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gchiam

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I just got myself a k10d yesterday from ms color. ;) Intended to get dual lens kit but the 50-200mm lens is currently out of stock. paid $1490 (gst inclusive) for the standard kit with 1gb sd card. they will contact me when the 50-200mm lens is available and let me top-up the difference ($1799-$1490) to get it with a free camera bag.

I've been silently following this forum for the past few weeks and am amazed by the friendly and helpful users, and to see many awesome photos here. I've been using nikon coolpix 5700 for 4 years. it's time for me to get a dslr. :) I was thinking to get D80 before reading many reviews and posts here and elsewhere.

Still has a lot to learn. Hopefully I will be able to share some photos here soon. Cheers.
 

baolong

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welcome to the dark side, as mac13 always said to newbie.... hehheeeee
 

creampuff

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Hi welcome to the Pentax club, the gathering of patient photographers...:bsmilie:
I've still got my Coolpix 5700 but the difference with a DSLR is like night and day (esp when comparing with the 5700 focusing wise). Happy shooting.
 

cheekeen

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So what made you choose K10D instead of D80 ?? Im deciding whether to join the dark side as well ..... im hesitating despite K10D's anti-shake, dust-removal features and penatx nice lenses, K10D's autofocus might be weaker. :sweat: (true?)
 

ahlow

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from Pentax pricelist MEGATHREAD! I got the following price information where CP have the best package which is S$1428w/o gst but with spare battery, 2gb and bag.

may i know why you opt for ms pacakge ?

Thanks alot

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Pentax K100D
Pentax K100D w/ 18-55mm CP - 1080 w/o GST
Pentax K100D w/18-55mm + 55-200mm CP - 1435 w/o GST

Pentax K10D CP - 1250 w/ GST
Pentax K10D w/18-55mm lens AP/TK - 1490 w/ free 1gb card CP - 1428 w/ 2GB SD card and spare batt
Pentax K10D w/ 18-55mm + 55-200mm CP - 1730 w/o GST
 

fengwei

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Welcome aboard :)

BTW, this side isn't really 'DARK' side. Hope we here don't quote us as dark side in the future ;)

Cheers!
 

alanswan

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So what made you choose K10D instead of D80 ?? Im deciding whether to join the dark side as well ..... im hesitating despite K10D's anti-shake, dust-removal features and penatx nice lenses, K10D's autofocus might be weaker. :sweat: (true?)
Use the force... My young padawan.... :bsmilie:
 

gchiam

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from Pentax pricelist MEGATHREAD! I got the following price information where CP have the best package which is S$1428w/o gst but with spare battery, 2gb and bag.

may i know why you opt for ms pacakge ?

Thanks alot

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Bodies
Pentax K100D
Pentax K100D w/ 18-55mm CP - 1080 w/o GST
Pentax K100D w/18-55mm + 55-200mm CP - 1435 w/o GST

Pentax K10D CP - 1250 w/ GST
Pentax K10D w/18-55mm lens AP/TK - 1490 w/ free 1gb card CP - 1428 w/ 2GB SD card and spare batt
Pentax K10D w/ 18-55mm + 55-200mm CP - 1730 w/o GST

Went to CP on last saturday. they quoted me $152x for the kit set w/ 2gb sd card (no spare battery) and asked me to pay $360 to get the 50-200mm lens as the dual lens kit set is out of stock. :nono:
 

night86mare

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Went to CP on last saturday. they quoted me $152x for the kit set w/ 2gb sd card (no spare battery) and asked me to pay $360 to get the 50-200mm lens as the dual lens kit set is out of stock. :nono:
:bsmilie: :bsmilie: :bsmilie:

Which is why it pays to do homework first! =)
 

gchiam

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So what made you choose K10D instead of D80 ?? Im deciding whether to join the dark side as well ..... im hesitating despite K10D's anti-shake, dust-removal features and penatx nice lenses, K10D's autofocus might be weaker. :sweat: (true?)
i was brain-washed by the posts here. :confused:.

holding the k10d on my hands make me feel like a pro. :) the auto-focus works quite well for me, at least it is much better than my old coolpix 5700.
 

cheekeen

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i was brain-washed by the posts here. :confused:.

holding the k10d on my hands make me feel like a pro. :) the auto-focus works quite well for me, at least it is much better than my old coolpix 5700.
Yes, there is no comparison with a prosumer cam .... ;p but how about with the d80 ?? Anyway, k10d is a value for $$ cam with great features and good quality lenses. Keep a lookout for good pentax lenses on sale here ,,, usually they are snapped up by the old birds very fast. :cool:
 

creampuff

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cheekeen, Simply put, the K10D is a LOT MORE CAMERA for a LOT LESS MONEY compared to the D80. The K10D's focusing is no slouch compared to the D80.
 

airconvent

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Welcome aboard :)

BTW, this side isn't really 'DARK' side. Hope we here don't quote us as dark side in the future ;)

Cheers!
yeah lor....Pentaxians always go against the tide away from mainstream..I like to think of us as valued members of the rebellion, chanllenging the dominance of Darth Canon and Count Nikon from the dark Side...:bsmilie:

May the Flash be with you!
 

ahlow

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Went to CP on last saturday. they quoted me $152x for the kit set w/ 2gb sd card (no spare battery) and asked me to pay $360 to get the 50-200mm lens as the dual lens kit set is out of stock. :nono:

That funny...i went 2 weeks ago without mention anything but just ask for k10d kit and 1 saleman quote S$1499.00 with spare battery and bag. at that movement I though he try to CHOP me as Clubsnap mention 1428...then later with GST of 1428 is 1499.
 

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Welcome aboard :)

BTW, this side isn't really 'DARK' side. Hope we here don't quote us as dark side in the future ;)

Cheers!
hahaha fengwei... you're absolutely right... we're not the dark side...

we are the "REAL DARK SIDE(tm)" :bsmilie:
 

Brightcoat

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Just got my K10D from ms colour too for $1800 (need to wait for kit lens 50-200mm to arrive though). I chose ms colour coz it's a lot closer to my home :)
 

doink24

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hmm...so many ppl taking pentax...do u guys buy any dry box? i am decidng btn this or d80..lol
 

seafone

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hmm...so many ppl taking pentax...do u guys buy any dry box? i am decidng btn this or d80..lol
no matter pentax or canon or nikon or watever. if you are planning to get an SLR system.. it will be strongly advisable to use a dry box in singapore.. lenses grow fungus very fast here in our singapore climate!

cheerss..
 

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