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12-23-2017, 09:31 PM   #1
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K-3 versus K-3 Premium Silver

I recently lost a K-3 to a thief that hit six cars in my neighborhood, so I was in the market for a new camera. I found a K-3 Premium Silver with the battery grip on Ebay, so I bought it. I've read that the specs for the K-3 and the K-3 Silver are identical, but I noticed my new Silver has split-image focus in the center if the viewfinder (I don't know the proper name for the feature). I don't remember my black k-3 having that. Am I wrong or are there other differences between the two cameras? I can't seem to find any good answers anywhere, even on the forums.

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The previous owner may have switched out the stock focusing screen and replaced it with the split-image one. You might want to take a look at this thread in the K-3 forum: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/172-pentax-k-3/296041-k-3-focus-screens-...-focusing.html
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The previous owner may have switched out the stock focusing screen and replaced it with the split-image one. You might want to take a look at this thread in the K-3 forum: K-3 Focus Screens for Manual Focusing - PentaxForums.com
Thank you. Very helpful
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You're welcome! Congratulations on your new camera. The limited edition K-3s are as beautiful as they are functional.

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Be careful as the silver body is much more prone to "abuse". My silver K-3 already has a few chips, beneath it is black plastic.....
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