Pentax K3 iii Next Week


oldhat

Link Posted 25/03/2021 - 19:20
Rumour on Pentax Rumours - Pre-orders next week for the new un!!

https://pentaxrumors.com/

Mike-P

Link Posted 25/03/2021 - 19:50
I would prefer the K3 MKIII myself.

So how much is everyone expecting .... I estimate £1800.00
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 25/03/2021 - 19:52

Pwynnej

Link Posted 25/03/2021 - 20:35
I reckon £1500-1600. I wouldn't be an early adopted, usually letting others iron out the problems and let supply outstrip demand.
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 25/03/2021 - 21:30
I'll plump for £1649 body only...with a special introductory offer of a spare battery and 32GB SD card thrown in
at SRS !

Flan

Link Posted 25/03/2021 - 22:17
The k3 iii will be above 2000 sterling body only. That is based on that nothing will be of its equal in that price range for functionality,speed, and light years ahead of where Pentax was at recently, at least thatís my hope.not the 2 grand part might I add😂 So the savior is itís auto focus speed itís reliability and it has to be technically excellent to be recognized by the general camera critiques.
When I think about it they did not bother with a rear articulating screen( a mistake I thought myself ) This tells live view will not be necessary as itís accuracy for nailing focus through the viewfinder will be on a par with the best other manufacturers have to offer. Hereís wishing you the best Pentax with the new launch.
Last Edited by Flan on 25/03/2021 - 22:29

johnriley

Link Posted 25/03/2021 - 22:52
Title corrected.

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 26/03/2021 - 06:52
I've no doubt it'll be a superb camera but I don't expect the price to be less than £1650, which is a lot to ask for an APS-C camera even if it's the latest and greatest.
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

Nigelk

Link Posted 26/03/2021 - 08:53
I'm looking forward to hearing how people find this new much hyped and anticipated camera. As an aps-c shooter, if the price is not too high it could be very tempting. The wait will soon be over
Last Edited by Nigelk on 26/03/2021 - 08:53

Pwynnej

Link Posted 26/03/2021 - 10:06
Flan wrote:
The k3 iii will be above 2000 sterling body only. That is based on that nothing will be of its equal in that price range for functionality,speed, and light years ahead of where Pentax was at recently, at least thatís my hope.not the 2 grand part might I add😂 So the savior is itís auto focus speed itís reliability and it has to be technically excellent to be recognized by the general camera critiques.
When I think about it they did not bother with a rear articulating screen( a mistake I thought myself ) This tells live view will not be necessary as itís accuracy for nailing focus through the viewfinder will be on a par with the best other manufacturers have to offer. Hereís wishing you the best Pentax with the new launch.

With the D500 at less than £1500, D7500 at less than £1000, and the 7D2 and 90D probably at the low point pricewise, Ricoh won't shift many K3iiis at £2000 plus.

£1600 was the introductory price for the *ist D and the K3 IIRC, I bought mine at £600 and £900 for each body (new)...
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

User_removed

Link Posted 26/03/2021 - 19:36
Seems crazy to me to ask £2000 for an APS-C camera, regardless of how many bells and whistles it comes with. I bought my K-3 ll for less that £700 brand spanking new from SRS (I think it was but may have been Clifton), about 3 years ago. It must be some fantastic piece of kit to take it above the price of a brand new K-1 ll. Still we have to wait and see I guess.

Lubbyman

Link Posted 26/03/2021 - 21:21
Anstonian wrote:
Seems crazy to me to ask £2000 for an APS-C camera, regardless of how many bells and whistles it comes with.

Leica CL body £2,250, albeit EVF rather than optical VF. Leica seems able to survive in a pricey little niche, why not Pentax? How many K3III bodies need to be sold to make it viable for Pentax? As many (or as few) as Leica CL sales?

Anyway, if the K3III does happen to be on its way to the UK, let's hope it isn't grounded in the Suez canal!

Steve
Last Edited by Lubbyman on 26/03/2021 - 21:22

Flan

Link Posted 26/03/2021 - 22:14
Lubbyman wrote:
Anstonian wrote:
Seems crazy to me to ask £2000 for an APS-C camera, regardless of how many bells and whistles it comes with.

Leica CL body £2,250, albeit EVF rather than optical VF. Leica seems able to survive in a pricey little niche, why not Pentax? How many K3III bodies need to be sold to make it viable for Pentax? As many (or as few) as Leica CL sales?

Anyway, if the K3III does happen to be on its way to the UK, let's hope it isn't grounded in the Suez canal!

Steve

Grounded in the Suez that's made me laugh Lubbyman if that situation does not escalate that is. it would though be the ultimate irony after delays they had in house

McBrian

Link Posted 27/03/2021 - 17:50
Although I love my Z7 I've missed shooting landscape with a Pentax, If it's under £1599 I'll trade my D850 and my F lenses (not 200-500 though) for it and a DA16-85.

I really cant see a APS-C camera above that will be in competition with the Nikon D500, Canon 90D.

Hope to be back soon
Cheers
Brian.
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JonSchick

Link Posted 29/03/2021 - 07:55
McBrian wrote:
Although I love my Z7 I've missed shooting landscape with a Pentax, If it's under £1599 I'll trade my D850 and my F lenses (not 200-500 though) for it and a DA16-85.

I really cant see a APS-C camera above that will be in competition with the Nikon D500, Canon 90D.

Hope to be back soon

Iíd love it if you were right but thatís the price WEX are currently for the established X-Pro 3 which I suppose is another somewhat niche low ish volume camera with some innovative and expensive tech (probably not as much of that as the K3iii though). Iíd be pleasantly surprised if the new camera is less than £1,800 initially although I think it will be a struggle to price it higher than the K1ii.

I wish Pentax well though - seriously thinking of coming back to the fold and getting out of M43 as the new camera looks very promising and paired with a few DA Limiteds would provide an experience thatís not easy to get from most other systems.
Jon

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Mike-P

Link Posted 29/03/2021 - 13:34
European prices.

2000Ä for body - Approx £1700.00 at todays rate
329Ä for the grip - Approx £280 at today rate

Add 25% to UK price because of Brexit (That wouldn't surprise me either)

What we need is for Chris to offer an extra £200 on trade ins before I put my K-1 up for sale.
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 29/03/2021 - 13:36
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