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Pentax K-5 IIs with free D-BG4 Grip
Posted By: Adam, 08-22-2014, 01:27 PM

Adorama is running a special on the Pentax K-5 IIs. Get it with a free D-BG4 grip, 2-day shipping, and 4% rewards for the low price of $696:

Pentax K-5 IIs Digital SLR Camera Body 12050

International shipping is available but costs extra. Don't forget your $19 3-year extended warranty if you're in the US!
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08-22-2014, 01:46 PM   #2
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Wow. I paid that much without grip.
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Worth every penny
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Sweet Deal.

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Just make sure they send it to you in a BOX.....maybe even with some bubble wrap or packing peanuts too, if you are lucky.
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FYI I've learned that this deal will expire on 8/31.

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Even if there were these deals in Italy
08-29-2014, 02:32 PM   #8
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just cashed out the grip to get the camera for $600. Happy on a budget.

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You`ve no idea how irritated I am by the prices in the UK.

The best price for K5 iis body here is basically 700 which converts to $1120 at the current rate of exchange.
The same camera seems to be available regularly in the US for around $700 which even if you assume to pay tax at 20% ( which my research says is unlikely ) then that only adds up to $840, so in the UK we are expected to pay a 40% premium for an identical item.
I have written to Pentax UK about this, both electronically and by snail mail and received replies consisting chiefly of mis-information, waffle and crapola, so until the prices converge significantly then I`ve decided I`m out of the market for any Pentax products. After all, it seems that Pentax seems to be charging whatever they think they can get away with in the UK and possibly even overcharging the rest of the world to enable them to discount in the US.
Well I don`t like people trying to take me for a fool. I`ll keep my money in my pocket.
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Just got mine yesterday, unfortunately it's going to have to go back. The AF on it with my screwdrive 50-135 in dim light takes a lot longer to nail focus than my k5 II, as it "micro hunts" right before deciding to lock in. It's not as bad as the K5 classic I used to own, but pretty close. It's also noisier during AF than my k5 II.
My intention was to run two bodies during certain situations, one with DA*16-50 and a 50-135 on second body. Hopefully I can get replacement sent out quickly.
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So far the worst part of the deal for me is the shipping. Partly my fault, I ordered on Friday, so the combination of the Sabbath and Labor Day was trouble. But I got a UPS tracking number email 27 hours ago, still not trackable yet. I hate UPS!

Within an hour of ordering the camera, I ordered a part for a Miata from a company I've never dealt with. I got the slowest cheapest shipping. They are on the opposite coast but actual air miles is only 5% different than NYC. They put it in the mail. I could track it on Sunday and it is here now.
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Anyone who is considering this deal, take a look at this deal instead -

This other deal is much better. For $100 more, you get 1 additional grip, flash, 64gb memory card, camera bag, tiffen software and extended warranty.

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