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    Panasonic, this is a good time for your rebates

    Pana usually come up with 100 to 150 Euro rebates. Given that there are alternate brands (SOny, Samsung) in the market now, this is a good time for Pana to offer the cash back INSTEAD of two months from now.

    Already they have a tough time clearing stocks of discontinued G1 and (?) GH1.

    Slash the price of the G2 by 150 Euros.

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    Re: Panasonic, this is a good time for your rebates

    I can't see how they'd have any trouble clearing stocks of the G1 and GH1... the prices should be dropping to clearance level - and with the hack, there's never been a better time to pick up a GH1.

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    Re: Panasonic, this is a good time for your rebates

    While I agree that they are excellent value products (in terms of "hack", for IR, there isn't a better cam in small formats than a hacked G1. See: http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9957 though there are only a few image contributors in that thread, IR has never been so good, IMHO),

    given the current situation and Pana's history of cash backs, I think this is a good time than two months from now (they will offer a cash back a few months from now!).

    Yes, there are plenty of G1s and GH1s at ~1/2 their introductory prices now.

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    Re: Panasonic, this is a good time for your rebates

    Indeed, Vivek, the beginning of the summer sales last weekend marks a good moment of the year for cashbacks and sales promotion ...

    The G1 is now available for +/- 370 Euro with the kitlens 14-45, and that's an excellent deal IMHO.

    Vivek, do you know of any good adresses for IR-conversion of the G1, here in Europe ?

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    Re: Panasonic, this is a good time for your rebates

    Rafael,

    I think you have registered with this outfit:

    see- http://nikongear.com/smf/index.php?topic=26494.0

    It is quite likely that the conversion here would cost more than a G1.
    (Although any of the converted Nikon cams with a 10mp Sony sensor would lose handily to the NMOS of Pana)

    Pana should make/sell cams with clear sensor, IMO.

    I would buy a G2 with a clear filter at the current prices without thinking twice.

    The DR, tonality and S/R in the IR regime of a hacked G1 are so much better than those of a stock G1.

    Even the TTL flash works like a charm.

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    Re: Panasonic, this is a good time for your rebates

    In the US, Club Panasonic has recently offered the GH1 w/14-140 lens for $1000.usd. w/free shipping .Mine arrives Thurs. I expect price drops on other GH1 stock very soon. Good time to buy one if you've been waiting.

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    Re: Panasonic, this is a good time for your rebates

    monkeyking, I don't know what sort of shop that is. Here, in the Netherlands, the GH1 is 699 Euros (just 50 more than the G2 with its kitzoom) and with its kitzoom (14-140), it is ~$1500/- (still a lot less than the intro prices).

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