Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-20-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
Forum Member




Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 72
Pricing - For us Australian Pentax users...

So America got it's pricing release, whilst Australia really sat in the dark, can check out the pricing here on my blog.

Luke Glendenning’s Blog Blog Archive Pentax K-7 Australia Pricing!

Needless to say, it's VERY impressive given what most of us thought it was going to be like for Australia. Lucky too, as this way lots of people will be buying it, as opposed to thinking it'll one day get cheaper and they might buy it then.

These prices better stick. But they are straight from supplier so here's hoping!

edit: And I think it deserves a thread of it's own, american pricing and australia pricing are two very different things, usually we get extremely screwed over. And this way any of us interested can keep it to one currency heh.

05-20-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
Veteran Member
Adrian Owerko's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Australia
Posts: 435
Those prices are just! As Habib from FAT PIZZA would say "The Pentax K-7 is FULLY SICK "
i just want one in my hands before September. Have a few weddings that month (:
05-20-2009, 07:59 PM   #3
Pentaxian
Digitalis's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Adelaide.
Posts: 8,534
OK that does it....i'm getting the pentax K7....
05-20-2009, 08:09 PM   #4
Forum Member




Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 72
Original Poster
Pretty much summed up my thoughts too guys. Stock is expected mid june according to CRK, and it did sound like there'd be a fair bit of it, I asked about pre-order and he said you could simply walk into the shop to buy it.....

Only worry is what it'll do to the value of my k20d :S

05-20-2009, 08:17 PM   #5
Pentaxian




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Kaunas
Posts: 1,452
QuoteOriginally posted by Lukey Quote
Only worry is what it'll do to the value of my k20d :S
Hahaha, that's exactly what I am thinking about. Now new K20D goes for $1200-1300. New K-m goes for $800-$900. So, used K20D somewhere in between?

I didn't plan to immediately upgrade to K-7 but this pricing leaves me no choice...

BTW, did CRK mention D-BG4 price?
05-20-2009, 09:12 PM   #6
Veteran Member
schmik's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sydney Aus
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 527
Ok..... let's pool together and order a dozen from CRK.... for $1000 each

mike
05-20-2009, 09:22 PM   #7
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Auckland
Posts: 553
Never before have I wanted so badly for CRK to replace the local distributor we have here...
05-20-2009, 09:42 PM   #8
Forum Member




Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 72
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Edvinas Quote
I didn't plan to immediately upgrade to K-7 but this pricing leaves me no choice...

BTW, did CRK mention D-BG4 price?
My thoughts exactly, would almost seem crazy not to upgrade, body was just devalue more! Nope didn't even think to ask about the grip sorry, my bank account is shuddering at the thought of this already.

QuoteOriginally posted by schmik Quote
Ok..... let's pool together and order a dozen from CRK.... for $1000 each

mike
Reckon if we got enough people they could do a significant deal for us? Wishful thinking, but MAYBE!

05-20-2009, 09:48 PM   #9
Veteran Member
schmik's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sydney Aus
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 527
No harm in asking. Does anyone on here a 'relationship' with them?

mike
05-20-2009, 09:56 PM   #10
Veteran Member
pop4's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: YMML
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,877
A store's planning to be listing the prices as.

K-7 Body only : $1625.80 (Cash, 2% for CC)
K-7 Body w/ 18-55WR : $1774.30 (Same as above)

Prices are in AUD. The pricing may be subject to change since they don't have any actual stock yet, but the source reckons the price is pretty firm.

Fancy seeing you here too Lukey
05-20-2009, 09:56 PM   #11
Pentaxian
Digitalis's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Adelaide.
Posts: 8,534
I'll get the grip, MY sigma EX 100-300mm f/4 APO is a major pain in the soft parts to hand hold without that extra heft form the camera.

does anyone know if the grip is going to be made of the same material as the camera itself?

that might seem like a stupid question, but it pays to ask.....
05-20-2009, 11:29 PM   #12
Forum Member




Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 72
Original Poster
The grip is going to be weather proof etc if that's what you mean? I'd assume it would be the same "texture" also, at least you'd hope so...

I agree, would like the grip to balance out the bigma, but I think it can wait (as more money makes me cry right now).

If we could get enough interest Vanbar (prices mentioned by pop4 above) may well be able to do us a deal on a "group buy". All a bit up in the air right now, but worth mentioning incase people are interested.
05-20-2009, 11:37 PM   #13
Veteran Member
roentarre's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 11,794
Mmmm, the pricing is rather steep...

Maybe wait and see. k20d is sold so much cheaper in US though.
05-20-2009, 11:46 PM   #14
Veteran Member
nulla's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 1,560
I am ordering as soon as... cannot wait for this to hit the Aussie shelves.

The battery grip is a good question Digitalis... mate the FA77 looks so good on the K-7

I think I have read somewhere that with the new K-7 batteries you get 900 plus shots... is that correct?



Neil
05-21-2009, 12:03 AM   #15
Forum Member




Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 92
Pop4 , that prices are tempting , If they can make them real, I surely get one

Digitalis, I assumed they are made from ABS plastic or ABS with steel frame and have silicon seals ??
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!
australia, blog, pentax, pentax news, pentax rumors
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Australian Pentax Users & Camera/Lense Calibration Christopher M.W.T Pentax DSLR Discussion 18 04-29-2012 07:52 AM
new pentax pricing hansli Pentax DSLR Discussion 0 07-09-2009 07:06 PM
Australian Pricing for Pentax K7 at DCW mattyjm Pentax News and Rumors 0 05-28-2009 07:28 PM
Australian users: buying from US? SupremeMoFo Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10 11-23-2007 04:01 PM
Australian Users: buying from Otzion David Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11 11-22-2007 02:11 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:14 PM. | See also: NikonForums.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