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07-25-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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Going to be in Denver CO and Seattle WA

I was hoping that someone can let me know of any local shops in Denver CO and Seattle WA, where I can purchase Pentax stuff. In particular Im looking to pick up some new glass.
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07-27-2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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I know of NOWHERE in the Denver Metro Area to even SEE Pentax gear since Ultimate Electronics went under. You can stop by their HQ in Golden and look at "non-functional" gear in the display case in the lobby. (If they haven't yet moved to their new location in downtown Denver!)
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Where about in Seattle are you going to be exactly? If you can make it just outside the Seattle city limits, there is Kenmore Camera. www.kenmorecamera.com
They are usually pricey for used gear, but always in top notch shape.

Then there is Glazers. Welcome To Glazer's Camera | Glazer's Camera
I usually don't shop there, so I can't really recall what they may or may not have.

Then we have lots and lots of thrift stores all around the city, too. If you're persistent (and have the time), I'm sure you'll find something nice.

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Oh, and also, in Ballard there is Camera Techs.
CameraTechs Inc.

I have not purchased anything from them, but they have repaired my ME Super. Highly recommended for repairs. As far as their used gear goes, I'm sure it's all been spiffed back up to practically brand new.

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As was mentioned earlier, there are no retail outlets anywhere in the state of Colorado that sell Pentax cameras of any sort. If you want to look for older gear I would suggest the Camera Trader in Englewood. They have a fascinating array of used gear but be aware that they are not open on Sundays.
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No, this place in Tacoma has the largest selection of Pentax stuff that I have ever seen. You can't really tell from the web site but they really push Pentax and their display easily rivals Canon and Nikon. No matter what new lens or body you are looking for, they will have it in stock. They have tons of used stuff too.

Very knowledgeable staff on Pentax equipment.

Robi's Camera Center, LABs, and Custom Framing
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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
No, this place in Tacoma has the largest selection of Pentax stuff that I have ever seen. You can't really tell from the web site but they really push Pentax and their display easily rivals Canon and Nikon. No matter what new lens or body you are looking for, they will have it in stock. They have tons of used stuff too.

Very knowledgeable staff on Pentax equipment.

Robi's Camera Center, LABs, and Custom Framing

John I see you aslo been to the Porntex of the West Coast. My favorite store BTW

Funny thing about that store My Idiot of a sister when to Robi's looking for a new camera the first show her is a Pentax not the Cs or Ns, But Like idiot she went to costco.

If you do go to Robi's bring a drool rag. This is the largest Pentax Dealer on the West Coast,
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Will have to check them out next time I'm in Seattle!

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Very nice. I'll have to pay them a visit sometime.
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Hi guys, if you do visit ask for Dion. Great guy, known him for 30 years.

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Kenmore camera has no pentax, neither does glazers in seattle. I heard Fry;s of all places does though. Tacoma is about 2hrs from me so I have only been there a few times.. don't know how Robis is
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Robi's is equally as professional in every way as Glaziers and Kenmore. All 3 really are great camera stores but I feel that Robi's is a little more laid back. To me, Glaziers and Kenmore can be a little snootier.

Oh yeah, be prepared for them to show you Tamron lenses. They must get a deal but if you are set on Pentax they are more then willing to show you the vast supply. Like I said before, I was shocked at the Pentax display. It is right out front and every bit as stocked as Canon and Nikon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chrisneibauer Quote
Kenmore camera has no pentax, neither does glazers in seattle. I heard Fry;s of all places does though. Tacoma is about 2hrs from me so I have only been there a few times.. don't know how Robis is
Fry's usually has just the current entry-level body and kit lenses on hand, but at lteast they do have that... I'm in the Tacoma area, will definitely have to go check out Robi's! Maybe I better take all the plastic out of my wallet first, though...

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