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mrfrosty
Posted 16/11/2013 - 15:45 Link
Spotted k30 with 14-42 for 379 at Currys store at Wednesbury west midlands { just off junction 10 M6 } their website does not have it but it may be worth checking out you local store for a similar offer if you are looking for a bargain.
I saw them selling off their last few panasonic g3 for 199 a few weeks ago. It is the only Pentax camera they have had in this store and for Pentax I hope they replace it with another model because I got into Pentax by picking up a K30 and it felt just perfect.
Edited by mrfrosty: 16/11/2013 - 15:46
jeallen01
Posted 17/11/2013 - 14:48 Link
That seems to be the price where the branches stock the camera, but the lens is the STD 18-55mm WR because Pentax do not make a 14-42mm!
Also, they have a 2yr warranty!
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Edited by jeallen01: 17/11/2013 - 14:53
mrfrosty
Posted 17/11/2013 - 16:09 Link
Don't know how I got 14-42 instead of 18-55
Edited by mrfrosty: 17/11/2013 - 16:09
jeallen01
Posted 17/11/2013 - 17:38 Link
mrfrosty wrote:
Don't know how I got 14-42 instead of 18-55

You must be a "four thirds" fan!!
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
mrfrosty
Posted 17/11/2013 - 21:05 Link
Keep it a secret but I have m4/3 camera with a couple of kit lenses that I use to walk around with sometimes.
Edited by mrfrosty: 17/11/2013 - 21:05
jeallen01
Posted 17/11/2013 - 21:19 Link
mrfrosty wrote:
Keep it a secret but I have m4/3 camera with a couple of kit lenses that I use to walk around with sometimes.

Gotcha!
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
jeallen01
Posted 18/11/2013 - 10:27 Link
Well, went back this morning to the local Curry's branch in Hayes and played with the demo unit -> looked and felt fine, so decided to buy it. Then, a helpful Sikh gentleman came over to assist, and found a new, unopened, boxed unit in stock and (with some trouble!) got that for me.
Could not open the box until after I bought it, but that one is fine as well - so a result .

Also, they appear to have some 35mm F2.4 DA and 55-200 WR lenses for sale as well, but did not want either of those - although some others might and so it could be worth enquiring about those in your local branch if you are interested!

So, the K-R and the 18-55WR from the K-30 (I already have the 18-135WR!) should be in the Classified section of the forum in the very near future as I won't need either of those!

And, finally, my thanks to Mr Frosty for the lead on this (relative!) bargain
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Edited by jeallen01: 18/11/2013 - 10:30
JAK
Posted 18/11/2013 - 10:49 Link
jeallen01 wrote:
Also, they appear to have some 35mm F2.4 DA

On their web site they describe those as
Quote:
PENTAX SMC DA 35 mm f/2.4 AL Macro Lens

but of course they are not macro lenses at all!

John K
John K
jeallen01
Posted 18/11/2013 - 11:18 Link
JAK wrote:
jeallen01 wrote:
Also, they appear to have some 35mm F2.4 DA

On their web site they describe those as
Quote:
PENTAX SMC DA 35 mm f/2.4 AL Macro Lens

but of course they are not macro lenses at all!

John K

Could be - but did not look very closely as I was not interested.
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
JAK
Posted 18/11/2013 - 11:32 Link
The Macro Limited version is f2.8. They'd be a terrific bargain for 150 but sadly they aren't those, unless its a local mistake.
If its this one, it isn't macro, despite what they say: link.
The macro version would cost more than double that.

John K
John K
Edited by JAK: 18/11/2013 - 11:36
mrfrosty
Posted 18/11/2013 - 16:47 Link
Glad someone got this deal because a K 30 for this price is great.
Dave.
Peter Elgar
Posted 19/11/2013 - 14:16 Link
there ARE 'mistakes ' made-- when I bought my 6x7 outfit in November 1980 I ordered the 'Ordinary' 75mm f4.5 lens with the 105 and the 200mm then when I opened the boxes some poor stock-room boy had put in the 75mm f4.5 SHIFT lens for 175- 00 --- well, i had a 'memory lapse; so forgot to tell them ----
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!
jeallen01
Posted 20/11/2013 - 13:40 Link
Peter Elgar wrote:
there ARE 'mistakes ' made-- when I bought my 6x7 outfit in November 1980 I ordered the 'Ordinary' 75mm f4.5 lens with the 105 and the 200mm then when I opened the boxes some poor stock-room boy had put in the 75mm f4.5 SHIFT lens for 175- 00 --- well, i had a 'memory lapse; so forgot to tell them ----

When I was a kid, I had a Praktika IVB (I think) which did not have an instant return mirror (IRM), and I sent it in for the free (!) annual service offered by the supplier! What came back was a Praktika VB which did have an IRM - needless to say I was delighted, until I got a letter asking for that one back and my own unit was then returned to me.

Sometimes they find the mistakes
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
mrfrosty
Posted 22/11/2013 - 17:34 Link
Down to 349!!
Dave.
jeallen01
Posted 22/11/2013 - 20:18 Link
mrfrosty wrote:
Down to 349!!
Dave.

I knew that was going to happen - the only question was whether I should wait, but then miss the opportunity as there as only 1 or 2 units (if any!) at each branch.
NB - same thing happened with the Curry's K-R sell-off last year when someone on the forum bagged one for about 225 in similar circumstances, but I bought a good one off a forum member for about 50 more.

PS : The K-R now for sale with the arrival of the K-30 - enquiries welcome as it has been my "holiday" camera (a lot lighter than the K-5!) for the last year or so, so not had a lot of use! Will post details in the Classifieds when I get time.
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Edited by jeallen01: 22/11/2013 - 20:18

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