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07-28-2020, 01:03 PM   #1
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I've decided I finally want to buy a K-1. I don't keep up on sales and prices. Is the just under $1800 from the 2 big stores high or low or never changing? I'm not in a rush, but I don't want to wait until Black Friday. Anyone think a lower price or sale is on the horizon?

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That sounds about right for a new one. You might find a gently used one on the PF Marketplace for less.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bunch Quote
I've decided I finally want to buy a K-1. I don't keep up on sales and prices. Is the just under $1800 from the 2 big stores high or low or never changing? I'm not in a rush, but I don't want to wait until Black Friday. Anyone think a lower price or sale is on the horizon?
The price has been flat for a while. However, there have been free grip offers how and then, with an occasional $100 discount. If you're interested in getting the camera, there's no reason to wait IMO.

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I have the grip for the K-3. and honestly I rarely use it. I'd pack it on long day trips when I thought I blow through a whole battery, but I prefer the ergonomics without the grip.

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If you want to go used, you can get the original K-1 for a little cheaper as well. The differences between mark I and II are relatively minor.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bunch Quote
I've decided I finally want to buy a K-1. I don't keep up on sales and prices. Is the just under $1800 from the 2 big stores high or low or never changing? I'm not in a rush, but I don't want to wait until Black Friday. Anyone think a lower price or sale is on the horizon?
The price of the K-1 ii has often changed. For a while, Adorama had a K-1 ii + grip bundle for $1799, dipping to $1699 at one point. I've also seen just the K-1 ii body go to $1599 at Kenmore Camera. There have also been similar bundles with the K-1 ii and DFA 28-105 lens, for around $2000. End of month sales are common, when someone needs to make quota.
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The K-1 II is listed as 1796.95 with a free padded Pentax camera strap at B and H until July 31st. Below is a shortcut to the listing.

Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only) 15994 B&H Photo Video

I have a K-1 II and it is fantastic.

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Nice to see that it is holding close to its original price. I thought the K-1 was an excellent value when I bought it, and I guess it still is. Like computers, price/performance keeps improving over time. But the K-1 seems to have been enough ahead of the curve to hold its value. Pentax has always been a leader. I have an Asahi Pentax, the first SLR that I bought in Tokyo in 1967. That pioneering camera was an inspiration for a lot of subsequent cameras.


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