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View Poll Results: When do you plan to buy the new K?
As soon as it comes out!! 1413.21%
Wait a month or two. 1716.04%
Wait six months or so. 2018.87%
A year, let that price drop and let the bugs be worked out. 4744.34%
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05-09-2009, 01:30 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by cousinsane Quote
If the K-7 costs $1700, I won't be surprised to see a few "I am jumping ship, byebye Pentax" threads.
I agree.

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05-09-2009, 01:34 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by cousinsane Quote
If the K-7 costs $1700, I won't be surprised to see a few "I am jumping ship, byebye Pentax" threads.
So they can buy the D300 for a few bucks less?
05-09-2009, 01:42 PM   #18
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Who knows
maybe a D90 + 18-105VR + 35/1.8 + 85/1.8 for a few bucks more

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So they can buy the D300 for a few bucks less?
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Or the D700 Full frame for $700 more...

Once you're at $1700 you're then just $724 off a well respected full frame dslr D700 Nikon. When K20D launched at $1299 I then paid additional $450 for my full frame 5D instead.

I agree after all the teasers if the price is like what Panasonic just did with GH1 at $1500 with lens then curious people will pass, unless its amazing: Like 5-8 fps, iso 25,600, dual card slots, 100% viewfinder, or you fill in the blank w/ your favorite add-on:

Here's GH1 1499. price link:

http://blog.photo.net/?p=6031

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So they can buy the D300 for a few bucks less?


05-09-2009, 01:57 PM   #20
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QuoteOriginally posted by cousinsane Quote
If the K-7 costs $1700, I won't be surprised to see a few "I am jumping ship, byebye Pentax" threads.
I have no idea if that will be the actual price, but if it is, Pentax will have to have something very special to justify it. What might it be?

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QuoteOriginally posted by robgo2 Quote
If the camera is a major step up from the K10D, I will strongly consider buying it when DxO Optics Pro supports it. The problem I will have in making this decision is that my K10D IQ is so damn good that it is hard for me to imagine getting much better results with another camera. I know that they can be better, but clearly, we are at the point of diminishing returns in terms of IQ.

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I like my K10D very much. It would have to be very much better and I dunno...some of the K10D pix with the right lighting are really exceptional.

I want to hear all about the new camera, read reviews, try it out, before I even think about it.
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Obviously I will never get this camera for $1700.
I'm hoping for a lower MSRP, and of course even lower actual street price.
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If its as good as it seems to be then it will be a natural upgrade for my K10D. Especially if it has improved metering - I mainly use m42 lens these days. Love the Super Takumars and also the Mamiya Sekors. In fact, this may be heresy, but I prefer the construction on the Mamiya Sekor m42 lens. If the viewfinder is as good as they say it is then it will help since I like to focus manually. Just my two cents...

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QuoteOriginally posted by cousinsane Quote
If the K-7 costs $1700, I won't be surprised to see a few "I am jumping ship, byebye Pentax" threads.
yeah I agree, if it is not a huge improvement over the k20, for 1700 that is getting close to nikon d700 prices... If i had that kind of money to spend on a new body and it wasnt an amazing performer I would consider picking up a d700
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As soon as is possible for me which will probably be late summer
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QuoteOriginally posted by qksilver Quote
yeah I agree, if it is not a huge improvement over the k20, for 1700 that is getting close to nikon d700 prices... If i had that kind of money to spend on a new body and it wasnt an amazing performer I would consider picking up a d700
Yeah, but then you'd still have to get lenses for the D700, unless you already have a closet full of Nikon gear. Nikon lenses are bigger and more expensive than Pentax lenses for comparable quality, especially if you want VR. Pentax has always provided excellent value for a total system, and I don't expect that to change.

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As for me !

I'm cleaning up my equipment now, and will get rid of my K10D's (although I'll lose my A@#). I will also get rid of my last two DS's, they were great little cameras but time has passed them by.

I also have some very nice P&S's that need to go to a nice home. (Nikon 950's, and maybe my Sony H5 - I SAID MAYBE MY SONY H5 !) :-)

I will buy in all probability 2 K-7's - sometime around August - end of Sept.

The K-7 just may be the little gem I've been hoping for.

P.S. What will take the place of my small P&S type cameras - yep, in all probability the Panasonic GH1, sounds like a great small machine.


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QuoteOriginally posted by robgo2 Quote
Yeah, but then you'd still have to get lenses for the D700, unless you already have a closet full of Nikon gear. Nikon lenses are bigger and more expensive than Pentax lenses for comparable quality, especially if you want VR. Pentax has always provided excellent value for a total system, and I don't expect that to change.

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I totally agree, This is why I shoot pentax right now. But if I had a bigger budget and could afford the more expensive lenses, It would be a hard decision.
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I may have missed something in the previous posts, but does anyone know, have an inkling what features the K7 may have ?

Last year Pop. Photography was hinting about the possibility of a full framer for a Pentax that would be out this year. Samsung was involved....
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I paid $1750 for my Canon 5D brand new a bit less than a year ago, which I considered a no brainer buy~in price. Any crop format camera gets above $1,500 and I'd rather buy something else. Even if it has hd video, $1700 is way too much for a K-7 admission fee.
Ahh, that's interesting. Interesting in that you compared the "old" 5D to the "new" K-7. How old is the 5DI now...at least 2 years, cause it was out when I went for my first DSLR.

My K10D was about $550 brand new at the very end of 2007. It intro'd at what...$1000 in mid-2006?

You're comparing apples to apple sauce.
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