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Pentax Australia deals on superseded models - K-50, K-S2 & K-3ii
Posted By: Des, 03-02-2021, 11:14 PM

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Sale of some long-superseded cameras. All new, but on backorder.

These are listed as due 12 April 2021:
- K-50 body only (white) - $499
- K-50 (black) + 18-55WR - $499
- K-50 (black) + twin lens kit - $599
- K-S2 (orange & black) "WZOOM Kit OTH" (I take this to mean it is in a kit with the 18-50 WR, as pictured, but check first) - $599
- K-3ii + DA 16-85 - $999 [Edit: as at 4 March - the day after this post - this offer has now gone]

This is listed on backorder but with no specified due date:
- K-50 (black) + DA 18-135 - $649

Free delivery with each. All with genuine warranty.

I've just ordered the K-3ii kit - really for the lens. The DA 16-85 goes for around $800 on sale at dcxpert on ebay. I think I will sell either the K-3ii or my old K-S2.

The K-50 kit with the DA 18-135 isn't a bad deal either (assuming it really is available), when you consider that the best price on the lens alone new is over $670 at dcxpert. In a kit with a K-70, the lens is effectively $450 (ie the difference from the body-only price). Pentax Australia has the 18-135 listed (on backorder with no specified ETA) for an eye-watering $839. Imagine you could get it for $190 less from the same supplier with a K-50 thrown in as well!

I have a K-S2 and it is a very good, if underrated, camera. The 20mp sensor is a gem and it has a flippy screen, wi-fi and other features. It was a significant upgrade from my old K-30. At this price it is a good budget alternative to a K-70, with the security of a warranty (useful in case the solenoid fails).

Of course, it remains to be seen whether the shipment arrives by 12 April. Will keep you posted.

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That K3ii is still now a hell of a lot of camera for $999. You'd be hard pressed to find any other camera with that IQ at that price...let alone with a half decent zoom into the bargain. If you're shooting landscape...what else could you ask for at $999!
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QuoteOriginally posted by DamienW Quote
That K3ii is still now a hell of a lot of camera for $999. You'd be hard pressed to find any other camera with that IQ at that price...let alone with a half decent zoom into the bargain. If you're shooting landscape...what else could you ask for at $999!

Stop....I'm trying to resist getting it for the same reason Des is and this isn't helping
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These are great prices, especially on Aussie dollars. I hope that many Aussie Pentaxians will use these superb deals....

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I should point out, that the cheapest K-3ii I can find (used) on eBay is about $1k (overpriced to be sure, but puts the price into perspective).

Does that help? :-)
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I can not believe it!
I just sent my K-3II to my niece , in anticipation of K-3III being available soon but it looks like not that soon.
I do not have DA 16 - 85 , do not really need one but just could not resist........
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QuoteOriginally posted by carlb Quote
Stop....I'm trying to resist getting it for the same reason Des is
The temptation has been removed Carl! Sold out.
QuoteOriginally posted by i_trax Quote
I do not have DA 16 - 85 , do not really need one but just could not resist........
I wonder how many of us ordered one before they sold out (within 24 hours). He who hesitates ...

We should have done a deal - you really wanted the camera and I really wanted the lens!

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Thanks for the tip.

I got an order in for the K3 II + DA 16-85. Looking forward to delivery.

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I got an order in for the K3 II + DA 16-85. Looking forward to delivery.
We lucky few Bruce.
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Bad News I am afraid. The K3 + Lens offer has been withdrawn, I just received tis email from CR Kennedy.


Iím sorry to advise that the item that you have ordered is no longer available, we have just been advised by overseas.

I will be cancelling this order and arranging a refund into the account where the original payment was issued.



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yes , the same here.......
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Same here too. Rats.

The other deals are still on offer on the Pentax Australia web site.
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Same here too. Rats.

The other deals are still on offer on the Pentax Australia web site.
Saves a pm then
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bruce Clark Quote
Bad News I am afraid. The K3 + Lens offer has been withdrawn,
If it sounds too good to be true.....
probably a fishing exercise for potential K3iii customers.
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If it sounds too good to be true.....
probably a fishing exercise for potential K3iii customers.
At times like this I always think of the quote "never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity"
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