my shiny new toy

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by JKLso, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. JKLso

    JKLso Regular

    Nov 24, 2014
    near Kelso WA USA

    I really wanted a K-1 badly - but the budget would have to stretch a bit far for that. When I saw the silver Ricoh-anniversary edition K-3ii was available I went for that. I'll miss a few of those K-1 features, but having PxShift capablilty in the camera + motion correction for same on the computer (Pentax/silkypix software) was too tempting to ignore.

    My lens plan was simple: a 16-85 or silver 20-40, whichever I saw below $500. Adorama dumped the 'demo' grade Limited zoom, and it arrived the same day as the camera. A spare battery came a day before that with USB charger, so I cannot complain about timing!
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  2. JKLso

    JKLso Regular

    Nov 24, 2014
    near Kelso WA USA
    Image shot with GM1 + 14-42ii + star filter & underexposed a bit. I like the effect!
  3. rayvonn

    rayvonn Top Veteran

    Jan 19, 2015
    Sure is a sexy looking lens there.
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  4. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    K-3 has the best grip of any camera I have ever held. Enjoy!
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  5. rbelyell

    rbelyell All-Pro

    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    congrats. i have a weatherproof ks2 and weatherproof 20-40. that lens is very underrated. i love mine, has great pop, color and clarity. the kit renders closer to ccd than any cmos ive used. i couple it with the 77/1.8 limited which is an outstanding portrait lens and im good to go anywhere. pentax makes some great looking, high quality equipment. best of luck.
  6. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Just ordered a K30 with 18-135... looking forward to this very much
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  7. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Top Veteran

    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Def a pretty cam. Enjoy it, share pics soon!! :D
  8. Congrats! I still use my K5 and K200D, probably wont ever upgrade. THat lens though... yummy.