Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  #1
Pentax K5iis $526 New with battery grip
Posted By: ttran88, 10-27-2014, 02:19 PM

What do you guys think of this deal?

Pentax K-5 IIs Digital SLR Camera 12050 B&H Photo Video


Views: 10,488
10-27-2014, 03:34 PM   #2
Junior Member
limpet's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Nottinghamshire
Photos: Albums
Posts: 47
They are just taunting everyone outside of the US.


Price in the UK basically 700 ( $1100 ) bare body only.
10-27-2014, 06:18 PM   #3
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,949
QuoteOriginally posted by limpet Quote
Price in the UK basically 700 ( $1100 ) bare body only.
It's $851 shipped to the UK & customs cleared via B&H ($674 without customs clearance), so it sounds like this deal might appeal to more than just US users

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:

10-27-2014, 07:31 PM   #4
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maine
Posts: 331
QuoteOriginally posted by limpet Quote
They are just taunting everyone outside of the US.


Price in the UK basically 700 ( $1100 ) bare body only.
Can't you just have someone ship you a "box of clothes" with a camera wrapped inside and not have to pay imports? Or does it not work that way?

10-27-2014, 07:45 PM   #5
Pentaxian
jeffshaddix's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 1,371
I think it's a no brainer for people looking for an excellent DSLR and grip for an absurdly low price. Who needs a mid range option if they could get this?
10-27-2014, 08:27 PM   #6
Pentaxian
richandfleur's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,003
Does this have the real mechanical sensor stabilisation of the k-5 in video mode?
10-27-2014, 09:08 PM   #7
Site Supporter
freerider's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 286
I hope this means full frame is coming.
10-27-2014, 09:33 PM   #8
Site Supporter
6BQ5's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Nevada, USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,064
QuoteOriginally posted by freerider Quote
I hope this means full frame is coming.
They could just be competeing on price with Canon and Nikon. Those two have brand recognition which Pentax does not. One way to manipulate people's attention is with price. I would assume that Ricoh and Pentax have made back all the money they spent on R&D. As long as they sell above cost and give everyone a cut along the way then it's all gravy at this point.

10-28-2014, 08:43 AM   #9
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,949
QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
They could just be competeing on price with Canon and Nikon. Those two have brand recognition which Pentax does not. One way to manipulate people's attention is with price. I would assume that Ricoh and Pentax have made back all the money they spent on R&D. As long as they sell above cost and give everyone a cut along the way then it's all gravy at this point.
Have just learned that this is a PhotoPlus special exclusive to B&H. The lower price will expire on the 31st.

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:

10-28-2014, 09:04 AM   #10
Junior Member
limpet's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Nottinghamshire
Photos: Albums
Posts: 47
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Have just learned that this is a PhotoPlus special exclusive to B&H. The lower price will expire on the 31st.
If I get the bank transfer for some gear I`m selling tomorrow, as I`ve been promised, I`ll have another look at it
10-28-2014, 01:12 PM   #11
Senior Member




Join Date: May 2012
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 125
tempting to upgrade from my K-30... for quiter shutter sound, better DR-14bit, and lower ISO 80, faster and better AF, no AA filter for sharper images. (don't really need the estra weigth of the body and the battery grip though) Bu still I think it's a good upgrade... Anyone is interestesd in getting the grip? I would probably buy the body with SD card for $475 and someone can have brand new grip for $120 + shipping? If so, shoot me a message and I will order a set.
10-28-2014, 10:15 PM   #12
Pentaxian
jeffshaddix's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 1,371
QuoteOriginally posted by richandfleur Quote
Does this have the real mechanical sensor stabilisation of the k-5 in video mode?
yep - it's one great camera. i have no intention of replacing it until the FF hits.
10-29-2014, 12:11 AM   #13
Pentaxian
richandfleur's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,003
QuoteOriginally posted by jeffshaddix Quote
yep - it's one great camera. i have no intention of replacing it until the FF hits.

Good stuff, thanks!


10-29-2014, 04:18 AM   #14
Veteran Member
stormtech's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: In the boonies (NW Penna)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,670
QuoteOriginally posted by black-kx Quote
tempting to upgrade from my K-30... for quiter shutter sound, better DR-14bit, and lower ISO 80, faster and better AF, no AA filter for sharper images. (don't really need the estra weigth of the body and the battery grip though) Bu still I think it's a good upgrade... Anyone is interestesd in getting the grip? I would probably buy the body with SD card for $475 and someone can have brand new grip for $120 + shipping? If so, shoot me a message and I will order a set.
I have both the K-30 and K-5IIs. One other point to make with your feature list is the huge difference in battery life.
10-29-2014, 09:52 AM   #15
Junior Member
limpet's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Nottinghamshire
Photos: Albums
Posts: 47
I was wondering, as I`m still not sure whether I`ve got the cash for this for a couple of days. Would it perhaps pay to wait for any potential Black Friday offers, which I think will be in about 4 or 5 weeks, I think.
As I`m a Brit and this "event" doesn`t happen over here I`m not sure how good the potential deals might be.
Thanks guys
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!
focus, pentax, pentax deals, pentax k5iis
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: K5iis with D-BG4 Battery Grip nomadkng Sold Items 1 08-30-2014 06:58 AM
New K5iis. Battery Charging wallygoots Pentax K-5 8 06-26-2014 05:18 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5 with Battery djrocks66 Sold Items 4 08-11-2013 08:10 AM
For Sale - Sold: Never used BG4 K7/K5/K5ii/K5iis battery grip new pics slip Sold Items 8 06-06-2013 08:00 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax D-BG4 battery grip for K5/K5II/K5IIS/K7 hongzhibin1987 Sold Items 7 04-01-2013 07:18 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:56 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