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04-06-2008, 10:15 PM   #1
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Pentax users from India?

Hi,

I'm from India, just wanted to know how many other Pentaxforums Indian members are here.

My current gear
K10D, K1000
DA 18-55 (kit lens)
A50/f2
A35/f2.8 (has sticky aperture blades)
A50/f1.4
A35-105/f3.5
M42:
Super Takumar 55/f1.8
Super Takumar 135/f1.8
Vivitar 200/f3.5

Tamron 28-200 3.8-5.6 XR

I think I have collected lot of items (never ending LBA).

Any Indian interested can add his gear details here.

Madhur

04-06-2008, 10:23 PM   #2
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HI,
I am from India too. Recently got my K20D. Current gear is
K20D, Pentax 18-250mm, A 50 f/2.0, Pentax M 200mm F/4.0, Vivitar 105mm f/2.5 Macro, AF 360FGZ Flash
04-07-2008, 06:13 AM   #3
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Hi,

I'm in Nagpur, where are you from, nice to know about other pentaxian.
You also have some manual lenses nice to see that.
Dou you have any other Indian friend using Pentax?
04-07-2008, 07:22 AM   #4
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Hi -

From India - currently in the US

Currently using -
K100D (resisting the temptation to upgrade!)
Primes DA14/f2.8 FA35/f2, FA50/f1.4, Voigtlander 125/f2.5
Zooms - DA18-55 , DA*50-135/f2.8, Tokina 80-200 f/2.8, Tamron 18-250
AF 360FGZ Flash

Best wishes,
Vijay

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Hi Vijay,


You have some nice gear with you.
Its always hard to find pentax gear in India, at least in Nagpur.
Hope you are also enjoying to be a Pentaxian

Madhur
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Hi,
This is Hrishi from Pune..Own a used Film SLR- Z50P + FA50/1.4 + 300/4...

Planning to buy K10D this week..do u guys know of any official dealer of Pentax in Mumbai/Maharashtra?? Shlould I or Shouldnt I buy K10D in Grey market?? I have heard Camera market in Mumbai (Fort area ) is reliable n gray will do...dont even know official price of K10D in India...

Help needed..
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Hrishi,
If possible ask someone to get it from USA so that you can get international warranty on it. You can buy grey market too, but without warranty. If you are interested in K20D, pm me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hrishi Quote
Hi,
This is Hrishi from Pune..Own a used Film SLR- Z50P + FA50/1.4 + 300/4...

Planning to buy K10D this week..do u guys know of any official dealer of Pentax in Mumbai/Maharashtra?? Shlould I or Shouldnt I buy K10D in Grey market?? I have heard Camera market in Mumbai (Fort area ) is reliable n gray will do...dont even know official price of K10D in India...

Help needed..
In India IDLDPL is the official retailer for Pentax
Now there website is not working but the Mumbai office address is

407, Arun Chanbes, Tardeo Road, Tardeo, Mumbai-400034
022-6610801, 03, 04 022-66106802

Either you can buy K10D from this forum itself, I have bought many lenses from this forum.

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Okay you guys, so where are all your cricket shots then?
I have some of them but didn't upload them anywhere.
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Is there any harm in buying from grey?? I know I wont get the waranty, but if sumthing happens to my camera, I'll b able to repair it at a Pentax retailer/Grey shop, right?? ( Of course I'll pay 4 the repairs..)
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Is there any harm in buying from grey?? I know I wont get the waranty, but if sumthing happens to my camera, I'll b able to repair it at a Pentax retailer/Grey shop, right?? ( Of course I'll pay 4 the repairs..)
Yes you can get paid service.
I read some where that IDLDPL sell K10D for 35K wothout papers & for 45K with papers. You can compare these prices with grey market & decide.
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Hi. I am from Bengaluru. Yet to graduate to D. Have a PZ1p. Planning to get me a K200D or K10D. Could any one point me to a good source, used or new. Thanks
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Dunno whether it is too late to reply..I got my K10D for Rs 35000/- from a shop called Karan foto in Fort area in Mumbai..

Though it is not a very good shop, its the only one which had K10D (or any Pentax camera for the matter!)

Though the shopkeeper insisted that the camera isnt grey, I'm sure it is, but as he gave me a servicer's waranty n a bill, I'm pretty happy with it..

IN Rs 35K, I got k10D + 18-55 AL, Original looking manual (not the xeroxed ones comming with grey stuff), Battery with charger, USB cable video cable, viewfinder cap, S/W, 1 GB card (Very slow), 52mm UV filter, LCD sticker, A good bag..

So far I'm very happy with my gear..
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Congrats. You will love K10D and 18-55 AL. Post some images.
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Hi,

Aditya here from Bhubaneswar. I source most of my equipment from Bangalore. My current kit includes K 100D, Vivitar V3000s (rarely used nowadays), Vivitar 50mm f/1.7, Pentax smc 18-55 DA (kit lens), Tamron 75-300 f/4-5.6 LD AF and a cheap Vivitar tripod.

I shoot mostly wildlife and will be buying a Sigma APO 170-500 f/5-6.3 DG in Bangalore next week if the dealers manage to source one for me. I already have a confirmed ticket to B'lore on Sunday, but as of now I still haven't been confirmed of the lens's availability My only regret buying Pentax (apart from the <3fps burst mode)- next to impossible to source lenses, especially here in India. But still, despite lots of well meaning advice from friends, will NOT shift to Canikon! If anybody has this lens (or a similar one, with AF, similar reach) in good condition and might want to sell it, I'll take it rightaway.

With the K 100D not accepting Sigma's HSM lenses, I'm considering selling off my Pentax 'wildlife photographer's beginner kit' (K 100D, kit lens, Tammy 75-300, batteries, tripod, etc.) and going in for a K 10D if I get a good price. Would love it if Pentax gave the K 100D a firmware update to make it compatible with SDM lenses... but don't see that coming any time soon, if at all...

Anyways, always nice to see other Pentaxians in India!

Cheers!

P.S: If anyone here can help me source a Sigma 170-500 in Bangalore by next week, I'll be more than grateful. Both Jayesh Mehta (Fotocircle) and R K Photoguide aren't being of much help
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