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Old November 25th, 2003, 03:48 PM   #1
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internet retailers for the pdx10

I am in the process of buying a camera, and I am pretty set on the PDX10. I need to stay around $2000, and I like what it has to offer. Any suggestions or recommendations as to which websites to buy from, or stay away from? Money is a bit of an issue, so I'd like to go with the best price I can get, but without having to worry about getting screwed by some accessory-hungry site. Thanks!
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Old November 25th, 2003, 04:02 PM   #2
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also, any suggestions of a reliable but economical tripod to go with the pdx10?

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Old November 25th, 2003, 05:05 PM   #3
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Eric, I suggest http://www.bhphotovideo.com

B&H is one of out sponsors and an excellent place to buy a wide variety of cams and cam gear at great prices.

Don't be taken by the many shady Internet dealers. You can always check dealers out here:

http://www.resellerratings.com
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Old November 25th, 2003, 08:58 PM   #4
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Hi Cousin!
I got my PDX-10 at B and H, and was completely happy that I did. It was on special at the time, they run them every so often, and it cost me $1869 total, including the shipping. I feel that I got the lowest price of the "reasonable" ones--other dealers may sell it for less, but it's probably a mistake to buy from them, because there WILL be a catch.

A close friend had a terrible, horrible, unbelievably bad experience with Broadway Photo. It took him months to get it all settled, and only after he handed it over to his credit card company. The cost of the camera was around $1650 (not a real price, they refused to sell it at that advertised price, actually) and after a terrifically hard sell, he had a bill for $2700. And some of the accessories were junk, marked up a few hundred percent. A beastly, abusive experience from beginning to end. He ended up sending it all back. Just say No!

Bottom line--he didn't check the ratings, like the one Frank suggested--www.resellerratings.com is good.

I ended up getting a Bogen/Manfrotto tripod and head combo--a 3221WN tripod (very nice, I think) and a 3130 head (nice, I may get better one eventualy, but better than anything else I've ever owned, so I'm happy with it). I happened to get it at a local photo store--they were clearing it out, and I paid $175 for the combo. A great price.

Good luck! Can't go wrong with B and H.
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Old November 26th, 2003, 11:28 AM   #5
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tripod for PDX10

I cannot recommend a Vinten Pro5 too highly. Lovely fluid head, and solid as a rock. It does make the camera look a little small though...

I don't know what the equivalent in the US is...

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Old November 26th, 2003, 03:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help, all. I ended up ordering through B&H. I went with:

Sony PDX-10 ($1,995)
Sony NP-FM91 battery ($79)
Kata CCC-101 soft camera case ($79)
Davis & Sanford Magnum XL tripod w/ fluid head ($99)
37mm UV filter ($9.45)

for a grand total of $2300 with shipping. I was extremely happy with the help they gave me; I asked for a great tripod under 100 bucks and he recommended the Davis & Sanford.
Tell me what you think! Thanks again for all the help!
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DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

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