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11-11-2018, 05:51 AM   #1
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Pentax k3ii in Canada

Does anyone know a local/online store (in Canada) that I can buy the Pentax K3ii? I know it's been discontinued.
I had waited for too long hoping the K3iii would get open in the market, in September.

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The Camera Store shows one with the DA 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 WR: Pentax K-3 II Body.
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Sadly Pentax’s lack of marketing has caused most local stores to abandon the brand. When Henry’s stopped carrying any Pentax locally, I started shopping at Newfoundland Camera. On Friday I dropped in to Newfoundland Camera - not a single Pentax in the store. I asked why. Here’s the answer “Pentax is doing nothing to drive sales. No marketing. Nothing. We have to dedicate our limited showcase space to brands that consumers are seeking. Advertising drives that. We can still order in Pentax for you but we can’t carry it.”

I did find that Aden Camera in Toronto has the K-3II.
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Pentax k3ii in Canada

QuoteOriginally posted by ros81 Quote
Does anyone know a local/online store (in Canada) that I can buy the Pentax K3ii? I know it's been discontinued.
I had waited for too long hoping the K3iii would get open in the market, in September.

I see Aden Camera has body only @ $1049.99 (Toronto), The Camera Store has a body + DA 18-135 @ $1,399.87 (Calgary), and Amazon has a used body only for $948. Otherwise, it looks like everywhere else is sold out. Of course, my answer depends on how accurate these websites are.... and sometimes they're not.

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QuoteOriginally posted by erichope Quote
I see Aden Camera has body only @ $1049.99 (Toronto), The Camera Store has a body + DA 18-135 @ $1,399.87 (Calgary), and Amazon has a used body only for $948. Otherwise, it looks like everywhere else is sold out. Of course, my answer depends on how accurate these websites are.... and sometimes they're not.
I've had issues with Aden not having access to product they claimed to have in the past. Aden checks with Pentax every now and then to see what's available to order, but they often aren't up to date, I ordered a 15ltd. once for them which I still don't own. If i'd ordered from here's the same day, I'd have it. Where as I know The Camera Store carries Pentax stock on their shelves and probably physically have what they are advertising.
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Henry's lists a used K-3 II:

Henrys.com : USED PENTAX K-3 II DSLR BODY 8+
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QuoteOriginally posted by ros81 Quote
Does anyone know a local/online store (in Canada) that I can buy the Pentax K3ii? I know it's been discontinued.
I had waited for too long hoping the K3iii would get open in the market, in September.
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The Camera Store in Calgary is showing with 18-135

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Canada is such a large area of woods populated by bears and wolfs Has anyone fired an emergency smoke signal from Canada for Pentax USA to drop a container of Pentax gear over Canada by helicopter?
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
Has anyone fired an emergency smoke signal from Canada for Pentax USA to drop a container of Pentax gear over Canada by helicopter?
We sent out a dogsled team last year in the middle of winter and we did receive a message in March 2018 saying they were having difficulty finding the Ricoh/Pentax supply depot down south. We hope to see them back next month with the shipment. In the meantime, we're happy to share the two cameras and several lenses that came into Canada a while ago.
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Burlington Camera Burlington Camera | Home has some limited Pentax Stock, and I think had a K3 and K3 II in stock recently. Plus they have a lot of older models, used, and brains to help you.

Anoher option is McKitrick's in London, ON.
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there is a listing in the Market Place for a K 3 located in Canada , don't know the seller or the camera or whether it is still available

k3 prestige, 31ltd, 77ltd, *16-50, *50-135, *60-250, tripod foot, 18-55 - PentaxForums.com

not sure what a K 3 " prestige edition " means


the K 3 is very similar to the K 3 II

Pentax K-3 II vs. Pentax K-3 - Pentax Camera Comparison - PentaxForums.com
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I was waiting for their price to drop.
1400 for the camera and kit lens was kind of steep.
Best buy was offering the same for $1100, but they are out of stock now.

QuoteOriginally posted by BrianR Quote
The Camera Store shows one with the DA 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 WR: Pentax K-3 II Body.


---------- Post added 11-12-18 at 10:14 AM ----------

Thanks for the adencamera. They do have it, and I'm placing my order with them.
QuoteOriginally posted by Saltwater Images Quote
Sadly Pentax’s lack of marketing has caused most local stores to abandon the brand. When Henry’s stopped carrying any Pentax locally, I started shopping at Newfoundland Camera. On Friday I dropped in to Newfoundland Camera - not a single Pentax in the store. I asked why. Here’s the answer “Pentax is doing nothing to drive sales. No marketing. Nothing. We have to dedicate our limited showcase space to brands that consumers are seeking. Advertising drives that. We can still order in Pentax for you but we can’t carry it.”

I did find that Aden Camera in Toronto has the K-3II.
Pentax K-3 II DSLR Camera (Body Only) | Digital SLR Camera, Digital Cameras, Toronto Canada Digital Camera Store, Aden Camera
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QuoteOriginally posted by ros81 Quote
I was waiting for their price to drop.
1400 for the camera and kit lens was kind of steep.
Best buy was offering the same for $1100, but they are out of stock now.



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Thanks for the adencamera. They do have it, and I'm placing my order with them.
Wait to see. For my SMC DA 15 ltd. they waited two weeks to tell me they couldn't get it. And I had to phone them to find out they couldn't get it. By then everyone else had sold out. So I'm waiting to see how it turns out for you.
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I just checked today with my LCS and Ricoh imaging does not have any K3 or K3 ii instock.

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Ps I ordered the K1 mkii which I was probably going to do anyway.
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