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12-02-2014, 10:13 PM   #1
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K-5 IIs Discontinued

According to B&H, the K-5 IIs is now discontinued. Better grab yours now before they're gone!

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QuoteOriginally posted by JibbaJab Quote
According to B&H, the K-5 IIs is now discontinued. Better grab yours now before they're gone!
One of the great cameras IMHO.
12-02-2014, 11:07 PM   #3
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Still available at Adorama as of the time of this post.

BTW...B&H is famous for listing things as discontinued when they are not able to reliably source for backorder and then magically listing them again when they get stock.


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Still available at Adorama as of the time of this post.

BTW...B&H is famous for listing things as discontinued when they are not able to reliably source for backorder and then magically listing them again when they get stock.


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I didn't know that, thanks! Now that I'm looking at DP Review, it seems last year B&H did the same exact thing with this camera. Ugh. Apologies for perpetuating this un-truth!

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It might not be far from the truth this time, I'm afraid. The camera shop that sells Pentax here told me the K-5 II is "in short supply". Now whether that applies to the K-5 IIs as well, or if the stock has only dried up here as well...
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Great camera!

I guess K-3 will follow it too.
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The Australian Pentax site doesn't list either of the KIIs as available. But it does list the K500 which has been discontinued for months!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Giklab Quote
It might not be far from the truth this time, I'm afraid. The camera shop that sells Pentax here told me the K-5 II is "in short supply". Now whether that applies to the K-5 IIs as well, or if the stock has only dried up here as well...
I was told the same (in short supply - buy it now...) last week when I grabbed my new K-5 II

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Just to be more precise: this was told to me by the Hungarian official Pentax dealer


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...on the other hand, both K5IIs are available for sale on the US web site. Go figure.
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The K-5 IIs has been listed as discontinued at some Japanese retailers for a week or two now. It's only natural, because it's an old camera by now but if you specifically want that sensor, this might be the last chance to get it.
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Damned ! I just received mine
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Damned ! I just received mine
Why? what's the problem. you got a great camera.
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Damned ! I just received mine
You won't regret it. When the K 3 came out, I decided what I was looking for was an improved K -5, in other words the K5 IIs.
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I'm sure it's about time a replacement is issued, anyway. Something like a K-3 with the K-S1 sensor would make a great replacement. Then follow up with a K-3 II with refinements and improvements to fight off the Samsung NX1 and Canon 7D II.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
I'm sure it's about time a replacement is issued, anyway. Something like a K-3 with the K-S1 sensor would make a great replacement. Then follow up with a K-3 II with refinements and improvements to fight off the Samsung NX1 and Canon 7D II.
I think this clears the way for a K-50 successor that incorporate more of the K-3 technology and then a K-3 successor with a few new features. Along with the K-S1, that would make quite a coherent APS-C line up.
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