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Well there were other people there...and I was there just to test them out as I'd be buying from Amazon.

Ok. I'm leaning towards the K-5. It felt more comfortable in my meat hooks for hands than the K-30 and the iso button is right there. Buttons everywhere on that thing...lol. The T2i is right up there with it though and it's a tad less expensive. I'll be trying out my buddies T3i this weekend before I make a final decision. His wife has a T2i that i'll fiddle with a bit more.

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I was there just to test them out as I'd be buying from Amazon.

It bothers me when people do things like this. If it's a good camera shop, and it's a little more than online, buy from them instead. Their cost differential is so you can walk in the door and see/try/handle the product.
Edited by sub50hz - 7/25/12 at 1:10am
post #23 of 76
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Well, I told the sales rep on the phone what the deal was before I even walked in.

I'm ONLY buying from Amazon since I have a gift card that would cover 99% of the camera's cost.
post #24 of 76
thats why you were ignored...

dont walk into a store and say im not buying from you because i have a giftcard somewhere else. you will never get helped. just be nice and show up looking to learn about the different cameras and the sales reps will be much more helpful. if they think you might buy from them then they will go out of their way to make sure you make a decision on something. just because they get you cornered doesnt mean you have to buy. if they put a gun to your head and make you buy from them then yeah you should do it otherwise what you did was dumb and you limited yourself. if you ever go back they will probably not help you in the future either because they dont think you will buy from them anyway.

you are more caught up on the giftcard and money than making sure you pick the right camera for you. while money is not easy to come by neither is living with making a poor decision on a purchase
Edited by Conspiracy - 7/25/12 at 6:00am
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If you want to do any video work at all, go for the T2i/T3i. However, if you are not, then just go solely on feel and lens availability for your purposes.

I have an Olympus E-600, although not popular; it feels good, sturdy, easy access to buttons, cheap extra batteries, relatively cheap lenses, etc. My only tout is that I should have gone for something with video capability initially since I knew I would be filming (film major at uni). It is really important to remember that if there is a specific feature on a slightly higher priced model that you think you will use a lot, just go for it and not regret the purchase you made.
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Ok, before I'm chastised ANY further, I spoke to the sales rep ON THE PHONE and explained the situation.
He was MORE than happy to let me come in and look at the cameras. I was NOT ignored, there were other people there.
We spoke about photography, I told him what I was interested in, and he let me get a feel for the cameras.
THAT WAS IT. I was not caught up in my gift card or anything else. Why people are putting me on blast for this rather than
just give me an opinion on my chices is FAR beyond me.
post #27 of 76
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Why people are putting me on blast for this rather than just give me an opinion on my chices is FAR beyond me.

Because to a few of us, what you're doing hits home -- I worked in a bike shop for a number of years where people would routinely come in to test ride bikes or view product and then buy online. Some period of time later, they would re-appear needing service or help, and every single one of them would be upset when we prioritized customers that had purchased from us before them. It's not that we offered them a lower level of service, but we understood that incentivizing our retail customers with expedited service was one of the reasons they had purchased from us. The employess at the store you went to were happy to help because they still want your business for lenses and other post-body purchases (which is where the money is anyway).

If the place you went to was stocked well with employees eager to help, I would consider selling that Amazon gift card and buying from them. I know, in 2012, it's hard for anyone to comprehend that spending more for the same thing could possibly be advantageous to the buyer, but consider what I've said. I won't chastize you for buying online, but I do not agree with the practice of using retailers as a sort of "showroom" for Amazon or the like.
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Because to a few of us, what you're doing hits home -- I worked in a bike shop for a number of years where people would routinely come in to test ride bikes or view product and then buy online. Some period of time later, they would re-appear needing service or help, and every single one of them would be upset when we prioritized customers that had purchased from us before them. It's not that we offered them a lower level of service, but we understood that incentivizing our retail customers with expedited service was one of the reasons they had purchased from us. The employess at the store you went to were happy to help because they still want your business for lenses and other post-body purchases (which is where the money is anyway).
If the place you went to was stocked well with employees eager to help, I would consider selling that Amazon gift card and buying from them. I know, in 2012, it's hard for anyone to comprehend that spending more for the same thing could possibly be advantageous to the buyer, but consider what I've said. I won't chastize you for buying online, but I do not agree with the practice of using retailers as a sort of "showroom" for Amazon or the like.

You have already chastised him for his decision, he also said that the shop is well aware of his intentions. It's not like he won't purchase from them in the future, he could buy accessories/lenses from them for helping him out.

It's not the end of the world, and selling gift cards is hell.
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It's not like he won't purchase from them in the future, he could buy accessories/lenses from them for helping him out.

Though you can't say that for certain, this is the hope of whatever salesperson(s) he visited with yesterday.
post #30 of 76
Anyway, back on topic. Pentax makes good stuff, but if you think you might want a full-frame camera in the future, avoid them. They seem very complacent making APS and "645" (I still think calling the 645D 6x4.5 is being generous) and I seriously doubt they will be doing anything besides these two formats in the future. When Pentax makes a 250 dollar APS-only 50/1.8, something is amiss.

That being said, if you don't have any plans of going full frame, buy whatever system has the best-feeling body and lenses that suit your needs.
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