty nice!
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Wait for the glamour shot with silver 20-40, coming soon!
But where are the silver flashes..
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