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02-21-2011, 11:29 AM   #1
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Thinking of K-x to K-r....should I???

I have a K-5 and a K-x. My K-5 is currently at CRIS waiting for replacement to come in so I've been stuck with my K-x. Going back to shooting the K-x made me realize how much I miss the visual focus point 'blip' in the viewfinder...and there's a noticeable difference in speed as well.

So this got me thinking and I started looking at the K-r. I also remembered I have a 10% off coupon at eBay...so I started looking and I found this:

NEW Pentax K-r Digital SLR Camera w/ 35mm f2.4 AL Lens - eBay (item 130479802393 end time Feb-25-11 17:53:35 PST).

10% off takes me down to $665.99...I figure I was going to buy this lens in the near future anyway...so if I look at this as me buying the lens, and the camera...that puts me at roughly $450 for the camera (valuing the lens at $220). I figure I can dump my K-x for $325-ish...so that puts me at a net total of about $125 for an upgrade.

So yes, I'm just trying to justify this for myself . The 10% coupon I have expires very soon...and I think the coupon on top of this bundle makes it a pretty darn good deal.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jgmankos Quote

So yes, I'm just trying to justify this for myself .
may be just try to justify along the lines that you live only once, it might work better
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What's that $125 worth to you? The viewfinder blip and an extra stop of useable ISO? If so, then you have your answer.
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I did it and am glad I did. Faster focus, larger higher res screen, focus point 'blip' as you say, much faster live view focus, faster fps and a few other things. There were enough upgrades for me. If I had a K-5 I would probably hardly ever use the K-r though.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jgmankos Quote

10% off takes me down to $665.99...

So yes, I'm just trying to justify this for myself . The 10% coupon I have expires very soon...and I think the coupon on top of this bundle makes it a pretty darn good deal.
WHAT?

Please check my sums below anyway.

List Buy It Now Price of K-r camera~lens combo in eBay advertisement supplied, as at same day (2011-02-22 AEST) = USD739.99
739.99 0.9 = 665.91 + 85 = USD750.99

Now, if the scamBay coupon 10% disc applies to shippng too (doubtful, read the fine print to be sure!) then the total would be reduced to USD742.49

Either way, it's not a particularly outstanding deal at all, in today's market scene. (Except maybe for the G.A.S Blinded™ who failed primary school arithmetic. )

.R. -- In the real world it's called self delusion.

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WHAT?

Please check my sums below anyway.

List Buy It Now Price of K-r camera~lens combo in eBay advertisement supplied, as at same day (2011-02-22 AEST) = USD739.99
739.99 0.9 = 665.91 + 85 = USD750.99

Now, if the scamBay coupon 10% disc applies to shippng too (doubtful, read the fine print to be sure!) then the total would be reduced to USD742.49

Either way, it's not a particularly outstanding deal at all, in today's market scene. (Except maybe for the G.A.S Blinded who failed primary school arithmetic. )

.R. -- In the real world it's called self delusion.
For you fellows down in Oz, no...not so much a deal with that shipping.

In the US shipping is free, mate
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For you fellows down in Oz, no...not so much a deal with that shipping.

In the US shipping is free, mate
Indeed it does down below, I stand corrected. Thank you.

You sure are a lucky bunch having those poor courier driver slaves work for no pay.
That does make it price attractive, ~USD30 below the B@H and Adorama current, esp. if the dealer provides the same money-back and after sales support too.

.R.

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