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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    US prices maybe cheaper after mail in rebate (if it's still available), but it also means you need someone in US to do it for u. Also make sure that seller/shop u buying from is Pentax dealer.
    Haizzz... Too bad, non of my friends or relative are in overseas... But the canadian deal seems good. I emailed them and got a quote of $905 which include the shipping. But taxes is unknown till I collect from Singpost...

    So the price will be $1176 SGD for the dual kit lenses

    Seems reasonable?

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    Think you need to factor in the 5% GST when you ship it in as it's total cost is over $400.
    Unless the parcel is labelled as gift and not sale goods, maybe i am wrong on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slacker View Post
    Think you need to factor in the 5% GST when you ship it in as it's total cost is over $400.
    Unless the parcel is labelled as gift and not sale goods, maybe i am wrong on this.
    I am not too sure about this as this is my first time going to buy something from overseas

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    You will definitely have to pay for GST as the declared value exceeds $400. But I would suggest you continue to do a thorough search as there are different ways to get a good deal. For example, you could buy the body alone and pick up the kit lens separately. I got my K100D for less than S$800 new with warranty. Generally if you're shopping from Canadian dealers, their shipping is quite high. Shopping from the US, you can use http://www.bizrate.com/ to search out deals from large retailers, plus shipping via vpost is an option. Another tip is to sniff out deals from Hong Kong or Australia (yes, Australia!) Shipping is lower and some great deals can be found. If you're really on a low budget, consider the K110D (without the SR) as it is being cleared very cheaply in the US (below US$400).
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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    You will definitely have to pay for GST as the declared value exceeds $400. But I would suggest you continue to do a thorough search as there are different ways to get a good deal. For example, you could buy the body alone and pick up the kit lens separately. I got my K100D for less than S$800 new with warranty. Generally if you're shopping from Canadian dealers, their shipping is quite high. Shopping from the US, you can use http://www.bizrate.com/ to search out deals from large retailers, plus shipping via vpost is an option. Another tip is to sniff out deals from Hong Kong or Australia (yes, Australia!) Shipping is lower and some great deals can be found. If you're really on a low budget, consider the K110D (without the SR) as it is being cleared very cheaply in the US (below US$400).
    IS there any reliable Australia shop website around?

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    Try Michaels....but hey, don't be lazy, go and do you own research...learn how to use a search engine...you got to wean off being spoonfed if you want to save money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Try Michaels....but hey, don't be lazy, go and do you own research...learn how to use a search engine...you got to wean off being spoonfed if you want to save money.
    Thanks for your reply. I saw Michaels and other websites in au and nz while I am doing the search.

    The lenses they are included with the camera are Sigma. Does it makes lots of differences as to the picture quality? Both are 18mm-55mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoMoney View Post
    Thanks for your reply. I saw Michaels and other websites in au and nz while I am doing the search.

    The lenses they are included with the camera are Sigma. Does it makes lots of differences as to the picture quality? Both are 18mm-55mm
    please don't get the sigmas. The only budget level sigma thing I would get is the the 70-300 APO DG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnaxe View Post
    please don't get the sigmas. The only budget level sigma thing I would get is the the 70-300 APO DG.
    Oic.Thanks man friend

    Maybe you got some bad exp and I had learnt something new today

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    Consider the Sigma 17-70mm if you want. But that price a DA 16-45mm would be better If you were to get the K100D body, maybe you'll be able to get a good deal off the old birds here for the 18-50mm kit DA 50-200mm would be a problem getting used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    Consider the Sigma 17-70mm if you want. But that price a DA 16-45mm would be better If you were to get the K100D body, maybe you'll be able to get a good deal off the old birds here for the 18-50mm kit DA 50-200mm would be a problem getting used.
    Hohoho... Kit lenses good deal??? I sense something... Are you selling it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoMoney View Post
    Hohoho... Kit lenses good deal??? I sense something... Are you selling it?
    Kit lens is ok for K100D 6MP. I like my kit lens so not selling I'll hold on to them till DA* 16-50mm comes

    Read this http://www.flickr.com/groups/k100d/d...7594481918090/

    View these http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=18-55mm+k100d
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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    Kit lens is ok for K100D 6MP. I like my kit lens so not selling I'll hold on to them till DA* 16-50mm comes
    How come is good for 6mp? If 10mp is no good? I mean mount on the K10D body

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoMoney View Post
    How come is good for 6mp? If 10mp is no good? I mean mount on the K10D body
    10 MP bigger sensor, so takes in more. I remember reading it somewhere. Maybe the old birds can give detail explaination

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    10 MP bigger sensor, so takes in more. I remember reading it somewhere. Maybe the old birds can give detail explaination
    Hoho... Thanks for the info. Really need lots of advises from you guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    10 MP bigger sensor, so takes in more. I remember reading it somewhere. Maybe the old birds can give detail explaination
    The sensors on K100D and K10D are exactly the same size, there are more cells (pixels) on the K10D which might lead to higher resolution (but higher noise level as well) and probably sharper image. The kit lens is good enough for K100D, but there is no report yet it's not sufficient for the K10D as far as I know. Many people (me included) just think it might not be enough for a higher resolution 10mp sensor, but this hasn't been proved.

    If you buy the K10D kit from the some countries like the US, then grab the kit lens, it's not that much more money than the body alone. But here in SG, I don't see any price advantage at all if by the body (1240-1320) than the kit (1460-1590). The kit lens isn't cheap here even by along w/ the body, that's my feeling, and that's why all those shops end up w/ so many kit lenses on the shelf ever since K10D launched here

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    The sensors on K100D and K10D are exactly the same size, there are more cells (pixels) on the K10D which might lead to higher resolution (but higher noise level as well) and probably sharper image. The kit lens is good enough for K100D, but there is no report yet it's not sufficient for the K10D as far as I know. Many people (me included) just think it might not be enough for a higher resolution 10mp sensor, but this hasn't been proved.

    If you buy the K10D kit from the some countries like the US, then grab the kit lens, it's not that much more money than the body alone. But here in SG, I don't see any price advantage at all if by the body (1240-1320) than the kit (1460-1590). The kit lens isn't cheap here even by along w/ the body, that's my feeling, and that's why all those shops end up w/ so many kit lenses on the shelf ever since K10D launched here
    OIC...

    Hope time past faster so that can get the K100D to shoot with

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    Quote Originally Posted by longko View Post
    Consider the Sigma 17-70mm if you want. But that price a DA 16-45mm would be better
    Note that I don't consider sigma 17-70 to be budget

    and I would get it over the 16-45

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnaxe View Post
    Note that I don't consider sigma 17-70 to be budget

    and I would get it over the 16-45
    if can, would still wait for pentax 17-70 iirc end of the year

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    Hi
    so which sigma is better? 17-70mm or 18-50mm Macro?

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