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    Default Pentax Waterproof K30 - Need assistance

    Ok, getting into this taking pictures thing while fishing and have graduated to a DSLR based on previous members posts.

    Recently purchased an entry level waterproof Pentax K30 and would like assistance from members that can guide me to a local supplier of equipment ie; lenses. It appears the internet has eliminated most mom and pop stores.

    If there is a local store to the Knoxville area I would like to keep business local and would appreciate recommendations.

    Need a Weather Proof Telephoto 60-250 mm F/4 and a Micro/Macro FA 100mm F2.8 to add to my kit.

    Thank You,

    Breck
    Last edited by Breck; 10-29-2012 at 09:43 PM.

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    I have a pentex dslr also. great cameras. does yours have the stabilization built into the camera body or do you have to buy stabilization lense? Wolf Camera is always a resource to find lense. If you have the stabilization built into the body of the camera look into the tameron lenses. good quality lower $$$$.
    Romans 10:9-10 KJV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breck View Post
    Ok, getting into this taking pictures thing while fishing and have graduated to a DSLR based on previous members posts.

    Recently purchased an entry level waterproof Pentax K30 and would like assistance from members that can guide me to a local supplier of equipment ie; lenses. It appears the internet has eliminated most mom and pop stores.

    If there is a local store to the Knoxville area I would like to keep business local and would appreciate recommendations.

    Need a Weather Proof Telephoto 60-250 mm F/4 and a Micro/Macro FA 100mm F2.8 to add to my kit.

    Thank You,

    Breck
    Wolf Camera went out of business, and the only true local photography store I can think of is Thompson Photo. Been there a few times for specialty items, but they are a bit pricey...

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    Flyred06 and ChemE,

    Yes to the stabilization in the camera.

    I am on the hunt for a great deal on the 60-250mm and FA 100mm lenses.

    Had tough conditions today and the K30 got wet. Performed well in the hands of a novice. I am in the pursuit of great pictures of great days on the water!!!!

    Thank You Gentleman.

    Breck

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    Thompsons may seem pricey but they are good. I have a couple of pentax i boight there but not your model. Thompson photo supply. The late Eddie ThomPSON was a life long smokies fisherman and the founders of the company took many of the photos which helped get the GSMNP created. They deserve our business IMO.

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    Joe and all the above Thank You. Called them (Thompsons)and nothing in stock. Ordered both off Amazon and got a great deal!!!

    Absolutely incredible glass. Got a lowepro waterproof back pack as well. Can't wait to get out to a blue line!!

    Will post pics soon.

    Breck

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    Can't wait to see some pics posted. I love my pentax they make excellent photos. Post some soon and it gives you an excuse to go fishing. Lol
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    Flyred, I will take your advise immediately. Are you in the area of Knoxville by chance?

    Breck

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    No I am in Gadsden Alabama. I manage the facilities of three warehouses in Knoxville and will be up there next week or the next for a few days but other than that I just stay around Alabama.
    Romans 10:9-10 KJV

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    Flyred,

    send me an email.

    breckdavis100@gmail.com

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