Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
3 Likes  
Pentax K-5 II: $599 at B&H - Black Friday Fire Sale!
Posted By: Adam, 11-27-2013, 10:12 PM

Pentax K-5 II for $599: this is a B&H exclusive deal as well as the lowest price anywhere on a new body. SOLD OUT!

Get the K-5 II 18-55mm WR kit instead for $699. Deal ends today!

Pentax K-5 II Digital SLR Camera with SMC DA 18-55mm 12027 B&H






More deals:

Black Friday Pentax Camera Deals - Pentax Deals - PentaxForums.com
Views: 24,279
11-29-2013, 09:05 AM   #61
Junior Member




Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: AZ
Posts: 26
Well, it is 300 of the regular price. I got it mainly because of WR as I plan on bringing with on my backpacking trips.

11-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #62
New Member




Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
k-5 vs. k-5 II




Anyone know ifthe k-5 II is much better than the K-5? My son has the k-5 and is having a few problems. Seeing the K-5 II at $599 at B & H istempting for me. I want to surprise himbut don't want to find out that he would have preferred the older K-5. Seems like it almost makes sense to get the newer one. Also, I presume all lenses, etc will fit, correct?

Thanks


11-29-2013, 10:53 AM   #63
Senior Member




Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posts: 162
QuoteOriginally posted by bradf Quote


Anyone know ifthe k-5 II is much better than the K-5? My son has the k-5 and is having a few problems. Seeing the K-5 II at $599 at B & H istempting for me. I want to surprise himbut don't want to find out that he would have preferred the older K-5. Seems like it almost makes sense to get the newer one. Also, I presume all lenses, etc will fit, correct?

Thanks

It is a negligible upgrade.. Low light auto focus is better.
11-29-2013, 11:06 AM   #64
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,984
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by bradf Quote


Anyone know ifthe k-5 II is much better than the K-5? My son has the k-5 and is having a few problems. Seeing the K-5 II at $599 at B & H istempting for me. I want to surprise himbut don't want to find out that he would have preferred the older K-5. Seems like it almost makes sense to get the newer one. Also, I presume all lenses, etc will fit, correct?

Thanks

They are almost the same camera, save for the AF system and the design of the LCD on the back. The K-5 II won't disappoint- especially not at this price!


Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

11-29-2013, 11:36 AM   #65
mee
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5,258
QuoteOriginally posted by bradf Quote


Anyone know ifthe k-5 II is much better than the K-5? My son has the k-5 and is having a few problems. Seeing the K-5 II at $599 at B & H istempting for me. I want to surprise himbut don't want to find out that he would have preferred the older K-5. Seems like it almost makes sense to get the newer one. Also, I presume all lenses, etc will fit, correct?

Thanks

It depends on the problems he is having with his K-5. Are you sure it isn't that specific copy that is problematic or is this a different kind of problem?
11-29-2013, 12:46 PM   #66
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maine
Posts: 331
QuoteOriginally posted by WooKstah Quote
This probably isn't the best place to ask, but is the 18-135 really worth the extra $200? I've already got the lengths covered between the Tamron 10-24 & 28-75, and the Sigma 50-150 so I never really thought twice about it ... and honestly, 90% of the time the 28-75 is my go-to lens.

I would say yes definitely. If nothing else, you could Easily sell a brand new 18-135mm WR lens for $350 or so. I have been trying to buy one for about a month and even used ones have been selling on eBay for around $350. Brand new you can get more.

I ended up ordering a K-5ii w/ 18-135mm WR so my search is over.
11-29-2013, 01:06 PM   #67
Senior Member




Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 273
QuoteOriginally posted by shaX 07 Quote
I would say yes definitely. If nothing else, you could Easily sell a brand new 18-135mm WR lens for $350 or so. I have been trying to buy one for about a month and even used ones have been selling on eBay for around $350. Brand new you can get more.

I ended up ordering a K-5ii w/ 18-135mm WR so my search is over.
Don't think I would count on $350 for the lens. I tried selling a like new one here and could not get any bites at $275. I feel there will be a bunch on the market soon also because folks are getting them for $200 which is going to drive the used price down. Just my .02
11-29-2013, 01:39 PM   #68
mee
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5,258
QuoteOriginally posted by rwingsfan Quote
Don't think I would count on $350 for the lens. I tried selling a like new one here and could not get any bites at $275. I feel there will be a bunch on the market soon also because folks are getting them for $200 which is going to drive the used price down. Just my .02

I, too, considered this.. but, I suspect, that price will only be temporarily lowered. Ricoh still sells it for over 400 brand new IIRC. Therefore, after the surge of used copies are drained from the pool, the price will go back (I think)..

I'm guessing you'll still be able to get 300-330 for it at the least on ebay (judging from the above and the going rate on there).

That said, if you were in the market for this lens.. I think it will be somewhat of a buyers market soon!

11-29-2013, 02:44 PM   #69
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maine
Posts: 331
QuoteOriginally posted by rwingsfan Quote
Don't think I would count on $350 for the lens. I tried selling a like new one here and could not get any bites at $275. I feel there will be a bunch on the market soon also because folks are getting them for $200 which is going to drive the used price down. Just my .02
When were you trying to sell one? I've seen several sell on this forum in the last month for $350ish, some $325 used with no hood. As I said, on eBay i've also seen several sell for $350 used.

I certainly wouldn't be worried about spending an extra $200 and having to sell off one of those lenses. In a worst case scenario, you're looking at $275-300. That's still at least a $60 profit even after paypal fees and shipping.
11-29-2013, 03:06 PM   #70
New Member
JGoodard's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Morgan Hill, California
Posts: 5
New K5 ii owner

The K5 II is my first DSLR, and this Pentax now takes pride of place next to my (much loved) Nikon CoolPix P7700. I have wanted a Pentax for some time now, and when this deal suddenly came up I jumped on it. And so too, apparently, did a lot of others as I had to purchase the extended warranty from Pentax on Adorama since there were already sold out on B&H by the time I ordered my 18-135 WR kit (early on Nov. 28) I noted that this kit, too, was sold out by that evening (yesterday). Holy smokes!

I credit PentaxForums for making this Black Friday known to me, because I never would have found it otherwise through the normal internet search on pricing.

I also credit the forum for the sheer wealth of information for photography beginners (such as myself) that it contains. The information available that is available here is simply invaluable and cannot be readily found anywhere else. PentaxForums is my go to site along with Pentax P-TTL Flash Comparison (secondarily).

11-29-2013, 03:19 PM   #71
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,984
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by JGoodard Quote
The K5 II is my first DSLR, and this Pentax now takes pride of place next to my (much loved) Nikon CoolPix P7700. I have wanted a Pentax for some time now, and when this deal suddenly came up I jumped on it. And so too, apparently, did a lot of others as I had to purchase the extended warranty from Pentax on Adorama since there were already sold out on B&H by the time I ordered my 18-135 WR kit (early on Nov. 28) I noted that this kit, too, was sold out by that evening (yesterday). Holy smokes!
I can't believe the warranties sold out! Buying yours at Adorama shouldn't be an issue, as it will still be valid. Glad you were able to discover these deals thanks to us!

Pentax 2 Year Extended Warranty for all current Pentax DSLR, Compact and Q Cameras. (Total Warranty 3 years - 1 Year Standard + 2 Years Additional)

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

11-29-2013, 03:30 PM   #72
Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: PA
Posts: 40
I don't see any third party warranty available... Pentax doesn't cover accidents and the sort of stuff I shoot, well... it's gonna happen one of these days, I tell ya. I could go Square Trade but it's like 135 beans.

I thought BH had a house warranty.
11-29-2013, 04:35 PM   #73
mee
Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5,258
QuoteOriginally posted by 62mm Quote
I don't see any third party warranty available... Pentax doesn't cover accidents and the sort of stuff I shoot, well... it's gonna happen one of these days, I tell ya. I could go Square Trade but it's like 135 beans.

I thought BH had a house warranty.
They offer SquareTrade warranties when you are checking out at B&H... I think that is all they do.
11-29-2013, 05:16 PM   #74
Forum Member




Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Windsor Ontario
Photos: Albums
Posts: 55
Adam is it possible for a Canadian to have the K5 II shipped to a Detroit address, I have relatives there and only live 30 minutes over the border, I assume the postage would be cheaper.
11-29-2013, 09:24 PM   #75
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,984
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by sbyrne Quote
Adam is it possible for a Canadian to have the K5 II shipped to a Detroit address, I have relatives there and only live 30 minutes over the border, I assume the postage would be cheaper.
It sure would, why not? Then you'd save on customs, too.

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
body, ii, k-5, pentax, pentax deals, pentax k-5
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PF Exclusive Deals: Free gift cards + K-30/K-5 II + Lenses at B&H! Adam Pentax Price Watch 12 12-02-2013 02:08 PM
K-5 II - $749 at B&H Adam Pentax Price Watch 16 11-21-2013 06:14 PM
(Black Friday) Pentax K-5 IIs: $1049 at B&H ($250 off!!, same price as K-5 II) Adam Pentax Price Watch 39 11-29-2012 12:16 PM
Up to 60% off Pentax lenses at B&H (BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL) Adam Pentax Price Watch 14 11-23-2012 02:08 PM
Pentax K-5 II price at B&H pentaxinator Pentax News and Rumors 24 09-13-2012 10:26 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:55 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top