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Pentax ist DL2 - $592 USD
Posted By: ZombieArmy, 07-27-2015, 12:10 AM

Pentax DSLR ist DL2 Body Body | eBay

Be sure to get it before this bad boy gets cleared out.
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07-27-2015, 12:21 AM   #2
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That doesn't seem like a good deal to me. The original buy it new price was $522. That price there is a tad over that, and you can buy a K-50 for a lot less and get more MPs too boot. So, imo, unless you collect these cameras, I'd bypass that deal
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That was my first Pentax DSLR in fact first DSLR - and it was very good for its time and price - my son received mine when I got the K20 - now he is using a stormtrooper K30 - not sure what he did with it - maybe a back up body...
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This must be a joke. It's 9 years old with a 6 megapixel sensor and maximum ISO of 3200. I sold my K-5 IIs for less than this.

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On German eBay auctions, the *istDL2 is the second cheapest Pentax DSLR body, just marginally more expensive than the *istDL, and during the last 12 months the price has dropped again.
It's now about 50-60.

The *istDS/DS2 and K100D are slightly higher, and only the *istD (and sometimes the K100D Super) are near or about the 100 margin.
Even the K-x now sells often for less than 150, roughly the same as the K200D. And the K-7 now gets nearer to 200-220.

However, the seller claims the body is "new", which should mean "new old stock" and never used.
In this case - if true - there may still be buyers even for that price. There are people who collect only new and unused equipment.
But, the *istDL2 ?
Of the 6MP series, I would think only the *istD (and, maybe, the *istDS / *istDS2) would be collector items.
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I'm keeping my *istD.

This price is just whack.
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eBay had a *ist DS listed in Australia for $600 recently.
Anyone want to guess how many bids, even after it being relisted twice?
They say that hope springs eternal.
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I'm sure someone will buy it for the thrill of NOS ownership.

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I assume that OP created this thread with tongue firmly in cheek.
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If we all watch the auction the seller will be surprised when no sniping occurs in the last minute.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fat Albert Quote
I assume that OP created this thread with tongue firmly in cheek.
You got me

I've been looking for a cheap ist D for a while now, and I've seen quite a few sneaky sellers over pricing the camera. But this one takes the cake
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QuoteOriginally posted by ZombieArmy Quote
You got me

I've been looking for a cheap ist D for a while now, and I've seen quite a few sneaky sellers over pricing the camera. But this one takes the cake
Keep your eyes open - they pop up here in the marketplace now & then. I found one for $50 shipped last year, looks like new, original v. 1.00 firmware (no green button metering), and less than 200 clicks. It does have quite a few dead/stuck pixels. It's a fun little camera & has a huge (for aps-c) viewfinder! (talking about the original D)
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