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K-01 for $346 at Adorama - NEW
Posted By: Adam, 11-01-2012, 09:36 AM

The price of the K-01 just dropped by $200. Wow!

Pentax K-01 Digital Camera Body, Black 15222 ($346.95)

With the 40mm it's $446.95:

Pentax K-01 Digital Camera with Pentax 40mm F/2.8 XS Lens - Black 15242

Edit: this is an authorized Pentax deal, and B&H is now showing it as well:

Pentax K-01 Digital Camera (Black) 15222 B&H Photo Video
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11-01-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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I figured it would drop in maybe 6mos or for Christmas. Wow.
11-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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Good! It's at a good price!

Actually a bit below what I think the proper price should be, but that's ok too!
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thanks adam! just bought the white w/ the 40xs lens using the site supporter link. this should make manual focusing way easier w/ my manual lenses....

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I'm curious...are these gray market?
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I guess "K-01 by Marc Newson" just doesn't have the same appeal as "Beats by Dre".
Maybe they should have had a rapper design it.
Dr. Dre finds success in headphone market with ‘Beats by Dre’ - The Washington Post
11-01-2012, 10:17 AM   #7
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Wow - that is amazing. If I had any extra cash right now I'd have to seriously consider getting one
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My hunch is that Ricoh wants Hoya-driven products to go away. A 50% price drop in less than a year is pretty crazy.

Terrific deal for whoever is interested. Once you get around its (well-documented) quirks the image quality is superb.

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QuoteOriginally posted by krebsy97 Quote
My hunch is that Ricoh wants Hoya-driven products to go away. A 50% price drop in less than a year is pretty crazy.

Terrific deal for whoever is interested. Once you get around its (well-documented) quirks the image quality is superb.
My thought was, them must have something in the oven for early next year.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robert Quote
I'm curious...are these gray market?
No they are not.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robert Quote
I'm curious...are these gray market?
The prices at Adorama are not "grey market" I just bought K-01 w. lens and package, free shipping. Says 1 YEAR warranty in ad.
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QuoteOriginally posted by NYNOIR Quote
The prices at Adorama are not "grey market" I just bought K-01 w. lens and package, free shipping. Says 1 YEAR warranty in ad.
I couldn't resist either...great deal on the camera and the 40mm as well. Also, it is the same price for the little bundle which nets you an extra battery and 16gb SD card (I think...and a few other goodies). Had some Amazon.com giftcard money, put to good use!
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Who in their right mind would buy the Q now? they are basically the same price ... :| ...
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Who in their right mind would buy the Q now? they are basically the same price ... :| ...
People who like smaller cameras.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mrNewt Quote
Who in their right mind would buy the Q now? they are basically the same price ... :| ...
Also, people who want to take advantage of the 5.5x crop factor for ultra telephoto use.

Oh wait - you said 'right mind.' Pass
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