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Pentax 645D + 55mm lens for $7225 CAN, from Pentax-Discuss Mail List
Posted By: LFLee, 03-22-2013, 01:03 PM

Just sharing what I get in the Pentax-Discuss Mail List email lists...

Please remove if admin think not appropriate.

Lee

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Hi, everyone. Old-timers may remember me from back in the day when Pentax
ran the list and the grass was at least +3 saturation greener. At any rate,
it's good to see a lot of familiar names. As some of you know, I manage a
Don's Photo store in sunny Winnipeg, Manitoba (motto: "If you can force your
door open, it's not a snow day"). We're a friendly, family-owned
independent company with 8 stores in Canada. The one in south Winnipeg has
a good-looking manager who's shot Pentax his whole life, starting with an
S3. I got into medium format when Bill Casselberry (Photography on the
Oregon Coast) mailed me a few slides he had shot. The tonal range and
beautiful colours blew me away, and it wasn't long before I got my own 67II.

To the point: we brought in several 645D bodies from Pentax, and have sold
all of them except for our last two shelf models. These have been taken out
of the box to show customers at the counter level, but have not left the
store. They have less than 800 actuations on them. We're selling them as
'new' open box items, which means they come with the full 1-year Pentax
warranty (2 years if you register it with Pentax online), and are eligible
for our Exceptional Service Plan on new equipment, which can add more time
to Pentax's coverage. To make it easy, we handle all warranty claims for
you. Anyone who's bought gear from us before knows that we're honest, fair,
and take care of any problems for you. Because these are open-box cameras,
the price is ridiculously low, so I wanted to let the PDML group know in
case anyone's had their eye on one but was waiting for the price to drop.

A look at PhotoPrice shows the 645D body selling for around $8800 in both
Canada and the US:

Pentax 645D - Canada and Cross-Border Price Comparison - photoprice.ca

That's the body alone, no lens. By the time you add an AF 55mm f2.8, you're
up around the $10k range.

We're selling our last two 645D kits for $7225 CAN... and that includes the
AF 55mm 2.8 SDM lens! No charge for shipping anywhere within Canada; email
me with your zip code for a quote on US shipping. You're not going to find
a better price, so if you were considering bypassing APS-C and full-frame
sensors and stepping up to medium format, let me know. You can reach me by
email at cbrogden@donsphoto.ca or phone at (204) 254-9075.


Cheers,

Chris

Chris Brogden, Manager
Don's Photo St. Vital
31 - 845 Dakota St.
(Right across the street from St. Vital Centre)
Winnipeg, MB R2M 5M3
Ph: (204) 254-9075
Fax: (204) 253-7173
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Wow, this has suddenly become so affordable
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