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Old Jul 1, 2009, 7:24 PM   #1
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Default Need used K10d, where best buy?

My son has several 1970's era Pentax lenses I gave him with a film camera years ago. He has a digital P & S but dislikes it. I want to get him a used K10d. What is my best source for one of those? I need to depend on the seller to provide a good camera, so am desregarding Ebay.
Should I be concerned about the number of exposures made to date, and, if so, what would be a reasonable cap?
I chose K10d because I have one, and can help him get acclimated to that model. Also, I have several spare lenses for him.
Thanks in advance you all.
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Old Jul 1, 2009, 7:43 PM   #2
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I'd check with http://www.keh.com and http://www.bhphotovideo.com

Both are reputable vendors with short term warranties on used gear.

It looks like keh has a couple of them now (look under Pentax Digital):

http://www.keh.com/OnLineStore/Produ...BCL=&GBC=&GCC=

It looks like the used dept. at B&H has one in stock now, too.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...al_Camera.html

I haven't researched K10D reliability.
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Old Jul 1, 2009, 8:22 PM   #3
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My son has several 1970's era Pentax lenses I gave him with a film camera years ago. He has a digital P & S but dislikes it. I want to get him a used K10d. What is my best source for one of those? I need to depend on the seller to provide a good camera, so am desregarding Ebay.
Should I be concerned about the number of exposures made to date, and, if so, what would be a reasonable cap?
I chose K10d because I have one, and can help him get acclimated to that model. Also, I have several spare lenses for him.
Thanks in advance you all.
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If your looking for a used one, you might also check the Pentax forum classified section. that's where I got my wife's K10. I haven't checked lately but, they usually have several each month.
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Old Jul 1, 2009, 9:39 PM   #4
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I'd definitely keep an eye on ebay but you really need to watch the price..
the k20 price is falling because of the new k7 coming out..
people selling on ebay have to watch their sales because of the ratings that are very easy to see.. look at ''tristate'' that had horrible ratings at bestsellers.com..
i really think they are trying to change their image.. try 'buydig' and 'beach camera'..
they are the same corp.. it's where i got my k20 recently..
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