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Old Jan 30, 2006, 1:49 PM   #1
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I called Adorama this morning to order the the KM 28-75 2.8 D and the 5d after the normal blood sweating deliberation. The 5D is no longer listed on their site. Israel says they'll probably be back, but no guarantee. I see Neweegg and B&H still list them although tey are not in stock. Does anyone have any real clue what to make of this??
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Old Jan 30, 2006, 2:42 PM   #2
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Most major internet retailers are out of stock on the KM 5D. It seems like the KM-Sony announcement spurred sales.

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I don't think that production is going to stop. They're already tooled for it and the camera is selling...
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Old Jan 30, 2006, 3:06 PM   #4
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Odd though that I can't even place an order for it at Adorama, whom I prefer.

When major dealers are out of one of my products, its because I'm making something else.
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We should have at least two more months of regular production coming from minolta, but one could speculate that with good sales sony might not put an abrupt halt on it when they recieve assets in march. Who knows, anything beyond the few press releases on minoltas site is pure speculation, aside from the observation that lots of people suddenly bought out every retailers stock of 5d's.
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Heck yes, ya can't beat the deal. I just didn't get it together quick enough.

Hope I still can get one!
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I talked with a buddy at PCMall.com, George at ext. 5208,*and he said Friday that they had 22 KM 5D with kit lens left in stock.* Might give him a ring if you need one.
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There are a few vendors that still show the 5D in stock (some body only, some kit).

Make sure to double check a vendor's reputation using http://www.resellerratings.com before buying (and be especially careful if you see a Brooklyn Address anywhere in the About or Policies sections).

I'd also double check via phone with any potential vendor to make sure they "really" have the camera.

http://www50.shopping.com/xFS?FD=0&K...ica+minolta+5d


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