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 
> anymore.
> 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. 
> http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentaxk7
> 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.
> Dennis
> Santa Barbara, CA
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