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01-12-2015, 07:15 AM   #1
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Question about selling my Pentax IstDs with Pentax AF500FTZ flash

Hi everyone, I don't know if this is the right forum but I have a question: I have a Pentax IstDs with its box and pentax 18-55mm kit lens and a Pentax AF500FTz flash with its case also, I would like to know: how much Can I ask to sell my equipment? I want to sell it to upgrade to a pentax Kr since I'm on a budget, any help would be appreciated, thanks in advanced.

01-12-2015, 07:44 AM   #2
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Best thing to do is check out the Marketplace here for pricing. It's impossible for anyone to give you a dollar value, because there are many variables, including condition of equipment.

You got some good advice when you asked this question previously: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/58-troubleshooting-beginner-help/266497-q...ml#post2859769
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QuoteOriginally posted by pimentel1980 Quote
Hi everyone, I don't know if this is the right forum but I have a question: I have a Pentax IstDs with its box and pentax 18-55mm kit lens and a Pentax AF500FTz flash with its case also, I would like to know: how much Can I ask to sell my equipment? I want to sell it to upgrade to a pentax Kr since I'm on a budget, any help would be appreciated, thanks in advanced.
Hi,
In a situation like this I go to ebay.de or ebay.com.
Do an advanced search for the items you are selling.
Check the box 'sold items'.
This wil give you the going prices.

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Thanks for the answers, I sold the Pentax IstDs for $180 locally, I want to buy a Pentax k10D, how does this camera compares to the IstDs?

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QuoteOriginally posted by pimentel1980 Quote
Thanks for the answers, I sold the Pentax IstDs for $180 locally, I want to buy a Pentax k10D, how does this camera compares to the IstDs?
In many ways, the K10D is an excellent camera - especially for shooting in good light up to ISO 400. The K10D and K20D were among the most dependable cameras made by Pentax (or perhaps anyone). My K20D (which I'm selling - but not a priority, frankly) performed flawlessly. It has somewhat better low-light capability than the K10D and istD series, but not quite as good as the KX or newer bodies. The K10/20D is a much more flagship design than the KX, and will allow you more flexibility, features, better focusing (especially quicker on the K20D) and you can expect trouble-free operation for many years. The K10/20D is larger, but not as heavy as the magnesium bodies (K-3). WR is excellent on the K10/20D. Several minor updates were made on the K20D, including a very limited live view function that can help with macro shooting (but not much else).

All of these newer cameras will be quicker, with better menus than the istDS, and nicer screens. The only thing about the istDS you might notice is slightly better IQ in low light than the K10D - probably just a function of the larger pixels on the 6 mp sensor.

You got a lot for your old body. You can get a K20D in excellent condition for not much more - and its a lot more camera, frankly.
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Thanks for the answer, Im going to look for a k20d based on your recommendation. And I sold the Pentax IstDs with the Da 18-55mm kit lens, pentax Af500ftz flash, shutter release, bag for the camera and flash, and chargers for both batteries for camera and flash for $180, Im fine that I sold the camera, wish I had more money to buy a K3 but for now I can afford A k10d or k20d, thanks for the advice, this forum is the best for us Pentax Users

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If you were happy with the *ist DS, you might also want to consider the K-S1. Now that the K-S2 is announced, you should start to see good deals on this camera, and it has a modern sensor which is leaps and bounds better than the DS.

See: Pentax K-S1 Review - Introduction | PentaxForums.com Reviews
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The 500FTZ flash will only work in manual mode with newer cameras. However, it's a very dependable flash for studio photography, with either the optical slave, or a radio trigger. They sell for between 50 and 80$ usually.

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