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Old Dec 26, 2006, 12:35 PM   #1
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Hi all

I have been seeing 'new' *ist D bodies on sale at Cameta Camera for under US$450. And I'm just wondering if they are in fact new and unused (I thought Pentax discontinued them over a year ago) or whether they are units that had been returned to Pentax under warranty and repaired?

While Cameta are claiming 'new' and 'factory sealed' I am suspicious when obsolete stock that they sell cheaply simply isn't available brand new anywhere else.

Has anyone bought one of these?

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Old Dec 27, 2006, 6:36 AM   #2
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greg, cameta is a pretty good vendor from what i've read. there's always old/new stock. i saw a D for sale here over the weekend. brand new and in stock at fry's.

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Hi Greg,

I would have bought my istD from them , But they were two weeks late. I Trust them more then B&H! They are great people to do business with and have a very good customer service department also.

They would say if they were refurbished. Buy from them with confidence.

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Old Dec 27, 2006, 5:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice Roy and Rudy. I wanted a D when they were first released a few years ago but couldn't afford one (around AUD$2,500 from memory).

The hyper-program feature always appealed to me, but I'm not sure that I need the extra features of the k10D.

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