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K-3iii inc magnificent 16-85 lens and 55-300 PLM lens

Posted 02/10/2023 - 07:59 Link
I am cutting down on my cameras and lenses.
My K-3iii has just over 13k actuations.
£1,000 inc UK mainland postage, but can also be collected in the Hull area. Includes spare batteries, battery charger, PDF manual etc etc
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The ony fault with it is cosmetic in that it has a scratch on the back of the baseplate edge where it caught on a fence when a car tried to squash me against a bridge when I was trying to take a decent photo of a kingfisher! (This minor war wound can be hidden with the use of a permanant black felt pen/marker of course)
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Also for sale is my wonderful, but infrequently used, 16-85 HD DA ED WR DC lens. I am doing more wildlife photography now - so prefer my longer zoom.
Included lens caps, UV filter, lens hood etc £300 inc UK mainland postage, but can also be collected in the Hull area.

55-300 PLM HD DA ED WR f4.5/5.6 Pentax zoom lens. This is great and focusses so speedily and almost silently.
£300 inc UK mainland postage, but can also be collected in the Hull area.

The whole lot can be had for £1,500.
Bank transfer or PayPal friends and family - or even cash on collection welcomed!
Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
Posted 03/10/2023 - 09:39 Link
SOLD, within a day elsewhere....
Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
Lubbyman
Posted 03/10/2023 - 10:06 Link
I'm not surprised. If I didn't already have a K3iii, 16-85mm and 55-300mm I'd have jumped at it at that price!

Steve
Posted 04/10/2023 - 16:02 Link
Er . . . . now, very unexpectedly, available again!
Pls contact me if you want his great kit at a very, very nice price
Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
RichardC
Posted 04/10/2023 - 16:45 - Helpful Comment Link
This came along a week or two too late for me, Iíd have snapped your hand off a couple of weeks ago!

Though Iím not looking to buy, I just wanted to stop in as a recent 55-300mm PLM owner and say what a superb lens it is. By some distance itís the best performing APS-C tele zoom Iíve tried and is unbelievably compact and light.
Posted 04/10/2023 - 20:34 Link
RichardC wrote:
This came along a week or two too late for me, Iíd have snapped your hand off a couple of weeks ago!

Though Iím not looking to buy, I just wanted to stop in as a recent 55-300mm PLM owner and say what a superb lens it is. By some distance itís the best performing APS-C tele zoom Iíve tried and is unbelievably compact and light.

Yes, tis a brill lens, but sometimes/frequently those birds are just too far away ;-(
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Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
Posted 05/10/2023 - 12:41 Link
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Theres also a flash gun, which I got for a project and never used.
Its a SIGMA EF 610 DG ST PA TTL Pentax one.
Tried it with new batteries tother day BUT it didnt work - so I've put that in the set as a freebie - probably needs better batteries that the ones lurking in the kitchen drawer.
Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
richandfleur
Posted 05/10/2023 - 19:21 - Helpful Comment Link
Thatís is pretty much my exact kit (though i have the original K-3).

Highly recommend this to others. If you have not tried the newer lens combo here it will be revolutionary when coming from the screw drive technology.
Edited by richandfleur: 05/10/2023 - 19:21
Posted 06/10/2023 - 12:58 Link
I've had a message asking for a better photo of the minimal cosmetic damage and can't seem to see how to reply via the messaging system with a jpg file, so here it is:-
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Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
Posted 08/10/2023 - 19:19 Link
richandfleur wrote:
Thatís is pretty much my exact kit (though i have the original K-3). Highly recommend this to others. If you have not tried the newer lens combo here it will be revolutionary when coming from the screw drive technology.

Thanks Richard - yes, the speed and accuracy of these lenses certainly is brill - esp when connected to the K-3iii
Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
Edited by GrumpyGrandPa: 08/10/2023 - 19:19
Posted 10/10/2023 - 11:10 Link
Correction - the 16-85 lens is NOT PLM as per initial advert photo - it's just an HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR lens!
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Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
Posted 15/10/2023 - 10:49 Link
Will sell lenses separately - pls see other adverts
Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
Posted 18/10/2023 - 09:37 Link
** Camera and 55-300mm zoom SOLD to nice folk inthis forum **
Thanks
Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
Posted 18/10/2023 - 15:00 Link
** Camera and 55-300mm zoom SOLD to nice folk on this forum BUT my PENTAX 16-85 HD DA ED WR DC lens still available for £285 ONO inc postage to UK mainland. **
Thanks
Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3iii now, had a K-S2, K50 and so suffering from a relapse and so buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 50 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
roberrl
Posted 20/10/2023 - 13:31 - Helpful Comment Link
I bought the K3iii, received today.
Just as described, phenomenally well packed and as a tribute to the weather covered in a poly bag.
Thank you Adrian, I look forward to using at least 5% of the capability of this device

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