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WANTED - Pentax DSLR (K-3 ii?)

josiahk
Posted 25/01/2024 - 10:28 Link
After many, many happy years of use, my lovely K-5 iis is dying
Shutter is still ok, but the metering is all over the place, and it's very frustrating. It also forgets settings at times. Basically it's a little elderly.

Time for an upgrade! Absolutely happy with Pentax, not looking to go to mirrorless or anything like that. With my lenses sticking with APS-C is also a given.

Money is my issue sadly. In a perfect world I'd just go for the K3 III and no doubt be very happy, but there is no chance I have that kind of cash.

I'm hoping maybe somebody here has a low usage, good condition K3 II they are not glued to and might be willing to sell to a new owner who would cherish and use it?
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Simonmac
Posted 25/01/2024 - 12:43 Link
josiahk wrote:
After many, many happy years of use, my lovely K-5 iis is dying
Shutter is still ok, but the metering is all over the place, and it's very frustrating. It also forgets settings at times. Basically it's a little elderly.

Time for an upgrade! Absolutely happy with Pentax, not looking to go to mirrorless or anything like that. With my lenses sticking with APS-C is also a given.

Money is my issue sadly. In a perfect world I'd just go for the K3 III and no doubt be very happy, but there is no chance I have that kind of cash.

I'm hoping maybe somebody here has a low usage, good condition K3 II they are not glued to and might be willing to sell to a new owner who would cherish and use it?

I am sorry that I cannot help. I own a K5iis and it has always been my very favourite camera. I am saddened to hear of your loss. I hope that someone comes forward!
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Lubbyman
Posted 25/01/2024 - 13:59 Link
Sorry to hear about your K5 iis. I can't help directly. But a quick web search for Pentax K3 ii throws up a couple at Wex and MPB with fairly low shutter counts (considering it's rated as 200,000), there may well be others from reputable dealers. Have you considered the original K3? It tends to be a bit cheaper than the K3 ii, there's little difference between them (K3 has flash, K3 ii doesn't) and both are rated for 200,000 actuations. I've got both an original K3 and K3 iii and use them interchangably except for a few specific situations for which the K3 iii is known to be better.

Steve
josiahk
Posted 29/01/2024 - 12:20 Link
Well, today was an exciting day for me!

After speaking with a user from this site (https://www.pentaxuser.com/user/bforbes-7386) and agreeing a fair price, today I received in the post a special delivery in the form of a K-3 II

First impressions are very good. Everything was well packaged and seems in very good condition.

Not had a chance to go out and play yet, but from checking it over it all appears to work as expected.

Many thanks to the people who offered advice, and especially to Barrie for making the deal with me.

Needless to say - this thread is now obsolete as I'm no longer looking to buy another camera.

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A man with narcolepsy, and a camera
1stEverPentax
Posted 30/01/2024 - 14:15 Link
Would be interested in your thoughts after you've had a chance to 'play'...how does it compare to the K-5IIs?

I'm going to be in the market for a K-3 or K-3II soon to use alongside my existing K-5IIs.

Best Wishes

Karlo
bforbes
Posted 03/02/2024 - 16:59 Link
Tim was a straightforward Pentaxuser to deal with, so a quick and easy transaction. Thanks Tim

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