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02-17-2008, 04:26 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adrian Owerko Quote
Well I don't think I will see the K20D downunder for a while! it took the importer 3 days after the official word on the K20D to update the pentax AU website. But I hope they will surprise us aussies.
I've been told March here too, so you guys will probably get it at the same time or before us.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Arpe Quote
I've been told March here too, so you guys will probably get it at the same time or before us.
Out of interest: where in NZ are you planning on getting the K20d from? What price will it be?

I'm currently in the UK, but will be traveling to NZ in mid-March, so I'm wondering whether to get the K20d here before I leave, or in NZ when I arrive.
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At this stage my only "contact" is at Wellington Photographic Supplies (Wellington Photographic Supplies but their website is crap). It's a real "photographer's" store. I was told that it would sell for $2495 with the 18-55 mkII. The girl on the phone said they were going to a presentation, get to know the camera type evening soon, so I said "oooh, I'll come with you", and she seemed to think it was a good idea! But we'll see about that. keeping fingers crossed. They are never the cheapest store, but they're good, though of course have way more nikon and canon stuff. I have bought my last 2 SLRs there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jms698 Quote
Out of interest: where in NZ are you planning on getting the K20d from? What price will it be?

I'm currently in the UK, but will be traveling to NZ in mid-March, so I'm wondering whether to get the K20d here before I leave, or in NZ when I arrive.
You should plan a stop over in NYC and go to B&H to get the good American prices!!

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Right now, you can pre-order the K20D in Montreal for CAN$1259.99 plus taxes for an all out total ofCAN$1422.21. That would put it at more or less NZ$1990.
If you are a foreigner buying it in Canada, you can claim the taxes when you leave, so that would leave it at more or less NZ$1750. Quite a difference!
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QuoteOriginally posted by flyer Quote
Right now, you can pre-order the K20D in Montreal for CAN$1259.99 plus taxes for an all out total ofCAN$1422.21. That would put it at more or less NZ$1990.
If you are a foreigner buying it in Canada, you can claim the taxes when you leave, so that would leave it at more or less NZ$1750. Quite a difference!
A simple search of the Pentax K20d turned up this anomoly.... Thought it was funny. Maybe a leak in the timestream...........


http:PENTAX Digital SLR - The New Classic
Most Advanced DSLR Camera Under $1000. Check Out the K20D Today!

pentax k20d - Google Search
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QuoteOriginally posted by flyer Quote
Right now, you can pre-order the K20D in Montreal for CAN$1259.99 plus taxes for an all out total ofCAN$1422.21. That would put it at more or less NZ$1990.
If you are a foreigner buying it in Canada, you can claim the taxes when you leave, so that would leave it at more or less NZ$1750. Quite a difference!
Is that with a lens?
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I like the 'New Classic" slogan, that's pretty hot.

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THAT's amazing

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I like the 'New Classic" slogan, that's pretty hot.
I've done that google search a few times and always came up with that Pentax 20d and $1000 link. Now suddenly I post it here and "POOF" gone.............. doesn't come up at all. I know the listings are dynamic but still.........I'm amazed.............
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffkrol Quote
A simple search of the Pentax K20d turned up this anomoly.... Thought it was funny. Maybe a leak in the timestream...........


http:PENTAX Digital SLR - The New Classic
Most Advanced DSLR Camera Under $1000. Check Out the K20D Today!

pentax k20d - Google Search
This look at the Meta data for www . pentaxslr . com is weird, no mention of the K10D let alone the K20D.

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<meta name="description" content="Pentax introduces the new Kseries Digital SLR cameras
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and the popular Pentax *ist DL. Pentax digital slr cameras are fully compatible with Pentax
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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
Getting my K20D's the first of March..Will use them for Harpers Bazaar Spain...

Ben
Oh Lucky Man, please posts photos and impressions as fast as yuo can. I cant' wait.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffkrol Quote
A simple search of the Pentax K20d turned up this anomoly.... Thought it was funny. Maybe a leak in the timestream...........


http:PENTAX Digital SLR - The New Classic
Most Advanced DSLR Camera Under $1000. Check Out the K20D Today!

pentax k20d - Google Search
The sensor data sheet has an interesting statement for the k20d "..a more direct light path to the pixels,allowing higher quality results from classic pentax lenses"
http://www.pentaxslr.com/files/scms_docs//K20_sensor_sheet_fR2.pdf
I don't know what it means (less pf maybe) but it sounds good
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Is that with a lens?
That is body only. If you let me know what lense you want, I can check with my dealer.
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Thanks flyer, but no thanks. I have dealt with B&H before, so IF (that's a big if) I did source it overseas it would probably be from them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by borno Quote
The sensor data sheet has an interesting statement for the k20d "..a more direct light path to the pixels,allowing higher quality results from classic pentax lenses"
http://www.pentaxslr.com/files/scms_docs//K20_sensor_sheet_fR2.pdf
I don't know what it means (less pf maybe) but it sounds good
There is a diagram in the current issue of Chasseurs d'Images. The "dividers" between the individual image sensors in the 14 mp sensor are much lower than in the Sony 10 mp, allowing for wider angles of light impact, meaning less bias voltage is needed, which in turn means less noise.
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