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10-30-2009, 08:13 PM   #1
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K-7 costs how much?

Is a K-7 camara only at 1100$can (±1050$us) a good deal?

And if I buy on EBay, an american K-7 with American warranty, wil it apply to me in Canada?

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If you can get it for $1100(CAD) it would be a good deal. I don't know if the warranty is transferrable to Canada. Another concern is the cost of shipping and brokerage fees if they won't ship via USPS.

Personally, I would buy it from prodigital2000 on eBay if he has them. Also, you might want to wait for Pentax rebate to dealers to kick in so that you can pick it up for less than $1100 from prodigital2000. He passes the savings onto you.

Here is one of prodogital2000's K-7.
NEW Pentax K-7 Digital SLR Camera 14.6MP 720p Video! on eBay.ca (item 310178486312 end time 31-Oct-09 21:03:03 EDT)
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QuoteOriginally posted by innershell Quote
If you can get it for $1100(CAD) it would be a good deal. I don't know if the warranty is transferrable to Canada. Another concern is the cost of shipping and brokerage fees if they won't ship via USPS.

Personally, I would buy it from prodigital2000 on eBay if he has them. Also, you might want to wait for Pentax rebate to dealers to kick in so that you can pick it up for less than $1100 from prodigital2000. He passes the savings onto you.

Here is one of prodogital2000's K-7.
NEW Pentax K-7 Digital SLR Camera 14.6MP 720p Video! on eBay.ca (item 310178486312 end time 31-Oct-09 21:03:03 EDT)
I've bought quite a bit of stuff from prodigital2000 including a couple of camera bodies and have been happy with the transaction. Just pay for extra shipping as it will be packed better than if you choose the inexpensive option.
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Prodigital 2000 is actually Carmanfoto source (which I believe has stores in Ontario)

http://www.carmans.com

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1100CAN$ is a very good price, assuming the seller is legit and won't charge for extra for the battery, charger, etc.

As for the warranty, my understanding is that if you by from anywhere other than Canada, you will get only a 1-year "international" warranty instead of the normal 2-year canadian one. Prodigital2000 is a recognized Pentax Canada dealer, and you would get a 2-year warranty on items bought form them.
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Newegg has K-7 + 18-55 WR for $1099. With free bag...
Newegg.com - PENTAX K-7 Black 14.6 MP 3.0" 921K LCD Digital SLR Camera w/ smc PENTAX DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Lens
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No, forget all those and buy it from the UK. SRS have the best deal at the moment, K-7 and 18-55mm WR for the equivilent price of just under $1700. BARGAIN I say
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Thank god I don't live in UK anymore. Rip off Island with VAT heading off the rickter scale again.
Still, musn't grumble, at least you have the wonderful weather to compensate

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Some things go up. Others go down. After I retired, I have to cover my own health insurance til I get old enough for the federal program. My premium right now is $950/month, and it goes higher next year. Still, I am just glad I'm still covered, because my dependents rack up huge medical expenses.

I bet the K7 body dips under $949 here in the US before New Years.
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How is the 18-55 WR lens compared to the old 18-55 that came with the K10D kit?
Is it worth owning, or should I just wait until I have enough saved up to get the DA* 16-50?
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I eagerly look forward to when I can get a K-7 under $900 in March or something. I'm sure I'll love the E-P1 I'm picking up next week but I'll always miss Pentax... until I've got one to hand again.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jacksonpritt Quote
How is the 18-55 WR lens compared to the old 18-55 that came with the K10D kit?
Is it worth owning, or should I just wait until I have enough saved up to get the DA* 16-50?
It is the same as the 18-55 version II that was released at the same time as the K20, I think. The only difference is that it has weather sealing. As to whether or not you should go with it, it really depends on what is important to you. You could get a DA 16-45 and the weather sealed kit for less than the 16-50 and that would probably cover you for most situations, unless you think you would use the f2.8 a lot.

I have the 16-50 and like it a lot, but as I say, it really depends on what you think you want/need.
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