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06-21-2021, 05:58 PM   #1
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how you carry your new K3III with the shoulder strap. I already have worn a bright spot on the back of the camera near the lower left hand edge after carrying it for just a month. Apparently it was rubbing against my belt or pants.

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Black or Silver?
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Black or Silver?
Black. The finish looks like some kind of powder coat. I can see bright metal now.
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Good to know.

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real metal body!

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Black. The finish looks like some kind of powder coat. I can see bright metal now.
Great , so now we have the proof that camera has the real metal body
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how you carry your new K3III with the shoulder strap. I already have worn a bright spot on the back of the camera near the lower left hand edge after carrying it for just a month. Apparently it was rubbing against my belt or pants.
A few years ago, minor imperfections such as these used to really bug me. I'd obsess over a "ding" in the body of my guitar, a shiny spot on the trackpad of my laptop, a chip of paint off my camera or a mark on the coating of my lens. Now, I accept that they're simply honest evidence of enjoyment; they prove that the item has been used as intended, rather than sitting unloved on a shelf or in a bag. Each ding, rub, chip or mark is part of the object's unique history, identity and character - to be looked upon fondly; perhaps even with pride! This is why antique dealers and collectors typically prefer items with some honest wear and tear

Congratulations - that K-3III is now officially yours, and there's none other quite like it

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My black bodies have all developed such blemishes on the corners. I don't mind too much. It doesn't affect the camera's functioning. On the contrary I feel it lends the camera some character.

One type of wear that does bother me however, and that I had on all my cameras up to the K-3 II, is the rubber material on the grip loosening right under the front dial. My most recent K-3 II doesn't have it yet, and it's way too early to tell whether the K-3 III will suffer from this as well...

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I dont obsess too much about things like brassing and metal showing, as long as the gear does what its supposed to do Im happy.. I use it but dont abuse it and for the times where I think it might get abused I have older less prestine gear that I will use.. often hiking on trails or through dense brush.. the burner gear comes out while the good gear stays in the back pack until I get to where I need it. Why? Because theone time I dont have a camera in my hands is when I needed it most!

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How can you not post a photo of this wear? We wish to see it!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kiddo70 Quote
Black. The finish looks like some kind of powder coat. I can see bright metal now.
See, you should have bought a silver one and the blemish would not have shown as much!
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The black paint on my K3MarkIII has also started to wear off in a few areas. I'm finding the paint on the K3MarkIII to be a little more prone to wear than that of my old K3 and K1MarkII.
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cost cutting cost cutting,
we can always blame Covid-19
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All my black Pentax DSLR have some similar wear there. I don't mind this, but I'm curious to see how this will develop on my silver K-3 III...
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