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02-17-2009, 07:21 AM   #1
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Pentax FA35 in Canada?

got a hankering to get an FA35 back. the FA31 is annoyingly big and the filters are a different size to every other limited. anyone know where to get them direct in Canada? i remember i heard someone getting one from Henry's for a decent price.

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What color is your 31mm? :-)
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haha it's black but still keepin' it ... hands off
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hehe I am willing to trade my FA35mm with your FA31mm anytime, you know? ;P

Joke aside, can't find it listed anywhere in Aden Camera and Downtown Camera.. not even Henry's.

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I looked around a bit last summer. The Pentax rep for my local independent store didn't seem to know what the lens was (confirmed that the DA 35 was available in response to a request for information on the FA 35). The last Henry's I inquired at didn't want to try to find information on availability because the FA 35 didn't show up in their ordering system.

You might try your local Henry's or maybe Aden or Downtown Camera to see if your luck is any better. At the time McBain Camera in Alberta was the only place I found in Canada that had the lens on their website but I didn't get around to calling to see if they could actually get it.

McBain Camera -Pentax FA 35mm F2.0 AL

Eventually I decided to pick up an FA 50 and an A 28 instead to cover on either side of the FA 35. Still a lens I intend to try eventually but I'm not in any rush at the moment.
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i could have sworn i read a post here where someone said they got one for $280 at henry's. the canadian prices are a bit steep considering they don't have it in stock and it looks like Adorama still have it (i think) for $300 USD.
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I'll send you my pristine FA 35 f/2 and $200 USD for your FA 31ltd. Done!
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Everywhere I've seen in Canada has it on "Special Order" for over $400 or not at all. I guess the clearance has ended!

Maybe hit the gym instead.

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So I'm not the only one having trouble to land a FA35 here!

After trying the FA50 I love the large aperture and light weight; so I am itching to get the FA35 f2 specifically for indoor party shots. Only to realize its no where to be found unless ordering online.

I have almost given up and prepared to get the DA35 f2.8 macro instead. I lose 1 stop and FF support (may be? do I need it?). But in return I will get an all metal lens + macro. I know both lens produce great results and are highly regarded by many users. The price between the FA and DA are about the same anyway.
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well i think Adorama has it in stock, but gets expensive once it makes it here
i bought one a year ago at B&H and lost a lot of money selling it. it'd be even more foolish to pay more for it now. i'll check henry's, otherwise i'll just stay w/ what i got :P
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
I'll send you my pristine FA 35 f/2 and $200 USD for your FA 31ltd. Done!
hey hey~ stay in line

It may be true that they really discontinued the lens... is the 31mm really that heavy?
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it's not, but kinda bugs me when it's mounted and i put the camera on the table and the body leans on the lens.
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Put a want add up in the marketplace on this site.

I ended up getting one locally for $265 USD (~$320 CDN) from a user here that is in new condition. There are lots of users on this site from Canada...shouldn't be too hard to get one.

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P.S. Scope people's signatures to see if they have the lens...then send them a PM (that's what I did).
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Thought you had the 31 already?


QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
I'll send you my pristine FA 35 f/2 and $200 USD for your FA 31ltd. Done!
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it's not, but kinda bugs me when it's mounted and i put the camera on the table and the body leans on the lens.
you just need a K20D upgrade + the grip too~
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