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Ebay: Pentax K-5 IIs 16.3 MP DSLR Camera body Only
Posted By: Stavri, 05-11-2015, 07:06 AM

The user claims it was used a handful of times...

Pentax K 5 IIS 16 3 MP DSLR Camera Body Only 027075220737 | eBay
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05-11-2015, 07:56 AM   #2
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don't ask me about "actuations", I don't know and I don't have the time to investigate.
05-11-2015, 08:27 AM   #3
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That would bother me. He had time to list it, but won't take a few minutes to check the shutter count; and of course no returns. It could come in with a high number of clicks.
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That is very shady. I would not buy from such a seller.

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He said he only used it a total of three times, unless he's into wildlife I wouldn't expect a high shutter count (but that's what the message feature is for)
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It was also bought used from B&H, he is not original owner so there is unknown history.
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We're acting like a bunch of schoolgirls huddled in a circle contemplating on our strategic approach to the new cute boy. Someone who has a genuine interest should ask the seller on the counter... (I own to many bodies as it is)
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Request a jpeg from him/her and find the clicks - it really is easy for a PKForum user!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Stavri Quote
He said he only used it a total of three times, unless he's into wildlife I wouldn't expect a high shutter count (but that's what the message feature is for)
Haha it's for this reason that I probably won't bother selling my k5 when I replace it. Im a wildlife shooter and I'm sure it will be high mileage that nobody will pay for.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Venom3300 Quote
Haha it's for this reason that I probably won't bother selling my k5 when I replace it. Im a wildlife shooter and I'm sure it will be high mileage that nobody will pay for.
If I had a working K-5 and bought, for example, a K-3ii, I would keep the K-5 as a backup. You never know when you'll have an immediate need for another body. As I have already commented here several times, I have been using a Canon Rebel which I had planned to stretch out to Black Friday 2016 (yes, I run on a very tight budget!). Last week it died, so my best "backup" is my Q-7. When I retired my Super Program and moved over to Canon, I kept it as my backup, and just never got around to getting rid of it, which is why it is still around to be a part of my signature here.
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Seller also has an older Tammy 90 Macro for $195 and an FA 50mm f1.4 for $190
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He's updated his listing -

Camera body with cap, strap, battery, charger. Manufactured 2012, 11/21, 15,621 actuations.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jhaji Quote
He's updated his listing -

Camera body with cap, strap, battery, charger. Manufactured 2012, 11/21, 15,621 actuations.
Yep he came clean...

Dear .........,

Manufactured 2012 11/21 shutter count 15,621.

- albert-one

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QuoteQuote:
"used it maybe three times"
now updated to...:
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"15,621 actuations."
5,200+ actuations per each of 3 outings.
That's a quick trigger finger!
Well, OK, bought it used anyways....
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You could buy a brand new one from Best Buy for $546. Why take a chance on a used one from a questionable seller?
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