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09-03-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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Anywhere to try the K-50 in SoCal/Los Angeles?

Pentax is getting VERY difficult to find in SoCal.
Ricoh's own site shows the following places in SoCal to have Pentax gear:

1. Target (maybe the X-5 and waterproof cameras) - website = pricey ($850 for K-50 body only!!)
2. Frys (X-5 and possibly an older 50-200mm DA lens) - no SLRs. Website has 645D for $9995
3. Hooper Camera - they haven't touched Pentax in a few years - took it off their banner at their store, and even from their website.
4. Samys - They had 1 demo model of a K-30, nothing in stock, and they don't stock Pentax.
5. Calumet - only shows a few lens for order on their site - no cameras.

The Los Angeles metro covers ~15 million people - strange to not have any Pentax out here.

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It's unfortunate that Pentax's presence in major cities is still next to none (though it's good that Target/Frys are carrying the consumer models, as that wasn't always the case. If you've used the K-30, the K-50 feels, handles, and shoots just like it. It just looks different on the outside

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I'm trying to see if its worth it to go K-50 vs. K-30 (I have an old Red K-x)
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This is what I got

Best deal I found anywhere. Shipped to the house in 4 days and if I don't like it, I can return it to the store for a 100% refund IN CASH

http://www.costco.com/Pentax-K-50-2-Lens-Weatherproof-DLSR-Bundle.product.100071823.html

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