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Old Aug 22, 2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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I finally got tired of obsessing over the K-5. So, I took my Panasonic G2 and GF1 down to Adorama this morning and got a good price for them on trade-in... allowing me to bring the purchase price of a K-5 body down below $1000 - even with sales tax and some accessories. So I left the store with a new K-5 box in an Adorama plastic bag.

I'm at work now and probably won't be able to really play with the camera until this weekend. I went for the extended warranty from Pentax ($19.95) for a total of three years. So, I'm in the club. I'm excited... but slightly anxious. I hope my camera is one of the trouble-free K-5s. Still, almost all K-5 owners I have communicated with tell me they'd buy again even with some of the issues they've dealt with.
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 1:30 PM   #3
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Congrats, Brio.
I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

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Old Aug 22, 2011, 1:34 PM   #4
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Wohoo! Congratulations to your new camera. I wasn't that brave and went away with the K-r "only".

Good luck with having a "trouble-free" copy.

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Old Aug 22, 2011, 3:59 PM   #5
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Congrats, you're gonna like your new toy, I sure did.
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 4:26 PM   #6
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Congrats, I envy you.
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 10:05 PM   #7
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Last time I was hanging around I was looking at the K5. Had gotten the ok from hubby to buy when I'm ready. It's now two months later and I still haven't bought one. Too many things going on. But, still as excited about knowing it's almost in my hands. I keep saying when it drops below $1000.

Congratulations! I also hope you have a trouble free version. And, look forward to seeing what you get with it. Hopefully, I'm not far behind you.

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Old Aug 22, 2011, 11:04 PM   #8
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Congrats! Where's the first coffee cup shot (that always seems to be one of my first pictures with a new camera or lens)? I bought the extended warranty also - I normally don't but figured it would be worth the peace of mind (especially after returning one for stains). But I haven't had any more problems, knock on wood. I sometimes think I'm jinxed that way - if I buy the extended warranty I won't have any reason to use it. If I don't whatever I get breaks a month after the normal one runs out.

Looking forward to your photos as you get used to the new camera (and interface - I loved it from the beginning, even though I kept having to look up in the manual where things were and how to change them).
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 6:34 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Biro View Post
I finally got tired of obsessing over the K-5.
Congrats on the new purchase. Don't worry, I'll take your place in the obsessing queue

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Old Aug 23, 2011, 11:10 AM   #10
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Congratulations on your new toy.

I will pass until I squish out all the juice of my K-x.
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