Pentax K-3 Mark III now available to pre-order!


womble

Link Posted 24/04/2021 - 16:02
I didn't want the premium kit! I have no use for a grip. It was a prize draw, so nothing more than dumb luck.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Mike-P

Link Posted 24/04/2021 - 16:28
womble wrote:
I didn't want the premium kit! I have no use for a grip. It was a prize draw, so nothing more than dumb luck.

I should be so dumb

Congrats anyway.
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Chrism8

Link Posted 24/04/2021 - 17:03
Nice one Kris
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax 70-200 F2.8

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Dave-L

Link Posted 24/04/2021 - 17:39
JonSchick wrote:
Popping into Watford first thing tomorrow 😁

Doing my bit to subsidise later price reductions and also the development costs of the K-1iii!

There is certainly scope for a UK price reduction or discounts when the initial sales rush slows down, when you compare the US price of $1,999. That's equivalent to £1,750 to £1,800 after allowing for this year's range of exchange rates and adding VAT. Though other factors will of course affect prices too.
K3/K5/10-17fisheye/15mmDA Ltd/18-55WR/55-300DA/100DFAMacroWR/50F1.4M/200F4M/DA*200F2.8/DA*300F4/DA*50-135/DA*60-250/Mitsuki 400F5.6/others.
Last Edited by Dave-L on 24/04/2021 - 17:42

Lubbyman

Link Posted 24/04/2021 - 18:49
Don't forget US sales tax. I used to travel to the USA a lot on business, my memory is that it was added at point of sale. The rate varies from state to state, but is 4.5% in New York, which would bring the sterling equivalent to very close to the UK price including VAT.

And on a cheerier note - Who's a lucky womble, then??

Stev e

bjolester

Link Posted 24/04/2021 - 19:46
womble wrote:
Thanks to SRS Microsystems for supplying my prize from the Pentax Forums Prize Draw. And thanks to Pentax Forums and Adam for arranging it. Before anyone asks, I haven't even had a chance to take it out of the box yet.

Congratulations😊
Bjørn

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Dave-L

Link Posted 24/04/2021 - 20:19
Lubbyman wrote:
Don't forget US sales tax. I used to travel to the USA a lot on business, my memory is that it was added at point of sale. The rate varies from state to state, but is 4.5% in New York, which would bring the sterling equivalent to very close to the UK price including VAT.

And on a cheerier note - Who's a lucky womble, then??

Stev e

Yes of course, I was thinking of the handful of zero sales tax states, the lucky few.
K3/K5/10-17fisheye/15mmDA Ltd/18-55WR/55-300DA/100DFAMacroWR/50F1.4M/200F4M/DA*200F2.8/DA*300F4/DA*50-135/DA*60-250/Mitsuki 400F5.6/others.

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 24/04/2021 - 21:22
womble wrote:
Thanks to SRS Microsystems for supplying my prize from the Pentax Forums Prize Draw. And thanks to Pentax Forums and Adam for arranging it. Before anyone asks, I haven't even had a chance to take it out of the box yet.



Collecting my prize par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity

I had wondered how they would arrange things. I thought maybe they'd send you a US unit which might bring trouble if you ever had to claim on the warranty. Arranging it from SRS is a much better solution.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

womble

Link Posted 24/04/2021 - 22:51
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
I had wondered how they would arrange things. I thought maybe they'd send you a US unit which might bring trouble if you ever had to claim on the warranty. Arranging it from SRS is a much better solution.

I emailed Adam at PF and asked him if it would be possible to get it from SRS. As you say, I feel much happier having it from a good UK retailer.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

K10D

Link Posted 25/04/2021 - 08:05
Congratulations Kris.

Best regards

robbiec

Link Posted 25/04/2021 - 18:52
Congratulations Kris, will be interested to hear how you get on with your arsenal of classics via the new OVF
My Gallery
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womble

Link Posted 25/04/2021 - 19:11
robbiec wrote:
Congratulations Kris, will be interested to hear how you get on with your arsenal of classics via the new OVF

Just posted some images in the photos section. So far, pretty impressed. The only thing I dislike (which I might be able to change in the settings) is that when I am using a preset lens (like my shift lens or the Takumars) in Av mode, the screen just says "Auto", it doesn't tell you want shutter speed it is using. Otherwise, the viewfinder is wonderful. I especially like the dual levels in the viewfinder.

Having had a K10D, the K20D and the K-3 were pretty straightforward to master. This beast is a bit different and although I can mostly work out how to get it to do what I want, there is a lot of scrolling through menus at the moment.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

Lubbyman

Link Posted 25/04/2021 - 21:35
The Photospecialist price is now £1921, which is more than the price in the UK. Just in case anyone is interested...

Steve

womble

Link Posted 26/04/2021 - 10:24
womble wrote:
robbiec wrote:
Congratulations Kris, will be interested to hear how you get on with your arsenal of classics via the new OVF

Just posted some images in the photos section. So far, pretty impressed. The only thing I dislike (which I might be able to change in the settings) is that when I am using a preset lens (like my shift lens or the Takumars) in Av mode, the screen just says "Auto", it doesn't tell you want shutter speed it is using. Otherwise, the viewfinder is wonderful. I especially like the dual levels in the viewfinder.

Having had a K10D, the K20D and the K-3 were pretty straightforward to master. This beast is a bit different and although I can mostly work out how to get it to do what I want, there is a lot of scrolling through menus at the moment.

I realise now why. Av mode now works with M and K series lenses by stopping down as you take the photo. Obviously, as the camera has no idea what the aperture is, it cannot tell you the shutter speed in advance. This is a great improvement for K and M series lenses with automatic apertures, but less convenient for preset lenses.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 26/04/2021 - 11:17
womble wrote:
womble wrote:
Quote:
Congratulations Kris, will be interested to hear how you get on with your arsenal of classics via the new OVF

Just posted some images in the photos section. So far, pretty impressed. The only thing I dislike (which I might be able to change in the settings) is that when I am using a preset lens (like my shift lens or the Takumars) in Av mode, the screen just says "Auto", it doesn't tell you want shutter speed it is using. Otherwise, the viewfinder is wonderful. I especially like the dual levels in the viewfinder.

Having had a K10D, the K20D and the K-3 were pretty straightforward to master. This beast is a bit different and although I can mostly work out how to get it to do what I want, there is a lot of scrolling through menus at the moment.

I realise now why. Av mode now works with M and K series lenses by stopping down as you take the photo. Obviously, as the camera has no idea what the aperture is, it cannot tell you the shutter speed in advance. This is a great improvement for K and M series lenses with automatic apertures, but less convenient for preset lenses.

Does the aperture actually stop down as you turn the ring or does it stop down just prior to taking the photo in order to get a quick measurement before the photo is actually taken?
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
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