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08-25-2008, 07:09 PM   #16
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Be sure to get the O-ME53 magnifying eyepiece. The veiwfinder is the main weekness of the k200d.


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08-25-2008, 08:39 PM   #17
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12-24 would be nice. I have the 16-45 Pentax and I like it, but I wouldn't mind the 12-24. I also have the 55-300, bit of a different range than the 18-250, but then my 16-45 compensates at the wider end.
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Prestige Camera?

Thanks for the feedback. Anyone ever buy from Prestige Camera? Looks like a great deal. This would allow me to buy the 12-24mm as well.

PrestigeCamera.com - PentaxK200D, 10.2 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera w/ SMCP-DA 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 ED AL (IF) Autofocus Lens Kit
08-29-2008, 06:53 PM   #19
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Whatever you do, don't buy from Prestige Camera, as they're related to Broadway Photo. It's not worth the hassle! At Resellerratings.com, they score a measly 1.18 out of 10 in terms of customer satisfaction. Check it out for yourself: Broadway Photo / A&M Photo World, Regal Camera, Prestige Camera, Preferred Photo, Royal Camera, more Customer Ratings, Reviews and Prices at ResellerRatings

Check out the deal that Beach Camera has on the K200 body:
Pentax K200D 10.2MP Digital SLR Body (lens not included) |BeachCamera.com
...and the 18-250:
Pentax smc P-DA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 ED AL(IF) Lens W/ USA Warranty |BeachCamera.com
They're a lot better than Broadway/Prestige.

If you can't stomach the cost of both the K200D and the 18-250 from a reputable dealer, you'll be better off getting the K200 kit + a 50-200 lens:
Pentax K200D 10.2MP Digital SLR with 18-55mm Lens |BeachCamera.com
Pentax smc DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED with USA Warranty |BeachCamera.com

Another good place to look for deals is ProDigital2000 on Fleabay:
eBay Store - Prodigital2000: Lowepro, Canon, Digital Accessories

Finally, Pentaxians don't let Pentaxians shop at Broadway, Prestige, etc.

HTH,
Heather

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Whatever you do, don't plan on getting a rebate from Pentax. I sent everything they asked for along with the rebate form and they would not honor it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by whitedogone Quote
Whatever you do, don't plan on getting a rebate from Pentax. I sent everything they asked for along with the rebate form and they would not honor it.
The rebate form said the rebate was only good until 7/31/08.
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