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06-21-2009, 03:40 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by PolishMike Quote
I think that they should have made their impression with a spectacular generation of gear before trying to pull this off.
I guess they think that the DA*'s fit this criteria, and in introducing the K-7, they said it was in a category Pentax had never tried to compete in before. Is their timing great? No. Six months ago you could not have bought a K20D for what it costs today, and in Canada at least, the DA Limited's price has come back down after a dramatic rise. You can get a DA 35mm macro and a K20D for just over $1,000 Canadian dollars. Go second hand and you can get another lens too.
The K-7 is a 'Limited' body. I would not be surprised to see a 'DA*' body next which, if it happens, is going to make some people nostalgic of the time when the K-7 was so cheap. It seems as though Pentax is raising prices where the risk of inflation is greatest. If you are prepared to buy anywhere in the world, you will probably get better deals.

06-24-2009, 11:30 PM   #17
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price in australia

Body only US$1350 AU$1687.50
Body with Pentax 17-70 US$1998 AU$2500
Body with Sigma 18-250 US$1998 AU$2500
Body with Either above two + DBG4(US$367)=US$2365 AU$2959

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06-27-2009, 03:03 AM   #18
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In finland the lowest body only price is around 1050 at the moment
06-27-2009, 03:27 AM   #19
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price in australia

Body only US$1350 AU$1539
Body with Pentax 17-70 US$1998 AU$2500
Body with Sigma 18-250 US$1998 AU$2500
Body with Either above two + DBG4(US$367)=US$2365 AU$2959

current for a July arrival in Oz


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at one of the more reputable stores in australia.

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