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01-18-2008, 11:57 PM   #1
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Should I buy k100d super 2 lens kit?

Store here in Canada has the k100d super with the 18-50mm & 50-200mm pentax lenses + pentax camara bag + info dvd for $658 , good deal? I'm on the fence on whether to wait for the k200. this will be my first dslr. any advice?

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That sounds like a good deal but If I were you I would buy a K10D with the 18-55 lens kit from someplace like adorama.com for $745 and then get the $100 mail in rebate that would bring that down to $645. Though the K100D is probably a good camera from reading everything here plus my own comparisons to Canon XTi's and Nikon's starter DSLR the K10D is a far better camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kevinfox203 Quote
Store here in Canada has the k100d super with the 18-50mm & 50-200mm pentax lenses + pentax camara bag + info dvd for $658 , good deal? I'm on the fence on whether to wait for the k200. this will be my first dslr. any advice?
IMHO, a camera in the hand is worth two as-yet-unreleased. Unless you really, really need the rumored (anything official yet, anyone?) 10MP of the k200, I say buy the super now and start shooting. Worst case, you want to upgrade in a year -- if you're like the rest of us you'll have 10 lenses by then and those will be more precious than the body any day!

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Kevin if you have a relative or friend in the States somewhere so you can use the address go to Shop.com and buy it through them at Beach photo. Use the win25 code. You can have the K10D delivered for 584 and with the MIR the total comes to 484. Not bad but this is body only. You can get the kit lens with a little patience and time for under 100 bucks.

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The key to the rebate is having a US address to deliver the product to and have the MIR mailed to.

It sounds like the package you are talking about is from the ebay store in Stratford, Ontario?
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The kit is from The Camera Store in Alberta, it's not on their website but quote is from salesman. Alberta= only 5% tax and 10.00 shipping
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I have the K100D along with both those lenses and I like it a lot. My Wife just bought me the 50mm 1.4 prime lens for Christmas, so I'm pretty well set. For now.
I think the package deal sounds OK, not a steal, but not bad either. Given that it's your first DSLR, buying from a local dealer may have its advantages if you have any problems.
And as the others mentioned, should you decide to upgrade in a couple of years, those lenses should still be interchangeable.
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I'll be the devil on your left shoulder who says "buy buy buy buy, you know you want to..."

Point one: The best price in Canada for the basic kit is $499. Amazon.com says the 50-200mm lens is about $200, so to get the whole taco for $658 along with a case strikes me as a good bargain.

Point two: Waiting for "the new model" has its disadvantages. New models carry higher prices, which drop significantly when the next models are imminent. That's now: the K100D Super is only a few months old, but it's cheap these days because of the new models coming. The new models will certainly not be this cheap until the next-next models are on their way. So your choice is to wait to buy the latest and greatest and pay a premium, or get the latest-as-of-October 2007 and enjoy the current values. I know what I'd do.

Point three: Buying from the US if you have a friend with a US mailing address to get the rebate is a thought, but you might consider the advantages of buying from your local Alberta retailer so you can enjoy the two-year in-Canada warranty.

It's a great camera.

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If it's good price... why not?!?
50-200 will be handy, many members here are happy with it (providing they have a good copy of that lens)...
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Once the new models are released do you think there will be further reductions on the K100Super? maybe i should wait a month?
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I wouldn't expect to see much of a drop if any. Prices on the K10D have already gone up at a some places by as much as a $100. Production has already stopped on all 3 older models, so if it's still another 3-6 months before the new ones hit the shelf, that's 3-6 months worth of demand where retailers won't be able to replenish their stocks once their current inventories are gone. They may drop, but I'd be surprised if they drop more than $50. For $50, I'd rather have the camera in my hands now where I can use it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by axl Quote
If it's good price... why not?!?
50-200 will be handy, many members here are happy with it (providing they have a good copy of that lens)...
Indeed. When you receive a bad copy of the 50-200, than every dollar that you spend to it is a dollar to much. I have a bad copy and it's impossible to get a decent sharp picture.
(On the other hand I'm happy with the 18-55 kit lens.)
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Don't the lenses come with a warranty?
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QuoteOriginally posted by kevinfox203 Quote
Store here in Canada has the k100d super with the 18-50mm & 50-200mm pentax lenses + pentax camara bag + info dvd for $658 , good deal? I'm on the fence on whether to wait for the k200. this will be my first dslr. any advice?
I just ordered the K100d regular, 18-55mm kit for $450 shipping included from Black's. Decided that the Super wasnt worth the extra $ because of this article...
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