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$499 Pentax K30 with 18-55 WR lens - Hunt's
Posted By: goshxii, 06-25-2013, 05:20 AM

K-30 Digital SLR with18-55 WR Lens (Black) - $499.95
http://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/detail_page.cfm?productid=15601&mfg=Pentax
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07-07-2013, 07:24 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by jrcastillo Quote
did you get the 18-55 WR lens?
I thought kit lens didn't come with the Hood?

were you just lucky?
Absolutely YES

07-12-2013, 08:21 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by jrcastillo Quote
did you get the 18-55 WR lens?
I thought kit lens didn't come with the Hood?

were you just lucky?
The DA-L version doesn't come with hood and has plastic mount while the DA WR version always comes with hood and has metal mount.
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Will someone pm me when they have this is stock again or have the deal elsewhere so sad I missed
07-15-2013, 09:39 PM   #19
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K-30's are being closed out. Perhaps more will arrive, but you may have to check the website repeatedly yourself.
Mine arrived a couple days ago and I'm quite pleased with it. When I ordered it about a week ago, the supplies were said to be very low.
Best wishes on hunting down another. Check the Marketplace here. People often sell their older models when they trade up and the K-50s are now available.

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I feel you.. i was going to order the 35mm 2.4lens they had for $149 shipped, but I didn't do it the day i saw it.. By the time i decided to go ahead, they were gone... I know the feeling.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ClinchShots Quote
Will someone pm me when they have this is stock again or have the deal elsewhere so sad I missed
You can 'backorder' it from Hunts and lock in the the same price when it comes available. They don't charge until it ships.
I placed a backorder last week after it went out of stock and they emailed saying it was going to ship out today. So, they are getting some in still and honoring the $499 price. Not sure how many or for how long, but worst case, they cancel your backorder and never charge your card.
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I just got mine. The shutter count came with (i would say 150+) as I took some pictures and deleted a bunch.. When i loaded the JPG into the shutter count tool, it came out with 214.
I had taken i would say maybe 50 pics (to be conservative) w/o the memory card... flashed new firmware, put the memory card in... and the first shot came with 214.

Not sure if this is a good reason to look for an exchange/return as they insured the item was new (I called)

I wonder if Quality Control would take 100+ pictures?

Anyone knows their starting shutter count?

Thanks,
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just ordered mine last night.

wish me luck!

also I'm thinking the kit lens is gone the day I get it

or is it worth keeping?

if I sell it I'm buying a Tamron 28-70 f2.8

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QuoteOriginally posted by ClinchShots Quote
just ordered mine last night.

wish me luck!

also I'm thinking the kit lens is gone the day I get it

or is it worth keeping?

if I sell it I'm buying a Tamron 28-70 f2.8
The 18-55 isn't a bad lens at all. And it is the WR version so you can take shots in the rain/whatever. Without a WR lens it is taking somewhat of a risk if you want to take pics in not so good weather.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jrcastillo Quote
I just got mine. The shutter count came with (i would say 150+) as I took some pictures and deleted a bunch.. When i loaded the JPG into the shutter count tool, it came out with 214.
I had taken i would say maybe 50 pics (to be conservative) w/o the memory card... flashed new firmware, put the memory card in... and the first shot came with 214.

Not sure if this is a good reason to look for an exchange/return as they insured the item was new (I called)

I wonder if Quality Control would take 100+ pictures?

Anyone knows their starting shutter count?

Thanks,
That is a normal amount for a new Pentax camera. Pentax doesn't reset the shutter count after QC like some manufacturers.
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That is hi. But, new sale receipt for warranty repair is what would concern me, and not 200 count because that is like nothing really. If all looks new, and you really want it instead of the K-5 ii for $1000, just keep it. If you've got buyers remorse then return it.
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Just picked up a KEH 1.8 50mm for 205 shipped

A AF360 on eBay for $100 in like new condition

Hopefully I'll hear that they are shipping my K30 and lens this week

Oh what deals I'm scoring!
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Pentax da 1.8 50mm at bargain price
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are you seeling one?
i just PM you about it.

QuoteOriginally posted by ClinchShots Quote
Pentax da 1.8 50mm at bargain price
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Not selling just excited about the deals I received

Hoping they arnt out of the K30 kit ill know sometime next week says their customer service rep
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