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Link Posted 11/03/2011 - 09:20
Hi All,

I previously had a K100 super, and have finally upgraded to a K7. Tough call on the K5, but I thought the money saved could go towards a nice lens. Where do people by their good second hand pentax lenses from? Years ago I used to get them on ebay, but it seems to be all foreign shops and not many auctions

All the best,

K7 + wet weather gear Some of my pics


Link Posted 11/03/2011 - 09:26
Welcome. I get many lenses here. Prices are slightly lower than ebay mostly as there are no fees. If you hang about there will be something that turns up or letting it be known you are looking for something will often get an offer from somebody that you can negotiate on if you want.
Lurking is shirking.!


Link Posted 11/03/2011 - 09:39
SRS Microsystems have a reasonable stock of nice second hand lenses. Chris sometimes posts lists of special price S/H gear too

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Link Posted 11/03/2011 - 10:06
Welcome to the forum Aaron

As has been said, keep your eyes open on the forum or post what your after in the classifieds. And I can also vouch for SRS.
My Names Alan, and I'm a lensaholic.
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Link Posted 11/03/2011 - 10:27
Thanks for the advice, that's great to hear. I've really gone off ebay.

After the 2 kit lenses, what have people gone for with their K10/K20/K7/K5? Is the DA* series as waterproof as the WR range? I guess I'm looking to spend ~400, and second hand is fine by me.
K7 + wet weather gear Some of my pics


Link Posted 11/03/2011 - 11:56
DA* lenses are supposedly more weather resistant than the WR range.
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Link Posted 11/03/2011 - 12:11
Other good shops for 2nd hand lens are LCE and Ffordes.
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
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Link Posted 11/03/2011 - 15:18
Hi and welcome.

SMC PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED [IF], SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:2.8 16-50mm ED AL [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4 15mm ED AL Limited, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited,
SMC PENTAX-F 1:2.8 28mm, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:2 35mm AL,
SMC PENTAX-FA 1:1.4 50mm, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:2.4 70mm Limited,
SMC PENTAX-D FA MACRO 1:2.8 100mm WR, SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM,
HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.


Link Posted 14/03/2011 - 06:20
G'day and welcome.
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