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03-21-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
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K20D Kit <$800

For those who are ready to pull the trigger on a K20D purchase if the price is right, check out Abe's of Maine Pentax K20D Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55mm II Lens
I just received my genoowine Pentax kit with 18-55 Mk II lens and Pentax 2-yr warranty extension, for which I paid $790. The boxes were not sealed, but they did seem unmolested. The contents were pristine, and worked as expected, at least as far as I can tell after <24hrs (I didn't stay up all night!).
Is 2962507 an early serial #? I ask because the firmware was V1.0, which I just updated to V1.01 with no problems.
In any case, it feels great to be handling a real SLR again, where I can tweak the basic controls without taking my eye away from the viewfinder.

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Wow, nice deal! I tried looking for the serial # of the K20D I had (bought in June 2008) but I think I deleted the images I had.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Skewed Quote
Is 2962507 an early serial #? I ask because the firmware was V1.0, which I just updated to V1.01 with no problems.
Great deal! [Jealousy rages.] I got my K20D a year ago (Mar-Apr 2008), serial 9841111. Does anyone know the significance of those digits? And how do I check the firmware version, and upgrade if need be? [I know, I know, search the forums and receive prior wisdom.] Have fun with your real camera!

EDIT: OK, I searched and found said wisdom, went to http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/digital/k20d_s.html and learned how to find version # and how to upgrade. But I still don't know what the serial # means. Should I care? Maybe I'll just get on with life, such as it is.

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K20D Body Only

Amazon now has the K20D body only for $672.68 delivered. I thought I got a good price at $699.95 a month ago but the price keeps slipping.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Skewed Quote
For those who are ready to pull the trigger on a K20D purchase if the price is right, check out Abe's of Maine Pentax K20D Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55mm II Lens
I just received my genoowine Pentax kit with 18-55 Mk II lens and Pentax 2-yr warranty extension, for which I paid $790. The boxes were not sealed [snip]
Congratulation on your purchase. Now you got me thinking about upgrading from my k10d too.

I just want to comment on "The boxes were not sealed". I don't think that the camera box are ever sealed (probably in any brand). It is probably because it is meant to be opened for showing it to the customer who is interested in the retail store.
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Amazon now has the K20D body only for $672.68 delivered. I thought I got a good price at $699.95 a month ago but the price keeps slipping.
Definite sign that a replacement is on the pipe.
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Definite sign that a replacement is on the pipe.
and a sign that I need to purchase a K20.
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Amazon now has the K20D body only for $672.68 delivered.
Absolute bargain, especially if one already has a few Pentax lenses.
Depending on the "replacement", this could drop further soon...

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buydig.com has extended warranty

I found that buydig.com had the K20D body at $669 shipped... plus 2 year extended warranty and Pentax gadget bag. I couldn't take it anymore, I pulled the trigger.

I hope it helps stimulate the economy.

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Pentax DA 16-45 <$300

Abe's of Maine seems to be clearing some Pentax inventory...this is only the second order I've placed with them, but I couldn't resist the 16-45 for $280.

After playing with the 18-55 Mk II kit lens on the K20D for 2 days, I think it's OK, but this body deserves really good glass.
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QuoteOriginally posted by germar Quote
I found that buydig.com had the K20D body at $669 shipped... plus 2 year extended warranty and Pentax gadget bag. I couldn't take it anymore, I pulled the trigger.

I hope it helps stimulate the economy.

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I almost pulled the trigger on that deal myself, but I just keep thinking I'll miss my DS too much so I bought a Tamron 28-75mm instead! That is a very tempting deal indeed though. I just couldn't bring myself to spend the money on a camera right now when I already have a perfectly fine one.
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