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12-29-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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Making a decision on the K-5

I think everyone on this board convinced me of the upgrade from the K10d to the K-5. I want it However I wonder if I can get the complete outfit for under 1500. Does anyone expect a price drop anytime soon or a Pentax rebate?

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Looks like you can get close to that now. Be aware however that buying from an unauthorized dealer (like I did), may change your return options. I bought mine from Provantage as did a few others here. It Is a USA product but their gotcha was that if the camera needed to be returned to them, an RMA from Pentax USA was needed. Given all the 'stain' issue that has come up, it might be worth paying the extra few dollars for the privilege of a direct return. I would expect the body to hover around $1400 for the next few months. The question is, how long can you wait?

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Well, a bit of a lag in posting this my friends, but I finally bought a used K5. Received a good deal through Amazon's Market place at 740.00. Looking forward to using it. My Pentax K10d has only 2400 shots and still works beautifully. I am looking forward to keeping them both and utilizing the higher ISO count of the K-5.

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1500 plays 740...nice

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The only potential issue is that I could not get a shutter count. Tried to walk the seller through this but failed. Hopefully in the 2000 / 3000 range for shutter use
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