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05-20-2013, 04:07 AM   #1
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Good Deal on K-30 Body at Ace Photo

I just wanted to pass this on about the K-30 body at Ace Photo. Price is $496.99 thru June 30. Seems to be $50.00 less than B&H.

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I think it's $596 *after* the $100 instant savings-not a good deal.
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No, for the body only it is $496.99 after the $100.00 instant rebate. B & H has it for $549.00 after $100.00 rebate.
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Nice deal on a nearby (that is, DC-area) location brick and mortar retailer. Thanks, Eric! Makes it very tempting to upgrade from my K-X, although I'm worried that if I do get a K-30, I'll not use my K-01 all that often because it offers the same IQ, focus peaking, and superior handling, faster AF, OVF, and WR. Plus I kind of want to wait and see what other new products may be coming out this year...

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Those guys at ACE are really good people. The owner is a Pentax shooter and helped me decide between a K-30 and a Nikon. Couldn't buy from a better place.
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I just caved and pulled the trigger on a K-30 body last night. $499 from Emmy Photo fulfilled by Amazon.com. I think any price under $500 on a K-30 body represents a good deal right now. I have the K-5 and the K30 offers the same image quality, slightly better auto-focus performance and the option to use AA-battery power, which I had with my old K200D and miss. Down the road, if the price of the K-5 IIs drops enough, it may be my K-5 that gets sold off, not the K-30, which may be a better second body for the reasons stated above. But thanks for the feedback on Ace, with whom I've never done business before.
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I did the same last night. K-30 black body from Emmy for $499. I was going to wait another 6-8 months until the K-30 replacement, but at this price, it's just too good to pass up. My K-x has been a great cam overall, but the AF performance leaves something to be desired. I have found that single point AF sometimes misses, especially on complex patterned subjects, so I generally like to use 5 point AF, which does a better job with that, but I never know for sure what it will choose to focus on if there are other objects in view at varying distances. The K-30 will, I hope, rectify this. I also think that the better viewfinder and display will help since my vision is not what it once was. The one thing that I wish K-30 had is the ability to take a bracket on timer. Not so good to have to hold the shutter button down on long bracketed exposures. If I get one stop better low light performance than K-x, I will be pleased, but I'm not expecting it.
I also ordered an extra battery and the cheapo $6.50 battery holder (both coming from different places).
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I also just got K30, backup for K5- in Montreal, the kit is going for 599. anyways as for the long exposure,in the settings you can change the bulb to hit once to open the shutter and again to close. it's at the end of the of the windows of stuff to play with if I remember right.

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