Recommended suppliers of equipment


Mongoose

Link Posted 14/05/2008 - 15:04
Ratcatcher wrote:
Pwynnej wrote:

Cambridge is also a great place to go searching for gear..

Where in Cambridge as i live locally.

Campkins were very helpful to me when I bought my K10D. Not much Pentax stock in most of the time, but a decent display of 2nd hand gear and they'll order anything you want. Prices not quite as good as SRS though.
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SpillBalding

Link Posted 21/05/2008 - 17:06
I can only give SRS Microsystems 10/10. for Prices. Availability.Speed of delivery.Will certainly deal with them again.Jessops were ok but didn't have a K20D available.but they are very good if you need to take anything back .Super Forum by the way.

Malo1961

Link Posted 22/05/2008 - 20:10
Hi all,
I just have to share my experience over here with:The Internet Store from Japan called: Found at:http://stores.ebay.com/Matsuiyastore
After reading an earlyer post from a very satisfied forum member I thought: lets try it out, and I bought my self a brand new SIGMA APO 100-300mm f/4 EX DG for my K10d. Bought last Sunday night, delivered today, and as promised as extra service, NO Duty Tax or Vat !! to be paid afterwards. They offer that in helping you out. I asked for it, and it worked flawless.
Item was perfectly packed, new in box with all the paperwork. first testshots make me drew already.
So a very Big Thumbs Up for Matsuiyastore !!
Martin.
Best regards,

Martin.


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Unlocker

Link Posted 22/05/2008 - 21:17
Can certainly 2nd that. Less than 3 days from Tokyo is better than most UK eBayers I end up dealing with!

Now if only they could also match the prices of that Canadian eBay store, that would be perfect!

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Malo1961

Link Posted 22/05/2008 - 21:31
Hi Unlocker,
It was your post that convinced me to take the plunge.
I thank you for that ( and probably someone in Japan also )
Martin.
Best regards,

Martin.


Curious about my photography?? Just Follow the Light.

Unlocker

Link Posted 22/05/2008 - 21:41
Glad I could be of help!

Must admit though, the pricing between various countries is definately very confusing! Some of the prices on there are more than UK prices, some are well below UK prices, same with some of the US and Canadian sites I have been keeping an eye on. Does make you feel that in the modern world of the internet we should have a more level playing field across the world now, but anyways, I digress, that's a story for another thread!

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R o b

Link Posted 03/07/2008 - 23:56
Another endorsement for SRS from me. I spoke to someone called Doug, who provided excellent service. Ordered a couple of cameras and lenses plus some other bits, and it all arrived the next day. This included a DA*16-50 lens that was out of stock when I phoned, and not expected in stock again for several weeks. Bit of a fluke that they received new stock just after I phoned, but very welcome.

Robert.

ttk

Link Posted 28/09/2008 - 11:50
I buy all my Canon photo paper and inks, Computer parts etc from ">www.ebuyer.com.
Tel,

Tooks

Link Posted 06/10/2008 - 10:16
I've used a lot of retailers over the years, and SRS are the best I've ever come across. I'd seen their ad in the back of magazines etc, but only tried them once I'd joined this forum, which turned out to be expensive!!

I've never looked back!

Their speed of service and product backup are also excellent and the prices are either unbeatable or competitive, so I rarely go anywhere else now.

Rossi

Link Posted 27/10/2008 - 18:53
In the UK, Bristol Cameras are very competitive for Pentax Cameras & Sigma lenses. They dont seem to advertize in mag's, but K20 prices look good....K20 + 16-45 - 689.

Hyram

Link Posted 27/10/2008 - 19:35
Tooks wrote:
I've used a lot of retailers over the years, and SRS are the best I've ever come across. I'd seen their ad in the back of magazines etc, but only tried them once I'd joined this forum, which turned out to be expensive!!

I've never looked back!

Their speed of service and product backup are also excellent and the prices are either unbeatable or competitive, so I rarely go anywhere else now.

Agreed - nothing more to add
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

haydnw

Link Posted 23/11/2008 - 22:39
Rossi wrote:
In the UK, Bristol Cameras are very competitive for Pentax Cameras & Sigma lenses. They dont seem to advertize in mag's, but K20 prices look good....K20 + 16-45 - 689.

Pentax DA* 16-50 at 389

Clifton cameras also stock the same lens at 399 both very good prices.
Haydn

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Samsung GX1S, Nikon D300, Zenith 12XP, Olympus OM10, Holga 120N

rpk20d

Link Posted 08/01/2009 - 19:55
http://www.warehouseexpress.com http://www.simplyelectronics.net

Can't fault the service of either of these.
For the love of all things photogenic!

Pentax K20D | Pentax SMC II DA ALII 18 - 55 | Sigma 400mm AF f5.6 | Fisheye wanted for play time!

Centon K100 | Centon 50 / 1.7 | Centon 70 - 210 /4.0 - 5.6 (for my now retired film SLR).

mowog

Link Posted 20/01/2009 - 20:50
I'd like to give a big recommendation to Asahi Photo, of Brentford.
On Friday, I sent them a lens for repair. At 11.45 AM Saturday, I got an email telling me that the repair was done! I paid by phone on Monday afternoon, and the lens was back in my hand on Tuesday morning! - Now that's what I call service! Very reasonably priced too. Certainly using them again.
No man is worth his salt, who has not been banned from at least one Forum, and two Flickr groups.

Mowog.

Sitav

Link Posted 03/02/2009 - 22:45
It doesn't technically come under "equipment" as such but I used www.fileprint.org/uk to order calendars and found it to be a great service and at great prices too, even for small orders.
Simon

K10D
www.photonetics.co.uk
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