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07-20-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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Does anyone know anybody that has a Pentax K-x 2 lens kit with the 300mm in stock and for sell? Had one on order through Amazon since June 16, today they sent e-mail saying don`t know when they will get it. Would like to go ahead and buy one if possible. Thanks for any help.

07-20-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
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Have you looked at Adorama or asked B&H (who have a store rep on this very forum btw).
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Checked both of them out, both out of stock. I think i`ve touched base with most online stores. That`s why I came here incase I missed some. Thanks
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I had the same issue, so I ended up buying with just the 18-55 lens, and then a couple weeks later I ordered the Tamron 70-300.

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Thanks I`ll look into that......
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Even the Pentax Webstore shows the K-x Dual Lens Kit as out of stock.

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I checked there too when it was getting hard to find one. Thanks for all the help.
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Have you checked with Prodigital2000 on ebay? From what I remember they're Pentax Authorized and you'll have a valid warranty.

I just took a peek and they have an auction up. I would call them to be sure its acutally in stock before ordering. There is a 1-866 number on their page.

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Wow it does seem impossible to find the K-X kit with the 300mm, 200mm doesn't seem to be a problem.

I might be missing something obvious, but could you order the K-x single lens kit from Amazon for $499 and the 55-300mm lens separately for $349?

That puts the price at about $50 more than the two lens kit list for, but might be better than not getting it.

Just a thought.
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I just checked amazon and it was in stock, but you better hurry. Link is below.

Amazon.com: Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and…
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QuoteOriginally posted by bigdog104 Quote
I might be missing something obvious, but could you order the K-x single lens kit from Amazon for $499 and the 55-300mm lens separately for $349?

That puts the price at about $50 more than the two lens kit list for, but might be better than not getting it.
If you order the 55-300mm lens separately a conical lens hood is included in the box along with a soft carrying case. Purchasing an 18-55mm lens separately includes a petal shaped lens hood (with access panel) in the box, but not a soft case. If I remember correctly, the conical hood (PH-RBG) for the 55-300mm lens retails for around $64.00 US if purchased by itself. If you were also wanting the lens hood you'd actually save a few dollars by purchasing 55-300mm lens separately, as opposed to having it included in the kit. IHTH.
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QuoteOriginally posted by edee61 Quote
Does anyone know anybody that has a Pentax K-x 2 lens kit with the 300mm in stock and for sell? Had one on order through Amazon since June 16, today they sent e-mail saying don`t know when they will get it. Would like to go ahead and buy one if possible. Thanks for any help.
I found my K-x kit through Google; I have found it to return the best/cheapest results.

Simply type in your search criteria [ex: K-x 18-55 55-300] and search. Select the "shopping" tab from the top of the page. If you want, continue to check back for newer/better deals- but if you want it NOW, I'd suggest you look into the very first listing.

Provantage is selling your kit for $750 US [w/out shipping]
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I suggest 18-55mm kit and Sigma 70-300 APO DG as tele. You loose quick-shift and 15mm range but you gain Macro 1:2 and much lower price compared with the 55-300 from Pentax.

anyway, after LBA kicks in , you'll probably buy a 17-70mm (or similar from Sigma/Tamron) which is much superior to the DA-L kit so the 15mm will be covered.

Another do-it-all option would be the 18-250mm which basically covers all needs (with some compromises, but better than kit lenses) and pair it with a nifty-fifty for low light and you're set
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I just checked amazon and it was in stock, but you better hurry. Link is below.

Amazon.com: Pentax K-x 12.4 MP Digital SLR with 2.7-inch LCD and…
Thanks for all the help, just ordered..........
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congrats! please post here your first pics...ok, not the ones from your desk, after you open the package
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