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04-11-2009, 10:05 PM   #196
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Some non-camera stores still have old pricing

London Drugs still has old stock and has not increased the prices. Most stores seem to be sold out of the DA* 50-135 SDM. However they are still selling the DA* 16-50 for $999.00. They even had the 200version of the flash for $99.00 at the Robson store in Vancouver.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cyg Quote
Where did you find it that cheap?
All I can find is ~600$ region for that kit...
Black's Photo- last day of sale is today....April 12th for the Pentax KM kit with 18-55....The clerk said the sale goes to April 19th...but the flyer says April 12th....

I don't know if Black's have any stores in Ottawa...not sure if it's a Western Canadian dealer.

I'm not sure but you maybe able to order online .

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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
Black's Photo- last day of sale is today....April 12th for the Pentax KM kit with 18-55....The clerk said the sale goes to April 19th...but the flyer says April 12th....

I don't know if Black's have any stores in Ottawa...not sure if it's a Western Canadian dealer.

I'm not sure but you maybe able to order online .
Black's stores; BlacksPhoto - Store Directory ...7 stores in Ottawa.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ajuett Quote
It appears Lens & Shutter Canada has not updated their prices for Pentax. If you want to buy, do it quick! Lens & Shutter
Just for info, I went there yesterday : DA* 50-135mm out of stock in all their shops.

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QuoteOriginally posted by KungPOW Quote
There has been almost no price change to the bodies, or the kits. ...
"The Camera Store" in Calgary, Alberta had been selling the K20D body for just under $900 CDN but it's now $975, an 8% increase. God bless America - the land of the brave, and the home of the cheap! Buying U.S. is the way to go these days.
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McBain in Alberta still has the FA 50mm 1.4 for 199.99, shipped to Toronto taxes in for $220
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QuoteOriginally posted by kevinfox203 Quote
McBain in Alberta still has the FA 50mm 1.4 for 199.99, shipped to Toronto taxes in for $220
That was last nite, it's $299 now!

I'm beyond words, I want to cry yet I've been cured of LBA thanks to Pentax...

McBain had the DA* 50-135mm still listed for $999 last nite but I figured I'd sleep on it, you all know where this is going... I wake up today and it's now $1729. They raised all the prices over nite. I considered the 50-300 but that's up $80. Looks like I won't be buying anymore Pentax lenses for a long time, smart move guys, only forces us to buy Third Party. New body and Sigma 50-150mm for the price of the 50-135.
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That was last nite, it's $299 now!

I'm beyond words, I want to cry yet I've been cured of LBA thanks to Pentax...

McBain had the DA* 50-135mm still listed for $999 last nite but I figured I'd sleep on it, you all know where this is going... I wake up today and it's now $1729. They raised all the prices over nite. I considered the 50-300 but that's up $80. Looks like I won't be buying anymore Pentax lenses for a long time, smart move guys, only forces us to buy Third Party. New body and Sigma 50-150mm for the price of the 50-135.
There are a couple "open box" DA*50-135mm at Henry's (henrys.com) for $899. They're calling them "half price" even though they were at that price even before the hikes.

Henry's listing for 50-135

They say their stock is in Halifax, but I was in their Toronto store and they had 2 at least. I think that's with full warranty too, but "open box" could mean a lot of things--used, returned, demo, not sure...

Wasn't a good deal before, but not bad now!

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lol, enjoy your less-sales, pentax.
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Anyone in the Vancouver area might want to check London Drugs, specifically the one at Bryne and Marine in Burnaby. A DA* 16-50 f/2.8 is $899.00 in the display case.
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They have made me a US shopper. The price increases seem to be just about everywhere now. I grabbed a 12-24mm just when the warnings of this came out and now it's double what I paid.

Simply no justification for that big an increase. Pentax Canada may as well close up shop. Experienced shooters/shoppers will never pay these prices and newcomers will buy another brand.

Just one example, who the heck would pay almost $800 (over $800 with tax in most provinces) for the FA35mm? It's a $400 lens!!! ($299 USD at B&H)
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Considered myself to be lucky enough to pick up a used copy but excellent condition of the DA* 50-135mm from a fellow member recently. I still haven't fully tested it yet but happy with the IQ and handling. I also picked up a copy of DA* 16-50mm but currently having some problems (potentially diaphragm mechanism) with it and hopefully Pentax Cda repair can resolve that for me.

I have overly extended my LBA in the last few months -adding two lens plus DA55-300mm and 43mm ltd before the price hike. To get the same lens now, I would have to cough up quite a bit more money.
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Again Pentax has screwed up. Last year I was disappointed at the lack of affordable weathersealing and SDM on mid-range lenses, and now the salt is well and truly stinging the wounds with these prices.
I am in the market for a long zoom at present (preferably with qualities mentioned above) - If I predominantly used longer focal lengths I would be out of here and into another system. Alternatively, the new offerings from Sigma with HSM built in are looking really good at present for a decent price.

I don't mind paying good money for quality built limited lenses, but if you are going to charge me a bunch of money for plastic crap, then forget it.

And I will be buying from the states.

Rant over.

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Pentax has learned from the Nikon D3x experience XD. Now if I can only find a certain rant video on youtube with subtitles for the Pentax price hike...lol
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Yeah! Let us blame Pentax for the rotten economy


Norwegian prices from the store I use(prices in canadian dollars):
AF-540 flash $734CAD
DA 12-24/4 $1284CAD
DA*16-50/2.8 $1467CAD
DA*50-135/2.8 $1285CAD
DA*300/4 $2348CAD
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