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06-27-2008, 01:47 PM   #16
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Has there been a Toronto get together recently or one coming up, where folks can shoot with each others lenses to help choosing their next lenses? I'm here for July and part of August, I have everything in my profile with me except my FA's and my MX film body...
Thats a good idea, I think there are a bunch of GTA shooters on this forum

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I'm closer to Kingston than Toronto, but would love to take part in any meet...
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Peter, I am really sorry to hear about those bad experiences.

My only experience was very positive: I obtained my FA* 200/4 Macro through Pentax Canada (their last demo unit). The lady I worked with in the database inventory area was awesome.

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06-27-2008, 05:18 PM   #19
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QuoteOriginally posted by augustmoon Quote
Has there been a Toronto get together recently or one coming up, where folks can shoot with each others lenses to help choosing their next lenses? I'm here for July and part of August, I have everything in my profile with me except my FA's and my MX film body...
Right on. Really soon. How about coming Sunday? Noon time at Scar Town Centre?

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/gatherings-events/30372-toronto-meeting-up-4.html#post276508

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If you Torontians want to, you are more than welcome to come to the Buffalo area and hold a GT on this side, protest Pentax Canada while you're at it
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I know I'm resurrecting an old thread, but the issue of rentals has become kind of a sore point for me lately.

A friend rented a Canon lens for a wedding from Vistek in Mississauga (Heartland Centre), so I contacted them with this inquiry:

Do you have Pentax mount lenses for rent (either Pentax brand or third party brand)? If not, are you anticipating adding any to your rental inventory?
I would be interested in renting some of the more expensive glass to test and try prior to any purchases. Particularly on the $1000+ items.
Thanks,


Here's the response I got:

hey:


Unfortunately, we do not deal with pentax lenses, nor do we have plans of carrying them in the future.

Good luck in your search

Vistek (Rentals)


So I figured that by indicating I'm looking at rent to possibly purchase, I thought that would be a little more incentive for them to try and help out, but I guess not. Vistek has always been a little more expensive anyway, so I guess I won't be dealing with them anytime soon.

And on another related matter - I saw they had the Bigma on their site for $1699.00 and a note underneath that said "Lease It" which peaked my interest. They had an online form to fill out so that someone could call you back about a lease arrangement. Their price indicated was $63.42/month. So I figure, great I'll get it for a month, maybe two. The guy calls me back and says, no it's a minimum 24 month lease then you own it at the end, but the $63.42 is based on a 36 month lease. So they're selling the lens for $1699, but if you lease it for 3 years, at the end it would cost you $2283.12 ....... wow talk about loan sharking, that's $584.12 in interest.

So does anybody know of any place in Canada (or in the US that will ship to Canada) that rents Pentax mount lenses?
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Sounds like we need a Canadian Pentaxian with a bit of entrepreneurial flair to get on this asap...i would love to be able to rent the occasional lens!!
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