A&P Purchase a lens in hong kong/thailand/shanghai?

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  1. multiplexor

    multiplexor Intellectual

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    Hey guys, just curious if this is recommended? would it be cheaper than buying one here?

    i recently bought the 350D and i'm looking to replace the kit lens already..... lol. with something similar either from canon or sigma, similar range obviously..

    whatcha guys think? anyone here check out the prices there on lens's?
     
  2. Tomash

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    Get the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM. WIth 350D's crop factor it'll give you a nice standard zoom (35mm equivalent of 27-64mm), or the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM if you want a big more range (38-112mm on a 1.6x body), and a faster aperture.
     
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    multiplexor Intellectual

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    cool! I'll readup more on these lens's... and their approx prices... would you recommend, or know anyone who's bought some lenses in hong kong...

    as a side note... this 350D is pretty freakin awesome... lol

    but yeah, after reading about it's low resolution optics (although better than P&S obviously... lol) it's made me want to get the most out of it already... hehe

    when i head out to asia in less than a month i'd like to be able to pickup a lens down there if the price will possibly be cheaper :)

    anywho, off to sleep! heh
     
  4. Tomash

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    I have a friend in Australia who's into importing lenses from HK for resale. :dunno:
     
  5. Oh wow me too.... :)
     
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    No shit? His name isn't Rob, is it?
     
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    multiplexor Intellectual

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    lol excellent, that said, i'll take a look at the prices in HK... :) hopefully find something to replace the kit lens :big grin:

    Thanks!! :)
     
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    My dad purchased a telephoto and a wideangle lens for his coolpix 4500 in Hong Kong. He said he got them fairly cheap. They go for a few hundred here, last I checked.
     
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    :confused: It's not an srl, but I'm sure the lenses would still be fairly cheap.
     
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    We don't talk 'bout non-DSLRs here. :squint:
     
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    :wtc: Give me a few months, hopefully I'll get one by next summer when I go to Japan. :x:
     
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    :cool:
     
  14. You guys seem to enjoy conversation about me and my not soo popular sony :hs: :o
     
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    That's cause the F828 is so shitty, it's actually funny.
     
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    When I went to Japan a couple years ago I was expecting to be getting better deals on camera stuff but I was surprised that most of it was more expensive. Keep in mind this was 2 years ago and I didn't really look around too hard for good deals but for the most part camera equiptment was about 25% more then the states.
     
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    I meant getting one before my trip to Japan. :o Yeah, electronics are a bit expensive in Asia. I went to Shanghai during the summer for two weeks and everything electronic wise was so damn expensive, but everything else was so cheap :hsugh:
     

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