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07-04-2013, 09:48 AM - 1 Like   #16
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i hope this made Pentax realize that lower price range can be better for sale.

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The K-01 lives!
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Where exactly?

QuoteOriginally posted by Gammablue Quote
Looks awesome. I should get silver, too.

Sadly, rumor about blue one may be untrue.
did you hear or read about this rumor, I am interested seeing that they did bring it out. Or are you paid by pentax to spread it a month ago? And your name Gammablue. 25 posts. Not that many. I am seriously considering that you are an insider.
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did you hear or read about this rumor, I am interested seeing that they did bring it out. Or are you paid by pentax to spread it a month ago? And your name Gammablue. 25 posts. Not that many. I am seriously considering that you are an insider.
I read it from a different Pentax forum(not in the us) a month ago and was wondering whether this rumor is true.....I am surprised that no body in this forum has not heard about this. Maybe some did, but couldn't or didn't confirm it.

I am not an insider and just like Pentax K-01 a lot. I wish I am a Pentax employee and then I can leak out(?) Pentax's FF plan(if they have any...I highly doubt).



Anyway, I am happy to see this blue/white K-01.

07-10-2013, 07:29 PM   #20
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Available July 25, 2013

According to the Rakuten website:

Rakuten: Unit No. mirrorless K mount 4549212273506[02P24Jun13] of the Mr. PENTAX K-01 lens kit white x blue "it is going to release it on July 25, 2013 reservation" Mark Newson design- Shopping Japanese products from Japan

Available for USD 443 (JPY 44,800)
07-10-2013, 11:20 PM   #21
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That's a surprisingly good deal. And they ship to the US! If I hadn't bought a yellow brick a couple months ago, I would definitely get this.
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Do we need to pay import duty? I am in US.
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Do we need to pay import duty? I am in US.
"Consult your tax professional."

07-15-2013, 10:15 PM   #24
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Gee, does anyone think the price drop has increased the popularity? That maybe the original price point was the wrong place to put it?

Strangely enough, this bodes well for future Firmware development, as there will be more demand for firmware updates from a larger customer base.
Hope the Blue ones ship with v1.03.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PiDicus Rex Quote
Gee, does anyone think the price drop has increased the popularity? That maybe the original price point was the wrong place to put it?

Strangely enough, this bodes well for future Firmware development, as there will be more demand for firmware updates from a larger customer base.
Hope the Blue ones ship with v1.03.
More to the point, let's hope for a pink (hello kitty?) version to come out in the fall, and keep the line alive until mr. Newson designs the K-02
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QuoteOriginally posted by tclausen Quote
(hello kitty?) version
I'm surprised we haven't seen this yet - and the Evangelion series either.
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let's hope for a pink
Alas a pink one will inevitably be eyed and subsequently bought by my dear sister. She'll love it.
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Two blue k-01 bodies for sale on eBay

As of today there are two blue and white K-01 bodies being sold on eBay. They are quite expensive, but they are available for those who MUST have one. No 40mm lens offered with these, however, as noted.
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QuoteOriginally posted by barefootdesigns Quote
As of today there are two blue and white K-01 bodies being sold on eBay. They are quite expensive, but they are available for those who MUST have one. No 40mm lens offered with these, however, as noted.
Of the two auctions I saw, one specifically says it DOES include the DA 40XS lens (it also clearly says it is a pre-order). The other has "Lens Kit" in the title, and says shipping will be delayed until August. So, a ~$100 premium to pre-order a special edition. Eh, I've seen worse price-gouging. I expect better deals once it's actually on the street.
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Decidedly odd.
That should be Pentax's new slogan
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