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    Quote Originally Posted by clownpo09 View Post
    geez price drop like this is good for late buyers but not good for early buyers..
    Price drops are always good for late buyers but not early buyers.

    I'm glad I had my K-r while I had it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SyncGuy View Post
    That is true my friend. Do you think it will drop further? Actually, not really important as it is very much affordable now, compared to the other brands in the market.

    I have been described and advised to start off with this camera as i don't care about batter grips, i don't care what people say about pentax, i don't give 2 hoots about swivel screen, i just need a good entry level DSLR.

    Disadvantages:
    1. you need to know where to hunt its accessories, not easily accessible.
    2. ignorant people will always ask "why pentax"?
    3. ignorant people will usually "look down" on your camera
    4. ignorant people will go scratching their head and ask eee... what is Pentax?
    5. K-r don't have battery/vertical grip
    6. K-r is not a good video recording camera compared to 550D/600D but hey, your DSLR is for you to shoot photos if you want movie, go for a video cam instead.
    7. unable to tilt and swivel screen
    8. not "branded" due to the lack of "marketing" on buses, posters, advert and so on and so forth... (btw, is consumers that absorb the prices for such things so do take note)


    advantages:
    1. you save more $ from buying nonsense stuffs/accessories.
    2. don't have to know whether a lens supports IS/AF or etc - just buy, attached and shoot.
    3. Good control over high ISO noise reduction unlike competitors for lower-entry camera
    4. lens & body are usually cheaper compared to the "marketing" family.
    5. Pentax K-r is an upper-entry DSLR for a sub $1000 camera + lens.
    6. Option to use AA batteries (with optional adapter)
    7. 6.0 frames per seconds
    8. Monthly outing organized at Clubsnap for you to tag along, learn to use your camera at its fullest.
    9. Digital Filters (550D, D5100 doesn't have it)


    Are these true?
    wow, you copied whatever i have stated in hwz. lol - hopefully did not offend any pentaxians.
    Last edited by MarineX; 14th September 2011 at 09:47 PM.

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    Seriously cheap!

    Tempted to 'downgrade' to the K-r just for the better high ISO feature alone.. I can sell my K-7 for around the same price. But I can't bear to give up the much nicer feel of the K-7! (Handled a K-x for a while before, so I know how the K-r is probably like.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarineX

    wow, you copied whatever i have stated in hwz. lol - hopefully did not offend any pentaxians.
    Haha! Hey there!

    I figured that this forum would be more suited to post photography questions as compared to HWZ?

    Ooh, I did state that "I have been advised...." So, just cross-referencing. Haha! Sorry about it ya? Ooh, I go myself a Pentax K-r white!! Haha!

    You ish poison me~ :P But thanks! Haha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SyncGuy View Post
    Haha! Hey there!

    I figured that this forum would be more suited to post photography questions as compared to HWZ?

    Ooh, I did state that "I have been advised...." So, just cross-referencing. Haha! Sorry about it ya? Ooh, I go myself a Pentax K-r white!! Haha!

    You ish poison me~ :P But thanks! Haha!
    Bro, so like the white kr? I'm janggut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supersimon27 View Post
    GOOD NEW GUYS >>>

    Just receive a information that Pentax K-R price had drop

    KR kit set (pink/black/white) with 18-55mm is only going for ard 760-770 (+/-)

    and KR (black) body only is going for only $600!!!

    Anyone interest in Pentax Kr don't wait liao .....

    Detail will be out in pentax price list soon

    Do rem to update me if there is new info too . Cheer
    Just to update, slrr price
    KR BODY- $600 inc gst
    KR KIT- $766 inc gst
    K5 silver-$1734 inc gst
    Last edited by dan yeo; 15th September 2011 at 12:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan yeo
    Bro, so like the white kr? I'm janggut.
    I like it... But since it is the last piece white color, it seems they are pushing a spoilt one to me.. My dial's spoilt..

    I try to scroll and apparently it doesn't work.. ZzZzz~ Tried to scroll up and down my shutter speed setting and it went bonkers.. Like scroll left, nothing happens, sometimes will increase shutter speed.. Shouldn't it be the other way round?

    And scroll right also the same.. :/ Looks like I have to bring it down... HaiZ~
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    Quote Originally Posted by SyncGuy View Post
    I like it... But since it is the last piece white color, it seems they are pushing a spoilt one to me.. My dial's spoilt..

    I try to scroll and apparently it doesn't work.. ZzZzz~ Tried to scroll up and down my shutter speed setting and it went bonkers.. Like scroll left, nothing happens, sometimes will increase shutter speed.. Shouldn't it be the other way round?

    And scroll right also the same.. :/ Looks like I have to bring it down... HaiZ~
    turn the dial continuously forward, then backward a few times. sometimes, the mechanical contact's a bit stiff cos its new and it causes this sort of crankiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus

    turn the dial continuously forward, then backward a few times. sometimes, the mechanical contact's a bit stiff cos its new and it causes this sort of crankiness.
    :'( Been trying like crazy... Still the same... I'm bringing it down to DSLRR @ Funan again... SianZ~

    Ooh, another thing, is it just me or is it normal that there seems to be something that's "loose" in the body? As in, when I turn the body upside down, I can feel and even hear something inside moving.. Turning it the proper way up again will produce the same result too.. Is this normal?

    EDIT: Googled up for solutions and apparently both problems have been prevalent in all models.. Haha! Oh well... But how long must I keep turning this dial? 2 hours at it and still the same.. Very erratic jump in values.. :/
    Last edited by SyncGuy; 15th September 2011 at 08:25 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SyncGuy View Post
    :'( Been trying like crazy... Still the same... I'm bringing it down to DSLRR @ Funan again... SianZ~

    Ooh, another thing, is it just me or is it normal that there seems to be something that's "loose" in the body? As in, when I turn the body upside down, I can feel and even hear something inside moving.. Turning it the proper way up again will produce the same result too.. Is this normal?

    EDIT: Googled up for solutions and apparently both problems have been prevalent in all models.. Haha! Oh well... But how long must I keep turning this dial? 2 hours at it and still the same.. Very erratic jump in values.. :/
    if really cannot, just bring it back to SLRR. always a bummer when a new camera screws up. send it back to get some peace of mind and move on with a new set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus

    if really cannot, just bring it back to SLRR. always a bummer when a new camera screws up. send it back to get some peace of mind and move on with a new set.
    HaiZ~ That's the sad thing... I took the last white set.. So I doubt they have anymore for exchange, unless black or pink, most likely..

    Will try and keep trying.. If not, no choice, ask for refund and wait out for other shop to drop price..
    Pentax Kr, Pentax Super A
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    Quote Originally Posted by SyncGuy View Post
    HaiZ~ That's the sad thing... I took the last white set.. So I doubt they have anymore for exchange, unless black or pink, most likely..

    Will try and keep trying.. If not, no choice, ask for refund and wait out for other shop to drop price..
    i would just get the black ones... most lenses are black in colour anyway. easier to match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus View Post
    i would just get the black ones... most lenses are black in colour anyway. easier to match.
    Agree.
    Easier to sell also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam

    Agree.
    Easier to sell also.
    Haha! I never sell away any of my camera.. And never will.. That's why..

    Now even better! Cannot set the program. Only "stuck" to movie, manual and aperture.. Haha!

    Sounds like in need of a refund.. HaiZ~ My first DSLR and so many problems... Haha!
    Pentax Kr, Pentax Super A
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubicon View Post
    most prob that's how it's gonna end up i guess ... i'm guessing the most we could get out of a 2nd hand kx is just below 300 ? lets hope k5 price move downwards as well
    i suppose for many products, its usually more expensive when newer... well i don't expect a substantial drop in K-5 prices until a new replacement is imminent... now around $1500 for body right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SyncGuy View Post
    Haha! I never sell away any of my camera.. And never will.. That's why..

    Now even better! Cannot set the program. Only "stuck" to movie, manual and aperture.. Haha!

    Sounds like in need of a refund.. HaiZ~ My first DSLR and so many problems... Haha!
    1) take it back

    2) tell them the set u bought yesterday has problems

    3) work out an arrangement mutually acceptable to you and them. they could bring in another white set for you, they could exchange for a different colour set for you, u could top up and get a K5 instead

    i'm not sure abt refund. most shops i know are quite sticky abt refunds.

    feel sad for u that your set isn't performing for you but fortunately, the problem was identified early so u can take it back to the shop and work something out.

    don't let it bother u lah. just solve the problem and start enjoying your camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus View Post
    1) take it back

    2) tell them the set u bought yesterday has problems

    3) work out an arrangement mutually acceptable to you and them. they could bring in another white set for you, they could exchange for a different colour set for you, u could top up and get a K5 instead

    i'm not sure abt refund. most shops i know are quite sticky abt refunds.

    feel sad for u that your set isn't performing for you but fortunately, the problem was identified early so u can take it back to the shop and work something out.

    don't let it bother u lah. just solve the problem and start enjoying your camera.
    1) Yea... Will be doing that.. With much pain...

    2) Already noted them and has been requested to "come back to the shop".

    3) Haiz... It's either white or nothing.. LOL! I wonder how long will it take to bring in another set. Topping up is kinda out of my budget.. :'(

    Yea... I am feeling sad about it.. So far this is the first camera that has problem which drastically affects its performance. Haha~ Very sad la...

    Usually i grow attach to a camera once i have laid my hands on it... LoL!

    Yea, will move on and still attempt to enter the world of DSLR..

    UPDATE:

    Returned and will be given another white set tomorrow.. Ooh well~ Feel so sad...
    Last edited by SyncGuy; 15th September 2011 at 09:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan yeo View Post
    Just to update, slrr price
    KR BODY- $600 inc gst
    KR KIT- $766 inc gst
    K5 silver-$1734 inc gst
    got quote from slrr
    Pentax KR[18-55+55-300] ; $1056
    Pentax KR[35f2.4] ; $856

    Worth?
    Last edited by Forsei; 16th September 2011 at 09:18 AM. Reason: add info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forsei View Post
    got quote from slrr
    Pentax KR[18-55+55-300] ; $1056
    Pentax KR[35f2.4] ; $856

    Worth?
    That's like you are getting a brand new 55-300 for $290 or 35/2.4 for $256. Great prices I'd say...

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    1) Pentax Kr Body (Black) = $600
    2) Pentax Kr kit DAL 18-55 (Black n Pink) = $766
    3) Pentax Kr dual kit DAL 18-55 + DAL 50-200 (Black) = $940
    4) Pentax Kr dual kit DAL 18-55 (Black n Pink) + DA 50-200 = $940 (5 sets ONLY for Both colour)
    5) Pentax Kr dual kit DAL 18-55 + DAL 55-300 (Black) = $1056
    6) Pentax Kr kit 35 F2.4 (Black) = $856
    7) Pentax DA 35 F2.4 (Black) = $259
    8) 8) Pentax DAL 55-300 = $299
    9) Pentax DA 18-55WR + DA 50-200WR = $450
    10) Pentax D-BH109 Battery Holder = $70


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