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03-19-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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Adorama now has the K7 for $920

just got an email from Adorama they are now selling the K7 for $919.95

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I just noticed that Prodigital2000 have dropped the listing of K-7 in the last two days. Could it be that the price adjustment is also happening to Canada as well? That would be a welcome sign....
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so close to pulling the trigger..... so close! Just a little lower Pentax
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QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
so close to pulling the trigger..... so close! Just a little lower Pentax
But wait, it the K-8 on the horizon.

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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
But wait, it the K-8 on the horizon.
i wont be able to afford whatever is coming out anyhow
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
But wait, it the K-8 on the horizon.
I am not the bleeding edge adopter type as there is usually a cost (which I can not afford) associated with the bragging right for the first in almost everything. If my timing is right, my next upgrade is K-7 and then after K-8 (or whatever) which I will skip would likely be a FF.
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You just have to draw a line where you are willing to buy. There is always the possibility a) the camera's price will draw just a little lower if I wait and b) the next camera will be so amazing that I wish I would have waited and just bought that one. I just got a K7 on Amazon for 917 and think it is a great deal. Sure, it will come down more, but I will enjoy it from here out (till they release the next -- more amazing camera).
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QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
i wont be able to afford whatever is coming out anyhow
Perhaps it would be best to wait until the K8 comes out. The K7 prices will decrease a bit further after that, and you'll get an idea as to the differences. I bought a K7 in December because I had to. I was all set to wait until the K8 came out, and purchase that if it was worth it. Then my K20D died about a week and a half before a wedding I had agreed to second hoot. The local repair shop said that it would be at least 2 weeks, and I had no choice. It was wither a KX or the K7. I chose the K7, and while I'm not unhappy with it, I am dreading that I'll have buyer remorse when the K8 come out...

EDIT: At least I have 2 great cameras that are interchangeable in terms of image quality, in my opinion.


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Just got my USA K-7 with the WR 18-55 lens at Abes of Maine for $995 on Wednesday.

Included was an add'l 2-year PENTAX USA extended warranty and a $100 Restaurant.com Gift Card. USE CODE "DINE200"

Body only for $915 and you still get the free stuff.

Anyone need a K20D?
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QuoteOriginally posted by HawaiianOnline Quote
Perhaps it would be best to wait until the K8 comes out. The K7 prices will decrease a bit further after that, and you'll get an idea as to the differences. I bought a K7 in December because I had to. I was all set to wait until the K8 came out, and purchase that if it was worth it. Then my K20D died about a week and a half before a wedding I had agreed to second hoot. The local repair shop said that it would be at least 2 weeks, and I had no choice. It was wither a KX or the K7. I chose the K7, and while I'm not unhappy with it, I am dreading that I'll have buyer remorse when the K8 come out...

EDIT: At least I have 2 great cameras that are interchangeable in terms of image quality, in my opinion.
Well my K200d is crippled with a scrambled mode dial (can't use essential settings like AV anymore)..... so im holding out as long as i can :ugh:
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Everybody seems to agree that Adorama, B&H are reliable suppliers. Are there equivalent shops for Europe any can recommend? In Romania K-7 body at Pentax representative is 1158 euro (1544 $).
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In sweden they are selling them for just under 1000E. Pricecuts might be near in rumania also.
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Don't mean to complain, but the Adorama add was a "little" misleading in my opinion - talked about a $200 price drop, which is true from original retail but not from the current selling price...
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Misleading? Amazon claimed the Pentax K-7 is $2048

Misleading? Amazon claimed the Pentax K-7 is $2048

or at least they used to.

I wonder how many people bought a K-7 from amazon thinking it was a $2048 suggested retail camera just cause the ad said so ???

Lets face it, if you own Pentax dslrs everyone in USA sees the internet price drop by half in less than a year.

Deja-Vu

Heck, Pentax pulled this on me in 2002 when I bought a new film camera from them. Its been Pentax business model for years, inflate launch price on cameras and then drop price by half in less than a year.

I just checked amazon and they finally dropped the "$2048" retail price on K-7.

By The Way,

K-7 with lens is Amazon's #38 best seller & body only is #41

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/photo/3017941/ref=pd_ts_p_nav


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Price drops in K7

I have been watching the prices for the past year and barely see them nudge down at all, so this is wonderful news for me.

My istD will only use 1GB cards, not sure if that is the norm or if
something is hinky with my cam, but I sure would love to just carry one or
2 cards with me on a shoot instead of 10...

I have been checking ebay for prices but have not gone to an online
camera store. Is the customer service better with the store or does the
warranty cover no matter where the cam or lens is purchased...

Thank you for the great info

M
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