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12-02-2010, 10:16 PM   #166
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hypocorism Quote
You just reminded me to always transfer Card data onto PC HDs asap.
Yeah, unfortuantely I got slack in that department.

Just spoke to a rep at Ryd and they are expecting a shipment in 1-2 weeks. They said if I order today, that I will be apart of the batch coming in.

Ryda is very cheap... I wonder if the local guys can match, or atleast get very close.

12-02-2010, 10:20 PM   #167
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Hope your insurance will go towards your K5?
I'm hoping so.. or, maybe that DA* 50-135 i've been dreaming about might be on the cards..
12-02-2010, 10:22 PM   #168
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Just spoke to DWI and they won't have stock until Jan, I asked what price and they said about $1500 so I am guessing that as you can pick it up from B&H for $1495 (or therabouts) that their price in Jan will be below $1500.
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Oh well, got my K-5 body 2 weeks ago from my local Paxton's, not the best price I admit but they gave me an extra 12month Paxton's warranty and let me pay it off in 12months interest free so I just took it. Apparently they only have 2 K-5s in all of Sydney at the time, one's for a pre-order customer and I got the one that was supposed to be on display for their city store or something...

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Alrighty... I just put the purchase in through Ryda.
Hopefully it arrives in 2 weeks!
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QuoteOriginally posted by noons Quote
Alrighty... I just put the purchase in through Ryda.
Hopefully it arrives in 2 weeks!
Ryda will get supplied with stock roughly same time as others. Meanwhile get that %#!&$@ house secured - asap!
And good luck.

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Meanwhile get that %#!&$@ house secured - asap!
haha, will do! I'm not letting this camera out of my sight!

I've got a feeling my sister left one of the doors unlocked.. maybe I should install a floor safe...
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QuoteOriginally posted by noons Quote
haha, will do! I'm not letting this camera out of my sight!

I've got a feeling my sister left one of the doors unlocked.. maybe I should install a floor safe...
Or find a nice place for your sister to live

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I'm glad I pre ordered. Had the camera for a few weeks now. Ordered through Camera Warehouse. They are currently saying online as ships in 10 days body only. Loving it. Really can't seem to fault it. Went from a K20D, still have the body as a backup. Their price is on the high end, but is comparable with B & H New York, and figuring in shipping isn't too bad. If you can get one under 1500 Au go for it.
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maybe I should install a floor safe...
Funny you mention it, i have one sitting in the shed waiting for a new home (for a price...)

Unfortunately you're in Perth and i'm in Adelaide, and the thing weighs a TON!
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I just spoke to Vanbar in Melbourne. They only have K5 with 18-55WR kit at the moment. No body-only, which is what I'm after. I'm going to be sensible (makes a change) and wait until I can get the body-only.

The guy I spoke to didn't know when the next shipment was coming in. Has anyone got some up-to-date info?

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Picked up a K-5 (Body only) from Camerahouse on Elizabeth St, Melbourne on Saturday. They had just 2 in stock...
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For information, I have a K-5 from Vanbar pre-order batch with the dreaded "string of pearls" see attached image. emails with Vanbar and CRK have resulted in CRK asking for the camera for "inspection/repair". I think I'll hold off until after Xmas/New Year and see what Pentax have to say about the problem.

While the "string of pearls" is visible at f16/f22 and 100% on a blank white paper shot I have yet to see the marks in a normal image at 100%+ mag. At this stage I am leaning towards the "If it ain't broke don't fix it" philosophy. A dust check reveals a completely clear screen

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This is the missing "string of pearls"
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QuoteOriginally posted by d3zzzz Quote
Picked up a K-5 (Body only) from Camerahouse on Elizabeth St, Melbourne on Saturday. They had just 2 in stock...
I picked one up today

Thanks for the hint.
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