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08-11-2012, 04:56 PM   #61
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for those of you who bought from costco..how quickly did you get it?

08-11-2012, 05:52 PM   #62
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Ordered it on a Monday, had it in my hands on Friday.
Odd thing was, the box was left by my front door without requiring a signature.
Seems awful risky for an almost $1000 products.
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thank you BerndM! I ordered mine today. i leave Friday night when I get off work (8:30) and start my drive for California..I really really hope its here by then if not Im going to have to ask my neighbor to keep an eye our for it I guess.
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You're welcome! Hope you get it in time to use on your trip. I made several posts that I had 2 of the Costco K30 combo deals and the first one had a defective usb connector on it so back it went. The second one worked fine but I decided that for just under $1000, the K30 didn't offer as much of an improvement over my 4 year old K-m, so it went back also.
Just a heads up for you though, on BOTH my Costco combos, the included Kingston 8GB Class 10 SDHC cards were BAD. The K30 would NOT recognize them and just kept giving me Memory Card Errors. So make sure you have an SD card available, just in case!
Also the battery needed about 2 hours to come up to full charge.
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.......Also the battery needed about 2 hours to come up to full charge.
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Or, you could order a AA adapter (eBay for <$5, but it will NOT be there by Friday) and use it immediately.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Or, you could order a AA adapter (eBay for <$5, but it will NOT be there by Friday) and use it immediately.
Yeah, the option of having an AA adapter as a backup is sure nice.
On top of the stock battery, I've also got an aftermarket 1400ma extra battery plus the AA adapter. I carry 8 AA batteries for my external flash until most of the time anyway. I think I have enough juice for most occasion.
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Kingston card

Here is the text from Costco.

We have heard from our SD card supplier, Kingston that there may be an issue with their card in the K-30 SLR camera.


Here is what Kingston is asking our members to do:

1) Get specific information on when the error occurs. (Turning camera on, playing back images, etc.)

2) Have the Reference Code (lot number) on the back of the card available. This is typically printed in light color text and will consist of a long number and a country of origin.

3) Kingston (the card manufacturer) has been informed of the issue and has requested that customers contact them directly for assistance. This will enable them to resolve the issues as quickly as possible. Kingston Technical Support (800) 435-0640 (U.S.).

4) If Kingston is not able to help, to please call (PENTAX Customer Service @ 800 877-0155) and we can replace the card. However, this is only if Kingston is not able to help the customer.
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I talked to Kingston tech support this afternoon. The man I talked to was briefed on the K-30 problem this morning.

K is testing its cards w/the K-30 and hope to have problem defined within a week. The working theory is that it is a problem with the firmware installed on the card. If so, we will probably get a new card from K.

Meanwhile Pentax sent me a new K card which arrived this morning. I did not even know this was coming. The paper inclosed in the box said nothing about returning the original card. Of course, when I put the second K card in the camera, I got the memory card error message. So now I have two 8GB K cards which work fine in the three other cameras I have.

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well..i placed my order saturday..it shippied monday or tuesday (forget which one) and will be here tonight when I get off work..hows that for shipping! In all honesty..its shipping from CA and I am in AZ haha
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woohoo!

I ordered on Tuesday around 11am. UPS says it should be here by end of day tomorrow (Thursday)! Not sure where it is shipping from. When UPS updates I'll let you know. Free shipping for two-day turnover sounds too good to be true. I am in GA.
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I ordered on Tuesday around 11am. UPS says it should be here by end of day tomorrow (Thursday)! Not sure where it is shipping from. When UPS updates I'll let you know. Free shipping for two-day turnover sounds too good to be true. I am in GA.

I know right? thats exactly what I was thinking..I was freting thinking I would get the cam just before I left for CA and not have time to charge it! LOL now I will even have a chace to test it before I go
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Mcnuggett, mine came out of GA.
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Mcnuggett, mine came out of GA.
You're right! UPS updated shipping information, and my order shipped out from a city 40 miles out from me (here in GA!)... Funny thing is that I was just there in that exact city today! Apparently my boyfriend lives relatively close to the warehouse
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Ordered mine from Costco this morning (black body). I'm so excited. This is my first foray into having a dslr. Until now, I've been shooting on the occasional point-and-shoot digital, but my primary photo gear consists of a few Nikon 35mm SLR's. Cant wait!

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QuoteOriginally posted by nomad1721 Quote
Ordered mine from Costco this morning (black body). I'm so excited. This is my first foray into having a dslr. Until now, I've been shooting on the occasional point-and-shoot digital, but my primary photo gear consists of a few Nikon 35mm SLR's. Cant wait!

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Welcome Aboard! Congratulations on the K-30.
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