MX-1 Purchase


K30git

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 13:08
I've decided to go for an MX-1 as a present for a family member, I'm near enough to collect from SRS at 224 but I think its been about elsewhere for quite a bit less? Be grateful for a heads up on price/availability if anyone has any info.

Thanks.

Mannesty

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 14:09
I've just bought one and didn't even bother looking at other suppliers. SRS are usually very competitive on price but for any small difference in price, the 2 year warranty and their after sales service in most definitely worth the difference.
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CMW

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 16:17
Mannesty wrote:
I've just bought one and didn't even bother looking at other suppliers. SRS are usually very competitive on price but for any small difference in price, the 2 year warranty and their after sales service in most definitely worth the difference.

In general, I agree. Have we heard back from SRS about whether the 2-year warranty applies to non-SLRs? Perhaps they are still waiting on clarification from Pentax, or perhaps I missed the response.
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fritzthedog

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 17:14
224 is a good price - none cheaper on ebay.

Cheapest I am aware of currently (from a reputable dealer) is 219.

Personally - I would be parking in Sainsury's car park opposite SRS and toddling in there

Carl
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 19:17
Goodness don't prices fluctuate?

I bought one from One Stop PC Shop last week for 186. But nowhere has it for less than 120 now. Odd since it's been discontinued and you think they'd want to get rid of them. But it's not being replaced (no idea why since everybody loves it and Rioch do nothing remotely similar) so maybe that's why they've gone up in price. No idea how these things work.

Pretty sure mine hasn't got a two year guarantee: I think you'd need a Pentax approved dealer for that.

Couldn't get a silver one for a cheap price, though. Which is a shame.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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jeffstclair

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 19:38
Glad you got one Andrew ,you will love it ....jeff..

Mike-P

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 20:02
Amazon France ... 190 with a case, 8 gig card and mini tripod

They even convert Euro to Pounds now.
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Aero

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 21:13
Really wish you hadn't mentioned that, Mike. I've been swithering for a couple of weeks about buying an MX-1 after some great feedback and sample shots here, but decided I could live without one. I deal with Amazon.fr quite often and, thanks to Mike's tip-off, should be receiving an MX-1 from them in a couple of days. Didn't help that I'm just back from the pub. Must add that I generally deal with SRS but this deal seemed too good to pass up.

Edit: The total came to 182.84 including case, memory card, tripod and shipping. I have my fears about the tripod.


Al
Last Edited by Aero on 25/05/2014 - 21:26

col55555ine

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 21:15
amazon uk 214 blk or silver/blk
K30git wrote:
I've decided to go for an MX-1 as a present for a family member, I'm near enough to collect from SRS at 224 but I think its been about elsewhere for quite a bit less? Be grateful for a heads up on price/availability if anyone has any info.

Thanks.


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AF50 F1.4, Siggy 10-20, Siggy 100-300 F4, ..Pentax Af 160 ring flash
Last Edited by col55555ine on 25/05/2014 - 21:15

Gravelrash

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 21:58
Excellent deal Aero. Nice one. Full size pod or one of those table top types?

I was trying to video the wife singing at one of her pub gigs, using the MX-1, and used my strongbow pint with a beer mat on top. Thought then that a table top tripod might be worth getting
Steve

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Aero

Link Posted 25/05/2014 - 22:18
Don't know about the tripod, I'm afraid. I suspect it's a table-top job. They can work pretty well with a light camera. I've got a couple that came free with magazines and one I bought many years ago with a screw to attach it to a tree, if the need arises. It's well worth having one for the odd time you'd use it. Even the magazine give-aways work well enough, certainly for the sort of shooting you're talking about. And it would free up your Strongbow pint for more important things.

Al

K30git

Link Posted 26/05/2014 - 14:29
Thanks Gents and to you especially Mike, just purchased from Amazon France 219.65 Euros plus 6.10 Euros shipping so 225.75 Euros at 81 pence (not sure if it will be quite that) is just under 183 with 8GB card, case and a little tripod.

Great Deal.

K30git

Link Posted 31/05/2014 - 16:57
Lovely camera, nice to hold, great screen. Great IQ for the sensor size.

Thanks again for all advice.


Last Edited by K30git on 31/05/2014 - 17:00

co049

Link Posted 13/08/2014 - 19:22



A very good little camera to carry with you as it always comes in handy as you never know what your going to see
Chris,

Pentax K1ii, K3, K-m & MX-1.
Pentax LX, MX, ME Super & MV.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 13/08/2014 - 19:38
It is a good camera and nothing like the lazy compromise most compacts are. I took mine out today and nearly ran out of battery power I used it so much. It's so adaptable and the images so clean.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
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