update: Ricoh has released a video for the Pentax K-3 Mark III Jet Black Limited Edition. The DSLR is so dark that Darth Vader and Batman will vie for it.
The Pentax K-3 Mark III is already one of the best Pentax cameras, and obviously Goth Paint’s work isn’t technically going to improve it.But it makes it infinitely cooler – And “cool” is not a long-standing term for Pentax cameras.
The black markings, indicators and details are arguably much harder to use in practice, but they will look good. Check out the video above to see if you want to join the dark side.
Original Story (March 24, 2022): The crowdfunding project will be listed in Japan as a new JetBlack Limited Edition variant of the Pentax K-3 Mark III, with only 232 cameras expected to be produced. The camera costs JPY 300,000 (about $ 2,460 / $ 1,860 / A $ 3,270) and includes a traditional Sasada potato hand strap.
The Pentax K-3 Mark III has a model optimized for astrophotography, a manual focus model, and a modified shutter release button for faster shutter strokes.
The owner of the Pentax camera brand, Ricoh Imaging, recently expanded the K-3 Mark III product line with a derivative model equipped with a monochrome sensor, aiming to challenge something like Leica with the popular black and-. I am. White only model such as Leica M-10 Monochrome.
Translation list posted on Japanese crowdfunding site, ubgoe, From the Pentax logo to the strap ring, it’s not just about leaving everything unpainted, but especially about cameras that are colored black.
“We are replacing it with” black “rather than simply reducing the number of paints and prints. By paying attention to these details, we have realized a true black body that blends into the darkness.
“It is difficult to mass-produce this jet black model because the manufacturing process is complicated, but I thought that some people would be interested in it, so I planned it.
“The other day, a Pentax fan meeting was held, and when we conducted a questionnaire survey of five models at the planning stage, we decided that Jet Black was the most popular and chose a method that could be delivered to anyone. Although it is a small number.”
The Jet Black Pentax is sold by the “all-in method”, and even if it reaches the target amount of 10 million yen (about 82,200 yen / 62,302 pounds / 109,813 AUD), sales will not proceed. Refunds will be made as needed. The deadline is midnight on April 27, 2022, and delivery dates are scheduled to begin at the end of July 2022.
It is unclear if the product will be shipped outside of Japan or will be available in other regions at a later date. This article will be updated as it becomes available. Fingers crossed that we would be able to get this absolutely amazing Gothic style camera abroad.
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