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    Hi peeps!

    Need some feedback from seasoned overseas lens buyers.

    Is it usually cheaper to get lenses from Japan as compared to Taiwan? Or is it dependant on brand? I'm thinking of getting a couple of Canon & Tokina lenses.

    Please feel free to post your views. Thanks a million!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EOS500N View Post
    Hi peeps!

    Need some feedback from seasoned overseas lens buyers.

    Is it usually cheaper to get lenses from Japan as compared to Taiwan? Or is it dependant on brand? I'm thinking of getting a couple of Canon & Tokina lenses.

    Please feel free to post your views. Thanks a million!
    Not sure abt Taiwan, but US is cheaper than Japan (at least for Canon lens)... Unless you go there and buy yourself, you need to factor in the shipping cost as well (and GST charged if it is more than 400 SGD).

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    hmm are u sure US cheaper than japan? i thought japan and HK are ard the same pricing?

    and even if i bring back lens myself, will i have to pay GST on arrival at changi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaiahfortythirtyone View Post
    hmm are u sure US cheaper than japan? i thought japan and HK are ard the same pricing?

    and even if i bring back lens myself, will i have to pay GST on arrival at changi?
    If you dump the box & packaging ypu can pass it off as your own lens.

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    Taiwan, I don't think it is cheap.

    Usually Jpn/Hkg is cheaper. YMMV

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    Thanks for the feedback. It appears that getting from Japan will be cheaper as compared to Taiwan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaiahfortythirtyone View Post
    hmm are u sure US cheaper than japan? i thought japan and HK are ard the same pricing?

    and even if i bring back lens myself, will i have to pay GST on arrival at changi?
    Depends on the regulations and your integrity.

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    Most of my friends going to / coming back from Japan claim that photographic equipment are generally cheaper there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    Depends on the regulations and your integrity.

    I've been on a guitar forum once (claiming to be religious) where they would say it is unnecessary.
    That's a good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xray View Post
    Most of my friends going to / coming back from Japan claim that photographic equipment are generally cheaper there.
    Hi, sorry if this has been asked....

    Would you be able to provide me with some more information as to where to shop in Japan. I wanna try my luck in Japan next year, it will be my first visit to Japan.

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