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    Any differences in quality of lenses bought Hong Kong and Singapore? I was asking around for price of Tamron 90mm macro and someone told me that the quality of lenses bought in Hong Kong is lousier and you will only know the difference after taking the photos. It is better to get original Nikon compared to 3rd party lens.

    Prices of this lens at various shop also differs by so much and I wonder how I can tell if it is original from Tamron and the quality of the lens....

    Someone can clarify?

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    what are you talking about?
    first you talking about export lenses vs lenses bought locally, after that you talk about tamron vs nikon (orignial vs 3rd party)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    what are you talking about?
    first you talking about export lenses vs lenses bought locally, after that you talk about tamron vs nikon (orignial vs 3rd party)...

    I meant export lenses vs lenses bought locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qing02051981 View Post
    I meant export lenses vs lenses bought locally.
    no, should have any difference since they came out from the same factory most probably...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    no, should have any difference since they came out from the same factory most probably...
    Heard there is something called grey stock or grey market whereby the quality of the lens is lousier although it is at a cheaper price.

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    grey refers to parallel imports, i.e. no local warranty. Exactly same lens.
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    If a lens meant to be sold in Hong Kong as a local (warrantied) set, it becomes grey when if someone brings it to Singapore? I don't see why the quality would change if that is the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qing02051981 View Post
    Heard there is something called grey stock or grey market whereby the quality of the lens is lousier although it is at a cheaper price.
    "Grey' import lenses and 'official' lenses are the same. Just that one is brought in through official distributors, while the other is brought in through parallel importer. Those bought from official distributors have local/international warranty, while those grey import does not have any local warranty, only shop warranty. The main difference in price is due to the warranty. Other than that, the 2 type of lenses are the same (ie coming from the same factory)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm View Post
    "Grey' import lenses and 'official' lenses are the same. Just that one is brought in through official distributors, while the other is brought in through parallel importer. Those bought from official distributors have local/international warranty, while those grey import does not have any local warranty, only shop warranty. The main difference in price is due to the warranty. Other than that, the 2 type of lenses are the same (ie coming from the same factory)
    Thanks. That does assured me of buying the AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED in Hong Kong

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    Quote Originally Posted by qing02051981 View Post
    Thanks. That does assured me of buying the AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED in Hong Kong
    If u r buying a lense from Hong Kong its already much cheaper than getting one in Singapore..so no point getting a grey set in Hong Kong..furthermore lenses bought in Hong Kong comes with int'l warranty..
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    I believe lenses do come with Intl warranty
    Bodies however,do not
    Whats more,can save quite a bit buying from hongkong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    I believe lenses do come with Intl warranty
    Bodies however,do not
    Whats more,can save quite a bit buying from hongkong
    Thanks for all the kind advices! I just got pretty worried because a guy from a shop warn me lenses from Hong Kong are not reliable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by qing02051981 View Post
    Thanks for all the kind advices! I just got pretty worried because a guy from a shop warn me lenses from Hong Kong are not reliable.

    A shop in Singapore?? They of course would not want you to buy elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm View Post
    A shop in Singapore?? They of course would not want you to buy elsewhere.
    If they can, they would most probably say their shop's stuff are the best in Singapore, Jb and even Batam. The only place on this planet to buy is from them. But of course they can't say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cairocks View Post
    If they can, they would most probably say their shop's stuff are the best in Singapore, Jb and even Batam. The only place on this planet to buy is from them. But of course they can't say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qing02051981 View Post
    Thanks for all the kind advices! I just got pretty worried because a guy from a shop warn me lenses from Hong Kong are not reliable.

    Care to share who was the dumb salesman who said that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowspeeder View Post
    Care to share who was the dumb salesman who said that?
    Cannot tell lar. I dun want to tarnish anybody's reputation.

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    If you want to check out some of the prices in Hong Kong, you can go to this web site:

    http://www.tincheungcamera.com.hk/
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    Quote Originally Posted by qing02051981 View Post
    Any differences in quality of lenses bought Hong Kong and Singapore? I was asking around for price of Tamron 90mm macro and someone told me that the quality of lenses bought in Hong Kong is lousier and you will only know the difference after taking the photos. It is better to get original Nikon compared to 3rd party lens.

    Prices of this lens at various shop also differs by so much and I wonder how I can tell if it is original from Tamron and the quality of the lens....

    Someone can clarify?
    Who told you this? The Singapore shop owner?

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    there is no great saving if you purchase a grey set from hk as compare to a warrantied set. there are shops like ting cheung, which sell grey set at the same price that you can get it from other shops with international warranty.

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