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11-08-2012, 08:51 PM   #31
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After reading many reviews and forum posts, my plan now is to buy a K-5 and stick it for the next 2-3 years, then upgrade to a full frame Pentax if it comes...

Steve1307, thanks for your recommendation of DWC, I've finally bought a K-5 + DA18-135 from there. I called them and they said only two left in Melbourne Store, so I just drove there and picked up one for $1259, plus extra two year warranty for $70.

Thanks to you all for your suggestions. Now i cannot wait to test new my K-5...

11-12-2012, 03:39 PM   #32
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K-5 IIs body only - $1197.00
K-5II body only - $1099.00

(not affiliated with them or anything, just been really happy with my previous purchases from them.)

EDIT: PRE-ORDER prices

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11-12-2012, 05:50 PM   #33
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I tried sooooooooo hard not to get addicted to an upgrade but having sold my K20D on Sunday then decided I'll sell one of my K-5 bodies and get the K-5II-s. I just hope I'm doing the right thing. Only time will tell. CRK are shipping the camera from the eastern states for me so I don't have to wait as their stock arrived yesterday.

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11-12-2012, 06:38 PM   #34
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QuoteOriginally posted by xhanatos Quote
DigitalCameraWarehouse
K-5 IIs body only - $1197.00
K-5II body only - $1099.00

(not affiliated with them or anything, just been really happy with my previous purchases from them.)
Did you call them directly for this price? They don't have the K5ii listed on their website.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RobG Quote
Did you call them directly for this price? They don't have the K5ii listed on their website.
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I've just pre ordered the K-5 IIs through DCW, too good of a price to pass up... Well that and my K10D is giving me the shits by turning off between every 2nd shot!

Hoping I'm not going to regret this (over getting the standard II)!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Douf Quote
I've just pre ordered the K-5 IIs through DCW, too good of a price to pass up... Well that and my K10D is giving me the shits by turning off between every 2nd shot!

Hoping I'm not going to regret this (over getting the standard II)!
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QuoteOriginally posted by xhanatos Quote
DigitalCameraWarehouse
K-5 IIs body only - $1197.00
K-5II body only - $1099.00

(not affiliated with them or anything, just been really happy with my previous purchases from them.)

Sounds good. I assume it would be a pre-order and we are at the mercy of CRK for delivery.

At least DCW is a store where you can walk in the front door and pick it up


Edit: It is pre-order. They told me it would hopefully be around 2weeks but before the end of the month.


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I'm told that my K5iis arriving at the store today, so hopefully I will receive it by the end of Friday.

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Copy and paste from an email from Michael's Camera:

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Thank you for your inquiry,

Please see below for pricing and availability of the requested equipment.
The Pentax K-5 II Body is $1299 (one unit in stock)

We also offer a bonus DSLR bundle saving you $230 complimentary with all DSLR cameras, this bundle includes:
FREE admission to our 3 hour Digital DSLR course.
FREE 30x Professional lab quality 4"x6" prints.
1/2 Price on-site sensor clean.
1/2 price A2 fine art print.
All valid for 12 months.
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FYI Dirtcheapcameras.com.au emailed me to say that they have a limited number of K5iis in stock for $1197.

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As mentioned earlier I bought mine through camerastore.com.au where it is $1249.
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I expect to get my K-5 IIs tomorrow. Good times
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So tempting... but my K20D is still chugging along fine and I need to save my money :P
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I got my K5iis today! I'm going out to take a few photos. My very first photo seemed to show moire until I noticed that the camera had defaulted to 32000 ISO. I took the photo again at 100ISO and the colour noise was gone.
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Got mine today too - thanks to a massive effort from Michaels.
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