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    I come across this new camera store while window shopping at Sim Lim Square today. Orient Photo Pte Ltd is owned by a Chinese national. The owner, Lynn Chen, cannot really understand or speak English well. I have to communicate in mandarin, which is a task for the English-speaking me.

    Most of their gears are grays from, you guess it, Mainland China.

    Some of their items include:

    Nikon D200 for S$2,100 (gray, Chinese words on the box)
    Nikon 18-200 VR for S$1,180 (gray)
    Nikon SB800 for S$580 (gray)
    Fuji S5 Pro for S$2,800 (local set, the highest price I have seen so far)
    Shanghai Seagull 4A-109 for S$480 (gray)
    Some Gitzo tripods (I did not check the prices)
    China made Pelikan case look-alike cases.
    Canon equipment
    Last edited by photobum; 6th March 2007 at 10:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    I come across this new camera store while window shopping at Sim Lim Square today. Orient Photo Pte Ltd is owned by a Chinese national. The owner, Lynn Chen, cannot really understand or speak English well. I have to communicate in mandarin, which is a task for the English-speaking me.

    Most of their gears are grays from, you guess it, Mainland China.

    Some of their items include:

    Nikon D200 for S$2,100 (gray, Chinese words on the box)
    Nikon 18-200 VR for S$1,180 (gray)
    Nikon SB800 for S$580 (gray)
    Fuji S5 Pro for S$2,800 (local set, the highest price I have seen so far)
    Shanghai Seagull 4A-109 for S$480 (gray)
    Some Gitzo tripods (I did not check the prices)
    China made Pelikan case look-alike cases.
    Canon equipment

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    wonder how long they will last.....

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    Interesting.....china-made Pelican cases ??

    Must be waterproof too ? Water can go in, but cannot come out

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    the price is not much of a difference compare to those stated in the nikon sub forum pricelist
    and is nikon original warranty.

    I will still get the original local warranty set ..

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    If they are planning to sell their wares to tourists, their staff must brush-up their English. Even non-chinese locals will have difficulties understanding them sometimes.

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    Not only it is waterproof, it is human proof too. The latch is very stiff and tight, unless that of the original Pelican case.

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    her price not attractive at all if it is china grey set, in fact, most of china grey set D200 below S$2k , SB800 just S$500 and VR18-200 only S$1080-1100 if you go to the grey set shop in china.

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    I dont suggest people go for grey set since quite lots of issues about the warranty and service... now CANON and NIKON service centers get very hard to those greys.......

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    If the china made Pelikan case look-alike cases are cheap, i wouldn't mind getting one. Not so much for protection against the elements but more so just for the damping when I travel.

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    hmmm.... looks like have to go and take a look liao...

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    got sell canon cams or not? 1 series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    I come across this new camera store while window shopping at Sim Lim Square today. Orient Photo Pte Ltd is owned by a Chinese national. The owner, Lynn Chen, cannot really understand or speak English well. I have to communicate in mandarin, which is a task for the English-speaking me.

    Most of their gears are grays from, you guess it, Mainland China.

    Some of their items include:

    Nikon D200 for S$2,100 (gray, Chinese words on the box)
    Nikon 18-200 VR for S$1,180 (gray)
    Nikon SB800 for S$580 (gray)
    Fuji S5 Pro for S$2,800 (local set, the highest price I have seen so far)
    Shanghai Seagull 4A-109 for S$480 (gray)
    Some Gitzo tripods (I did not check the prices)
    China made Pelikan case look-alike cases.
    Canon equipment
    Not really
    I spoke to Lynn
    She can speak proper English
    Probably got the wrong person
    As shop is still new
    Perhaps got to give a chance to prove
    If product is genuine why not save some money
    Just my few cents comments
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    wonder if this is a thread for advertisement or for other purposes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    I come across this new camera store while window shopping at Sim Lim Square today. Orient Photo Pte Ltd is owned by a Chinese national. The owner, Lynn Chen, cannot really understand or speak English well. I have to communicate in mandarin, which is a task for the English-speaking me.

    Most of their gears are grays from, you guess it, Mainland China.

    Some of their items include:

    Nikon D200 for S$2,100 (gray, Chinese words on the box)
    Nikon 18-200 VR for S$1,180 (gray)
    Nikon SB800 for S$580 (gray)
    Fuji S5 Pro for S$2,800 (local set, the highest price I have seen so far)
    Shanghai Seagull 4A-109 for S$480 (gray)
    Some Gitzo tripods (I did not check the prices)
    China made Pelikan case look-alike cases.
    Canon equipment

    knockoffs???

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    Nikon D200 for S$2,100 (gray, Chinese words on the box)
    this is only abt $65 cheaper than a local set with warranty....not worth it.
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    True.... You never know what the Chinese did to their products. I recall hearing horror stories about 'genuine' Rolex watches sold in China.

    Lynn's English is quite okay (I still find difficulties understanding her English spoken with mandarin undertones) even though she did have problem understanding my 'Americanized-Singlish'. However, her sales staff do not speak English at all.

    By the way, they do sell Canon products.
    Last edited by photobum; 8th March 2007 at 12:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    True.... You never know what the Chinese do to their products.

    By the way,. they do sell Canon products.
    Are you Singaporean or chinese?

    So do you know the price for the Canon as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dominator View Post
    Are you Singaporean or chinese?

    So do you know the price for the Canon as well?
    I am born-and-breed here in the Lion City. Have proudly served my country many years ago and still am, as a NSman.

    No, Canon products never interest me... well except their photocopiers.
    Last edited by photobum; 8th March 2007 at 12:09 AM.

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    hi there, anyone can tell the contact no for this new camera store? thank you very much

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