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02-22-2016, 05:32 AM   #76
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I'm currently in the process of booking 3 weeks accomodation in Japan and it hurts
How much is a K-1 in Japan, relative to the local AU price?

02-22-2016, 05:36 AM   #77
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I played in a band on a Pacific cruise for a few months and they made me open up my guitar case to check that I hadn't swapped my guitar for a more expensive one along the way. I even had to get permission to bring my PA back into Australia.
I've often taken two cameras in my on-board luggage, including a messenger bag, when travelling overseas. I've never been asked to take them out for inspection or recording, in either direction.
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02-22-2016, 06:41 AM   #79
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Well atleast somethings bright

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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
I've often taken two cameras in my on-board luggage, including a messenger bag, when travelling overseas. I've never been asked to take them out for inspection or recording, in either direction.
Being in the band is probably a little different.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
I've often taken two cameras in my on-board luggage, including a messenger bag, when travelling overseas. I've never been asked to take them out for inspection or recording, in either direction.
I've never been asked either....... if one is worried buy some cheap wooden thing and declare it on the way in.... gets you straight through every time...... the old mis direct.

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Says the person with the Pentax D-FA 150~450mm f/4.5-5.6.
I try not to think about that....thanks.

Anyway, per kilo it was far cheaper.
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Camera Warehouse currently has the best deal in Oz, $2799 AUD inc GST and a "free" Sandisk 64gb Extreme Pro SD card included. These are also genuine Aus. stock with Aus. warranty.

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if one is worried buy some cheap wooden thing and declare it on the way in.... gets you straight through every time.
We declare that we have goods even when we don't. The line through 'something to declare' is far far shorter than the line through 'nothing to declare'. I usually have a bag of biscuits or something that can be thrown out. It's a good ploy.

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Camera Warehouse currently has the best deal in Oz, $2799 AUD inc GST and a "free" Sandisk 64gb Extreme Pro SD card included. Glenn
Do you have a link Glen? I can't find it on their web site



As promised, I contacted Kirks in Ringwood. They have about the same news that we do. They have not heard from CRK, and have no idea what the retail price will be for the K-1. They expect, as I do, that the CRK list price will be about $400-600 higher than the street price when it gets to retail shops. Very much in line with the Camera Warehouse price.

As an aside, the sales guy, (whom I know quite well and is a huge Canon fan) is blown away by the feature set of the K-1. he was asking ME about the features such as the astrotracer and sensor shift. When I pointed out that the tech promises to be able to discern moving parts of the image when using the pixel shift feature, he was most impressed.

I really think RP have a big winner on their hands.


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QuoteOriginally posted by G and T Quote
Camera Warehouse currently has the best deal in Oz, $2799 AUD inc GST and a "free" Sandisk 64gb Extreme Pro SD card included. These are also genuine Aus. stock with Aus. warranty.

Glenn
My calculated price based on the current exchange rate and extrapolated from the B&H USA pricing was AU$2745.41, which is very close.
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Do you have a link Glen? I can't find it on their web site
Here's the link- Pentax K-1 Full Frame DSLR Camera | Camera-Warehouse - I hope it works for you, if not ring or email them as they are having some web site problems at the moment. Landline: (02) 8021 3444 or 1300 304 165 email:sales@camera-warehouse.com.au
I have pre-ordered a K1 and a D-FA 24-70 with them this time and have ordered a K3 and a K5IIs previously, they are great to deal with.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bossa Quote
Exchange rate is AU$1 = US$0.72
Just for the sake of correctness, your equation above is a little off.
Don't forget, you are quoting here the dealer room notation. When you do a financial transaction it will inevitably go through a bank which means you get, at best, 0.70 to the US Dollar.

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CRK have already knocked $300 off yesterday's price - now available for pre-sale at $2899
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CRK have already knocked $300 off yesterday's price - now available for pre-sale at $2899


Nice! I might pre-order one tomorrow when it hits $2599.

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CRK have already knocked $300 off yesterday's price - now available for pre-sale at $2899
Good on them. Just about in the middle of D750/D810 RRP pricing, locally.
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Nice! I might pre-order one tomorrow when it hits $2599.
and in 2 years time when a K-1 II comes out you can sell your K-1 to me
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