What is value of a Pentax *ist second hand

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by Steve Davies, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Steve Davies

    Steve Davies Guest

    Hello to all,

    Myl local camera specialist ( Gerry Gibbs Carousel WA),
    has the Pentax *ist ( DS ) for $1250 new ( body only)

    What would be a reasonable price to pay for a *ist D on the second hand

    I priced the *ist D in Feb and was $2450 new ( body only ) so they have
    certainly come down in price.

    Steve Davies, Jan 11, 2005
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    Ben Thomas Guest

    Judging by what people seem to be prepared to pay for other second hand DSLRs,
    it will be about $100 less than a brand new *ist D.

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    Ken Oaf Guest

    Second hand price would depend upon which model of *ist (there are 2 models).
    Ken Oaf, Jan 12, 2005
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    Justin Thyme Guest

    Not really - the *istD is still around that sort of money. $2600-$3000
    depending on bundled lenses (haven't seen a body only price lately). it is
    the *istDS that is the cheap one. These are two completely different
    cameras. The DS does not replace the D, the D is a more advanced camera and
    fetches a higher price. A 2nd hand D will probably be as scarce as hen's
    teeth for a couple of reasons - Not as many sold as the Nikon/Canon DSLR's,
    It is a better camera than the cheap Nikon/Canon cameras, Pentax owners
    don't tend to feel the need to upgrade every time a new model is released
    (unlike Nikon/Canon owners who are constantly waiting for them to finally do
    it right), and Pentax haven't yet released a higher spec'd model that would
    encourage people to upgrade. If you do happen to find a good condition 2nd
    hand *istD then I wouldn't expect it to cost much less than a new unit.
    Justin Thyme, Jan 12, 2005
  5. Steve Davies

    Steve Davies Guest

    Thanks for pointing out that they are two different cameras

    I will stick to the MZ 7 with Sigma EX 28 -70 mm lens for now

    Steve Davies, Jan 12, 2005
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    Sir_Bazz Guest


    Just before Xmas you could get the *Ist D for around AUS $100 bucks more
    than the *Ist DS.

    The price difference was negligible.

    But having said that, you'd be lucky to find a 2nd hand one anywhere as it's
    still Pentax's top of the range 35mm DSLR.

    If they ever release a new "full feature" model then things may change.

    Sir_Bazz, Jan 13, 2005
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