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K-5 now only $799 at Adorama - ALL-TIME LOW!
Posted By: Adam, 11-05-2012, 12:17 AM

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11-15-2012, 10:56 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Venturi Quote
And it is amazing how 2 years of patience has been completely dissolved by the receipt of a UPS tracking number.
*cracks up completely*

With you allll the way. I'm watching 4 different tracking-number-windows - two for USPS, one for FedEx and one for UPS....and none of them have updated in more than 24 hours.

Are they trying to drive me over the edge????

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I hear ya. And I really hate knowing the shipment is going to get stalled over the weekend. But, it'll be here in time for a "Turkey Shoot" on Thursday, so it's all good.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Isn't a mate for your *ist D long overdue by now? Shake reduction alone is worth upgrading for, and let's not mention the image quality gain
It's done, I ordered the K-5 body, 16 GB SD Card, extra Pentax battery, and battery grip, all from Adorama. $798.00 for the body is too much to pass up. Thanks Adam, you're right, you pushed me over the edge.

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It's done, I ordered the K-5 body, 16 GB SD Card, extra Pentax battery, and battery grip, all from Adorama. $798.00 for the body is too much to pass up. Thanks Adam, you're right, you pushed me over the edge. Regards, Steve-Seattle
Congrats. I'm sure you'll love it! Having the extra battery in the brip makes it seem like the camera will never run out of juice


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QuoteOriginally posted by jlimanek Quote
I pulled the trigger earlier this week. I noticed Beach Camera was selling K5s for $829 through Amazon on Tuesday, so, I decided to check their page to see how much of a price difference it was. They had them listed for $799! After a $25 off coupon code, I paid $774 with free shipping. It arrived yesterday. While I was interested in a K5ii, the $500 or so difference between the two for a new camera with a full warranty was huge. When it comes down to it, the differences between the K5 and the K5ii/iis mean nothing to me, as I am not a pro, and the step up from my K20D is a virtual quantum leap! And, even though I may miss my K20D (sent it to KEH for an appraisal) because I really liked that it felt like a tank, I have quickly fallen in love with the K5 and look forward to pushing it and my skills to the next level!
I hear you. I was an early adopter of a K-5 moving up from a K10 and I have never looked back. I had a lot of trouble with the K-10 getting
the exposures right, and to the extent that it isn't taken right, the extra exposure latitude of K-5 provides a lot more opportunity to 'fix it' in photoshop after the fact. While there are always complainers the K-5 is my 3rd digital model---I started with a *istD, and each has been a serious improvement over its predecessor.

I see the K5ii and iis as some pentax market research to see if customers would have a hissy fit over the AA filterless model, and if as it appears
the market tilts to the filterless model, Pentax will know that it can safely bring a 24mp filterless product out without a user rebellion as
the 24mp product apparently is inherently less bedeviled by problems fixed by the AA filter in any event.

In short, I thought about upgrading my K5 but finally concluded that the difference (not much), and the potential time to wait---not long for another model suggested that I should enjoy my K5 for a while longer.
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Congrats. I'm sure you'll love it! Having the extra battery in the brip makes it seem like the camera will never run out of juice
Hmmm....I have a K20D w/grip. I might have to get a brip, if it will fit the K20D, so I can have double power. Sorry, Adam, couldn't resist.
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K-5 arrived this afternoon, complete with a brip.

And I do think we'll be getting along very nicely.
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Price has dropped again

I just saw that the K-5 is now down to $748 on Adorama. Seems like a pretty good price... right? I have been thinking about upgrading to it.. and I just placed my order. I currently have the K-r but just feel the quality is not as high as I would like. Hope the K-5 will improve on that and will last me a good long time!

Just wanted to let everyone know.

-Peter

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Hello. I just joined the forum. Could anyone who's received their new camera from Adorama verify that it's new stock without any problems? I did notice that Venturi seems happy with his. The K-5 would be a big step up for me and my first Pentax. Thanks for any help.
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I am happy with my Adorama K5. It appears to be new stock. My "7-10 day" free UPS shipping took a mere 15 hours but I live nearby.
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Camera has arrived

I just got my K5 today. Took a little longer.. but I'm way out in California. So far all I've done is charged the battery and hold the camera. Time to play with it this weekend. From what I can tell it looks new to me. It came with the serial number card, and I also ordered the Pentax warranty at the same time.

So it looks very good to me. Seems like a nice upgrade from my K-r.

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My K-5 arrived on Monday, all new and shiny. I only spent a little time with it during the week but had more time today to give it a try, more tomorrow. It's what I expected and it will be a great camera. I'm happy I bought it, especially at the current prices.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stpistd Quote
My K-5 arrived on Monday, all new and shiny. I only spent a little time with it during the week but had more time today to give it a try, more tomorrow. It's what I expected and it will be a great camera. I'm happy I bought it, especially at the current prices.

Steve - Seattle
*waves to a fellow Seattle Pentaxian :P*
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Hello. I just joined the forum.
Welcome aboard!

QuoteOriginally posted by thesadhatter Quote
I did notice that Venturi seems happy with his. The K-5 would be a big step up for me and my first Pentax. Thanks for any help.
Indeed I am quite happy with the camera itself. And now that it's properly paired with a DA*50-135 I am once again in love with shooting Pentax.
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I forgot to mention, I also bought my K-5 from Adorama. I jumped the gun and didn't get the Black Friday price, oh well. But I did get a killer price on a Pentax 18-135 WR from B&H, arriving Monday so I guess it's OK. The K-5 is an addition to my first and until now, my only DSLR, a Pentax *istD I bought new in 2003, which I DO plan to keep using, as it's a rock!
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