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07-20-2009, 10:28 AM   #1
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Where to find the 50MM f/1.4 lens in Canada?

I'm very new to the Pentax family, as I just picked up the K100D a couple of weeks ago. Very happy to find this forum - LOADS of good info.

About this lens... I live in Ontario, Canada. I have searched online at various stores (Henry's, Vistek, Best Buy, etc)... but I have only been able to find this lens at Vistek.

The 18-55mm kit lens that came with my camera is good... but after reading various articles online (and this forum), I am REALLY pumped to pick up the 50mm.

Does anyone know where I can buy this lens in Canada? Or maybe a US store with cheap shipping, etc?

Thanks!

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try craigslist first for cheap used 50 f1.4s. then london drugs if you want brand new. hope that helps.
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Watch this forum's Marketplace. That's where I got my 50mm f/1.4. Straight from Canada too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by imtheguy Quote
Watch this forum's Marketplace. That's where I got my 50mm f/1.4. Straight from Canada too.
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Where in Ontario? If you are in Oakvill, Burlington, Hamilton, or Niagara, I can send you to a store that REALLY does Pentax.

PM me if you want.

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Its hard to believe that Henry's doesn't have the FA 50mm f1.4 in stock. I wonder if it is because of the DA* 55mm being pushed.
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the FA 50 f1,4 is a pretty common lens, all the true camera stores in Quebec city carry it, and Henrys, Vistek, Cameracanada and others should have it too. Progidital on eBay should have it too.

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1.) Pick one up here on the marketplace for cheap. If you don't see one put up a want add asking for one from Canada (so you won't pay duty).
2.) If you have a Henry's nearby they will carry it. If they don't have it in stock ask them to get one for you. Takes only a couple of days.
3.) Order from Aden Camera in Toronto and have it shipped to you. Their prices are typically the best.

Any of those 3 should net you the lens within a week and for no more than current retail cost.

Good luck!

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QuoteOriginally posted by BumpyMcGee Quote
I'm very new to the Pentax family, as I just picked up the K100D a couple of weeks ago. Very happy to find this forum - LOADS of good info.

About this lens... I live in Ontario, Canada. I have searched online at various stores (Henry's, Vistek, Best Buy, etc)... but I have only been able to find this lens at Vistek.

The 18-55mm kit lens that came with my camera is good... but after reading various articles online (and this forum), I am REALLY pumped to pick up the 50mm.

Does anyone know where I can buy this lens in Canada? Or maybe a US store with cheap shipping, etc?

Thanks!
Bumpy,

To find FA series lenses, one needs to search on Henry's site under "film lenses" instead of "digital lenses". Here is the link: THE LINK
07-21-2009, 09:28 AM   #11
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Awesome info... thanks everyone!
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Check out Photography, Digital Camera, Lens Price Comparisons for Canadians - photoprice.ca
It gives prices for lenses / bodies, the costs and what stores are advertising it.
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