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10-21-2010, 05:56 AM   #31
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It's funny how UK and US got their K-5s already on the other side of the globe but not us.... even though we are closer to Philippines where the bodies are made....

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i'm not complaining about the delay. opportunity to save some more $$
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I got the new Pop. Photography Mag. the other day and it lists the latest lenses being released buy all the camera and lens makers. It says the new Pentax 35.. f2.4 DA AL is going to be $220.00 street price and the Pentax 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 DA L DC WR APS-C is going to be $530.00 it also says "An Amateur's Zoom with extra WR, a generous 7.5x zoom range and nice size.
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QuoteOriginally posted by elpolodiablo Quote
It's funny how UK and US got their K-5s already on the other side of the globe but not us.... even though we are closer to Philippines where the bodies are made....
I agree and have mentioned this elsewhere.... I got my K-7 soon after release date and before it was available in a lot of the USA states.

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there waiting for the aussie dollar to go up so they can make more profit, whereas the US and pound must be falling, so they want to sell there quick!
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They may be waiting a while for the US$ to strengthen...

We may have to buy from the US ourselves and put up with the customs duty if it's strung out too long - and it will *still* be cheaper...
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Digidirect are now listing a body-only price for the K-5 of AUD1,679.00.
I've updated the price list on p-1.
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Hopefully I can get one for xmas. I will have completed my 3 year apprenticeship with my K10 and ready for graduation. Cant wait. I want to give it a go with my FA*28-70 & FA*80-200.

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Agree the apprenticeship is over and time for some fun.. K5 here I come.. Don't think I will be holding out till prices drop! (Not in Australia anyway)

K7 is still over $1100 most places, and agree that the close to $1600 with the AUD being strong should be enough to make my move sooner...

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DCW still dont have the K-5 listed but have an interesting K-r kit

K-r +18-55 $889 with a free Sigma EF 530 flash! (not the wireless compatible "super" version)
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I just called Camera Action in Melbourne and they said they were looking at receiving stock in the last week of November, but didn't have a final price yet. Oh, the suspense.
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I have seen the pricing that retailers have been given from Kennedy's, it was released last week and depending on the markup from the retailer, prices should be between $1600-1700 for the body only
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Its unlikely to be worth getting it from the USA really.
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QuoteOriginally posted by steve1307 Quote
DCW have an interesting K-r kit

K-r +18-55 $889 with a free Sigma EF 530 flash! (not the wireless compatible "super" version)
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That makes the flash around $40-50 compared with the lowest price around (I'm not counting Vanbar at the moment while they leave the gate open). Does anyone have good/bad experience with this flash? It probably would be useful (though I'm planning on doing lots of no-flash low light photography with the K-r )
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QuoteOriginally posted by ossi Quote
I have seen the pricing that retailers have been given from Kennedy's, it was released last week and depending on the markup from the retailer, prices should be between $1600-1700 for the body only
Any idea if we will also get a rebate like Europe and US?

I really really want this camera, but hoping to pay below $1500.
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