NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
lycraloon
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Re: NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
In reply to Cosmo Not, Apr 30, 2013

Thanks Cosmo.

Being in Africa south on the tropic of Capricorn has some advantages (Great weather and beautiful country) but alas, it has some disadvantages as well. Mostly very high import duties to pay for our corrupt Presidents House and a very weak exchange rate.

So if I import the camera at $500 (I assume USD) it's going to set me back 4800 of our local currency and that excludes import duty. 

(Does the $500 include any lenses or is this just the body?)

So the price of 3500 for a used camera in good nick is not a bad price and I can get the D5100 for around 6200 (Shop demo) which is also a pretty good price. It will come with full guarantees and warrantees. It also comes with 18 to 55 and 55 to 200 lenses.

A friend of mine told me that Pentax had stopped manufacturing cameras but still made lenses. At least this may well be the case in Africa at about the 23rd southern parallel. I haven't seen a new Pentax in this country for many years. 

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