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10-26-2007, 08:50 AM   #1
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awsome price on k100d super at abes right now!

I ordered a k100d with lens kit 2 days ago for 447.00 and luckilly today I seen they had the super with lens kit for 514.95 plus a 100 dollar manufacturer rebate! they also thrown in 1gb of memory!

I called and they were just getting ready to ship, so luckilly I just made it in time!

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10-26-2007, 09:03 AM   #2
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1GB only holds like 93 photo's in RAW mode though

I'm considering getting a 4GB SD-HC card (not really for the 4GB since the 1GB is enough at the moment but I hope the transfer speed to the PC will be higher since it's so slow with my current card-reader and Sandisk gives a free card reader with it's new SDHC cards).
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Buydig is even lower

QuoteOriginally posted by zimzum Quote
I ordered a k100d with lens kit 2 days ago for 447.00 and luckilly today I seen they had the super with lens kit for 514.95 plus a 100 dollar manufacturer rebate! they also thrown in 1gb of memory!

I called and they were just getting ready to ship, so luckilly I just made it in time!

PENTAX K100D Super with 18-55mm Lens Kit
http://search.buydig.com/q-Digital-SLRs/a-Pentax-7219/ps-12/v-list/o-Brand-Asc/p-BD/search.htm
$494.99 plus rebate. 1 gb cards are about $15.00. pricing is certainly getting better.
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True on the 1 gig!

10-26-2007, 10:16 AM   #5
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I've heard mixed reviews for abe's of maine, but their prices has always been low. Some have had excellent success with them while some have not, hope you get to be one of the satisfied customers.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cloudy Wizzard Quote
1GB only holds like 93 photo's in RAW mode though
93? I get a bit over 60, PEF. Still, body only + the mem card:
Abe's Price $ 449.95
Manufacturer's Rebate $ -100.00
Final Price $ 349.95

$20 bucks under B&H + the memory card. That's tempting!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
93? I get a bit over 60, PEF. Still, body only + the mem card:
Abe's Price $ 449.95
Manufacturer's Rebate $ -100.00
Final Price $ 349.95

$20 bucks under B&H + the memory card. That's tempting!!!
I'd be a bit careful about body only and the new rebate. While it does only ask for the UPC from the body, it also clearly says "kit" -- and they may double check your receipt to make sure.
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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
93? I get a bit over 60, PEF. !
Hmm, my K100D Super shows 93 shots left with a freshly reformatted card (Sandisk Extreme III 1GB) I sometimes even got 94 since after the last one was taken the counter went to zero but then later back to 1 and I could take 1 additional photo.

maybe there is a difference (lower amount of PEF's) when you have more colors in your image ? I noticed that the JPEG's that I make from my RAW files are smaller when they are dark and I guess that's because there is less information (color) in those images. But then again with a RAW file that shouldn't matter since there is no compression used.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mattdm Quote
I'd be a bit careful about body only and the new rebate. While it does only ask for the UPC from the body, it also clearly says "kit" -- and they may double check your receipt to make sure.
Ooops. thanx for that; didn't realize. I'll have to look if there's a different rebate for body only then.

QuoteOriginally posted by Cloudy Wizzard Quote
Hmm, my K100D Super shows 93 shots left with a freshly reformatted card (Sandisk Extreme III 1GB) I sometimes even got 94 since after the last one was taken the counter went to zero but then later back to 1 and I could take 1 additional photo.
No actually, I'm an idiot! (I'm bat'n a 1000 here... US baseball reference. Sorry. It means I have a perfect record here...of being wrong! ) It's 90-something for the K100D and 60-something for the K10D. My current camera. I'm thinking of a K100D for a 2nd body, which was the context of the 90-something number, but my thinking was stuck on my experience w/my K10D.
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