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02-20-2016, 12:48 AM   #1
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Pentax K1 Australian pre-orders

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Camera Electronic in Perth, Western Australia, Australia is taking orders for the Pentax K1!Camera Electronic | Home

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But check the conditions:
'Available for pre-order only with a deposit of $500. Final price TBC'
You'd have to be keen. Some have waited 15 years for this. A week or two longer to get a firm price won't hurt.
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QuoteOriginally posted by officiousbystander Quote
But check the conditions:
'Available for pre-order only with a deposit of $500. Final price TBC'
You'd have to be keen. Some have waited 15 years for this. A week or two longer to get a firm price won't hurt.
I agree, don't rush head first into a deal.
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I popped into Ted's this arvo on Pulteney St (Adelaide). The guy behind the counter said they had price info ($2699) but no ETA.

He then went on and said the K-1 was an interesting product as there aren't a lot of new full-frame lenses in K-mount and it would probably appeal mainly to people who already had a lot of Pentax lenses. Then he went on to say that old lenses will be no good on it anyway, because DP Review did a test with an old lens on the K-1 and it was disappointing...

I told him they used a (relatively) cr@p lens and there are plenty of much better lenses out there but I got the feeling he didn't really believe me. I mean, I'm just a guy off the street while those DP Review people are experts. I wonder how many other potential customers he'll warn about legacy Pentax lenses being no good.

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With glorious glass like the FA85, FA31 and A50 f1.2, Richard Butler went for an old 50 f2 left over somewhere.

I could say that only knobs trust DPR, but the fact is there are a lot of them that do.
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QuoteOriginally posted by krazykat Quote
I popped into Ted's this arvo on Pulteney St (Adelaide). The guy behind the counter said they had price info ($2699) but no ETA.
Should have gone over the the road to Photographic Wholesalers (Diamonds) -- Ted's prices sux.
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I read the DPR review. I got the impression that they viewed it fairly favourably. I bet they sell lots of other brands at Ted's – they certainly did the last time I was in one of their stores. Some people just don't deal well with change.
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QuoteOriginally posted by krazykat Quote
He then went on and said the K-1 was an interesting product as there aren't a lot of new full-frame lenses in K-mount and it would probably appeal mainly to people who already had a lot of Pentax lenses. Then he went on to say that old lenses will be no good on it anyway, because DP Review did a test with an old lens on the K-1 and it was disappointing...
Typical misinformed drivel from Teds as usual. i'm not a huge fan Diamonds camera stores either, the people that work there try to be more open minded about other systems and are generally more professionally oriented - I got some Lecia M lenses from them a while ago.

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CR K
ennedy now have it on their website for pre-order........BUT your not going to like the price

---------- Post added 22-02-16 at 01:55 PM ----------

CR Kennedy now have it on their website for pre-order..... BUT your not going to like the price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ivor K Ecks Quote
CR K
ennedy now have it on their website for pre-order........BUT your not going to like the price

---------- Post added 22-02-16 at 01:55 PM ----------

CR Kennedy now have it on their website for pre-order..... BUT your not going to like the price.


Wow, that price is a kick in the nuts. That's over US$2,250. Guess I'll be getting it from O.S. then...
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Its really disappointing that CR Kennedy sets such a crazy price for K1!
USD1800 +10% GST would only get ~AUD2828, at 0.70 exchange rate...
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Would someone be so nice to post the Australian RRP here? I just spent 15 minutes on CR Kennedy's home page but I can't seem to find this information. Thanks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 6x7 Quote
Would someone be so nice to post the Australian RRP here? I just spent 15 minutes on CR Kennedy's home page but I can't seem to find this information. Thanks.
AUD3188.90
https://pentax.com.au/products/19568
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Ouch. I should not have asked :-(
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QuoteOriginally posted by David L Quote
Its really disappointing that CR Kennedy sets such a crazy price for K1!
USD1800 +10% GST would only get ~AUD2828, at 0.70 exchange rate...


Yeah, I know. Based on today's exchange rate US$1,799 is approx. AUD$2,511.


It looks as though they've based it on Japan's pricing, taken off 8% for Japanese consumption tax and then added 10% for our GST.


Especially disappointing given Ted's price info yesterday was AUD$2,699. Hopefully it will change in the next few weeks.
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