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Pentax K-3 - Now just $896 through the end of 2014!
Posted By: Adam, 10-22-2014, 08:59 AM

If you thought $996 was low enough on the K-3, then these new price drops will blow you away. As always, if you ordered a K-3 within 30 the last 30 days from either B&H or Adorama, you will be entitled to a refund of the price difference.

Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Body 15530 B&H Photo Video (optional: AF 540 flash for $50 on the landing page)
Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera Body 15530

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera Body, 24 MP, Selectable Anti Aliasing Filter, SAFOX 11 Autofocus, Professional H.264 video, Weather Sealed
$896.95 + free Battery Grip + 2-day US shipping + 4% rewards

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera Body Bundle with 50 f1.8 Lens and Battery Grip 15530 KB
Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera with DA 50mm F1.8 lens
$946.95 + free Battery Grip + 2-day US shipping + 4% rewards

Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens 15541 B&H Photo Video
Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera with DA 18-135 WR Lens 15541

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera with DA 18-135 WR Lens
$1,246.95 + free Battery Grip + 2-day US shipping + 4% rewards

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10-29-2014, 12:23 AM   #61
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waiting for black Friday and cyber Monday

It's an amazing price for pentax k-3,

but I am waiting for thanksgiving, hope to see better deal.

10-30-2014, 03:55 PM   #62
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I don't know if anyone noticed but Adorama has the flash bundle again.. I believe this is the same one that was pulled previously...

K-3, D-BG5 & AF540FGZ Flash for $946.95.

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera With accessory Bundle 15530 KE
10-30-2014, 07:29 PM   #63
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QuoteOriginally posted by shaX 07 Quote
I don't know if anyone noticed but Adorama has the flash bundle again.. I believe this is the same one that was pulled previously...

K-3, D-BG5 & AF540FGZ Flash for $946.95.

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera With accessory Bundle 15530 KE
xD is it possible that they throw in K-3, grip, 50 1.8, and flash all together for under $1000?!
10-30-2014, 09:51 PM   #64
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Well, I'm happy to say that I contacted Helen Oster and she was able to credit me back $100 because of the recent price drop so I'm not feeling bad about jumping on that bundle with the flash + grip.

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Do you think BH might be able to work out a similar deal?
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QuoteOriginally posted by lithedreamer Quote
Do you think BH might be able to work out a similar deal?
They already do. Click on the the very first link above then, click on "Save Over $300 On The Pentax AF-540 Shoe Mount Flash" under "Savings Available:".
11-01-2014, 11:29 PM   #67
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Damn, I bought Adorama's K-3 with grip for $996 40 days ago! I could have gotten the 35mm lens for $50 less!
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I just received purchase from this special:
K3
Battery grip
DA 20-40mm
540 flash

Cost a bit over $1500. Not a bad deal. I don't know how much I'll use the grip or flash. It's always nice to have a flash. You'll never know when you may need one. As for the grip, I'll the throw it in the suitcase when I travel.

Now if only the buffer write to the card was quicker. I am using class 10, UBS 1, 300x, 45mb sd cards, mirrored.

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I know this might sound stupid but a few days back I was in TED'S Camera and asked for Pentax K3 (Just becuase I noticed it was missing in the shelf) and the sales person said it's discontinued and a new model is coming next January. BS?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Samwise.Gamgee Quote
I know this might sound stupid but a few days back I was in TED'S Camera and asked for Pentax K3 (Just becuase I noticed it was missing in the shelf) and the sales person said it's discontinued and a new model is coming next January. BS?
Possible that a new model may come out next Jan/2015; but the real question is: did they sell all the k-3 inventory they have or did they just make up some story to entice you to buy other brands?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Samwise.Gamgee Quote
I know this might sound stupid but a few days back I was in TED'S Camera and asked for Pentax K3 (Just becuase I noticed it was missing in the shelf) and the sales person said it's discontinued and a new model is coming next January. BS?
QuoteOriginally posted by aleonx3 Quote
Possible that a new model may come out next Jan/2015; but the real question is: did they sell all the k-3 inventory they have or did they just make up some story to entice you to buy other brands?
I've always said that the only reason to lower prices that way, beside competiion pressure, is that a new replacement product is coming out to the market.

In a previous post at the beginning of this thread, I also said that based on Pentax's history, is about time to launch an improved version of the "flaship", as it was done with the PZ1-PZ1P, Zx5-ZX5n, ist*-istD, K5-K5II-K5IIs...... all within 18 to 24 months after introduction on new flagship.

Another strong indicator that a new improved flagship is coming, is that the price drop is based around the K3 only ( and some leftover inventory of K5 models) but no price drops on other current models in production.
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I am wondering if it would be worth getting one for my upcoming trip to Europe in a little over 2 weeks. Would I get that much of an advantage over my K5?
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I just checked B&H site and found that the K5-IIs with a battery grip and 64GB card is now $100 more than the K3 with battery grip.
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The USD has risen 15% versus Yen since September. That's something like $150 Retail.
QuoteOriginally posted by hut234 Quote
I take this as bad news. This says to me there are plenty of (as in too many) K-3s filling up stockrooms, or else they would have just let the existing lowered price take it until the end of November. It also, unfortunately, tells us there still isn't any demand for them regardless of stock (aside from K-5 and under users wanting to upgrade and stay with Ricoh).

It would be fantastic if it meant we're getting a killer $1,750 camera in Q1, but we can all agree that's not the case.
Look at it the other way. Demand is high enough that the K-3 isn't going to sell below $896 before December 31st.

QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
This is great news! Both for those looking for a new camera or those looking to upgrade. Great price on a fantastic camera.

And it sounds like they are clearing out stocks to open the way for the k-3II, it is about time for a refresh.
I don't think so. I think the body life cycle for Ricoh is two years. A K-50 replacement is much more likely near-term.

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About the only thing for sure is that the K3 is unlikely to increase in price any time soon.
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