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02-21-2016, 02:05 AM   #1
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Where to buy a colored K-S1?

I live in Norway and don't expect to find the colored cameras here, but I want to order one from somewhere. More specifically I'm looking for the K-S1 "Strawberry" for my daughter.

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I was also thinking about a blue DA 35/1,8 for my self, just to stand out from the crowd, make people curious and ask.

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I hope to find somewhere to order at reasonable prices (not a lot more then ordinary black ones).

02-21-2016, 03:14 AM   #2
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Try here: Pentax K-S1 Geh

Shouldn't cost a fortune to get it shipped from Germany, they do give some sort of info here:Versandkosten - alpafoto GmbH that shipping with DHL within Europe is 22€. Can't tell if you have to pay customs fee and how much that would cost you. They also sell over ebay.de: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Pentax-K-S1-mit-Pentax-DA-L-18-55-mm-Objektiv-strawbe...EAAOSwAYtWHnhe

I bought a blue one from Hungary for flat 300€ since here no one carries Pentax officially.

If you can get one from Germany that should cost you around 3000 NOK or something like that.


The 35mm lens in blue starts with 99€ on the German ebay.

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I got a plain silver ... what a mistake! ☺
02-21-2016, 03:49 AM   #4
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Thanks! I will start reading google translated shipping options and German tax refund. Norwegian tax will normally apply when it arrives. And some rather large fees to DHL for handling the Norwegian tax.

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As Norway is not an EU member state, the German seller will surely have to deduct the German VAT (19%) for export. That will end up with some 250€ or so plus import taxes and duties on importing the camera to Norway. Do take some time to investigate which method will be better for you (direct purchase or through ebay)
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Here is a link to a German supplier for a blue DA35/2.4:

Pentax smc DA 35mm f/2.4 AL BLAU

Price is EUR 99,- (incl. 19% VAT). Payment can be made via paypal. Shipment to Norway is EUR 24,90, VAT will be refunded.
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Btw, if you want to stand out from the crowd, you should get a Walimex Pro 800mm lens. That pig of a lens is bigger than the camera itself. Not longer, but bigger. And heavier at 887grams.
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mybeque: Thank you. I will order one from there.

stein: I want to stand out to make people ask so I can show them that this "toy" colored lens are actually a seriously good performing lens. I don't want to show low contrast ring bokeh images.

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Forgot to add a smiley, sorry. If that pig was worth something, I'd buy it myself long time ago.
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Sorry, irony is slightly more difficult to understand in non native languages, but as a sidenote I actually wouldn't mind having a mirror lens for its reach vs weight and size, I just haven't found the right one yet. Thats another story. Oh, I can't stop the temptation to talk about it. I'm looking for a schiefspiegler or yolo design mirror lens. Both types have the secondary mirror drawn out of the field of view, making it an asymmetrical design without the traditional horrible bokeh ring. Just ordinary filled circle bokeh. But I cant find any ready made ones so I probably will have to build it myself with specially ordered parts. If hobbyist astronomers can do that, I think I can do that too. While I'm at it, I will add a rear end rotating ND filter wheel (2-3 ND filters) to control light flux like an aperture does. And a rear end CPL filter to reduce the effect of haze on long distances. The lens will be built in a metal frame and covered with a black textile covering both the lens internals and acting as a hood. I will be aiming for an 600m f/4 design and aim for focus distances from 20m to infinity. Quite huge. I guess that will draw some attention too.
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