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10-19-2010, 12:43 PM   #61
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Not the K-5, but The Camera Store (in Alberta) shows the DA L 35mm 2.4 in stock, for

$189 CDN!

http://www.thecamerastore.com/products/pentax/pentax-da-l-35mm-f24-al


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10-19-2010, 01:37 PM   #62
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QuoteOriginally posted by virgilr Quote
I lament the fact that the two big box boys in Canada (which are the same company, you all know who I mean) dropped Pentax- it was a great competitive price driver when they stocked Pentax. I purchased my K100DS from Future Shop at the lowest price on the market at the time ($599.00 w/kit lens). Maybe they'll take notice again since the K5 is making waves and the K-x (K-r to replace) is/should be great sellers? I was surprised they weren't carrying the K-x in all its many colors!

Just checked- Best Buy USA is selling K-x and K-7: K-7 body only. Wow, this is totally a case of "not a big enough market" in Canada- I realllly hate marketing.


I bought my KM with 18-55 for $ 529 at Henry's back in April, 2009. I thought that was a very competitive price....but that was in Winnipeg.
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Does anyone know what it takes to get Henry's to price match? I'll be up in St. Catharines this weekend and if I can pick up the camera for less than in the US, I am going to do it. I'll just have family mail me the box later.
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Hope the price is around 1000!


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QuoteOriginally posted by adolflau Quote
Hope the price is around 1000!
WE are talking about price in Canada. I do not see a chance to get at $1000 until Photokenica 2011
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Newegg.ca is showing the K-5/18-55 kit in stock!

Newegg.ca - PENTAX K-5 Lens Kit w DA 18-55 WR Black 16.3 MP 3.0" 921k LCD DSLR
10-20-2010, 10:35 AM   #67
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Allison, I've not done it, but I hear folks at the counter who get Henry's to price match all the time.
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Anyone deal with The Camera Store? how do they do? I am thinking to order mine with them.

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QuoteOriginally posted by vizjerei Quote
Anyone deal with The Camera Store? how do they do? I am thinking to order mine with them.
I had no issues ordering my 16-50mm F2.8 through them.
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The K-5 (and K-r) is now in stock at both Don's Photo stores in Edmonton (one store in Winnipeg has it too). Each Edmonton store only has one K-5 apiece at the moment. If any Edmonton PF user would like to pick one up at the west side store, PM me for details. (I work there)
I only put about 30 test shots on it, mostly at high ISO, in jpeg and RAW for my own testing. When I get home. I'll probably put up a few samples on Flickr. If anybody would like a RAW file or two to play with, I'll provide those on request in PM.

I'm loving it, can't wait to replace my K-7.
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QuoteOriginally posted by vizjerei Quote
Anyone deal with The Camera Store? how do they do? I am thinking to order mine with them.
I have ordered some stuff (camera, lens and accessories) before, they are good and helpful. There was a price advantage before HST, not sure if that applies anymore; unless you have somebody purchased the stuff and send it to you with transfer of ownership.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobmaxja Quote
WE are talking about price in Canada. I do not see a chance to get at $1000 until Photokenica 2011
I thought Photokina happens every 2-years, is it not?
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QuoteOriginally posted by vizjerei Quote
Anyone deal with The Camera Store? how do they do? I am thinking to order mine with them.
I bought my K20D from them. Very nice price, good service, and at the time I saved a bit on tax (no PST)... I don't know if Alberta now has HST like Ontario or not.

You could also take their price (including the shipping and tax) and ask Henry's to match the total price (when including our higher tax) or you'll wire your money out of province. The Henry's sales staff might balk at that... but given that this is the "early adopter" price we're talking about, all the stores should have more wiggle room so it's worth a try!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mock Quote
The K-5 (and K-r) is now in stock at both Don's Photo stores in Edmonton (one store in Winnipeg has it too). Each Edmonton store only has one K-5 apiece at the moment. If any Edmonton PF user would like to pick one up at the west side store, PM me for details. (I work there)
I only put about 30 test shots on it, mostly at high ISO, in jpeg and RAW for my own testing. When I get home. I'll probably put up a few samples on Flickr. If anybody would like a RAW file or two to play with, I'll provide those on request in PM.

I'm loving it, can't wait to replace my K-7.
Thanks for the tip! I just ordered my new baby from you guys! And saved the pst! Cancelled my Henry's order (they still haven't got it) Yippee!
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The Camera Store told me that all mail order out of Alberta is supposed to charge HST. Their web page does.
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