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04-03-2014, 06:43 AM   #16
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We'll add me to the list, mine should be here today...

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got mine a week ago.. Today I got the D-BG4 battery grip in... Man this sucker is cool with that...Heavy too.
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Your going to love it. I got the K-5 II not the s but thinking I might pick up the body later on. I love the way mine handles and where the controls are placed.
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Congrats on new camera

Congratulations on getting this great camera. I love mine too, and it was a great bargain at only $649 U.S. on discontuance sale. The camera is so good in terms of image quality, low noise, and handling characteristics that I find myself increasingly passing over the K-01, K-7, and K-20.

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QuoteOriginally posted by felixkh Quote
At least you guys can get it brand new. Here in Singapore, we can only get it 2nd hand.
Why is it that you can only get one second hand?

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Congratulations Jerry!

Since I got mine the K10 hasn't been touched. I'm trying to get Mrs. Racer to take it to replace here Optio W30. She had the Optio out on a recent trip with one of her sisters, and although some of the photos were nice, she ran into some troubles that would have been easily avoided with the K10.

*sigh*

But she seems to be intimidated by all the buttons, dials and menu options on the K10.

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got mine a week ago.. Today I got the D-BG4 battery grip in... Man this sucker is cool with that...Heavy too.
Congratulations!

I got the battery grip for my K10, and came to like it very much in terms of handling the camera. Of course the extra battery, and storing the wireless remote and an extra memory card were also nice.

When I picked up the K5IIs I grabbed the grip for it too. My only disappointment was the absence of a place to store the wireless remote. One huge plus is the bottom of the grip is wider from front to back than the grip for the K10. This makes it easier to handle, and the camera will sit flat with longer lenses that the one with the K10.

So the extra weight doesn't cause an issue for me.

Another plus of the battery grip is that uninformed people who cannot tell a Canon from a Nikon from a Pentax see the camera with the grip and always say, "Wow! Nice camera!", and often ask, "Are you a professional?"

I simply smile and thank them for the compliment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Why is it that you can only get one second hand?



Congratulations Jerry!

Since I got mine the K10 hasn't been touched. I'm trying to get Mrs. Racer to take it to replace here Optio W30. She had the Optio out on a recent trip with one of her sisters, and although some of the photos were nice, she ran into some troubles that would have been easily avoided with the K10.

*sigh*

But she seems to be intimidated by all the buttons, dials and menu options on the K10.



Congratulations!

I got the battery grip for my K10, and came to like it very much in terms of handling the camera. Of course the extra battery, and storing the wireless remote and an extra memory card were also nice.

When I picked up the K5IIs I grabbed the grip for it too. My only disappointment was the absence of a place to store the wireless remote. One huge plus is the bottom of the grip is wider from front to back than the grip for the K10. This makes it easier to handle, and the camera will sit flat with longer lenses that the one with the K10.

So the extra weight doesn't cause an issue for me.

Another plus of the battery grip is that uninformed people who cannot tell a Canon from a Nikon from a Pentax see the camera with the grip and always say, "Wow! Nice camera!", and often ask, "Are you a professional?"

I simply smile and thank them for the compliment.
I agree that the 5II is a great camera, and leaves everything from the past in the dust . . . and yet, you may find yourself going back to the K-10 for the rendering of that processor that nothing else quite matches.
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Why is it that you can only get one second hand?
It's because our market is small as compared to USA/Europe. Only new bodies are Q7, K50, K500 and K3 Black and Silver.

Then my friend "hijacked" the K5IIs from me. I just managed to get a great condition 2nd hand K3 Silver from another friend who switched to the Nikon D800e and at a great price too.

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To the OP



The price in the U.S. Around $700 = 411 ( probably pre tax so add 20% for VAT = 493 ) I`d buy one tomorrow

Aus $ 1049 = 577. I`d buy one the day after tomorrow


The best non grey price in the UK = 679.
Most are 700 ( $1190 U.S. ). K5 ii is generally 599
I`ll keep my money in my pocket.
I`m sick and tired of being ripped off in this shoddy country to subsidise the better prices in the rest of the world.


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