P. J. Alling
webstertwentysix at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 01:23:44 EDT 2009
The problem with the Pentax K-7 as far as DPReview is concerned is that
it doesn't have Canon or Nikon stenciled anywhere on it,
Dennis Gibson wrote:
> In looking around I see it's commonly bundled with both the 18-55mm
> kit lens and a fairly decent (GN 66 at ISO 100) looking but fixed
> position hot shoe flash. No bouncing off ceilings like I like to do.
> Costco strikes again. On their web site they're selling the K2000,
> 18-55mm lens and 50-200mm lens shipped for $499.99. Then they throw in
> a free 2GB SD card. They're calling it a "Hot Buy: $50 off is
> reflected in the price. While supplies last". Sounds pretty hot to me.
> Expedited shipping to Southern California is $3.79!! Of course if you
> don't like it they'll refund your money at any Costco warehouse with
> no questions asked. I can't think of any reason not to go for this.
> I bought the latest greatest just hit the market Canon superzoom from
> them last month for $10.00 under MSRP. They threw in a free 2GB SD
> card then too. Expedited shipping was $6.11 and it came UPS Second Day
> Air. They also had an HP 8GB SD card with 100 free prints from Costco
> for $19.99 shipped. I grabbed that too. It doesn't seem to be there
> Does anyone know what dpreview.com has against Pentax? Most reviews of
> Pentax products are at the least fairly negative. They just reviewed
> the K-7 and have nits to pick about it.
> They're not all that thrilled with the K2000 either. They thoroughly
> cover all of the aspects; maybe the other reviews are more from the
> view of a consumer.
> I'm off to find my Costco membership card.
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