User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 33

Thread: Where would you recommend to get the K-7

  1. #1
    Member jeeg's Avatar
    Join Date
    19 Oct 2008
    Location
    **Suburb/Town Required**
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Where would you recommend to get the K-7

    Hi,

    I am intending to get the K-7. Which store (mortar or online) would you recommend to get this cam from, and why?

    Are the K-7 we buy in Australia the early batches of the K-7 in production?

    Cheers
    Jeeg

  2. #2
    Moderately Underexposed I @ M's Avatar
    Join Date
    04 May 2007
    Location
    Marlo, Far East Gippsland
    Posts
    4,911
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Jeeg, it might help to let us know where you are, that way we won't be directing you to a store in Perth if you live in Cairns.
    Andrew
    Nikon, Fuji, Nikkor, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and too many other bits and pieces to list.



  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    26 Aug 2008
    Location
    Albany WA
    Posts
    122
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This link was left by another member it is to Vanbar with K7's for $1250! http://www.vanbar.com.au/adds/stockclearancesale.pdf

    I'm not sure if they were the early ones but I would doubt it as they sold very quickly.

    Good luck with it!
    Last edited by Prang; 18-10-2009 at 7:55pm. Reason: Add Link
    Peter

    am wanting to learn, please feel free to rework my photos

    Pentax K7 / Cosina 24mm f 2.8 mc / Pentax M 50mm f 1.4/ SMC Tokina M 135mm F2.8/ Pentax 17-70mm F4.0/

  4. #4
    Member
    Threadstarter
    jeeg's Avatar
    Join Date
    19 Oct 2008
    Location
    **Suburb/Town Required**
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Apologies. I should be clearer in my post.

    I am in Perth. Any recommendation apart from vanbar?

  5. #5
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,641
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    regards, Kym Gallery Honest & Direct Constructive Critique Appreciated! ©
    Digital & film, Bits of glass covering 10mm to 500mm, and other stuff



  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    28 Aug 2008
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    1,913
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Camerastore.com.au is pretty much Diamonds under a different facade lol

    which is a good thing though, as some stuff on there are cheaper than in the store!

  7. #7
    Go the Rabbitohs mudman's Avatar
    Join Date
    23 Oct 2008
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    3,208
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i bought mine from digital fun stuff. the body was 1400 odd but i got a kit of body and 18 - 250 for 2100. although they are in sydney i found them to be very open and helpful. they actually have a shop and thdey havde an address and phone number on their web site. being in canberra i actually went to sydney and visited the shop. Annie, one of the owners was very friendly and kept me informed by phone and email about the progress of my order. i would happily recomend them. cheers
    cc and enjoy

    Photography is painting with light

    K1, Pentax 18-250mm zoom, Pentax 100mm macro, Sigma 50-500mm, Pentax 28-105mm
    Velbon Sherpa tripod Photoshop CS6

  8. #8
    Member
    Threadstarter
    jeeg's Avatar
    Join Date
    19 Oct 2008
    Location
    **Suburb/Town Required**
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks. The price in camerastore.com.au is almost the same as in cameraaction and digitalcamerawarehouse.

    Do you guys only buy online? Is it a good idea to buy from US?

    A fren told me that all K-7s in Australia are the early production runs....not sure if this is a good thing or bad thing...what do you guys make of this?

  9. #9
    Member KevPride's Avatar
    Join Date
    27 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury North
    Posts
    498
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One would hope with our Dollar approaching parity with US Dollar the prices for the K7 might come down. Then again CR Kennedy may have some say in that. Sorry to go off subject.

    I would stick with a Bricks & Mortar Store in Perth unless the prices force you to shop online - I personally would stay clear of Grey Market retailers - just ensure you check the online stores warranty conditions.
    Regards
    Kevin

    Pentax K3, Pentax Tamron Sigma short glass
    Nikon D500. nikkor 200-500 f5.6.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevpride/

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    26 Aug 2008
    Location
    Albany WA
    Posts
    122
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you want to go in and feel it and talk to some one who knows, I would recommend Camera Electronics in Stirling st Perth.

    I brought my K-7 of them and a couple of lenses, they are very helpful and have been around since 1971.

    When I brought mine they were $1750 and I asked if $1450 was ok and
    they said no problems , that was just after they came out.

    Cheers Pete

  11. #11
    Member KevPride's Avatar
    Join Date
    27 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury North
    Posts
    498
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    PS there is a K7 on Pentax Forum - it is brand new unused - chap in Sydney $1250.

    See the story that goes with it, I think some doubt CR Kennedy will honour the warranty however.

  12. #12
    Member
    Threadstarter
    jeeg's Avatar
    Join Date
    19 Oct 2008
    Location
    **Suburb/Town Required**
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hmm....the stiring shop that sells the k-7 for 1450 seems quite good...

    Are the people there very well verse with pentax gears? i might pay them a visit soon.

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    20 Mar 2008
    Location
    Glenorchy
    Posts
    4,040
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Why not use one of the site sponsors?
    Odille

    “Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky”

    My Blog | Canon 1DsMkII | 60D | Tokina 20-35mm f/2.8 AF AT-X PRO | EF50mm f/1.8| Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM | Fujifilm X-T1 & X-M1 | Fujinon XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS | Fujinon XC 50-230mm F3.5-5.6 OIS | Fujinon XF 18-55mm F2.8-4R LM OIS | tripods, flashes, filters etc ||

  14. #14
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,641
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JM Tran View Post
    Camerastore.com.au is pretty much Diamonds under a different facade lol
    which is a good thing though, as some stuff on there are cheaper than in the store!
    Sort of... Photographic Wholesalers (Hutt St), Diamonds and Camera Store (Online) have the same owners but run independently.
    They do swap stock, so if say PW don't have an item and the others do - they can get it.
    PW are better as they have more DSLR gear and you can haggle on price, Diamonds are retailers for mum and dad.
    PW have the fridge with film

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    28 Aug 2008
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    1,913
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    Sort of... Photographic Wholesalers (Hutt St), Diamonds and Camera Store (Online) have the same owners but run independently.
    They do swap stock, so if say PW don't have an item and the others do - they can get it.
    PW are better as they have more DSLR gear and you can haggle on price, Diamonds are retailers for mum and dad.
    PW have the fridge with film
    Ohhhhhh I wouldnt say fully independent Kym! the staff exchange is common there, when I was interested in working there last year the manager of PW said I would have needed to start off at Diamonds then move over to PW due to my experience and as a working photographer, then fill in between the 2 stores whenever necessary. Still under the same big boss overall at Diamonds, I forgot his name.

    But yes, PW is where everyone on AP should go!

  16. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    26 Aug 2008
    Location
    Albany WA
    Posts
    122
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    Sort of... Photographic Wholesalers (Hutt St), Diamonds and Camera Store (Online) have the same owners but run independently.
    They do swap stock, so if say PW don't have an item and the others do - they can get it.
    PW are better as they have more DSLR gear and you can haggle on price, Diamonds are retailers for mum and dad.
    PW have the fridge with film

    Hutt St is in Perth?

  17. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    28 Aug 2008
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    1,913
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    no its in Adelaide

  18. #18
    Account Closed reaction's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 Sep 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    792
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Any cheap places in Sydney? They're all 1500+ now????

  19. #19
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,641
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  20. #20
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,641
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Also: http://www.shopbot.com.au/default.as...osition=search

    But - check with C R Kennedy to see if they are not //lel importers if you want local warranty

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •