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|02-02-2013 10:54 AM|
|winglik7||I got the package today. Lens is WR. Good deal|
|02-01-2013 04:07 PM|
|02-01-2013 06:08 AM|
Looking at reviews of the 18-55 WR gives it an OK consensus rating. Given the approx 1:1 exchange rate now, a better buy would be from Henry's of canada to get the 18-135mm WR for $999+$13 shipped since the 18-135mm WR seems to be a 450-500 lens.
I do think since the K5 II is out, we'll start seeing better deals on the original K-5.
|02-01-2013 05:59 AM|
Personally, Nikons are just overpriced, both lenses and bodies. They can run their prices up because they have a larger lens selection, so that's what you're paying for. Canon isn't as bad, and is a good middle ground. With Pentax, you get a pretty good amount of bang for your buck.
|02-01-2013 04:48 AM|
|buister||Great camera no matter what (WR or not).|
|02-01-2013 12:11 AM|
|MephistoMyHero||Well, it looks to be dead now.|
|01-31-2013 09:22 PM|
As for cost... yes used lenses are nowhere as undervalued as they were 5 or 10 years ago. I wish I was a collector 10 years ago... I could have made a ton of money. But I say undervalued because these lenses are in demand now and people are paying what they think they are worth. You can still find some great deals in used stores - last summer my wife wanted to stop by a used store and I wandered over to their cameras and I saw a F50 1.7 for $50!!! That's a $200 lens! The great thing about Pentax is that all lenses throughout their history will meter on their current cameras. All m42 mount lenses, all k mount, all 645's... that's millions of lenses. If you can't find a deal on some of them somewhere you need to look harder. Even market value on a Helios 44 is an amazing deal... $50 for a zeiss copied lens (you do have to buy a m42 to k adapter for about $30 for the real Pentax ones). Here's some photos w/ this lens...
helios w/ ext tube
helios 44 with ext tube
|01-31-2013 09:05 PM|
|01-31-2013 09:03 PM|
Camera Pentax K-5
Focal Length 77 mm
ISO Speed 80
Exposure Bias 0 EV
|01-31-2013 08:46 PM|
If my original K-5 would fetch more, I'd get a II. But all these amazing deals keep popping up, lowering its resale value
|01-31-2013 08:19 PM|
Old fast Pentax lenses are disproportionally expensive and quite frankly not worth it, especially when you figure in the durability of Nikon's metal hotshoe flashes. New f4 Pentax lenses are inconsistent at best. Unfortunately they just don't compare... I wish they did.
|01-31-2013 08:17 PM|
|spitfireap||I have this camera and this is a great deal. Amazing camera, excellent dynamic range, weather sealed. I paid nearly twice that for the body alone when it first came out.|
|01-31-2013 07:49 PM|
Does the shutter on this make that loud "CLACK"ing sound similar to the K-x?
That was extremely annoying.
|01-31-2013 07:33 PM|
|BigCTM||People if you want the K5 - GET IT! This is a killer price even with the non WR lens. Heck, sell the lens and buy the WR one used for 100.00 or so and not lose that much money. Neither one should determine whether you buy the camera or not. I definitely would not return it or not buy it just because of the non WR lens. If so, then you must not want the K5 that much.|
|01-31-2013 07:26 PM|
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