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K-3 @ B&H: Now with free FLUCard and Grip
Posted By: Adam, 06-17-2014, 01:01 PM

B&H have added a free Pentax FLUCard (the one that gives you tethering) on top of the free grip that currently comes with the K-3. A great deal at $1196!

Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Body 15530 B&H Photo Video



You can get an AF540 flash for just $100 more:
Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Body with Flash and Battery Grip Kit B&H


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06-20-2014, 02:27 PM   #16
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Added the flash even though I believe there is a newer version coming. I don't see how I can go wrong paying $100 for that flash.
The new flash is already out, but you're right, you definitely can't go wrong paying $100 for the old 540 flash. The new one costs $629 and it's still the same basic flash, just with weather sealing and a video light (and no TTL)


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They are really doing a good job of not actually lowering the price of the camera and, instead, just piling on a bunch of things you may or may not want.

Hope by Photokina we see some significant price drops on the body alone!
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Any chance Adam that you can convince a major Australian pentax retailer to jump on board with the free giveaways/contribution to the pentaxforum cause?

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I suspect a mirrorless k-3

Given the free goodies on the K-3 on this deal.. it makes me thin K-3 is already in the ball park of ~$750. This low a price hints something is coming... and I am thinking a mirrorless K-03 or a FF. If we talk about the FF it will be plain disappointment. So the only suspect is K-03.
Given these free goodies going with K-3 right now I am so fr***ing tempted to pull the trigger on it. But the obscured price drop on K-3 makes me really wonder whats coming in Photokina announcement if not a K-03.

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Given these free goodies going with K-3 right now I am so fr***ing tempted to pull the trigger on it. But the obscured price drop on K-3 makes me really wonder whats coming in Photokina announcement if not a K-03.
What would the point of removing the mirror be? Pentax would need to come up with a new, more compact mount for mirrorless to make sense.

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I JUMPED on the grip and flucard deal today myself! It was a bit of a stretch but I'm pretty sure it'll be worth it. I just picked up a Metz 58AF2 earlier in the year so I really couldn't justify the flash. Should have it next Wednesday the 2nd.
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I JUMPED on the grip and flucard deal today myself! It was a bit of a stretch but I'm pretty sure it'll be worth it. I just picked up a Metz 58AF2 earlier in the year so I really couldn't justify the flash. Should have it next Wednesday the 2nd.
Congrats! I think the K-3 will fit your needs perfectly.

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Good news- it looks like this deal has been extended through July!


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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Good news- it looks like this deal has been extended through July!
When I spoke to the sales rep at B&H about 3 weeks ago she said that the deal had no listed expiry date and that it would last as long as stocks did. Although she might have just been a peon.
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When I spoke to the sales rep at B&H about 3 weeks ago she said that the deal had no listed expiry date and that it would last as long as stocks did. Although she might have just been a peon.
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Although she might have just been a peon.
You would be correct. Deals like these are set up by B&H's buyer and regulated by the distributor (Pentax), so either one of those parties could pull it whenever they want to.

For example, when the K-3 initially dropped in price from $1299 to $1199, B&H had to pull the free AF540 flash deal because Pentax's terms didn't allow it (authorized retailers are only allowed to offer so much in freebies). A few weeks later, the deal came back as a free grip after a new agreement was reached with Pentax. So ultimately, unless it's an official price drop or a manufacturer's instant rebate, it's hard to predict how long deals like these will last. But the good news is that they help keep authorized dealers afloat amidst lots of grey-market lowballers, so I guess that's good news for us consumers

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Finally bit the bullet on a great deal at B&H. Picked up the body, grip and flu card together as a package and added the 540 flash for only $100 more. A big step up from my K10D. Can't wait to learn first hand how to use all the features.
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Finally bit the bullet on a great deal at B&H. Picked up the body, grip and flu card together as a package and added the 540 flash for only $100 more. A big step up from my K10D. Can't wait to learn first hand how to use all the features.
Congrats! That's a pretty big upgrade indeed- you'll love the camera and the image quality.

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I just bite on this deal plus the flash for $100! Really good deal!
After looked at all the review and how this K-3 improved way ahead the K-7 I had, I just have to get it! It's going to be a beast with my silver 20-40mm !
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Close eyes


Hold breath


Ordered!


Continually reminding myself of the benefits over the K5 being worth the extra cash.


Now that I've ordered, all can expect the price to drop. Whee!
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I fully expect the price to drop come Black Friday weekend. The question is can you wait that long? 4 months..
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