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11-14-2015, 06:54 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Could not refuse..

An irresistible red k50 with matching wr18-55 at $230ish online. It has no charger or batteries ($17 at auction) but does have a 14-day return period in case of other issues.

I had been wishing for a WR bargain to supplant my K-r, especially after 5" of rain hit our front porch in 48hrs so this will do nicely.. I hope!

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QuoteOriginally posted by jimr-pdx Quote
An irresistible red k50 with matching wr18-55 at $230ish online. It has no charger or batteries ($17 at auction) but does have a 14-day return period in case of other issues.

I had been wishing for a WR bargain to supplant my K-r, especially after 5" of rain hit our front porch in 48hrs so this will do nicely.. I hope!
Congrats on the nice deal! That's about what I paid a few months ago for my K-30 sans lens. I was particular about wanting the K-30

Time to sell off your 55-300 and get the WR version?
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Congrats on the nice deal! That's about what I paid a few months ago for my K-30 sans lens. I was particular about wanting the K-30

Time to sell off your 55-300 and get the WR version?
I'm happy to keep the current 55-300 for a bit, but I left the listing up with that update in mind I definitely saw a few nice K30 deals (love the crystal blue) but my lack of WR lenses right now made the difference (aside from being.. not black!)

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No doubt holiday deals could be as good or better, but I'm fine with this.

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I've no WR lenses either, although I've never hesitated to go out in light precip. I'm thinking the HD 55-300WR will be my "Christmas lens".

I could have had the crystal blue K-30 for a few dollars more, but I figured my bumblebee K-01 was bright enough.

I hope you post a couple of pics of your red K-50 + lens setup, I bet that will look

Edit: didn't you used to have a K-5?

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Edit: didn't you used to have a K-5?
Oh let's not get personal now!
In my five-ish years with Pentax I've owned K100d, two-three? K200d, K-7 (whose sensor almost drove me to m:43 but instead I went to) K-x, K-r, K-5 (Classic, II and IIs) then K-s1 and now K-r #3 plus K-50. Ugh.

I've yet to meet a Pentax body I didn't like though. These trades were mostly due to budget crises due to spousal health issues. The final budget crunch should be cured "any day now" with a home refinance that just won't close. Always one more step, now down to county inspections for title clearance.

Oh wait, for a month or so I owned a white K-50. No wonder I have so many + transaction ratings, I've stocked the whole dang forum with gear by now I finally stopped updating my spreadsheet with lens transactions, that was not something I would ever want to re-examine!!

Oh wait II - how dare I forget the K-01 ! Also, my wife and I have matching Q Classics.


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I hope you post a couple of pics of your red K-50 + lens setup, I bet that will look
It's interesting how red K-50 looks if you google it then switch to Images. Sometimes orange, other times deep red depending on light WB and Custom Image I suppose. I like this one best, hope mine is this shade!

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Sorry to read that the vagaries of life have not always been kind. But brighter days are coming...

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Sorry to read that the vagaries of life have not always been kind. But brighter days are coming...
Indeed; thanks for the good thought! Brighter days indeed, we've had dense clouds & now at 3.6" in the past 24h, 9" since last Thursday noon. Even for the PacNW west-side strip that's a lot, tropical rain but no palm trees to lounge beneath. Oh well, Corona is bad for my celiac disease anyway.

I just paid another $135 so now the inspection (and refinance) can move forward.. again. Ah the uses I could have put that to, photographically!

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Well it's here - and it's Red!


It has 925 actuations, a few tiny scratches on the flash cap (noted in sale), FW1.00, creation date of 2014:06:21. The camera came about an hour before the batteries, but I survived Settings are now to my liking - but I forgot to up the FW first so we'll probably need to do that again!
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That is red...
I really prefer my black K-50
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My wife opted for white for her k-50 but that red is sexy.
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