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04-11-2010, 08:56 AM   #1
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Looking For K-x

I'm looking for a k-x, this will be my first dslr purchase. I have used a film slr for a while. Where is the best place right now, price-wise, to look for one? I found one at Primocamera.com that is 469.99 with the kit lens, has anyone used this site before? Also wondering if I should go with the kit lens or just buy the body and get a lens or two off of the for sale forums here. Opinions welcome and thanks!

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QuoteOriginally posted by ncinshore Quote
I'm looking for a k-x, this will be my first dslr purchase. I have used a film slr for a while. Where is the best place right now, price-wise, to look for one? I found one at Primocamera.com that is 469.99 with the kit lens, has anyone used this site before? Also wondering if I should go with the kit lens or just buy the body and get a lens or two off of the for sale forums here. Opinions welcome and thanks!
I use froogle.com to search. You can also check out .

IMHO, the K-x 2 lens kit with the 18-55 & 55-300 lenses is the best deal among all entry-level DSLRs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by flippedgazelle Quote
IMHO, the K-x 2 lens kit with the 18-55 & 55-300 lenses is the best deal among all entry-level DSLRs.
I just bought K-x with the 2 lens kit for just a little over $700 at B&H w/free shipping which was the best deal I could find at the time. I am still learning as I haven't used a slr for years so I am in the learning mode. So far I have been very happy with my K-x and unless I mess up it takes great pictures.

BTW: If you do go to B&H to look be sure to go there from Pentax Forums so they get the credit, it helps support the site.
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Beware of less than reputable camera companies, always check reseller ratings to verify before buying.

I paid ~$450 for my red kx (slightly more than a black one) about 3 months ago with Bing Cash Back. You can find any of the kx for ~$470 on Ebay with BCB. I also wouldn't hesitate to buy used k-xes with low actuations on the forum marketplace.

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Wow, the prices keep going down more and more each day! The last time I looked the two lens kit was still $800 or so. Is it still that much?
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Wow, the prices keep going down more and more each day! The last time I looked the two lens kit was still $800 or so. Is it still that much?
I got mine a couple weeks ago for $685.
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For which kit? the 18-55mm and 55-300mm?
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For which kit? the 18-55mm and 55-300mm?
Yup. Bought a petal hood for the 18-55 for $15, still waiting to get one for the 55-300.

Really cool that I was able to sell my K2000, 18-55, Tammy 70-300 with a few little odds and ends for $500. Cheap upgrade!

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That is insane that the two lens kit is going for that much!

When I look at the marketplace the 55-300mm seems to have not gone down in price though.
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That is insane that the two lens kit is going for that much!

When I look at the marketplace the 55-300mm seems to have not gone down in price though.
Yeah. I see folks buying the DA L 55-300 for close to $300 and can only shake my head. :ugh:
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Yeah. I see folks buying the DA L 55-300 for close to $300 and can only shake my head. :ugh:
The DA L sells here at an average of $250.
Compared to the price of the DA version though, that price is "kinda" acceptable.
You are basically getting the same optical quality of the DA version in a DA L price.
How I still wish it would go down though so I can get me one too!
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Well considering that you're getting it for another $100 added to the kit, it does seem a little ridiculous.
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Can't go wrong with Amazon. Got mine with the kit 18-55mm about 1.5 months ago for $498 including shipping (if you go with amazon make sure you look at all of the sellers to find the cheapest dealer but with good positive feedback).

I think you should go that route because a 18-55mm lens is a very basic knockaround lens that, in my opinion is a lens everyone should have, and you can always find good deals on just about any and every pentax lens in the marketplace.
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Thanks for the responses pertaining to the original post guys. Looking foreword to getting this thing.
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