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08-14-2015, 05:33 PM   #1
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K-S2 going to replace K-5 II

I have finally decided on what to replace my K-5 II with and it will be the K-S2. I will be selling the K-5 II to help offset the price of the new camera. All I want is the K-S2 body, I do not need the 18-50mm kit lens that can be ordered with it.
But I am now thinking about ordering it with the kit lens and then attaching the 18-50 to my K-5 II when I sell it, The difference is about a $100, but will it add that value to the K-5 II to make it more sell-able? What's the opinion out there, would it be worth while to get the new kit lens for the old K-5?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wingincamera Quote
I have finally decided on what to replace my K-5 II with and it will be the K-S2. I will be selling the K-5 II to help offset the price of the new camera. All I want is the K-S2 body, I do not need the 18-50mm kit lens that can be ordered with it.
But I am now thinking about ordering it with the kit lens and then attaching the 18-50 to my K-5 II when I sell it, The difference is about a $100, but will it add that value to the K-5 II to make it more sell-able? What's the opinion out there, would it be worth while to get the new kit lens for the old K-5?
I don't think it will up your chances of selling the K-5 II. The 18-50mm is nice to have, though- it's super compact and has silent AF, something that no other kit lens can really rival at that size.

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If you sell DA-L 18-50 separately you probably get more than $100 for it, but I'm not sure it will add more than $100 if you sell it as a kit with K-5II, or it might be more difficult to find a buyer that want both. The HD 18-50 sell for $300 new so you probably can get $150-200 for DA-L 18-50 if sold separately.
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More importantly, getting the kit with the lens opens up many other color choices. I bought the 18-50 mostly so I could have the nifty grey KS2. Glad I did, it's really quite attractive.

I more or less gave the K-30 and the 18-50 to my daughter. She seems to like it.

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I see these on KEH for $70. I bought them for wr but never use them.
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I bought the K-S2 in forest green, didn't really need the kit lens but couldn't buy the body separately... I love the colour options for the K-S2. If I had the money, I would buy a desert sand coloured K-S2 too..
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Thank you all for the replies. I hadn't thought about the increase color choices with the kit purchase. I will get the kit option just for that reason. Thanks for the info.
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Let us know how you like your new S2. This is the camera I'm planning on, next.

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I just placed my order for a white K-S2 with the 18-50 lens. It was priced at $615.36 for the white body kit vs the other colors at $696 for the kit. I hope I ordered correctly so I can get Marketplace access to sell my K-5 II. I will put it on Craig's List too.
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