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07-14-2009, 05:02 PM   #1
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K7 The Deal PT1

The deal looks great as a package

K7 with battery grip plus either 18-55 AL or 50-200 lens and with a quick conversion this equates to roughly US$1550 (AU$1999)

And the ads states that this is international and net competitive

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The image is pretty crappy and my tired old peepers can't make out any of the detail. Can you post an enlarged one pls?

Or just let us know where the ad was run or which retailers are doing this deal...
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
The image is pretty crappy and my tired old peepers can't make out any of the detail. Can you post an enlarged one pls?

Or just let us know where the ad was run or which retailers are doing this deal...


I'll try


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Not a bad deal all. I wonder who will be selling this 'deal'.

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Thanks for the enlargement.

Actually I am pretty sure the package advertised does not include the battery grip. (Nor the 55mm 1.4 SDM either, for that matter).

$1999 is just the RRP for the K7 + the 18-55mm kit, I think.

That's certainly all you get for that price from Teds Camera Store if you look at their site:

Pentax K7/Pentax DA18-55mm Kit - Ted's Camera Stores Australia

No discounting from Ted's on the K7 RRP yet, by the look of it.

Need to go elsewhere for that, or wait awhile.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Thanks for the enlargement.

Actually I am pretty sure the package advertised does not include the battery grip. (Nor the 55mm 1.4 SDM either, for that matter).

$1999 is just the RRP for the K7 + the 18-55mm kit, I think.

That's certainly all you get for that price from Teds Camera Store if you look at their site:

Pentax K7/Pentax DA18-55mm Kit - Ted's Camera Stores Australia

No discounting from Ted's on the K7 RRP yet, by the look of it.

Need to go elsewhere for that, or wait awhile.


Look closely at the bottom faded line

* All participtaing Dealers
** Body Battery Grip,Pentax DA 18-55 or DA 50-200


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QuoteOriginally posted by nulla Quote
Look closely at the bottom faded line

* All participtaing Dealers
** Body Battery Grip,Pentax DA 18-55 or DA 50-200


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Oh wow. I didn't see that in the fine print. I really do need to get new spectacles.

Now the deal is a lot more attractive.

Someone should tell Teds, and CameraHouse, DCW etc though. Nothing about this is on their sites.
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Is there any chance of getting the whole thing slightly more high res? I want to print it off and take it into Teds tomorrow and see how they react.

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QuoteOriginally posted by nulla Quote
Look closely at the bottom faded line

* All participtaing Dealers
** Body Battery Grip,Pentax DA 18-55 or DA 50-200


Neil
that ** footnote is only referring to the "100 weather seals"

the price includes, I'd imagine, whatever is in the fineprint in the red voice balloon with the price in it! Doesn't look like it mentions grip in there?
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Oh wow. I didn't see that in the fine print. I really do need to get new spectacles.

Now the deal is a lot more attractive.

Someone should tell Teds, and CameraHouse, DCW etc though. Nothing about this is on their sites.

Its a great deal if you want the lens ...with the battery grip included you are looking at either the lens or the battery grip free.

I am about to order the battery grip and going by this deal I would have been better off getting it. I got my K- 7 camera body only from Teds after placing a pre order a couple of months ago
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Look closely at the bottom faded line

* All participtaing Dealers
** Body Battery Grip,Pentax DA 18-55 or DA 50-200


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I think you'll find the ** footnote only denotes how they calculate the 100 dust and weather seals.

What is included in the $1999 price is what is written in fine print on the voice balloon where the price is. It's a bit hard to read, but I don't see mention of a grip in there, only lens details.
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I think the Body, Battery Grip, 18-55, 55-200 text that you are highlighting there is just referring to weather sealing isn't it?

The main body of the text says 'Over 100 dust and weather seals**' and the two asterisks ** are then referenced in the small print. So I think they are simply saying the body, the grip, the 18-55 and the 55-200 are all weather sealed and have 100 dust seals.

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QuoteOriginally posted by abraham_love Quote
I think the Body, Battery Grip, 18-55, 55-200 text that you are highlighting there is just referring to weather sealing isn't it?

The main body of the text says 'Over 100 dust and weather seals**' and the two asterisks ** are then referenced in the small print. So I think they are simply saying the body, the grip, the 18-55 and the 55-200 are all weather sealed and have 100 dust seals.

I think it is ** meaning the package and then the small print shows the package options... that is battery grip and one of the 2 lenses on offer
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QuoteOriginally posted by nulla Quote
I think it is ** meaning the package and then the small print shows the package options... that is battery grip and one of the 2 lenses on offer
It's hard to tell, but in the red bubble containing the price I'm certain it says "$1999* with Pentax 18-55mm...(something)... AL WR"

I'm certain the * is referring to the price being available at participating retailers, while the ** is referring to the weatherproof items. Their mistake was to put "or" between the two lenses.

This information matches the price at Teds, and the general sale price at most other retailers, so it makes some sense.

Anyway. We won't know until we can see it in more detail. I wouldn't get excited just yet though.
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Upon reflection, and looking at the ad closer, I think if you look at the $1999 roundel what it effectively is saying is just that the K7 is '$1999 at participating dealers, with the Pentax 18-55mm WR lens'.

I agree with abraham_love that the second ** is just clarifying that the weather seal count of >100 = 77 for the camera, + the additional seals in the battery pack or the lenses.

So there is no package deal here that includes the battery grip and your choice of WR lens, alas. All we are seeing is the RRP of the K7 + the standard Pentax 18-55 kit lens. So no news here. Move along everybody

The Pentax marketing droids who put this ad together would have done better to leave out the ** bit and the bumpf about the 100 seals. What's wrong with juts mentioning that the body alone has 77 seals?
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