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    Default Quite possibly the most expensive K-5 ever?

    And everyone was complaining about the slight increase in K-5 prices?
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    1,155,000 !!

    maybe its a limited edition of K-5, with 10GigaPixels and noise free up to ISO 256,000,000

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    Default Re: Quite possibly the most expensive K-5 ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by blackorwhite View Post
    1,155,000 !!

    maybe its a limited edition of K-5, with 10GigaPixels and noise free up to ISO 256,000,000
    SG prices are the lowest around the world.

    Edited: Did not see the extra ,000. Man, this is super expensive. Made of Super "rare" "rare earth" . . .
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    Default Re: Quite possibly the most expensive K-5 ever?

    Maybe its for a silver coloured K-5

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    SG prices are the lowest around the world. Even US and Australia prices are higher than ours . . .
    Oddly enough, Euro prices for Pentax are on par with us.
    US consumers are demanding why Euro prices for Pentax are higher than ours.
    BUT, I understand they have a rebate discount on their prices that brings it down to like USD$1200+. On par with ours.

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    Default Re: Quite possibly the most expensive K-5 ever?

    Actually comparing to D300s and 7D (both about a year now) it is not too expensive comparatively, especially the package come with the the latest technology in the same class such as higher ISO and newer sensor (comparing to D300s).

    Well the cheaper Pentax lenses have more than make up for the slightly higher price of K-5.

    However, the line and price get a little blur when comparing to D7000, even the D300s fell victim to it own new serious amateur camera.

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    maybe they quoted rupiah or rupees by mistake
    Or maybe this special edition is made completely from rare earth minerals and powered by Plutonium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airconvent View Post
    maybe they quoted rupiah or rupees by mistake
    Or maybe this special edition is made completely from rare earth minerals and powered by Plutonium.
    I believe conversion should be in japanese yen or vietnamese Dong...
    I dunno!!!
    It's banana-zero-neh. :)

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    oops ... did not see the "1,155,000"

    I think it must be in yen or rupees but the shipping is cheap though

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    Quote Originally Posted by banana0ne View Post
    I believe conversion should be in japanese yen or vietnamese Dong...
    Based on your nick, maybe may want to consider paying in "banana money"




    OT : History on the "banana money"
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    Hahahaha!!!

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    Default Re: Quite possibly the most expensive K-5 ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by WildCard081 View Post
    Oddly enough, Euro prices for Pentax are on par with us.
    US consumers are demanding why Euro prices for Pentax are higher than ours.
    BUT, I understand they have a rebate discount on their prices that brings it down to like USD$1200+. On par with ours.
    what rebate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrrrrrrrrr View Post
    what rebate?
    http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/p...e-program.html

    http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/p...te-really.html

    Usually retailers offer a period with price rebates. The equivalent of our local retailers selling 'slightly' below RRP.
    Also, usually after a while, Pentax do reduce their RRP. But it does take a while...

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    Default Re: Quite possibly the most expensive K-5 ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by WildCard081 View Post
    Oddly enough, Euro prices for Pentax are on par with us.
    US consumers are demanding why Euro prices for Pentax are higher than ours.
    BUT, I understand they have a rebate discount on their prices that brings it down to like USD$1200+. On par with ours.
    As far as I know, rebate at the moment only in Europe, not US
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    Default Re: Quite possibly the most expensive K-5 ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by WildCard081 View Post
    http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/p...e-program.html

    http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/p...te-really.html

    Usually retailers offer a period with price rebates. The equivalent of our local retailers selling 'slightly' below RRP.
    Also, usually after a while, Pentax do reduce their RRP. But it does take a while...
    In the first link (talking about the US):
    * There will be a rebate or instant discount of ~$50 for the K-r in December.
    * There will be no rebates or instant discounts for the K-5 until March 2011 at the earliest.


    The current rebates are in the UK. I'm also waiting for rebates (just K-5 body) or price drop in the US, looks like need to wait till March....

    B&H and Adorama seem to have lower the price of the K-5 body by US$100 from RRP, but that's not enough to compete with SG pricing yet.
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