CrunchDeals: Pentax slashes prices on DSLR kits

For a short period of time this month Pentax is offering an in-store rebate of $100 towards the purchase of various kits. This promotion actually started on the 1st of the month and runs till the 22nd, so you better act quickly. Based on the press release it only looks like this offer applies to the K2000, which happens to be a fine entry-level and backup SLR. I’ve been using one for the last week and it’s performed quite well. Look for a review in the coming weeks.

The K2000 flash kit is dropping down to $600 and that includes the K2000 body, smc DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL lens and the AF200FG Auto Flash. A two-lens kit for the K2000 is going for $649.95 and includes the aforementioned 18-55mm lens along with the smc DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6 lens. There’s a single lens kit (18-55mm) for $549.95 and the body itself is $499.95.

Pentax is also tacking on two free years to the existing one-year warranty on all K20Ds purchased by March 31, 2009.