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K-3 II $849 at B&H
Posted By: Adam, 08-13-2015, 02:04 PM

The Pentax K-3 II has seen another price drop at B&H:

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Great! B&H is actually matching Amazon's price of $830 but even at $850 it is great and the forum benefit from the sale too.
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Wow, I really got soaked on my pre-order!
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Wondering if the k3 will get cheaper since the mark 2 is dropping in price

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I'm still pretty happy 4 months after I bought a K-3 for $799 with a free battery grip, but the new price of the K3II is really good. I just placed an order for a FLU card, using the "reward" from the K3 to bring the price of that to $40. The built-in WiFi, and the Pixel Shift would be nice to have. Maybe I should sell my K5IIs, and get me one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tighelander Quote
I'm still pretty happy 4 months after I bought a K-3 for $799 with a free battery grip, but the new price of the K3II is really good. I just placed an order for a FLU card, using the "reward" from the K3 to bring the price of that to $40. The built-in WiFi, and the Pixel Shift would be nice to have. Maybe I should sell my K5IIs, and get me one.
K3II is just bundled with a FLU card. The wireless feature is the same exact one you've got with K3.

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REALLY??? !!!!!
Gawd, I thought that Pentax finally got that right with this model.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tighelander Quote
REALLY??? !!!!!
Gawd, I thought that Pentax finally got that right with this model.
Only KS2 has built-in Wifi.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tighelander Quote
REALLY??? !!!!!
Gawd, I thought that Pentax finally got that right with this model.
The K-S2 has native WiFi if it's really important to you :-)
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I'm not sure why everybody thinks the K-3 II has built-in wi-fi, but it certainly doesn't. Just GPS. You can use the flucard though, and one is included for free in the US (subject to change).

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I'm not sure why everybody thinks the K-3 II has built-in wi-fi
Everybody doesn't. Unfortunately some bodies let their aspirations interfere with their ability to read the specifications.
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Many complain about k3 AF did Pentax made improvement on the k3ii?
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QuoteOriginally posted by naldopr Quote
did Pentax made improvement on the k3ii [AF]?
Yes.

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QuoteOriginally posted by naldopr Quote
Many complain about k3 AF did Pentax made improvement on the k3ii?
Pentax said they made some (unspecified) improvement to AF-C. I haven't noted any difference, though it's easy to get the placebo effect to convince you otherwise. My gut initially told me the K-3 II was better until I tried the same exercise with the K-3 and ended up the same results. The same goes for the SR performance.

For there to be a noticeable improvement in AF performance, a complete overhaul of SAFOX is needed. A few tweaks won't change the way the system works.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Pentax said they made some (unspecified) improvement to AF-C. I haven't noted any difference, though it's easy to get the placebo effect to convince you otherwise. My gut initially told me the K-3 II was better until I tried the same exercise with the K-3 and ended up the same results. The same goes for the SR performance.

For there to be a noticeable improvement in AF performance, a complete overhaul of SAFOX is needed. A few tweaks won't change the way the system works.
That's what I thought when I read this: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/172-pentax-k-3/301750-japanese-blogger-te...provement.html
Have you read that thread?
Just curious what your thoughts are on this "revelation" !
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