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01-30-2014, 03:09 PM   #1
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Best place in Canada/US to get a Q?

Hi there a week or 2 ago someone sent me a linj on Facebook about Pentax Qs for 199 with a lens, but I cant recall where it was!

anyone have any ideas/tips? Id like to get one and use it with a Q.M42 adapter to take star shots using my M42 lenses , my 200mm lens would be in effect a 1100 with the crop factor right?

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QuoteOriginally posted by dude163 Quote
my 200mm lens would be in effect a 1100 with the crop factor right?
Basically, yes. Though personally I don't think the Q is the best choice for stars. Some members have had success with this, but it takes a lot of skill since the Q's high-ISO capabilities are limited. It is also very very tough to stabilize.

The Q was discontinued over a year ago, so it isn't regularly stocked at any big stores. But amazon's got it here for $199:

Amazon.com: Pentax Q Black Kit w/ 02 Standard Zoom Lens: Camera & Photo

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The Camera Store in Calgary, Henry's in Toronto and Lozeau in Montreal are all reputable places in Canada.
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But if my lens has a mount i would just mount that to teh tripod though

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QuoteOriginally posted by dude163 Quote
Hi there a week or 2 ago someone sent me a linj on Facebook about Pentax Qs for 199 with a lens, but I cant recall where it was!

anyone have any ideas/tips? Id like to get one and use it with a Q.M42 adapter to take star shots using my M42 lenses , my 200mm lens would be in effect a 1100 with the crop factor right?
If was Canadian, it was probably Henry's. They were clearing out their copies of the original Q at that time for $199 with the 01 lens or $299 with the 01 and 02 lenses. However, they appear to have completely sold out of the Q with 01 lens and the black Q with 01 & 02 lenses, as neither are listed on their site anymore, and have sold out online of the white Q with 01 and 02. (So some stores may have them, but no guarantee of which ones.)
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Thanks, I guess Ill just email the stores directly, Ilive in NB . I wonder if amazon.com would ship here?
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@Adam : for stars i just hought it would be easier to use this instead of buying a telescope and an adapter etc etc
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Hey dude163,

I think the deal you're thinking of was on Newegg.com -- that's the U.S. site which unfortunately doesn't ship to Canada (maybe you saw this posted on the DPReview forum...?).

You can visit the website photoprice.ca. It's a Canadian-run price comparison site that includes the major U.S. online retailers as well. You'll at least get a quick overview of the price range to expect.

As for amazon.com, I think it's likely they will ship to Canada. A couple of points:

- there should be no duty for camera equipment being shipped between the U.S. and Canada (and vice versa) due to free trade (yay!)
- is you have the item shipped by anything other than the U.S. postal service (USPS) you will get stung with some exorbitant "brokerage fee" on top of the higher shipping rate and I think with Amazon you're pretty much stuck using UPS, which is one of the worst when it comes to brokerage fees (boo!)

If I were you, I'd try the marketplace on this site or maybe ebay.ca. Personally, I got mine second hand off of kijiji.

Good luck. It's very enjoyable camera.

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I always heard Canadians don't have a Q. :')
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Ok Emailed all the henrys in E canada, lets see what happens tomorrow
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Sadly we have no stock on this model across the entire company, they are all gone Have a great weekend! Meg

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Keep your eyes on eBay... sometimes you get a good deal without the lens.
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woot.com often has Q bundles with 2 lenses for a good price. There's no guarantee they'll pop back up, though.
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I just got a new-in-box body only Q for $99 USD on eBay. They still had 4 available last I looked.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dude163 Quote
Hi there a week or 2 ago someone sent me a linj on Facebook about Pentax Qs for 199 with a lens, but I cant recall where it was!

anyone have any ideas/tips? Id like to get one and use it with a Q.M42 adapter to take star shots using my M42 lenses , my 200mm lens would be in effect a 1100 with the crop factor right?
I have just upgraded to Q7 and would be willing to part with my Q and 02 lens for $150.00. I am getting ready to list it for sale but saw your query first.
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