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06-19-2014, 02:36 AM   #2911
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Two months a go I saw a guy with a pentax whilest I was in Shockholm doing night photography. I mean him and I.
He is a forum member but not that active. I just approached him as I was walking away from a restaurant that I was eat at where I had taken my shots.
I was on a business trip so I was curious as to what he was shooting as had just finished mine.
As I approached I noticed the lens he had on his camera. You dont have to own a limited lens to notice one. When I got closer I introduced myself and we got to talking.
It was really an experience. To meet a pentax user at night. My work colleagues taught that was the highlight of our business trip for me. Well including the old lady who spoke Finnish to me Sweden.

Here is my shoot of that night.



06-19-2014, 02:22 PM   #2912
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We are as rare as England making it to the 2nd round......
06-19-2014, 02:35 PM   #2913
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We are not that rare :-) At my institute we are approx 20, 6 of us are making pictures, 4 of us are Pentaxians, one is Fuji fan (X100) (former FF Canon owner), the last one is a Minolta user :-)
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Getting rarer - looks like Lighthaus Camera in Hawaii has stopped selling new Pentax gear. They have a few 'used' items for sale.

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QuoteOriginally posted by formercanuck Quote
Getting rarer - looks like Lighthaus Camera in Hawaii has stopped selling new Pentax gear. They have a few 'used' items for sale.
I fear similar tales elsewhere. PC World - OK not a camera specialist, but still a very large UK electronics chain - has now stopped too. I bought my K-30 there last year at a very good price - probably the end-of-line clear-out. Now they have the GR on-line, and that's it.
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Italy, Portugal and Spain not making it to the 2nd round???

Yep we are rarer then that :P
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Italy, Portugal and Spain not making it to the 2nd round??? Yep we are rarer then that :P
BUT... Are we rarer than a Socceroos win?
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
BUT... Are we rarer than a Socceroos win?
Nope

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Oh my, oh my. I was sitting by a street, enjoying the weather and having a chat with a friend when a couple passed by. The male was carrying a K-5 (or perhaps a K-3) along with a 18-135mm lens.

I was like.. wooaaarrr
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I beginning to wonder if this rarity is instead a good thing. I bought my K-30 last summer, my first Pentax. A friend bought his first DSLR at the same time (Nikon D5200). Whilst my LBA is already threatening to take over my life, his is much harder to manage. The chances of finding a camera shop that sells new or used Pentax glass are much slimmer than stumbling across a Nikon dealer. My lenses are bought after much thought - he just has to buy something whenever he sees it. I'd be the same- but luckily don't see it too often!
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We were just in Portland, OR a couple weeks ago, and stumbled across this shop (Camera World - downtown Portland) carrying the full line - K-3, DA*, FA Limiteds, DA (HD) Limiteds, you name it!! They said they will ship across the US, and you can call them to get better prices I may have to do that for whatever my next lens may be...

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Be still, my heart...
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Meh..... Seen better in Toronto
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Meh..... Seen better in Toronto
Will be in Toronto in the next few weeks, where do I head?
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I've never seen better in Toronto, and I've been in Henry's downtown store.... I've seen the Pentax Canada display at Exposure, and they didn't have as many Pentax lenses.

I wanted to see the 31 ltd and 77 ld... they had neither.

So I have to say, if there' someone in Toronto with stock like that, I'd love to find out.
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