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06-11-2010, 12:15 AM   #1
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Hi all! Did I get a good deal?

Hey guys!!

Nice to meet you all, I just bought my first ever Pentax camera! After reading your reviews and views on here.

It's a Pentax K-X in blue and it came with these lenses

18-55mm kit lens

TAMRON 28-75mm f2.8 lens


It's all only 2 months old and has all the receipts for warranty issues.

I bought it on Ebay Australia and paid $900 Australian for it.

Do you think I got a good deal??? The Tamron lens on its own is $600 new in the camera shop here so I thought I did ok?

I can't wait for it to get here now, I am SO looking forward to using my new toy!


06-11-2010, 12:54 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Kerri, glad to have you on board. Yes it sounds like you got a pretty good deal there.
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Hi Kerri and welcome to the Forums.
No you got a terrible deal! I think you should send me all that stuff and I'd be happy to send you 900ASD for it all, then you can take the 900ASD and get a BRAND NEW CANON! WITH A sorry...LENS SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS!
To be serious, yes you got a good deal. The Tamron 28-75 is considered by many (myself included) to be a very very good lens. The kit lens that comes with the K-x is not a bad lens either, not perfect, but a very good "bang for the buck" lens. And of course, the K-x is a stellar camera.
I don't know anything about the Sigma 70-210, there are several different models, but you can read about them here: http://
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Great kit. Have fun with your K-x & welcome to the forums.

It's not a toy, it's a tool!

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I'd say you did pretty fair. Welcome aboard. Looking forward to seeing some photos.

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06-11-2010, 07:33 PM   #6
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Thanks guys!!! I have been reading lots of threads on here and you all seem very nice!

I can't wait for the K-x to get here now so I can take some cool shots of our town!

Catch you all soon with pics!!


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