Pentax, where are you.


ken2390

Link Posted 02/11/2014 - 18:04
I decided to pop into Jessops today in Eastbourne, as we were there on a day out. I thought I might have a look at their range of Pentax Cameras. Lo and behold in amongst all the various named cameras I came across their one and only Pentax, a K30. On inquiring, I was told that they have been waiting for Pentax to restock them for ages. There was a card advertising a K3 for 385 ! Good thing I was not desperate for a decent camera.

stu62

Link Posted 02/11/2014 - 18:35
well thats a bit off a lie by jessops as in bristol they have the k3 k50 and the k5iis

ken2390

Link Posted 02/11/2014 - 19:56
OOOps that should have read 835.

spinno

Link Posted 02/11/2014 - 20:28
at 385 no wonder there aren't any left
David

stu62

Link Posted 02/11/2014 - 21:43
Jessops are nowhere near like what they use to be (im talking over 30 years ago)

McGregNi

Link Posted 02/11/2014 - 22:17
You're right stu62, it went downhill over a number of years. Your Bristol shop sounds relatively packed with Pentax stuff (3 models you mentioned) .. I passed through the mall in Horsham recently and had a browse in the shop there ... just one lonely K500 with a standard 18-55 fitted and no other lenses at all
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

spinno

Link Posted 03/11/2014 - 06:48
They do offer the opportunity to order a model into the shop for you to look at. I understand they do it with cameras as well.
David

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 03/11/2014 - 06:53
I have a genuine affection for Jessops. When I was growing up our town had two independent camera shops both of which were overheated, dingy and smelt of pipe tobacco (lovely)and then three when another opened in the eighties. They all closed one by one and Jessops opened.

I bought my K100D from them and a number of other things. The staff were kind, helpful and enthusiastic. I was sad when the branch closed and the firm went bust. Now there's only Argos, which may be some people's idea of a good way to buy a camera but it's not mine.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

MrB

Link Posted 03/11/2014 - 08:11
During my earlier dabbling in photography several decades ago, I seem to remember Jessops being a big photography store, with helpful staff, just outside the Leicester city centre. Was that the forerunner of present-day Jessops?

Cheers.
Philip

tyronet2000

Link Posted 03/11/2014 - 10:51
I would imagine anyone seeing a display of cameras in the Sweetie colours may think they've walked into Hamleys by mistake
Regards
Stan

PPG

Algernon

Link Posted 03/11/2014 - 11:29
I'm getting sick of the almost daily spam from Jessops

I can't stop it because they only seem to have the email.

I had an account a few years ago, but can't access it because
all accounts now start with an email for the name.

--
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

lennythelion

Link Posted 03/11/2014 - 11:34
I had a soft spot for Jacobs, I felt looked after in there.

Our local LCE doesn't stock new Pentax, but I feel the staff do know there stuff. The manager has told me he just doesn't have enough demand to stock Pentax in a small shop.

I've popped into the Jessops in Nottingham several times.They had a good choice of dslr bodies (K3, K5iis, K30 and K500) in but very little else.

Though they don't stock the Q's which I thought could of sold quite well, in a busy city centre store to ppl window shopping for kit.

The lens choice was pretty poor, only the kit lenses, the Da50 and da35.

spinno

Link Posted 03/11/2014 - 14:01
lennythelion wrote:
I had a soft spot for Jacobs, I felt looked after in there.

Our local LCE doesn't stock new Pentax, but I feel the staff do know there stuff. The manager has told me he just doesn't have enough demand to stock Pentax in a small shop.

I've popped into the Jessops in Nottingham several times.They had a good choice of dslr bodies (K3, K5iis, K30 and K500) in but very little else.

Though they don't stock the Q's which I thought could of sold quite well, in a busy city centre store to ppl window shopping for kit.

The lens choice was pretty poor, only the kit lenses, the Da50 and da35.

you could always try your local dealer....
David

RussV

Link Posted 03/11/2014 - 14:43
Around 30 years ago the 'old' Jessops had a large store in New Oxford St, London. No fancy decor but was jam packed with stuff and had loads of secondhand stock. Good fun to browse in.
www.russv.me.uk

lennythelion

Link Posted 03/11/2014 - 19:49
[/quote]
you could always try your local dealer.... [/quote]

David, I think the missus might be a bit peeved if I come home with any more of your stock a TM.
Add a Comment
You must be registered or logged-in to comment.