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    Quote Originally Posted by sgk68 View Post
    Hi simdavid,

    Thanks for your advice, will try out your suggestion.

    I bought my K10D for S$1618 (inclusive GST). Package includes : K10D body ($1280) + DA18-55 kit lens + Tamrac camera bag + Hoya UV-Guard lens filter + Toshiba Class 4 high speed 2GB SD card (after upgrade from free 1GB SD card). I bought it at Digital Palace at #02-77 Sim Lim Square. Found their price cheapest after scouting every camera shop on ground floor.
    is this the only place you scout around? or you have already compared the price to other places?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpix0r View Post
    Let's hope you're not missing any accessory.
    have you tried other places beside sim lim for the same package?

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    from the price list, you can get it for a cheaper price.. but not chopped tt much yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by direwuff View Post
    from the price list, you can get it for a cheaper price.. but not chopped tt much yet
    but he's got some extra which is a filter and 1G more.

    so its still not that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernoise View Post
    but he's got some extra which is a filter and 1G more.

    so its still not that bad.
    yeah that's why i put there not chopped tt much yet

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    Hi all,

    I originally wanted to buy a super zoom prosumer digital camera like Sony DSC-H5 or Kodak Z710 to replace my aging Sony DSC-F707. After surfing the Internet, I realized that DSLR like Nikon D40 only cost fractionally more. Hence, I turned my attention to DSLR.

    Top on my list were Nikon D40, Canon 400D, Olyumpus E500 and Pentax K10D. I liked Nikon D40 for its price, only $880 with kit lens but the lack of autofocus motor in the body was a let down. Canon 400D was also cheap, $1350 with kit lens. Didn't like its workmanship and lack of LCD panel. Olyumpus E500 comes with 2 zoom lens, very attractive. However, its slow start-up of more than 1.5 seconds is like cold water to my head. Bought Pentax because its feature packed. I owned a Pentax Super A about 21 years ago. Had good impression about its image quality and ease of use.

    As for camera price, I checked ClubSNAP under Pentax Pricelist thread to determine its cheapest price. Cathey at Peninsula Plaza was closed on Sunday and Pentax K10D was out of stock in Alan Photo at Funan Centre. So I went to Sim Lim Square to try my luck. I tried to bargain for $1320 at every shop I entered. Only Digital Palace at #02-77 was able to give me a better bargain, $1280 for K10D + DA18-55 kit lens + Tarmax bag + Kingston 1GB SD Card. Felt it was a good buy - or is it ??

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    definitely good buy.

    1280 is a first for a K10D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgk68 View Post
    Only Digital Palace at #02-77 was able to give me a better bargain, $1280 for K10D + DA18-55 kit lens + Tarmax bag + Kingston 1GB SD Card. Felt it was a good buy - or is it ??

    OMG. That's an AMAZING price.

    Paste phone number please? I'll go get one

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    Good buy, check if all accesories and local warranty included. I bought body alone for slightly higher amount when it was just launched.
    Pentax K-5 K10D ME FA35 50f1.4 DA12-24 DA17-70, Tamron 70-200, Polar 85f1.4, Sigma 17-70
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgk68 View Post
    Hi all,

    I originally wanted to buy a super zoom prosumer digital camera like Sony DSC-H5 or Kodak Z710 to replace my aging Sony DSC-F707. After surfing the Internet, I realized that DSLR like Nikon D40 only cost fractionally more. Hence, I turned my attention to DSLR.

    Top on my list were Nikon D40, Canon 400D, Olyumpus E500 and Pentax K10D. I liked Nikon D40 for its price, only $880 with kit lens but the lack of autofocus motor in the body was a let down. Canon 400D was also cheap, $1350 with kit lens. Didn't like its workmanship and lack of LCD panel. Olyumpus E500 comes with 2 zoom lens, very attractive. However, its slow start-up of more than 1.5 seconds is like cold water to my head. Bought Pentax because its feature packed. I owned a Pentax Super A about 21 years ago. Had good impression about its image quality and ease of use.

    As for camera price, I checked ClubSNAP under Pentax Pricelist thread to determine its cheapest price. Cathey at Peninsula Plaza was closed on Sunday and Pentax K10D was out of stock in Alan Photo at Funan Centre. So I went to Sim Lim Square to try my luck. I tried to bargain for $1320 at every shop I entered. Only Digital Palace at #02-77 was able to give me a better bargain, $1280 for K10D + DA18-55 kit lens + Tarmax bag + Kingston 1GB SD Card. Felt it was a good buy - or is it ??
    that's a pretty good buy dude.. congrats! hope ur box nothing missing

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    Hi all,

    Oops, my apology on the price error. It should be $1,280 for Pentax K10D body only. Pentax K10D + DA18-55 kit lens sells for $1530 (inclusive GST). Paid extra $88 for upgrading to 2GB SD card (Toshiba high speed Class 4 SD card) and Hoya UV filter.

    Digital Palace phone number is 63387641.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgk68 View Post
    Hi all,

    Oops, my apology on the price error. It should be $1,280 for Pentax K10D body only. Pentax K10D + DA18-55 kit lens sells for $1530 (inclusive GST). Paid extra $88 for upgrading to 2GB SD card (Toshiba high speed Class 4 SD card) and Hoya UV filter.

    Digital Palace phone number is 63387641.
    whoa then they chopped u a bit

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    Hi i got a K10D question here.I heard the SR in 10d doesnt work as well on longer focal lengths compared to shorter lengths.Any K10D users here tried it out before?I juz wan to clear some doubts before i go get myself a 10D this week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    Hi i got a K10D question here.I heard the SR in 10d doesnt work as well on longer focal lengths compared to shorter lengths.Any K10D users here tried it out before?I juz wan to clear some doubts before i go get myself a 10D this week
    The IS works well at any focal length. It's just a matter of your posture, the way you hold. If you adopt the proper posture and know how to hold properly, the IS will work very well for you. Focal length won't even matter that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgk68 View Post
    Hi all,

    Oops, my apology on the price error. It should be $1,280 for Pentax K10D body only. Pentax K10D + DA18-55 kit lens sells for $1530 (inclusive GST). Paid extra $88 for upgrading to 2GB SD card (Toshiba high speed Class 4 SD card) and Hoya UV filter.

    Digital Palace phone number is 63387641.
    The price for the body alone is good. It's better than what I was quoted elsewhere. But I paid $40 less at MS Color for the kit a couple of weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galacticnick View Post
    The price for the body alone is good. It's better than what I was quoted elsewhere. But I paid $40 less at MS Color for the kit a couple of weeks ago.
    the current prices for body alone hover around 1250 the last time i checked, abt 1-2 weeks ago

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    Hi do you guys know where i can find those Pentax FA lenses?Where do u guys go to get those older Pentax lenses?thanks

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