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04-09-2010, 06:47 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by ckusnierek Quote
I called them today and it is a 100% new camera with Pentax factory 1 yesr warranty.
Yeah I would say go for it then. Or you can wait for the 55-300mm kit. I got mine for $644 from amazon and it might drop to that price again.

04-09-2010, 06:52 AM   #32
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QuoteOriginally posted by noblepa Quote
I just checked the B & H website. They sell the same combo for $599.99 with free shipping in the US. There's no mention of any rebate.

Its a little bit more, but many people consider B & H to be the gold standard for online camera retailers.

On, Butterfly has a six month rating of 6.27 (out of 10), definitely mediocre. B & H's rating is 9.71.

BTW, the Pentax USA website ( says that there are no special offers currently being offered, so where is that other $20 coming from?
I was cash back.
04-09-2010, 07:24 AM   #33
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QuoteOriginally posted by ckusnierek Quote
Is the 55-300 really worth the extra $100 when I can buy a used 70-300 for under $100? Then sell the 55-200 for the same?
IMO, the 55-300 is easily worth $100 more than the 50-200. More range, better sharpness everywhere.

Here's where I compared the DA 55-300 with the Tammy 70-300:

Pentax Lens Review and Specification Database - 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED

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