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10-27-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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A $300 real price difference between K5II and K5IIs for newcomers

I have a preorder for the K5II with the 18-135mm WR kit lens. I'm new to Pentax and I do need a WR kit. The problem is that I-m being almost persuaded to buy the K5 IIs. But it-s not available with the kit lens, which would make the change to the 's' model a $300 upgrade for the same lens.

For someone who already owns a Pentax and only wants the body, it's a real no brainer. But what about people like me? What are the chances of there being a K5IIs kit in the future? I guess I don't need the extra sharpness that much.

10-27-2012, 03:37 PM   #2
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Well that is a bummer. But on the other hand, the next time you can just buy a body when you have the 18-135mm lens.

Overhere the prices are also very weird for the DA18-135mm lens:
- No offer with the K-5 IIs.
- With the K-5 II you pay 400 euro extra for the lens.
- With the K-5 you pay 370 euro extra for the lens.
- With the K-30 you pay 320 euro extra for the lens.
- For the lens 18-135mm the price is 559 euro.

So the K-5 IIs with the 18-135mm lens would set you back for 359 euro´s extra compared to a K-5 II combopack with the lens.

So it´s all a little gamble with this combination.
10-27-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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The 18-135 is a great lens, but if you want a K5iis, I would recommend DA* or limited glass to utilize its full potential.
10-27-2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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The DA* lens coming out next year looks very interesting. Seems to be a 16-85mm. Just use some limited primes in the mean time?


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