Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-20-2010, 08:55 AM   #31
Inactive Account




Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Georgia, USA
Posts: 32
Good point ghelary and glanglois, and well taken. I ordered my K7 with DA*50-135 today. Also the fact that I just found that can get an adapter to fit my Leica lens' to the K7 made the decision even easier. Thanks and Cheers.

01-20-2010, 09:16 AM   #32
Veteran Member
ghelary's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Paris, France
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 617
Be careful with Leica stuff.

Leica R mount can be adapted by dismounting a part of existing mount. The change is reversible though.

On Leica M mount (classic Leica), the registration distance is significantly shorter than on K-mount. any adapter would loose infiniti focus.

There's plenty of exceptional Pentax manual glass, not counting the FA and DA ltd and Zeiss primes, so you may find your need here.
01-21-2010, 07:45 AM   #33
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Carolina
Photos: Albums
Posts: 612
The motto of technology, in my opinion:

Wait as long as you can, and then buy as much (computer, camera, etc) as you can afford.

Things always get cheaper, and new things are always on the horizon. That much is inevitable. With a camera, however, you have to think about this: what if your child takes his/her first steps while you were waiting on a camera to drop an extra $50? $50 seems like a ton of money now...
01-21-2010, 07:47 AM   #34
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Carolina
Photos: Albums
Posts: 612
The motto of technology, in my opinion:

Wait as long as you can, and then buy as much (computer, camera, etc) as you can afford.

Things always get cheaper, and new things are always on the horizon. That much is inevitable. With a camera, however, you have to think about this: what if your child takes his/her first steps while you were waiting on a camera to drop an extra $50? $50 seems like a ton of money now...

01-22-2010, 09:43 PM   #35
Inactive Account




Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Vancouver B.c.
Posts: 7
Any chance of Canadian getting benefit of lens rebate

Hi Folks. I've been reading the great posts on this forum for over a year and now its finally time to buy. I plan to buy a K7 and 4 lenses from B&H and it seems that the rebate doesn't apply to Canadian shipping addresses. It's a shame to lose out on the $400 rebates so I was wondering if anyone has found a work around for that. Short of going to the states myself or having someone there buy my gear for me, are there any suggestions on how to get the rebate. I have been waiting for a price drop on the K7 but I think I'm about to crack. Spring is in the air here in Vancouver and I need to get out there. Anyway, thanks for this great forum and site. And thanks to any replies in advance.
01-25-2010, 05:12 AM   #36
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jun 2009
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,679
QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
It is a cycle really -- Pentax releases a camera, then a couple of months go by and they drop the price a little, then they offer some sort of rebate and then finally, two to three months before they announce their next camera they drop the price to whatever their lowest level is. I don't think that a) they ever expected to sell the same number of K7s as Kxs or b)they are losing money on the K7.

People aren't waiting on something better. I would say that Pentaxians are cheap and they are waiting on a significant price drop.
hahaha....I gues I must be cheap because I see no reason to spend an extra $400-$600 on a body when I could use that cash to add more and better glass while waiting out the pricing cycle on the bodies...is not the conventional wisdom to buy better glass over a new body simply because it is a new body? Or is that somehow wrong to understand? hehehehe....
02-05-2010, 06:17 AM   #37
Junior Member




Join Date: Jan 2010
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 30
Does anyone think this $100 rebate is part of the reason lenses have been pricey lately?

Maybe its just the conspiracy theorist in me.

SB
02-05-2010, 07:29 AM   #38
krs
Site Supporter




Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 394
The K10D bottomed out at about $500 (I bought it for that with a rebate from Pentax).

The K20D I saw new for just a little over $600 before the price went back up (this was shortly after the K7 came out). I almost bought it!

The question for me is where will the K7 bottom out at - maybe $700? I am thinking buying the K7, but I can wait!

02-05-2010, 03:42 PM   #39
krs
Site Supporter




Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 394
QuoteOriginally posted by brofkand Quote
The motto of technology, in my opinion:

Wait as long as you can, and then buy as much (computer, camera, etc) as you can afford.

Things always get cheaper, and new things are always on the horizon. That much is inevitable. With a camera, however, you have to think about this: what if your child takes his/her first steps while you were waiting on a camera to drop an extra $50? $50 seems like a ton of money now...
A reasonable motto that I have heard as well. Another motto could be - buy toward the end of the of the product lifecycle/technology curve and either a) save a lot of money or b) buy much more often!
02-06-2010, 04:05 PM   #40
m8o
Veteran Member
m8o's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: 40-55'-44" N / 73-24'-07" W [on LI]
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,102
I think the bottom price will only come until after the replacement has been officially announced but not released, or leaks from early beta testers start becoming commonplace; in either case as cause for sales to clearly start falling off of prospective buyers waiting to see "what's next" is going to deliver, calling for a price-cut to spur sales.
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!
lens, pentax news, pentax rumors, rebate
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
extended lens warranty houstonmacgregor Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 07-12-2010 10:43 AM
Bought a used lens. Do I need an extended warranty? mulanrouge Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 4 02-25-2010 10:25 PM
Buy a K7 & get a $100 lens rebate ivoire Pentax News and Rumors 9 12-31-2009 09:53 PM
Whats a good lens to get with tax rebate? tootal2 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 8 05-15-2008 02:07 PM
Rebate extended to Sept. 30 regken Pentax News and Rumors 6 08-03-2007 12:31 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:25 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