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03-19-2014, 12:45 PM   #1
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Pentax lenses in Austin, Texas?

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I am going to Austin, Texas soon and was thinking if there is any good places to look for Pentax lenses?
I'm primarily thinking new, but shops that have used stuff would be fun to look at too.

Thank you in advance

03-23-2014, 04:04 PM   #2
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Precision Camera prolly your best bet.

There is also a new store, Austin Camera that might have stuff for you.
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Unfortunately, there is not many store in austin carry new pentax stuff, since Hoya time. Precision camera have some used pentax gear, but 95% are canikon.
Austin Camera is a new store, and the owner, Matt, is a great guy. He is working with pentax and he expects the contract with pentax will be done before summer. If done, Austin Camera might be the 1st pentax authorized store in austin. They do have some used pentax stuff there, but not too much at this time.
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Pentax has very, very limited retail presence in the US. Ricoh is reportedly making moves to remedy that situation. I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth, TX area (pop. 6.5 million), and have rarely seen Pentax products in stores. All of my purchases have been thru craigslist, ebay, or the PF Marketplace. The Austin Camera store sounds promising. Enjoy your stay, Austin is a great city to visit

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Sorry not meant to hijack this thread.

I have seen Pentax in the DFW area as well, even saw a tv ad for one showcasing Pentax K50.

For DFW, there is Arlington Camera, Garland Camera and one in Grapevine. There was one a store near Northpark mall as of last year but i cant remember what the store was called. Plano has one in Wolf Camera near Preston Rd. Also Fort Worth Camera has Pentax as well.

As for the Precision Camera in Austin only having used Pentax cameras is untrue. Austin Camera recently had the 100 color q7 display which i thought looked great.

I prefer brick and mortar stores over online so i try to find them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by grahame Quote
Unfortunately, there is not many store in austin carry new pentax stuff, since Hoya time. Precision camera have some used pentax gear, but 95% are canikon.
Austin Camera is a new store, and the owner, Matt, is a great guy. He is working with pentax and he expects the contract with pentax will be done before summer. If done, Austin Camera might be the 1st pentax authorized store in austin. They do have some used pentax stuff there, but not too much at this time.
Thank very much for the info - i will lookup Austin Camera and go have a look.

QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Pentax has very, very limited retail presence in the US. Ricoh is reportedly making moves to remedy that situation. I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth, TX area (pop. 6.5 million), and have rarely seen Pentax products in stores. All of my purchases have been thru craigslist, ebay, or the PF Marketplace. The Austin Camera store sounds promising. Enjoy your stay, Austin is a great city to visit
Sad that there are so few Places you can go try out/see pentax gear. But hope to be Lucky and find at least a Little
Thank you - i'm really looking forward to see Austin.
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