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05-30-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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Hello from Alberta

Hi all, I'm new to Pentax, and to SLR photography. I was given an MZ-7 and kit lens by a friend who was upgrading to digital, and after doing some research on this and other sites, I've discovered that Pentax has a lot of great equipment, and I'd like to stick with them as I learn how to take better pictures, use different lenses, and eventually upgrade to digital. I look forward to seeking advice from forum members and hopefully acquiring some gear!

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Welcome from a fellow Calgarian, there are a few of us here and quite a few Albertans. I bought my first digital SLR last year and still have a lot to learn. You have come to the right place.
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Hey Joe, do you have a local dealer that you usually go to?
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QuoteOriginally posted by miltllama Quote
Hey Joe, do you have a local dealer that you usually go to?
I don't know about Joe, but I like the folks at McBain's Camera. HQ in Edmonton treated my daughter right, I'm close to Lethbridge, where I have gotten good service. They carry a full line of Pentax equipment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by miltllama Quote
Hey Joe, do you have a local dealer that you usually go to?
I am partial to The Camera Store, it is downtown at 11th Ave and 7th St SW. They absolutely stand behind what they sell and have been great to me in that regard. They also host a Photo Expo in October and have regular workshops with pros that can be very interesting. If you decide to add a digital SLR they include a DVD and a 3 hour intro workshop. Since you have a film SLR you may also want to keep an eye on Saneal (11 Ave and 14th St SW), they carry a broader range of Pentax lenses. I have never actually purchased anything there yet. Vistek located in between the two stores on 10th I find quite unfriendly (my ex swears by them) but it looks like they have good in house film processing prices. I have also bought a lens and software from London Drugs. I think we are actually quite lucky here in Calgary when it comes to camera stores.
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