No comments on the new low-end Pentax?

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by David J Taylor, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. David J Taylor, Sep 22, 2008
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    just bob, Sep 22, 2008
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    On Mon, 22 Sep 2008 08:56:01 -0700, "just bob" <>
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    >Wow, Is the USA price going to be about $249?


    Depends on what the dollar does, I would guess.
     
    John A., Sep 22, 2008
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  4. Maurice Blanchard, Sep 22, 2008
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  5. David J Taylor

    just bob Guest

    "Maurice Blanchard" <> wrote in message
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    > "David J Taylor"
    > <-this-part.nor-this-bit.co.uk> a écrit
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    >> No comments on the new low-end Pentax?
    >>
    >> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08092206pentaxkm.asp
    >>

    >
    > piece of junk... Still using AA batteries lol !
    >


    Welcome the new disposable camera!
     
    just bob, Sep 22, 2008
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  6. David J Taylor

    John A. Guest

    On Mon, 22 Sep 2008 16:10:41 -0400, "Maurice Blanchard"
    <> wrote:

    >
    >"David J Taylor"
    ><-this-part.nor-this-bit.co.uk> a écrit dans
    >le message de news:_EOBk.61365$...
    >> No comments on the new low-end Pentax?
    >>
    >> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08092206pentaxkm.asp
    >>

    >
    >piece of junk... Still using AA batteries lol !


    Looks like it'll take rechargeables.
     
    John A., Sep 22, 2008
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  7. Alan Browne wrote:

    > just bob wrote:
    >> Wow, Is the USA price going to be about $249?

    >
    > More like $600 - $700 for the body.


    I didn't *pore* over any specs, but it it's quite D-60ish except for the
    sensor-wiggler IS.

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    Blinky the Shark, Sep 22, 2008
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  8. On Mon, 22 Sep 2008 16:10:41 -0400, Maurice Blanchard wrote:

    > "David J Taylor"
    > <-this-part.nor-this-bit.co.uk> a écrit
    > dans le message de
    > news:_EOBk.61365$...
    >> No comments on the new low-end Pentax?
    >>
    >> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08092206pentaxkm.asp
    >>
    >>

    > piece of junk... Still using AA batteries lol !


    Hmmm, I wouldn't really knock the AA batteries feature.

    Personally, it's not for me, I prefer lighter LiIon batteries especially
    since replacements are so cheap (I have the Pentax K10D). But a lot of
    Pentax users like having a battery that takes AA's for travel in remote
    countries and areas, so they can pop in alkaline batteries in a pinch.
    Just a thought.

    And I haven't seen a Pentax body that I would say is "junk". I haven't
    seen the K-M/K2000D yet, but I'm hopefully it is well-built for a
    lightweight camera... at least I expect it to be better than the Canon
    400D, which felt flimsy to me.

    Dan
     
    Daniel Lenski, Sep 23, 2008
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  9. Blinky the Shark wrote:
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    > I didn't *pore* over any specs, but it it's quite D-60ish except for
    > the sensor-wiggler IS.


    Do Pentax make any stablised lenses? A pity if not.

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Sep 23, 2008
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  10. David J Taylor wrote:

    > Blinky the Shark wrote:
    > []
    >> I didn't *pore* over any specs, but it it's quite D-60ish except for
    >> the sensor-wiggler IS.

    >
    > Do Pentax make any stablised lenses? A pity if not.


    I dunno. They didn't for my 1969ish Spotmatic. Which I still have. With
    lenses, tubes, extenders, etc. :)


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