Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-15-2010, 07:28 AM   #31
Veteran Member
MrPetkus's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 388
QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
... Olympus: E-3 & E-30 replacements + new m4/3
As an aside, if you think the Pentax is ripe for an update, it's nothing compared to the angst and frustration of Oly owners over their "ancient" E-3...

06-15-2010, 08:00 AM   #32
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,795
QuoteOriginally posted by MrPetkus Quote
As an aside, if you think the Pentax is ripe for an update, it's nothing compared to the angst and frustration of Oly owners over their "ancient" E-3...
As an E-3 owner...... I agree. Olympus is a company that makes very high quality cameras, but they really struggle with direction and consistent product cycles.

The future of 4/3 is questionable, but it has been since it was introduced.
06-15-2010, 08:01 AM   #33
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 43,125
I'm quite convinced that a new Pentax high-end model will be coming soon...in the mean time, I guess we can enjoy the cheaper K-7's from B&H. (link)

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

06-15-2010, 08:57 AM   #34
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2010
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,545
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
I'm quite convinced that a new Pentax high-end model will be coming soon...in the mean time, I guess we can enjoy the cheaper K-7's from B&H. (link)
Exactly. Canon and Nikon are going to get a run for their money... We're going to see some amazing things happen as Pentax releases it's new camera. Very soon!

06-15-2010, 09:39 AM   #35
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 787
prices just went back up...

slightly.
still under the $800 level though, but wow. in less than a day, it bounced 2x!
guess so many pentaxians pulled the trigger on this
06-16-2010, 12:41 AM   #36
Pentaxian




Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bangalore
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,450
I will wait for new announcement rather then buying k-7 even at that price, but may be a time to get used k-7 in market section - wouldn't be surprised if k-7 comes to $600-$650 level soon there.
06-16-2010, 08:38 AM   #37
JHD
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jan 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,407
I just picked up a K-7 to compliment my K-x and all I can say is WOW! What a camera... $764 for this level of quality is unbelievable! K-7 is amazing and I for one couldn't care less about what Pentax releases next. The K-7 is designed to last for 100,000 actuations and I intend on taking it to the limit.

Remember the days before digital, when you'd buy one body and it would last a lifetime? Remember the days before AF and ISO 400? Well if you stop and think about that for a moment, you might better appreciate the K-7 even with all its so called limitations. I hardly think most people holding out will be able to produce better images with whatever the next temporal latest greatest body Pentax releases next. I'm tempted to buy another K-7 because there most likely never be another opportunity to get so much for so little.
06-16-2010, 10:59 AM   #38
Senior Member




Join Date: May 2010
Location: long island
Posts: 135
is it a good time? or it's getting even cheaper in the coming months? say, to around $680?

06-16-2010, 11:00 AM   #39
Veteran Member
MrPetkus's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 388
I agree with everything written here...

QuoteOriginally posted by JHD Quote
I just picked up a K-7 to compliment my K-x and all I can say is WOW! What a camera... $764 for this level of quality is unbelievable! K-7 is amazing and I for one couldn't care less about what Pentax releases next. The K-7 is designed to last for 100,000 actuations and I intend on taking it to the limit.

Remember the days before digital, when you'd buy one body and it would last a lifetime? Remember the days before AF and ISO 400? Well if you stop and think about that for a moment, you might better appreciate the K-7 even with all its so called limitations. I hardly think most people holding out will be able to produce better images with whatever the next temporal latest greatest body Pentax releases next. I'm tempted to buy another K-7 because there most likely never be another opportunity to get so much for so little.
06-16-2010, 11:34 AM   #40
Inactive Account




Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Canada eh!
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 674
QuoteOriginally posted by ll_coffee_lP Quote
Meh, I've been making all my big gear purchases (i.e. camera bodies and lenses) via the US for some time now. I'll only buy local if the prices are relatively close - which isn't very often nowadays.

I would suspect that the only reason people still buy from places like Henry's is because they aren't aware of the price differential between Canada and the US.

Warranty may be another item to think about, but to be honest - I've never had a problem with any of my bodies or lenses (ever) and am not fearful of buying from the US and importing.

c[_]

P.S. This is a great price for the K-7. Totally worth every penny!
Same here. Price differentials US to Can are too good to pass up, and when the dollar was at par....well, even now with a ~$0.95 dollar, the deals are great.

And don't forget, Camera equipment is not subject to import duty under NAFTA so you won't get dinged at customs. I've imported a K10D, K20D, DA* lenses, and never had to pay duties. I just pulled the trigger on a K-7 from the US for $695 (private sale NIB), couldn't pass it up.

Last edited by Leaf Fan; 06-16-2010 at 11:35 AM. Reason: Spelling
06-16-2010, 04:48 PM   #41
JHD
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jan 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,407
QuoteOriginally posted by shang Quote
is it a good time? or it's getting even cheaper in the coming months? say, to around $680?
Put it to you this way, I seriously doubt that even if you paid more than the current price, you'd be flabbergasted. The K-7 is a high quality semi pro camera that one cannot reasonably expect to purchase for under a $1000. Even at a $1000, it would still be a lot of camera for a relatively small sum.
06-16-2010, 07:47 PM   #42
Veteran Member
mattdm's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,964
QuoteOriginally posted by shang Quote
is it a good time? or it's getting even cheaper in the coming months? say, to around $680?
Let's say it does, in four months.

That's 68 per day.

I'm pretty sure I get at least 73 worth from my K-7 every day I use it.
06-17-2010, 04:55 AM   #43
Site Supporter
germar's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Austin Texas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 728
Pulling the trigger

Checked yesterday ... the B&H price is still at 763 with free shipping.

As the cartoon character Popeye used to say: "That's all I can stands; I can't stands no more!"

My K-7 is now on the way. I hope it solves most of my low light focus issues with my K20.

regards,

germar
06-17-2010, 07:26 AM   #44
Pentaxian
RonHendriks1966's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,714
Cheapest price in the Netherlands is 869 euro wich is quit good price since it was startng at 1149 euro almost one year ago (I bought mine on july 27 for 1149 euro).
06-17-2010, 10:34 PM   #45
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,296
Good timing as I needed a replacement K-7. That is a fine price for a quality camera.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
body, camera, goal, k-7, morning, pentax, pentax k-7, pentax news, pentax rumors, price, slr
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature B&W Morning in Colorado sealonsf Post Your Photos! 8 01-16-2010 09:16 AM
kx w/ 18-55 & 55-300bdal for $643 or k20d W/ grip & 18-55 & 55-300 DAL for $850. tubey Pentax DSLR Discussion 6 01-10-2010 11:30 AM
Annapolis early morning B&W Eastern Shore Charlie Post Your Photos! 14 03-01-2009 01:35 PM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax D-BG2 Battery Grip (for K10D & K20D) & Remote Control F Bundle frank Sold Items 4 12-11-2008 07:14 PM
Ducks in the Morning Mist. b&w. Mallee Boy Post Your Photos! 3 06-09-2008 02:15 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:24 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top