YOUR CHOICE ?

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Mike-P

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 21:14
Ok, can finally afford the K-7 and grip now, but only if I use the insurance money from the claim I put in when my son destroyed the television set. Maybe I should have bought a few less lenses but too late now .

So anyway, we are currently watching a 14" portable in the lounge, I am quite happy but the wife is getting a bit annoyed, especially since we took the tree down and the room looks so empty.

OPTION 1

OPTION 2

Just interested to see what you would do (plus I have always wanted to do a poll question)
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snappychappy

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 21:17
The link for option 2 doesnt work for me, am thinking its for the 7D? If so then I would vote for option 1 after all family first.
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Oggy

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 21:20
With the amount of drivel on the box these days the decision is easier than it used to be.

Father Ted

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 21:23
Option 2...after all, divorce isn't as expensive as it used to be

techno-terminator

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 21:24
You want peace to be able to take photos?

In that case - I hate to say it - but speaking as a woman - the TV comes first

You have got a decent working camera - yes ?

The 14 ins portable is probably a bit small for the room even though it works .

Get her the TV - you know it makes sense
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

Mike-P

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 21:29
technoidiot wrote:


Get her the TV - you know it makes sense

I'm probably too old to start taking the sensible option now, besides ... the thought of Eastenders in hi def on a 46" tv screen fills me with dread to be honest.
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Anvh

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 21:53
Get the TV and try to make her feel guilty that you couldn't buy the K7 so that she buys you one, then you're both happy
Or doesn't that work any more?
Stefan


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johnriley

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 22:15
Compromise, get a 40" set, do you need 46"?

Compromise, just get the K7 without grip for now.

So options 1 and 2 together just might work.....sell a couple of lenses to make up the difference if you need to?
Best regards, John

Anvh

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 22:21
John, Mike keeps saying he should sell his A* 300mm f2.8, with that he could easily funds the K7 so good thinking
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Hardgravity

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 22:27
I agree with John, option 3.

Get her a smaller set, say 32", and just get the K7 body.

After all, if you get the grip now you've no excuse to call in at SRS and browse...
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

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MrCynical

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 22:31
The other advantage is that, since option 1 is plasma rather than LCD, you will no longer need you have the heating on in your living room

Mike-P

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 22:34
Ah, but if I got just the K-7 then I would lose out on 50 cashback and so miss out on a bargain.

K-7 - 849
Grip - 225

1074 .. less 30 voucher from previous purchase and 100 cashback from Pentax.

Total : 944.
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Greytop

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 22:34
Go for a K-7 without a grip (for the moment) and a smaller wide screen.
Winners all-round


Mind you it looks like you may have just made your mind up Mike
Last Edited by Greytop on 02/01/2010 - 22:36

Mike-P

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 22:40
MrCynical wrote:
The other advantage is that, since option 1 is plasma rather than LCD, you will no longer need you have the heating on in your living room

The Panasonic uses new technology which gives 1/3 of the power consumption of previous plasma sets and is apparently not much more than LCD.
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hefty1

Link Posted 02/01/2010 - 23:31
Bit of both; a K7 withot the grip (849 - 30 - 50 = 769) and a Tesco Value TV (320) as a stand-in for now to keep the peace.
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