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11-22-2009, 12:14 PM   #1
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Recommend a store to buy 31mm please?

Not quite familiar with online stores,which one could be trusted?
Or any retailer in Houston.
Thank you very much!

11-22-2009, 12:50 PM   #2
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I've bough much of my gear from Prodigital (do a search for Prodigital 2000). You don't have to order online...it's better to call them (phone number should be on their web page). They are in Canada, so you'll want to get a US model for warranty (they sell US, Canadian and international products) and pay the extra for shipping so it is packaged better. Also ask them about duty charges (not sure if that could add to the cost).

I always prefer to buy local from a store if there is one around, but they are usually too expensive.

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I've bought from both B&H and Adorama, both are located in New York, but I trust them both.
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Welcome to the forum.
For a new copy, don't pass over B&H or Adorama as their availability is excellent, their service is second to none and have a generous money-back guarantee on their gear, which does become important with big ticket items such as the FA 31.

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Adorama - I have bought from there guys a ton of times. B & H as well, but I have bought more from Adorama. Besides, ebay isn't all that it is made out to be - a used FA 31mm once sold for close to 910 + shipping, and at that rate I might as well buy new and sleep with some warranty.
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Thank everyone for your advices!I'll take a look.

But it seems none of them have silver model....

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Thanks to all for the recommendations for Adorama, which are greatly appreciated; however, if you ever have a query or concern with an order, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Helen Oster Quote
Thanks to all for the recommendations for Adorama, which are greatly appreciated; however, if you ever have a query or concern with an order, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

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Official Adorama?
Is silver 31mm now available?I can't find one on the website.

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I have done business with Adorama, B&H and Beach Camera a number of times and would have absolutely no qualms to do so again.

Also, I just acquired a used but mint 31 and you will like it.... (that is an understatement)
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Thank you,but I guess I'm gonna look for a new first..
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Morning Rikem, I think you might have mis-understood. I have always purchased new from Adorama, B&H and Beach Camera. They are all reputable and fine retailers to deal with.

Overall, I believe that you will enjoy the 31 immensely - it is a very fine lens. I have one that I was just able to acquire one recently that happened to be used.

Maybe that is a better way of restating what I intended to say....
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This time I got you.I thought you're gonna sell me your used one.
lol
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rikem Quote
Official Adorama?
Is silver 31mm now available?I can't find one on the website.
Currently black only, I'm afraid

I haven't checked their credentials, but have you looked here:

http://www.topbuy.com.au/tbcart/pc/PENTAX-smc-FA-31mm-F1-8-SILVER-Limited-AL-AF-Lens-p22373.htm

http://www.microglobe.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?pName=pentax-31mm-f18-af-wide-angle-lens

http://www.cameraaction.com.au/CALL1300-303-191/products.asp?sku=189811&dept=31

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This time I got you.I thought you're gonna sell me your used one.
lol
Its a long story, but the 31 came my way unexpected. After using it for a weekend I doubt that it will ever be on the market again - at least until I kick the bucket....
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B&H have Japanese made FA ltds and advertise them to be such as well.

I am from Aus and cannot get a better service money wise, quality wise and delivery time wise here in Aust.

Just got my last addition an FA43ltd and it was on my doorstep 3 days after ordering.

Wonderful is all I can say about this company


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