Black and white cameras polarize. What only Leica dared to do in the consumer sector up to now, Pentax has now brought onto the market. We tested the camera.
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In the test: The Pentax K-3 Mark III as a monochrome edition Handling Laboratory and practice conclusion
Monochrome cameras were previously only available from Leica. The Q and M models, as pure black and white cameras, divide opinions and reach a very top target group – high demands on the image and camera quality, photographers, no videographers and able to pay for the expensive cameras.
But now there is a player in Pentax – and at a much lower price. The manufacturer only offers SLR cameras and has thus occupied a niche in recent years. Pentax photographers are often very brand-loyal enthusiasts. Many use the cameras primarily for astrophotography.
To keep customers engaged, Pentax-Ricoh asked them what they wanted. A monochrome camera was very often flirted with. Asked, done.
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