Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  #1
Pentax K-3 II for $684 @BuyDig
Posted By: TropicalMonkey, 12-31-2015, 06:20 AM

(Saw this on a deal discussion site, and thought it is more appropriate here)

BuyDig.com - Pentax K-3 II 24.35MP Digital SLR Camera with 3.2-Inch TFT LCD Screen Body Only Bundle

$15 off with coupon HOLIDAYDIG15

What would be a better choice? K3 + 50mm and flash bundle from Adorama or this K3-II?

Edit:
Original coupon code has expired; new $15 off coupon code NEWDIGYEAR15
Thanks to a5m!

Also you might want to confirm with BuyDig about Mfr warranty. Please check out Spodeworld's reply in this thread



Last edited by TropicalMonkey; 01-02-2016 at 11:50 AM.
Views: 1,273
12-31-2015, 06:42 AM - 1 Like   #2
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,717
QuoteOriginally posted by First Poster Quote
K3 + 50mm and flash bundle from Adorama or this K3-II?
Look to the features each has and (more importantly) does not have, and ask which is best for your style of shooting.

If any camera needed a flash bundle, it's the K3-II because it doesn't come with one on-board. If you're trading up from another DSLR, how often do you use your onboard flash? A lot? Don't own a stand-alone unit or want to travel light without it? You'll want the K-3 bundle (because the K-3 has the onboard flash).
How often do you use/feel the lack of a GPS tag when taking your photos? A lot? Need flash at the same time? Lean towards the K3-II, because I'm not sure the K3 internal flash plays well with the clip-on GPS.
Dedicated long-exposure/deep sky astrophotographer but not that much into star-trails? Who needs flash! K3-II.
Dedicated landscape photographer or still-life-on-tripods shooter? Pixel Shift was put there just for you! K3-II.
First DSLR ever/first Pentax SLR ever and you're breaking the piggybank to find those last nickels to afford it? You need a lens to go with that camera and the 50 is an optically decent lens that will at least get you shooting; K-3 bundle (as opposed to staring with a mixture of adoration and confusion at your highly capable but glassless and therefore useless K3-II).

HOWEVER, don't buy a K3-II with the idea that hey, maybe I'll get into astro or landscapes. Buy it for what you're doing now and need the new gadgetry for now, and consider at the same time all the gadgetry (lenses, flashes, etc.) you already have (or don't have!) now (and what else you might need to support it). Think SYSTEM, not just CAMERA.

Last edited by pathdoc; 12-31-2015 at 06:49 AM.
12-31-2015, 08:47 AM   #3
Site Supporter
Haminacan's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NW Indiana
Photos: Albums
Posts: 19
QuoteOriginally posted by TropicalMonkey Quote
(Saw this on a deal discussion site, and thought it is more appropriate here)

BuyDig.com - Pentax K-3 II 24.35MP Digital SLR Camera with 3.2-Inch TFT LCD Screen Body Only Bundle

$15 off with coupon HOLIDAYDIG15

What would be a better choice? K3 + 50mm and flash bundle from Adorama or this K3-II?
I just came here to say this.

DA35 f2.4 is a very good lens for the money. $107 on Amazon.
12-31-2015, 10:35 AM   #4
Site Supporter
Biro's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,178
Drat. BuyDig collects sales tax for my state. $731 even with the $15 discount.

12-31-2015, 10:41 AM   #5
Senior Member




Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 133
If the price is the only concern, I'd say hold off until an official sale date for the FF body is announced. I'm sure people will be dumping fresh bodies, and there may also be a small price drop on the current flagship model(s). It may not be better than this, but you may be able to find it for a similar price from an authorized retailer.
12-31-2015, 11:07 AM   #6
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,717
QuoteOriginally posted by disord3r Quote
I'm sure people will be dumping fresh bodies
Given the profusion of crime shows on TV these days, I read that sentence fragment with something resembling alarm...
12-31-2015, 11:34 PM   #7
Site Supporter
Spodeworld's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New Joisey
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,214
I don't remember BuyDig offering the manufacturer warranty, if that is a concern to you (I think they have their own)
01-02-2016, 10:53 AM - 1 Like   #8
a5m
Site Supporter
a5m's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2015
Photos: Albums
Posts: 549
Original coupon code has expired; new $15 off coupon code NEWDIGYEAR15

01-04-2016, 08:07 PM   #9
a5m
Site Supporter
a5m's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2015
Photos: Albums
Posts: 549
Seems to be sold out - showing as 'Not Available.'
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
coupon, ii, k-3, pentax, pentax deals, pentax k-3 ii, savings
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax K-3 II, K-S2 and Ricoh GR II need your help! Class A Pentax DSLR Discussion 5 12-25-2015 09:13 AM
K-3 II noticeably slower than K-5 II shooting manual bursts flonix Pentax K-3 24 09-17-2015 10:38 PM
Refurb Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM for Pentax US $249.00 from buydig ebay agk4444 Pentax Price Watch 3 07-30-2015 07:37 PM
K-5 ii/iis or Pentax k-3 for me kricha6431 Pentax K-3 22 11-01-2013 11:42 AM
Pentax K-5 for $689 @ BuyDig photoman1 Pentax Price Watch 20 01-07-2013 05:49 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:38 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top