If you have visited my site before, you probably noticed that most of my advanced equipment is from Pentax. I like a lot about it, but there are some negatives to using them over the big two brands that currently dominate the market. First is lesser support from 3rd parties (Please someone make a P-TTL wireless flash trigger system that can do FP sync) and the second is lack of places to try and/or buy gear locally.
I’m lucky enough to have a place locally that offers a full range of gear if I want to see something in person, but that isn’t the case in many other areas of the world. To see if the second problem is really as wide spread as people on the Internet say it is, I thought it would be fun to assemble a map of locations that offer up Pentax equipment.
I made a posting on Pentax Forums asking for help assembling a collaborative Google Map that will show as many places to buy Pentax DSLRs and lenses locally. Well it can be any Pentax camera equipment, but preferably SLR stuff.
So if you know of a place that offers Pentax equipment (especially DSLRs and lenses), help out by updating the map:
Editable Google Map Link
The format I set up is like this:
Waypoint name is the name of the store itself, not the address.
In the description I have:
– What they offer (a full range, only a few items, only one DSLR, etc…).
– Their street address.
– Website address if available.
Red icon for a full range and blue icon for only some Pentax gear.