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10-19-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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K-5 in Australia?

Is is anywhere here available yet?

10-19-2010, 10:46 PM   #2
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Is is anywhere here available yet?
Don't think so. Vanbars in Melbourne have advised November some time. Current pre-order price is AU$1599
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Its strange that when the K-7 came out it was avaliable in Aust very early after its release date... whats so different this time round?
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I asked CRK, and they said no one has a pre production to look at, but the camera will be out late oct early nov, and dont know what price! :P

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email from camera action today said
The new Pentax K-5 is due to arrive here in Melbourne at the end of November/early December.

Pricing is unconfirmed as yet, although current information has indicated it may be in the $2000-$3000 range.




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I popped into DigiDirect last week, and then mentioned late this month or early next month for the K-5
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DigiDirect advertised the 18-135mm WR kit for $1,899 first and now it's at $2,299.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pop4 Quote
I popped into DigiDirect last week, and then mentioned late this month or early next month for the K-5
They don't get their stock from CR Kennedy thats why

I am waiting for Digital Camera Warehouse to get them in store....

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How many Aussies are going to get the K-5 local, or buy from US since the dollar to dollar is basicly equal?
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QuoteOriginally posted by TOUGEFC Quote
How many Aussies are going to get the K-5 local, or buy from US since the dollar to dollar is basicly equal?
If (when?) I get one, it will depend on the price differences and how much I value the warranty.
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QuoteOriginally posted by elpolodiablo Quote
They don't get their stock from CR Kennedy thats why
AFAIK, DigiDirect do source Pentax and Sigma from CRK, and offer local warranties etc. So they are in the same boat as every other local retailer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by elpolodiablo Quote
They don't get their stock from CR Kennedy thats why

I am waiting for Digital Camera Warehouse to get them in store....
You sure? Because I'm 100% sure that the last lens I bought from them, a Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC HSM OS came with a 2 year Australian Sigma warranty card from no other than C.R. Kennedy & Company Pty Ltd.

Also, their website states:

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Do digiDIRECT products come with official Australian manufacturers' warranty?
Absolutely; 12 month back-to-base official Australian warranty. We are among the few online suppliers with direct accounts with the Australian distributors of leading digital brands, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax just to name a few!
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Vanbar have it priced at $1599 body only, $2382 with the new 18-135. That's $783 for a kit lens? Must be better than previous kit lenses! No mention of when it will be available.
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Yeah the da 18-135 pirce is around $800, i will be buying body only.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pop4 Quote
You sure? Because I'm 100% sure that the last lens I bought from them, a Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC HSM OS came with a 2 year Australian Sigma warranty card from no other than C.R. Kennedy & Company Pty Ltd.

Also, their website states:
Really? Maybe I got them confused with somewhere else...Thanks for the info.

Let me check their price
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