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Pentax K3 Mkiii in silver for 1202.65 on Amazon

tigershoot
Posted 16/12/2023 - 15:33 Link
Lowest price all year. If only it were black I would jump. What do others reckon about the silver? Personally I think it looks plasticky.
It's sold by Amazon too and not some third party.

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K3iii, K3ii, K-5, K-x, DA150-450mm, DA16-85WR, DA16-45, DA18-55WR, DA18-135WR, DA35 F2.4, M100mm F4 Macro, DA55-300mm, FA50mm 1.4, AF360 Flash, AF540 Flash
1stEverPentax
Posted 16/12/2023 - 18:03 Link
Great price if you like the silver i agree..I did see this earlier and pondered whether to post it...decided against.

Pentax Main Dealer price is 1599...so essentially that's 396 for a second year warranty which seems a bit steep to me.

By now I would have expected the camera to have been priced with a 2 year warranty for about 1350 or so. It's been around for a while now.

Haven't been very impressed with the Pentax 'Special Offers' this year ...I suspect the biggest discounts will be after Christmas.

Agree with your comment about the silver versions...definitely black...or Olive like my first DSLR ...a K-x...lovely.
Edited by 1stEverPentax: 16/12/2023 - 18:04
Lubbyman
Posted 16/12/2023 - 21:05 Link
tigershoot wrote:
What do others reckon about the silver? Personally I think it looks plasticky.

Just checked my silver K3iii. Nope, definitely not platicky. Or at least no more plasticky than the black K3 which is close to it on the camera shelf. And it has the advantage of making it easy to distinguish it from the K3 (original) when reaching for a camera. Mind you, I wasn't keen on silver before I bought one. But having got one, I now realise that it was pure, blind, unreasonable, irrational prejudice. Which I have now overcome and have resolved never again to judge a camera by the colour of its skin.

Steve
tigershoot
Posted 16/12/2023 - 21:41 Link
Out of interest, how much do you notice that the viewfinder is bigger/brighter than say the K3? I am from the era of the ME-Super and I found its viewfinder fabulous. Took it for granted until I got a K20D and was amazed at how much worse viewfinder was. I have then had a K-5 and now have a K3ii. I find the viewfinder poor.
K3iii, K3ii, K-5, K-x, DA150-450mm, DA16-85WR, DA16-45, DA18-55WR, DA18-135WR, DA35 F2.4, M100mm F4 Macro, DA55-300mm, FA50mm 1.4, AF360 Flash, AF540 Flash
Lubbyman
Posted 17/12/2023 - 18:08 Link
tigershoot wrote:
Out of interest, how much do you notice that the viewfinder is bigger/brighter than say the K3?

Interesting question. I find the K3iii viewfinder to be a bit brighter then the K3 (original) and a bit larger. Worth having but not earth shattering. An O-ME53 viewfinder magnifier is always on my K3 (original) but I don't feel the need for it on the K3iii. Increasingly, though, the weakest link in the optical path between lens and brain is not the viewfinder but my eyesight...

Steve
Jonathan-Mac
Posted 18/12/2023 - 11:02 Link
That offer on the silver seems to have disappeared. Black one now on offer at 1,386.27.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
tigershoot
Posted 18/12/2023 - 15:51 Link
It disappeared when I was purchasing! I finally decided to pull the trigger, so I added it to my basket and chose the five monthly interest-free instalments. I was expecting to pay 240.53. When my phone app said I was being asked to authorise 1202.65 I cancelled the banking authorisation as I assumed I must have done something wrong. I then tried again but Amazon said it was a duplicate order. So I cancelled the order and immediately started again. I made sure I was choosing all the correct payment options and then saw that the price was 1599. This was despite the fact the there were two available when I started and there were two still available. I could understand it if one had sold and then the price shot up for the last one. I webchatted Amazon who's attitude was basically 'tough'.
K3iii, K3ii, K-5, K-x, DA150-450mm, DA16-85WR, DA16-45, DA18-55WR, DA18-135WR, DA35 F2.4, M100mm F4 Macro, DA55-300mm, FA50mm 1.4, AF360 Flash, AF540 Flash

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