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11-26-2013, 02:12 AM   #1
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k5 8386 Shutter Count vs brand new k5

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Am trying to get into the D SLR world and after doing some research my heart has settled on a K-5 though the only problem is that the aren't so many outlets selling Pentax in Russia
So after searching the internet for endless hours i found what seemed like the perfect deal a used K-5 kit wit WR 18-55mm Lens going for $750.
Question, after communicating with the seller am being told the shutter count at 8386 est. Is 8400 of a count high for the price and what lifespan can i expect shutter wise cause i plan to use it for a very long time.
Also on the other hand is another deal brand new K-5 going for $700 body only, should i get the brand new K-5 or is the used one a better offer?

please help!!

p.s money is a bit of an issue my limit is $800

11-26-2013, 06:43 AM   #2
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So basically it it's:
- New K-5 + 50$
vs
- Used K-5 + 18-55WR ?

For the 50$ or you should be able to close to get an used 18-55WR for the new K-5.
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New or Used?

Hello mercy sasha, welcome to the Forum!
I'm with VisualDarkness on this one, for the money, the new K-5 is a great deal.
On the other hand, 8,400 clicks isn't very high, the K-5 is rated for 100,000 shutter actuations. It also depends on how the camera has been handled and maintained. No way to tell, really, as with any used purchase.
Since you plan to keep it for a long time, a new body seems better. Does it come with a regular buyer warranty?
There's an 18-55mm WR for sale now on page 2 of the 'Pentax equipment for sale' forum here, around $100 USD. I have no connection with the seller, and don't know about shipping, just quoting a recent price. I bought one used recently (same thing, 18-55WR) from Hawaii, $120 with shipping to the US.
So, overall, for your situation, I'd suggest a new body and look for a used kit lens.
Good luck!
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$750 for a used K-5 with kit lens sounds high to me. The shutter count is not high.

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thanks everybody for the wise advise, a new body makes much more sense
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thanks everybody for the wise advise, a new body makes much more sense
any links to good used lenses?
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Check the marketplace here, ebay and similar. Pentax - Nygaard.se is wonderful here in Sweden and ships abroad.
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Dunno if you already bought, but B&H has a good Black Friday sale.

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8000+ shutter count should be okay. I bought mine second hand with 4000 shutter count ($600 then), now >8000 count and functioning very well, not problem at all.
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I bought my k5 original in july for 630. I bet you can find new old stock somewhere for cheaper. That BF k5 2 deal that was going on was where it was at though.
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Just reread that. Your in Russia.... It's probably harder to find a deal. Does amazon ship to Russia?
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QuoteOriginally posted by EJMzagsfan Quote
Just reread that. Your in Russia.... It's probably harder to find a deal. Does amazon ship to Russia?
@EJMzagsfan yes it is very hard, a selected number of dealers do ship to Russia
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