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04-10-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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K-5 with 18-135 Price?

Gonna take the plunge and grab a K-5 but I would like the 18-135 WR.Anybody out there know where the best price is?By the way I am in Vancouver ,B.C., Canada.Have called the local camera stores and I'm looking at about $2000 to buy locally.So if buying locally is only a liitle bit more than ordering from the U.S. I think I'd like to stay local.

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I don't think you're going to do much better buying from the US. Prices on the body range from 1400-1500 USD at the moment and the 18-135 is about 500 USD. By the time you get done with shipping and taxes (even with the favorable exchange rate), I don't think you'd save much (if anything).

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I think the above comment is correct, even with border charges.

You may want to consider lens only:
Pentax SMC DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR - Canada and Cross-Border Price Comparison - photoprice.ca
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Found a price locally at Dunne & Rundle cameras of $1949.I'll see if London Drugs will match it.since they are about 5 minutes away.BTW how do you guys like your 18 - 135 ?

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Does anyone know why Pentax hasn't released a kit with the K5 and 18-135 in combo? It would seem like a perfect combo and target the Nikon D7000 18-105 combo.
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I've posted this before, but back in Feb. I spent $1600 on eBay form a seller in Japan. I got the kit in 3 days. The only down side is if you need to use the warranty and have to ship it back to Japan. Luckily, I haven't had to do that yet. Since it was from Japan, it was a kit, not body and lens separate.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
Does anyone know why Pentax hasn't released a kit with the K5 and 18-135 in combo? It would seem like a perfect combo and target the Nikon D7000 18-105 combo.
No idea why they haven't to be honest.

I personally find the K-5 and 18-135 to be a terrific combo
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Last time I asked (3-weeks ago) Prodigital2000 (an Ebay store) was selling the combo for $1750.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rockyram Quote
K-5 kanssa 18-135 Hinta?
Gonna ryhtyä toimeen ja napata K-5, mutta haluaisin 18-135 WR. Joku siellä tiedä mistä paras hinta? Muuten olen Vancouverissa Canada.Have kutsutaan paikallisia kamera tallentaa ja Etsin noin 2000 dollaria ostaa locally.So jos ostaa paikallisesti vain liitle vähän enemmän kuin tilaus USA mielestäni Haluaisin pysyä paikallisia.
Raha menee ihan hukkaan tälaisessa.
Itse ostaisin 50-135 2.8 K-5, siinä yhdistelmä, optiikka palvelee 100 vuotta eteenpäin.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
Does anyone know why Pentax hasn't released a kit with the K5 and 18-135 in combo? It would seem like a perfect combo and target the Nikon D7000 18-105 combo.
Not a clue. Random Pentax marketing, not taking advantage of features not seen in other brands at this price point.

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Found a price locally at Dunne & Rundle cameras of $1949.I'll see if London Drugs will match it.since they are about 5 minutes away.BTW how do you guys like your 18 - 135 ?
I like it with my K-7. Fast, good colours and contrast. sharp enough for me.
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Ei ikinä Kit, se on tuhlausta.
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now in china, the price of K5 can be down to about 8k RMB, it's about 1.2k dollar
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Otin tänään kuvia K-5 ja 50-135 f 2.8. Ompa huippu hyvä yhdistelmä.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 30v iPentax Quote
Ei ikinä Kit, se on tuhlausta.
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Otin tänään kuvia K-5 ja 50-135 f 2.8. Ompa huippu hyvä yhdistelmä.
Assuming something is not being lost in translation, the 18-135 kit lens is hardly a waste. It's a very useful lens with a great range. Is the 50-135 better optically? I also own that lens and there is no question the 50-135 is superior in terms of IQ. That said, they serve different purposes and one would not replace the other.
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The K-5 (body only) is $1,340 USD and the 18-135 is $520 from proditial2000 on ebay. That's $1,860 USD for both, and you get free shipping.

I've seen the K-5 with 18-153 "kit" for around $1,600 to $1,700, but it's only been from Japan or Taiwan. As gtxtom mentioned, warranty becomes an issue, and you only get one year.
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