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10-07-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Release date of the Pentax K-5!

@lex from my Pentax K-5 group on Flickr had the wherewithal to ask Pentax when the camera will be available in the US. Read what they said...

Flickr: Discussing From the horses mouth... in Pentax K-5 dSLR Fan Club

Looks like early Nov it is!

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I ordered mine directly from Pentax USA and asked when I could expect it to ship. The answer I got was similar: late October or early November at the latest.
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Pentax told me October 15th for Europe.

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10-08-2010, 01:48 AM   #4
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Early November for Oz, my deposit has been paid already buhahahaha.

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hey johnno, what store?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lazar Quote
Pentax told me October 15th for Europe.
In Holland ou can pre-order K-5, K-5 + 18-55 and K-5+18-55 + 55-200 but info on K-5 + 18-135 is not expected within week or two. A few German webstores do list this combo but with the same official prices that have been known already.
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Ok, to whom it may concern.

The first production batch of K-5 is expected to arrive at Pentax central warehouse for Europe (Brussels) around Oct. 15. It will be at the harbour a bit earlier and at distributors a bit later. Personally, I expect to see first customers receive their K-5 around Oct. 21.
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Xhanatos, Vanbar are taking pre orders. Online ordering or give them a call. I had to ring them as their online ordering requires adding shipping which is kind of pointless seeing as I'm just around the corner from their North Melbourne store.

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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
Ok, to whom it may concern.

The first production batch of K-5 is expected to arrive at Pentax central warehouse for Europe (Brussels) around Oct. 15. It will be at the harbour a bit earlier and at distributors a bit later. Personally, I expect to see first customers receive their K-5 around Oct. 21.
Harbour ? it comes with a boat ? This means they already left Asia..because it takes a while to get here.
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No,Pentax is using Airway.
JAL and South Korean.
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
Ok, to whom it may concern.

The first production batch of K-5 is expected to arrive at Pentax central warehouse for Europe (Brussels) around Oct. 15. It will be at the harbour a bit earlier and at distributors a bit later. Personally, I expect to see first customers receive their K-5 around Oct. 21.
wellwellwell, and we cannot yet order K-5 + 135 in holland yet, not for another week or two.
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QuoteOriginally posted by raz Quote
Harbour ? it comes with a boat ? This means they already left Asia..because it takes a while to get here.
6-8 weeks....
That is just about the time minus a week you have to wait for a repair if they have to order parts from factory.

QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
No,Pentax is using Airway.
JAL and South Korean.
AFAIK companies are not too happy about shipping sensitive stuff with sensors etc by air.... My brother works with CCTV and they have everything shipped by sea...
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QuoteOriginally posted by janneman Quote
AFAIK companies are not too happy about shipping sensitive stuff with sensors etc by air.... My brother works with CCTV and they have everything shipped by sea...
Oh Yes
WE bring our camera in plane all the time. Urban legend your story
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Sony is also using JAL and Korean.We can see it when they are going on stock.
complete ID Tickets on the packages.
long ago i asked a pentaxbody about the way to europe.
by plane was the answer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by raz Quote
Harbour ? it comes with a boat ? This means they already left Asia..because it takes a while to get here.
QuoteOriginally posted by zackspeed Quote
No,Pentax is using Airway.
JAL and South Korean.
Ok, the harbour part was my assumption. As it was this way with the K20Ds IIRC. The Brussels part and date was the info I have been given.

I could imagine (caution speculation again) that they now use airway as long as stocks are not filled.
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