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06-06-2010, 07:18 AM   #1
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Hi all,
i'm new on this forum , I need urgent help with my Pentax.
I'm italian, and now i'm on honeymoon in Canada.
Two days ago i have broke my Pentax K10D changing lenses while i was on a bumping boat in Tadoussac (yes, i have done a silly mistake, but now it's done... ).
i have no time to have the camera repaired now, so i want to buy a new k-x or k7 (or k20 if a good occasion) body only (i have my lenses) before i go to the Algonquin National Park .
Today and tomorow i will be in Ottawa: wich are the best places i can go to buy a new Pentax ? I have a car , so i can go even in the surroundingds of Ottawa, if needed.
Please , help me save memories of my honeymoon....
Thanks in advance for your help and sorry for my bad english...
Best regards,


06-06-2010, 07:22 AM   #2
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I don't live in Canada but a quick internet search turns up Henry's with a reseller rating of 7.71. Decent, but not great.

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06-06-2010, 07:23 AM   #3
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Galaxy Camera should do

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06-06-2010, 07:29 AM   #4
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You can also go to Pentax Canada and do a dealer search. I searched around downtown Ottawa and saw about a dozen results within 10 KM.

Enjoy your honeymoon and congratulations on your wedding!

06-06-2010, 11:41 AM   #5
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Sorry to hear about your K10D.

I assume you'll be downtown Ottawa. Henry's and Galaxy are both on Bank street, and both carry Pentax. They are within a couple of blocks of each other. Henry's inventory may be better (don't be afraid to ask if they'll move on the price).

There is also a place right downtown, Canadian Camera which does repair, but sounds like you have limited time.

Vistek is also there, but I don't believe they carry Pentax.

Enjoy your visit in Ottawa. Congratulations on the wedding!
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Today I was at Future Shop major retail chain with store in every Major city , K-X kit with the 18-55, $629
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I have had excellent service from Galaxy, as well.
06-07-2010, 07:43 AM   #8
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thanks all for your help.
i'll go to see and let you know...

06-08-2010, 05:47 PM   #9
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Now you have a nice excuse to buy yourself a new camera!
Congrats on the wedding and on the soon to be purchase of the K-x!
06-09-2010, 01:28 PM   #10
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QuoteOriginally posted by ronin Quote
I have broke my Pentax K10D changing lenses while i was on a bumping boat in Tadoussac.
Sounds like it is time to get the Pentax 18-250mm lens also, so you do not have to change lenses while on a trip.
06-13-2010, 11:27 AM   #11
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Hi all,
first of all let me thank you for your fundamental help: thanks you I have been able to find a used K10d at Galaxia in Ottawa, so i have finished my honeymoon as i have never made the "mistake"...
Now i'm back in Italy and I'll try to find out if my Samsung GX-10 worth the repair: in this case I will have it repaired and i re-sell the K10d, otherwise i'll continue usinng the k10d.
I'll post some photo asap, i promise !!
Best regards,


P.S.: I had just sold the Sigma 18-200 because i was not satisfied of the quality.... maybe this is its revenge ?

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