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Pentax Q + 8.5mm A$189.95 at Teds (AUS)
Posted By: selar, 11-13-2012, 02:58 AM

Pentax Q + 8.5mm | Pentax Digital SLR Cameras | Ted's Camera Stores - Ted's Cameras

Listed at 199.95 but get $10 off with coupon VE5OFF

Probably be sold out soon, but Good Luck!
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11-13-2012, 03:03 AM   #2
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Nice! And now we're starting to approach the true value of the camera, and what the original sticker price should have been

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Too bad I only saw this today.
I just bought another brand's quality compact last week.
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Nice! And now we're starting to approach the true value of the camera, and what the original sticker price should have been
$200 is "starting to approach the true value of the camera?"

Wow... you really have a bias against the Q.


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International shipping or no?

Damn - no international shipping
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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
$200 is "starting to approach the true value of the camera?"

Wow... you really have a bias against the Q.
Adam frequently makes the first reply to Q threads with a dismissive comment. That's just how the Q forum here works.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-q/204952-how-does-q-compare-my-oth...ml#post2165630
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-q/203693-q10-arrives-q10-vs-q-comp...ml#post2151611
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-q/202468-pentax-q-shake-reduction-...ml#post2139096 (Pentax came through for Q owners)
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-q/200409-q10-availablity.html#post2116381 (People posting in the Q forum might care)
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-q/200116-q-discontinuation-wake-q10.html#post2113153
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-q/191677-pentax-q-under-400-a.html#post2015442 (apparently $400 is also coming closer to its true value)
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-q/183399-wildlife-photographers-wo...ml#post1921409
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That's just how the Q forum here works.
I'm surprised that your list omitted Adam's most notable Q thread:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-q/173865-pentax-q-failure.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aegon Quote
Adam frequently makes the first reply to Q threads with a dismissive comment. That's just how the Q forum here works.
Let's be honest with ourselves here- unless you're an enthusiast and/or a Pentax shooter to begin with, why would you consider a new Q over something like the NEX 5n, which is cheaper, or even a Sony point-and-shoot, for that matter? There's a reason these things aren't selling outside of Japan...

All I'm trying to say is that if Pentax priced the Q competitively over here, it would get the attention it deserves. $200-$250 for the kit would be reasonable. The Q isn't a bad camera, but it really doesn't boast much over other mirrorless systems, and in some ways (like zooming), it's less convenient to use than an upper-end point-and-shoot.

Just look at the K-01: now that the price is right, basically everyone who ever considered one is buying it. That certainly wasn't the case before the price was slashed!


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Adam is right. The Q was not even on my radar to begin with. However, forum members such as Barondla have brainwashed me into thinking long and hard about the Q for its telephoto and macro capabilities. Just the morning I posted the deal, I was wishing I could get a good price in Au similar to the Amazon warehouse deal. Then this happens. It was a bit like a catch in focus buy.
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"Catch in focus buy"

I like it!
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Adam, I've had nice P&S cameras and I've never had just plain fun playing with a camera like I am with the Q. It's really great that with an adapter and my old K45-125 I have an amazing tele-zoom that goes from 247.5 to 687.5mm equivalent. I agree somewhat about the price. I did not buy one at the $700, $500, or even $400 levels but did when it hit $300. Would I like to see it at a lower price, not really. At some point the lower price makes people dismiss a camera for lack of perceived value. Now, I just wish that the 06 would be released and that they would offer the 01 independent of a body for those that only have 02 lenses.
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