Where do you buy your equipment


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For those who don't know me, I'm from Emjay Enterprises, the new distributor appointed by Pentax since April 09.

Just a quick question- I'd like to know where you buy your equipment. If its online, which website and if its in a local store, which one? Maybe you can add some comments about your preferred choice.

Thanks for your feedback and we'll meet up soon one day yah!
 

aosis

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bought mine from orient photo, ms color, tk foto, and tagotech website
 

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bought mainly from ms color and a lens from alan photo
 

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From Orient Photo for my camera body; lenses are all 2nd-second, but hey, at least I give the sellers funds to upgrade to new lenses (I think :p).

Why OP? Because it's a grey set and much cheaper then. Local retail prices are simpler too much higher.

And it's been getting worse, especially for the latest, newest K20D. When one finds out buying online from the USA is about $800 to $1000 less (even accounting for shipping charges), then it's a no-brainer. And it hurts too when we read of Pentax having price cuts and rebates elsewhere, but Singapore prices remain unchanged.
 

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woonsin

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For those who don't know me, I'm from Emjay Enterprises, the new distributor appointed by Pentax since April 09.

Just a quick question- I'd like to know where you buy your equipment. If its online, which website and if its in a local store, which one? Maybe you can add some comments about your preferred choice.

Thanks for your feedback and we'll meet up soon one day yah!
:thumbsup: to you for keeping up with us, Pentaxians.

I bought K20D kit at IT Show 2008 and bought 50mm len from MS Color.
 

ahitophel

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Bought my Pentax body and kit 2nd hand from CS
The rest are bought from Ebay and one from Pentaxforums.com
 

darrrrrrrrrr

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bought my pentax body + kit lens 2nd hand because it was cheap.

bought my sigma 70-300 2nd hand because it was cheap.

fa50 from ebay because it was cheap.

buying k20d from usa because it's cheap.

what can i say.. i'm a cheapo!

haha seriously though, i bought my tamron 17-50 from OP because the da* was out of my budget and it was the only source. my k20d will be shipped from usa because i want the extended usa warranty for when i'm there.

hope that helps!
 

Gengh

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Bodies: one from Orient Photo, another from a brick and mortar shop in the USA.
Lenses: one from Amazon, the rest all 2nd hand from friends here. Did place an order with TK Foto before, but their stock didn't arrive in time and I had to cancel.
Other accessories: Amazon, Orient Photo, TK Foto, Cathay Photo, Alan Photo

Usually first consideration is price, but where shops are concerned the service comes a close second.
 

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K20D + extra Pentax battery - Cathay Photo (Marina)
BG2 grip - Cathay Photo (Peninsula)
DA* 16-50 - Alan Photo (Funan)
DA* 50-135 - MS Color
DA 40 Ltd - MS Color [sold]
Sigma 17-70 - Alan Photo (Funan) [Sold]
Sigma 70-300 - Alan Photo (Funan) [Sold]
Sigma 105 Macro - John 3:16 (Funan)
 

CY_OH

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K10D - Alan Photo SLS
BG2 Grip - Cathay Photo
540FGZ - Cathay Photo
PowerPack III - Adorama Photo, online. Not available in Singapore.
O-ME53 eyepiece - Bic Camera, Japan, at actual store. Not available in Singapore.

DA 40 - Ebay
FA 50 - Adorama Photo, online. Out of stock in Singapore when I was buying.
DFA 100 - Clubsnap Buy and Sell
DA 12-24 - Bic Camera, Japan, at actual store. Lower price.
Sigma 17-70 - MS Color
Tamron 28-200 - MS Color
Sigma 70-300 - Clubsnap Buy and Sell
 

hamustar

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When I bought my K100D Super, it was during an IT show in 2007. I thought it was cheap, then i realize the day after, that they are willing to slash prices by $100 and more in the following days :thumbsd:

And then I discovered people were getting their stuff cheaper through online -> Amazon and eBay.

And hence:
K20D and 12-24 -> eBay Shueido . Body itself was $700 cheaper, and that is including shipping.
rest of lenses...Clubsnap Buy&Sell.
Bought a FA50 from TKfoto once. They were selling at $320 then which was a reasonable price for a local set.

IF buying locally during the past year, I'd get a grey set from OP. Coz they seem to be the ONLY one that displays Pentax gear prominently at eye-level...plus they're cheaper sometimes.
 

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A couple of lenses from B&S, the rest mainly from adorama, Shashinki (a premium to pay), OP. ALso had some accesories from B&H.
 

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Wow! You guys are braver than I am. I bought most of my cameras from local at premium prices :(

I bought these brand new (all w/ local warranties):
OptioS from Alan Photo
*istDs from TK Foto
K10D from Alan Photo
K10D Grand Prix from local agent
K100D from MS Color
K20D from local agent
MZ-S from MS Color
FA50 from MS Color
FA77 from Alan Photo
DA21 from local agent
DA18250 from local agent
DA1645 from Cathay Photo
AF540 flash from Cathay Photo

The rest were bought either new or secondhand from local shops (mostly from TCW - The Camera Workshop), local previous owners, or oversea.

I did buy quite a few stuff from OP, but mostly just filters and accessories.
 

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K10D from TK Photo
K20D from MS Color
DA50-200mm from TK Photo
DA40mm from Cathay Photo
DA*16-50mm from Alan Photo
DA*50-135mm from MS Color
DA 70mm bought from Hong Kong
DA*300mm from Adorama
AF360FGZ from Cathay Photo
DA21mm, AF540FGZ bought 2nd hand locally.
 

istDeS

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*istDS – Alan photo
K10D - Alan Photo
K20D – TK Foto
Lenses, flash and accessories mostly from Cathay Photo, two lenses from Orient Photo and some from CS buy & sell.
 

kkleong

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Here are my Pentax humble possession (recalled from top of my head) & shops:

K20+kit - PC Show '08
K10+kit, FA50 - MS Color
FA35, O-ME53 - BHPhoto
DA50-200 - MS Color
Sigma 17-70 - Alan Photo (Funan)
D-LI50 - Orient Photo
K100+kit - Alan Photo (SLS) [sold]

Hand straps, filters bought from various shops here and on-line.
 

hjbyeo

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Don't think you need to know those that's non-Pentax... so

Camera Bodies
K100D - Alan Photo (SLS)
K10D GP LTD - MS Color
K20D, K200D (online - Amazon)
K-M (from CS's lobang)

Pentax Lenses
DA 12-24 (Online - Ebay)
DA 50-200mm (Alan Photo)
DA 18-250mm (Online - Amazon)
DA 21 (Twice, 1 - Hong Kong shop, 1 - CS)
DA 35 Macro (Online - Amazon.jp)
DA 40 (Hong Kong shop)
DA 70 (2nd hand - CS)
D FA 50 Macro (2nd hand - CS)
DA*16-50 (Twice - 1 with MS Color, 1 - CS)
DA*50-135 (Twice - 1 with Cathay, 1 - CS)
FA 20-35 (mapcamera - JPN)
FA 50 (mapcamera - JPN)
FA 31 (2nd hand - CS)
FA 43 (2nd hand - CS)
FA 77 (mapcamera - JPN)
FA 100 Macro (Online - Amazon)
F 35-70 (2nd hand - CS)
F*300mm (2nd hand - CS)
A 50 Macro (2nd hand - CS)

Pentax Flashes
AF360 (Hong Kong shop)
AF540 (2nd hand - CS)

Pentax accessories
O-ME53 (Amazon-JPN,MS Color)
Closeup Filter (Pentax Square)
49-52 stepup (Pentax Square)
M42 adapter (Pentax Square)
49mm, 58mm Pentax Lens cap (Bic Camera - JPN)
Sensor Cleaning Kit O-ICK1 (Online - Amazon JP)

Emjay, we need you to carry some of these accessories which we never seem to be able to get from the previous agent or the local stores.
 

sbc

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Mostly from MS Color and Cathay Photo. Except for the DA*300 which is from Canada and saved S$450!
 

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