I'll be in Anchorage in a few days and one of the things I am looking for is a Manfrotto 055xprob tripod with a 488rc2 head. Stewart's Photo Shop and Camera Service Center each stock them at a price point I'm willing to pay, but I am wondering if there are any other dealers/stores that sells them for a cheaper price. I also asked Best Buy but they don't have the model I want in stock. Is there any other store's that stock Manfrotto tripods that I should call?
This next question is a long shot since most everybody here uses either a Nikon or Canon brand of DSLRs but it doesn't hurt to ask.
I'm looking for either a Pentax FA 35mm f2 or a DA 40mm f2.8 pancake lens. I asked the above stores plus Kit's Cameras in Diamond Center but none of them stock the Pentax brand anymore. Has anyone seen one or both these lenses for sale in any little known shop or pawnshop in Anchorage?