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08-12-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Another K-5 discontinued

B&H advertised a K-5 body with a 18-55 WR zoom late last week for, as I remember, $ 989.00, a fairly decent price. Today it is listed but is shown as DISCONTINUED. They still list the body only at $ 879.00 and a couple of K-5's with accessory kits. How long does everyone think the K-5 will be available? I'm one of those on the fence trying to decide to upgrade but I'm not sure to what, a K-5, K-30, or wait. However it will stretch my budget to pay the $ 1,600+ which is what I'm sure the rumored replacement will be. And if the also rumored FF should actually show up, that is way out of my price range. Or maybe I should be a big chicken, dump everything including my Pentax lenses and defect. But that would be hard as I've had a Pentax of one sort or another in my had since the mid 1980's. It used to be a lot easier back in the old days.

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08-15-2012, 10:36 PM   #3
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Not Discontinued?

B&H has the K-5 body and 18-55 WR zoom shown as Temporarily out of stock instead of Discontinued, price still at $989. They're teasing me!

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Get the K5 since you can afford it now. No sense in waiting for something that may happen only next year or ??

08-16-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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Now it's gone altogether! Not shown discontinued or unavailable, disappeared. Maybe I should just suck it up and buy the body and lens separately and pay the $ 60 more. Or maybe better a K-5 and 18-135 WR? But B&H also lists the 18-135 as temporarily unavailable.
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Umm......B&H is not the only Pentax vendor -

Adorama shows the K-5 w/18-55 kit lens for $989 and the body only for $879 - both with free shipping.

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The K-5 is still an excellent camera and the prices are amazing now. Basically half the price of any replacement. The K-30 has some excellent features and isn't terribly expensive given its feature set. Because I am so fond of my battery grip I find the K-5 a more attractive overall package. Good luck with you decision.

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I agree that the K5 and battery grip is an awesome combination. Believe me, I've been tempted to buy a THIRD one before it's too late. However, a new K30, bought with the Pentax $100 discount is on it's way instead. I think the K30 will do fine as a grab-and-go-WR-equipped camera that will either compliment my K5s or become my husband's or maybe my niece's camera!

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I just checked the B & H website and they are showing the camera in stock, both as a body only and as a kit with the 18-55 WR lens. Just an FYI.

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